Iben Thranholm is a Danish Investigative Journalist who writes about religion, society, and modern Europe. She has bravely squared off against other journalists, and apologists for Islam and contemporary European multicultural-corporatism.
Thranholm stood out in the aftermath of the recent Paris attacks by insightfully arguing a point which the mainstream media roundly ignored or didn’t understand, which was the motives for the Islamists’ picking the Bataclan concert venue and the Eagles of Death Metal show for attack.
As Thranholm states (in italics):
The statement in which IS accepts responsibility for the attacks in Paris is made in the name of Allah and the killings are referred to as “a blessed battle whose causes of success were enabled by Allah”. It states that Paris was targeted because it is “a capital of prostitution and vice” and “the lead carrier of the cross in Europe.”
IS is consistently referring to the Parisians as “crusaders” – the audience at the Bataclan, however, are called “pagans gathered for a concert of prostitution and vice.” The statement closes with a terror threat to strike those who “dare to curse the Prophet and boasts about their war against Islam”.
A further look at the character of the attacks reveals with ever-increasing clarity their symbolic significance. They were carried out on a Friday, the Muslim holiday. The victims at the Bataclan were listening to music, which is banned in fundamentalistic (sic) Islam, and the first targets to be shot were guests at the bar drinking alcohol. The symbolism assumed a new dimension when the perpetrators started firing on the audience of a performance by the band ‘Eagles of Death Metal’ of its popular tune “Kiss the Devil”.
Thranholm argues that the death of Christianity in modern Europe is the root cause of both its decadent and shameful behavior, as well as its impending demise. Surely the two go hand in hand, and I would agree wholeheartedly that the death of Christianity has plunged Europe into an existential crisis. I write about this in Fistfights With Muslims In Europe. However, I disagree with Thranholm on Europe’s survival being predicated on a return to Christianity. Thranholm states: “If Europe is to win this battle, it must rediscover Christianity.”
While I believe that on an individual level, certain Europeans may be able to rediscover and embrace their Christian roots, and thus be “awoken” to the reality facing Europe today, I disagree that Christianity could potentially be the catalyzing force for a continent-rejection of ethno-suicidalism and decadence.
While I commend those like Enoch Powell who convert to Christianity despite being raised within a scientific, materialist framework, and become “Post-Christian Christians”, I do not believe Christianity can save Europe from its suicidal perch.
I think that a return to a kind of light-religious Ancestor Worship might possibly fill the spiritual vacuum, and give Europeans the metaphysical strength to forge on, but I do not see the young people of Europe embracing the doctrines of Christianity that have been “killed” by science, as Nietzsche put it.
Despite this small point of contention, I view Iben Thranholm as an absolute hero for modern Europe. She is articulate, persuasive, and insightful, and her analysis is light years beyond the mainstream European journalists she squares off against.
Let us hope that her words in the video at the top of this post are heard by as many European men as possible, and that she may inspire some into action.