by Steven Ertelt | Madrid, Spain | LifeNews.com | 2/4/14
As the Spanish government pushes a pro-life proposal to roll back some of Europe’s most pro-abortion laws, extreme feminists are upset. They showed their anger over the weekend by hurling objects at Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela as he attempted to enter a local Catholic Church before Mass on Sunday.
AFP has a report on what happened:
Bare-breasted feminists hurled knickers at the archbishop of Madrid as he arrived at church on Sunday in protest at his support for a tightening of Spain’s abortion law.
Five topless protesters swooped on Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela as he got out of a car to attend an evening mass at a church in central Madrid.
They hurled red-stained knickers at the cardinal, who they say is one of the forces behind the conservative government’s planned abortion reform.
Clerics and worshippers rushed out of the church to fend off the protesters, who fled before the police were called, an AFP photographer at the scene said.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s government announced in December it would roll back a 2010 law that allows women to opt freely for abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
The bill has caused division within the ruling Popular Party and has not yet been sent to parliament.
A graphic video of the incident with the nude protestors has been posted to YouTube, below:
A Spanish pro-life group had this to say about the incident (translated):
It is the second attack suffered by the prelate in recent months. “They are living in cases of true christianophobia Spain, but nobody does anything,” complains the association. Firm in HO: for the safety of believers, by the end of the secular impunity.
EDITORIAL HO -. Yesterday Sunday, February 2, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, Archbishop of Madrid, was attacked by a group Femen his way to celebrate Mass in the parish Santos Justo y Pastor of Capital Is. second attack the Prelate suffering in recent months , which more often in Spain christianophobia join. ell o For the Rooted Association requests the Attorney General claiming Femen action against their violence against Rouco Varela and scandal public.
WHO FUNDS THEM:
“In 2012, when Patriarch Kirill arrived in Kiev for the feast of the Baptism of Russia, activist Yana Zhdanova appeared in front of him topless. There was a slogan on her body – “Kill Kirill”.
It should be noted that the participants of the movement get away with their acts. They can be arrested for a few days, but that would be it. It seems that these simple, at first glance, Ukrainian women have serious patrons who pursuing their own selfish goals.
Everyone wants to know where from ordinary Kiev students take money for their acts. Activists say that they receive money from ordinary Europeans who support the movement. At times, however, the girls “forget” what they normally say and say that they finance themselves. According to them, they receive income from selling FEMEN merchandise.
Of course, it’s hard to believe. All the girls are unemployed, but they rent flats in Kiev they always have something to eat and to wear, to hold rallies and travel abroad, which is not cheap at all. Italian publication Il Foglio conducted its own investigation, which revealed that wealthy people from the U.S. and Germany fund the Ukrainian women.
“I confirm that I do give money to Femen,” Sunden said. “I will not state the amount. After meeting with Anna Hutsol, I was impressed with her ideas and have been a supporter. I believe Anna is a young, independent voice in Ukraine. While I do not agree with all of her positions, I believe it is important to give her, and groups like hers, support.” – Jed Sunden – source
“Every activist in Kiev gets about one thousand euros per month, the salary of the leaders is 2,500 euros (note that an average salary in Kiev is about 500 euros). In Europe, spending is even higher, and the girls from FEMEN receive €1,000 a day,” the Italian newspaper wrote. According to Il Foglio, American media mogul Judd Sanden (MC-> correct name is Jed Sunden), who has a business in Kiev, funds FEMEN activists. There are also two wealthy individuals from Germany. Why are they doing it? What for?
According to experts, half-naked protests strongly harm the image of Ukraine. Their main goal is to do everything possible not to let Westerners take Ukraine seriously. This is an opinion from political scientist Taras Berezovets. Journalist Sandra Novikova believes that there are people behind undressing girls, who want to turn Ukraine into a sex tourism center. According to deputy Vadim Kolisnichenko, the main goal of FEMEN is to destroy Ukraine and demoralize the society.
There are more global objectives. If one analyzes all acts of the organization, one can see another trend: FEMEN is opposed to any moves that Russia and Ukraine may take to get closer. They also stand against the people who support stronger ties between the two countries.
The West does not want Ukraine to maintain friendly relations with Russia, as it will greatly strengthen the position of the Russian Federation in the region.”
Sergei Vasilenko – Pravda.Ru
FUNDING via Wiki:
Funding is provided by FEMEN activists through the sale of products bearing the effigy of FEMEN via some 30 chapters. FEMEN also receives donations from individuals like Helmut Geier (also known as DJ under the alias DJ Hell), German businesswoman Beate Schober (who is currently residing in Ukraine), the American businessman Jed Sunden (founder of Ukrainian KP Media and former owner of Kyiv Post newspaper) and Ukrainian Canadians. Since December 2011 Jed Sunden stopped any sponsorship and support of Femen due to their actions that can be offensive to people’s religious beliefs.
In March 2012 (Ukrainian magazine) Focus claimed that FEMEN activists receive royalties for foreign interviews and in the tabloids. In the magazine Anna Hutsol confirmed that a rally in Istanbul was sponsored by a Turkish company producing underwear.
A Ukrainian 1+1 journalist, who claimed (in September 2012) to have infiltrated the organisation, says that its office in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, costs the movement over $2,500 per month, on top of which each member’s salary was roughly $1,000 per month.
Femen founder is actually Victor Svyatski…