A Russian archpriest predicts that Europe will become Muslim within 30 years, while it will happen in Russia in about half a century, leading to intense persecution of Christians.
Russian Archpriest Dmitri Smirnov, chairman of the Patriarchal Commission on Family Matters and the Protection of Motherhood and Childhood, predicts that Europe with turn Muslim within 30 years, while Russia will turn to Islam in about 50.
According to the Russian Orthodox cleric, Christians will be persecuted and live in semi-underground conditions.
Smirnov explained that Islam will prevail in the West because Muslims are willing to sacrifice themselves in order to fight for their own values, while Westerners are just “exhausted sick people, as good as dead.”
In an interview with Russia’s Soyuz TV earlier this month, the priest said Christian existence in Europe in the future “will be like peas scattered across European countries.”
‘Christians Will Not Dare Stick Their Necks Out’
“Christians will not dare stick their necks out, they will congregate in small groups and will be persecuted,” he warned.
He also warned that the process is already underway: in Europe, Christian women are being raped and murdered by Muslims, and the men are unable to protect them. The rapists are sentenced to one-year probation maximum.
“This goes on in today’s Europe, and we are next in line,” Father Dmitri cautioned.
He mentioned that Muhammad has become the most popular name for baby boys in the UK.
Given current trends, Christianity in England is becoming a relic, while Islam will be the religion of the future. By 2020, estimates are that the number of Muslims attending prayers will reach at least 683,000, while the number of Christians attending weekly Mass will drop to 679,000.
‘The Future Belongs to the Muslims’
Since 2001, 500 London churches of all denominations have been turned into private homes, while 423 new mosques have been established.
In one of his sermons, Smirnov said that “unlike Christians, modern Muslims know God’s will. And as a result, who is closer to God? That is why the future belongs to the Muslims. The future is theirs. They will inhabit the earth. Because today’s Christians have no use for all this.”
On another occasion he pointed to the fact that the “modern Muslim is willing to die for his faith. He wraps himself with dynamite and blows himself up wherever his mullah orders him. He is prepared to sacrifice himself. He is labeled a terrorist. But his goal is not to terrify the world… [they commits acts of terrorism because] they don’t want to have their values corroded. That’s what they are dying for. They are not some ‘terrorists’ coming down from the mountains. Most of them have college education. Yes, they are fanatics. They are willing to sacrifice themselves. And we are exhausted sick people, as good as dead.”
By: World Israel News Staff
MEMRI contributed to this report.