Refuting The Burning of Notre Dame and the Destruction of Christian Europe by Gatestone Institute

It has been about two years since I have heard about this US-based website. I have refuted quite a few of their articles about France (where I live) and French Muslims already, but I only just recently came across these two, The Burning of Notre Dame and the Destruction of Christian Europe and European Churches: Vandalized, Defecated On, and Torched “Every Day”.

I have merged the two articles together to write this piece.


If you have not read my article explaining this already, and why these “attacks” are taking place, you can read about it, here, and here. These figures include acts of very different types and seriousness, and also includes attacks on Christian cemeteries. Here is one incident:


“They had emptied three fire extinguishers on the chairs, spilled candles and statues, and torn altar cloths … Four of the five miners would have acknowledged the facts, according to Les Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace . There are three girls and two boys, aged 12 to 15, attending school. They should be the subject of a penal remedy that will be fixed by the prosecution.”

In the following article, Gatestone Institute wants their viewers to believe that Muslims are behind all the “attacks” on Christian places of worship, and that is why the media obfuscate the identity of the vandals.


Gatestone Institute says that Christianity is under attack by Muslim Migrants, with the myth of sharia police, no-go zones for non-Muslims, an Islamic take-over, and Mosques being built everywhere. Now we are hearing about frequent attacks on Christian places of worship, which I wrote about in False Rumors About Attacks on Christianity Are Multiplying On The Internet, and Conspiracies and Facts. Where Does This Map of “Burned Churches” Come From in France in the Last Four Years?

One of the reasons why the identity of the attackers is not mentioned, is simply because it has absolutely nothing to do with attack on religion, or even involved Muslims or Migrants. However, a dubious source, like Gatestone, invents the identity of the attacker, like in this incident:


You can see the highlighted word ‘vandalized‘, is a link to the French source of the attack, which never even mentions the word ‘Muslim’ or ‘Pakistani’, so how did Gatestone Institute know the attacker was Pakistani, when none of the French articles described the attacker, as the police did not know who the attacker was?

Sometimes a video of an attack taken in one country from many years ago, resurfaces, and the date and location is changed, to depict it as recent, and due to the migrant crisis. Such as the destruction of Christian symbols that were falsely attributed to being attacks committed by Muslim refugees in Sweden and Britain, but neither incidences happened in Europe, and in one case, the perpetrators were Chilean student protesters.

In these cases, they are scammers taking advantage of the naivety of Christians, so they will send donations after false reports of attacks on Christians are released, which is why I warned not to donate to anything other than reputable charities, as you do not know the real identity of a person behind a blog. Many sites online only want to sow the seeds of discord as well as scam people out of their money. What an easy way to earn a dishonest living…



The French media has been quite vocal about these “attacks” taking place. If you have been following my blog, and have read about the abundance of fake news spreading across social media, you will soon begin to realise that these “attacks” have very little to do with Muslims. The media is pro-war, and war cannot take place if there is unity between non-Muslims and Muslims.


The link to the alleged attack in Thonon-les-Bains was not from any credible news source, but a dubious blog, and that blog has since been deleted. I did get the chance to read it before the blog was deleted, and the original source the blog cited, never even mentioned the identity of the attacker, so how did the author of the blog know the attacker was Muslim?

Gatestone Institute linked to an article of the attack from this dubious source, that stated:


This is part of the brainwashing that is taking place so Muslims and Christians can feel like they are at war with each other. If you have not heard it on the news, it is because it did not happen, and if it did happen, and they do not mention he is Muslim, it is more than likely the perpetrator is not Muslim.

This is done intentionally so that people will always remain in a state of confusion and will never believe the truth tellers.

The January 2017 study of Islamist extremist attacks on Christians comes from the  Observatory of Christianophobia (l’Observatoire de la christianophobie) website, which I recently explained in this article, and DOES NOT represent Islamist extremist attacks on Christian places of worship, as falsely claimed by Christian Today and Breitbart News.


Islam is not the dominant religion in France, as Catholics still represent the majority. France has 26.5 million declared Catholics and 3.2 million practicing Catholics for 40,000 churches belonging to communes and 5,000 to dioceses. France has between 2.1 million and 5 million declared Muslims, and around 2300 Mosques and prayer rooms.

There is no official data on the issue, but according to a study conducted by Ifop for the Institut Montaigne, Muslims are between three and four million in France (total population was 67 million on 1 st January 2017, according to INSEE). It is a young population, because 10% of Muslims are under 25 in France, but 5.6% of those over 15 years. Islam is the second religion of France:


The French news article cited by Gatestone Institute on Islam being the dominate religion, is dated 24 October 2012, and taken out of context. Here is an automatic translation of the study:


This article is subject to future updates.


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