Brussels 2012: Father Samuel’s Speech (Subtitled)

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Charles Clément Boniface Ozdemir, known as Father Samuel, is a Belgian bishop in the Syriac Catholic Church. Originally from Lebanon, he gave his speech in French at the Brussels Conference on July 9, 2012. Below is a version of his speech subtitled in English.

Many thanks to Europe News for recording this video, to Alain Wagner for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for subtitling it:

The untitled French-only version of this speech is available here.


0:37   I must speak French if you permit…
0:45   Freedom of speech and sharia, as already perfectly said by Mr. Jansen.
0:51   I lived 35 years in Arabo-Muslim countries.
0:58   I studied Islam almost 40 years,
1:04   I came here (to Belgium). I dared to say: “One mosque in Europe is worse (more dangerous) than a nuclear plant.”
1:19   I also dared to say: “A well Islamized Muslim child is a timed bomb against little European children.”
1:37   Luck, or misfortune, I’ve been sued.
1:45   The trial lasted almost 6 years, I had 4 barristers,
1:52   All went well and we won.
1:58   Politically correct thinkers and European journalists were angry about this victory.
2:07   They were thinking that we had to lose, that they (the judges) were going to shut our mouths, our freedom of speech.
2:17   I think Mr. Jansen spoke very well on the topic of Sharia; I will add a word about Sharia.
2:24   Sharia is against atheists, Jews, our friends the Jews, and Christians.
2:43   Fight, kill all who don’t believe in Allah, the Muslim’s god. Chapter 9 verse 29 of the Koran.
2:57   Concerning our friends the Jews: The Koran says chap 31 v 61, this is Sharia! Be they cursed, kill them everywhere you’ll find them, without mercy.
3:16   Concerning the poor Christians, they are miscreants, when you meet them either kill them in a big slaughter chap 47 v 4 of the Koran.
3:33   And that’s also Sharia.
3:37   Mohammed’s words, the Hadith, I studied Islam during 40 years and I know what I’m talking about.
3:47   With a great historian, Johan Bourlard, he is here, we wrote this historic dictionary of Islamic intolerance,
4:05   2000 pages. When we talk, we know our subject.
4:12   Bat Ye’or, whom we love very much, wrote this book’s preface. It took years to write it.
4:24   Bat Ye’or’s testimony for father Samuel Boniface, missionary: “For father Samuel, my brother in dhimmitude. We are dhimmis if we don’t want.
4:40   My brother in dhimmitude who felt, experienced and studied of dhimmitude’s sufferings and who’s not afraid to talk about it in the name of the persecuted.
4:53   With all my thanks for his courageous defense of Israel.”
4:58   We love Israel, the only democratic country in Middle East, in which Christians are not killed.
5:11   Where Christians are free, in contrast to all other Islamic countries, where Christians have no freedom even to live nor to have freedom of speech.
5:22   Often are slaughtered, insulted, defamed.
5:25   And I can tell you, 42 people from my family were killed in 1915.
5:33   That’s Islamic tolerance.
5:36   No, in Islam there is no Peace nor Love nor Tolerance. It’s hate of others but we have to love them.
5:44   As human beings, we have to love them. It’s natural.
5:53   Here there is something very interesting for our friend (David) Littman.
5:58   In 2010… Er… 4 four years ago when I met him, he told to me: “In the name of ?? Israel, pray over my head.”
6:10   I put my hands on his head and it’s true, he came to assist my holy mass, Catholic in Latin, French and Aramaic.
6:18   And he said: “Father Samuel has lengthened my life by four years.” And finally, it’s life, the human being is born to die.
6:29   The human being is born to die and we must be tolerant naturally.
6:34   But tolerance must be with reciprocity. For me, tolerance is humanity’s soul. But alas, in Islam there is no tolerance.
6:43   There is always taqiyya. Taqiyya is deceit.
6:49   There is an invasion of Europe guided from outside, carefully planned by our leaders, some of our leaders.
6:59   In order for Islam to replace Judaism, Christianity here in the Western world.
7:05   We must say no.
7:27   When David Littman came, he read the chapter 1, God bless Israel, and I said to him: “Jesus said in the Gospel (chap 4, v 22) “Salvation comes from Jews”
7:41   (showing projected pictures) Here Bat Ye’or on one side and Littman on the other side. He was very happy.
7:55   I said “Glory to the folk of Israel” A democratic country in the middle of 300 million Muslims.
8:07   The only democratic country, the only country featuring free Christians, the only country where Christians are not killed.
8:14   But alas, the Western media always unjustly attack Israel, it’s a shame.

Previous posts about the Brussels Process:

2012   Jul   11   Beginning the Brussels Process
        11   The Brussels Declaration
        11   What is Sharia?
        11   The Brussels Conference
        11   Conference Agenda
        11   Conference Speaker Bios
        11   Brussels 2012 Defender of Freedom Award
        11   Proceedings — Brussels 2012
        11   Interview with Tommy Robinson at the European Parliament
        11   Press Release: Brussels Process Launched
        12   Pointing the Way for Freedom of Speech and the Press
        12   Brussels 2012: Prof. Hans Jansen’s Speech
        12   Tommy Robinson Speaks at the European Parliament
        12   The Death Throes of Free Speech in Europe
        13   “You Can’t Hide the Truth”
        14   Brussels 2012: Magdi Allam’s Speech
        14   The Crossroads of History
        15   “Toto, I Have a Feeling We’re Not in Sweden Anymore”
        15   Brussels 2012: Nidra Poller’s Speech
        16   The Islam Critics’ Conference in Brussels
        16   Brussels 2012: Gavin Boby’s Speech
        17   Tommy Robinson in Brussels
        17   Brussels 2012: Pierre Cassen’s Speech
        19   Brussels 2012: Alexandre del Valle’s Speech
        19   Brussels 2012: Pierre Cassen’s Speech, Subtitled in English
        20   The Reading of the Brussels Declaration
        21   Brussels 2012: Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff’s Speech
        21   Déclaration de Bruxelles 9 juillet 2012
        21   Brussels 2012: Lars Hedegaard’s Speech
        25   Brussels 2012: Ingrid Carlqvist’s Speech
        26   Brussels 2012: The Panel Discussion
        29   Introducing Europe to the Jurisdiction of the Shariah State
        30   Fjordman: Inside the Brussels Conference on Free Speech and Human Rights
    Aug   6   Brussels 2012: Conny Axel Meier’s Speech
        8   The Danger of the Istanbul Process
        14   Brussels 2012: Christian Jung’s Speech
        15   Bringing the Brussels Process to SPLC and MPAC
        16   Brussels 2012: George Igler’s Speech
        16   Brussels 2012: Father Samuel’s Speech
        18   The Free Press Act: Reclaiming Civil Liberties in America
        18   Brussels 2012: Felix Strüning’s Speech