Video: "Muslim Demographics" video screened at Vatican meeting of Catholic bishops stirs controversy: Report
A Roman Catholic cardinal has caused an "uproar" during an international meeting of bishops after screening a fear-mongering YouTube video that makes shaky claims about the spread of Islam in Europe, Reuters reported.
The apocalyptic seven-minute video, uploaded three and a half years ago, cites dubious statistics to warn that "Islam will overwhelm Christendom unless Christians recognize the demographic realities, begin reproducing again, and share the gospel with Muslims." The film, called "Muslim Demographics," has been viewed more than 13 million times since 2009.
Peter Turkson, a Ghanaian cardinal based at the Vatican who is president of its Council for Justice and Peace, showed the video over the weekend as part of three weeks of meetings among 262 Catholic bishops, Reuters reported. (continue reading...)