Pope Francis said that policies proposed by populist politicians to curb mass Muslim migration only serve to stoke hatred and fuel fear, comparing them to Nazi rhetoric.
Breitbart (h/t Thereza B) Francis underscored the plight of “all who are fleeing war or who have left their homelands in search of a humanly dignified life,” while urging European nations not to close their borders to them. (Except they aren’t in search of a humanly dignified life” but rather an overthrow of western culture by immigration jihad which within a few decades will replace the native populations with Muslims and Islamic rule)
“The number of these brothers and sisters – forced to abandon their loved ones and their lands, and to face conditions of extreme insecurity – has risen as a result of spreading conflicts and increasingly dramatic environmental and climatic conditions,” he said.
In this context, the pope had harsh words for populist politicians such as Italy’s Matteo Salvini who have characterized recent mass migration into Europe as an “invasion.”
“Fear is leading to a sense that we need to defend ourselves against what is depicted in demagogic terms as an invasion,” Francis said. “The rhetoric of the clash of civilizations merely serves to justify violence and to nurture hatred.” The pontiff said it is “unthinkable” to try to address the problem of immigration by erecting walls.
“I grow fearful when I hear certain speeches by some leaders of the new forms of populism; it reminds me of speeches that disseminated fear and hatred back in the thirties of the last century,” he said, in reference to the rise of Fascism and National Socialism. The Mediterranean “is the sea of intermingling,” Francis said. “Notions of racial purity have no future.”
These are some of the leaders whom Pope Francis claims are Nazis: