The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ordered all crucifixes removed from state schools in Italy. This decision will now be used as a precedent to clear away all Christian symbols in schools and other public offices across Europe.
The ECHR in Strasbourg ruled last week that the presence of crucifixes “violates a child’s right to freedom of religion.” According to the judgement, the court found that the “compulsory display of crucifixes violated parents’ rights to educate their children as they saw fit and restricted the right of children to believe or not to believe.”
The move was obviously brought as a result of the increasing number of Islamic children in European schools as that group steadily outbreeds indigenous Europeans and colonises the Continent. Although the ruling was made with specific reference to schools in Italy, the precedent which it has now set can easily be applied throughout the EU.
A “human rights group” called Helsinki Monitor has already formally started proceedings against the Greek government, using the Italian case as a precedent. It has demanded that Greek courts remove icons of Jesus Christ from above the judge’s bench and that the gospel no longer be used for swearing oaths in the witness box. According to reports, Helsinki Monitor is urging trade unions to challenge the presence of religious symbols in Greek schools.
The ECHR ruling has been met with harsh criticism across Italy, and responses have included suggestions of holding a referendum on the subject.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi derided the ruling, stating that Italy is not bound to adhere to it. Mr Berlusconi went so far as to say that even if Italy loses its appeal, he considers it to be disrespectful and that Italy would not be coerced into upholding it.
It remains to be seen how he expects to counter an EHRC ruling when Italy is firmly tied into the new EU constitution which has transferred such powers to the bureaucrats in Brussels. It can also therefore not be too long before the “Church of England” name of many schools in Britain is also challenged. LINK
RELATED VIDEOS: Islamization of the West