America, CAIR wants to dhimmitize your pope. He may not be my religious leader, my "pope" but I love him just the same. I was, understandably, disappointed in his position in the Israel/Islamic war. It was a mistake to dismiss Hezb’Allah’s blood lust and murder and to hold Israel up to an impossible standard (both militarily and morally.)
But now the Pope has spoken truth to militant Islam and the barbarians are out for blood. The new fascism, the crime of opinion, Islam has no sense of justice.
Across the world, Pope Benedict XVI came under increasing critical
fire t0day over comments he made about Islam, as Muslim leaders
around the world angrily accused him of dividing religions and
demanded an apology.
In Britain, Gaza, Iraq, Syria and Indonesia, Muslim leaders
registered their protest. The Parliament in Pakistan passed a
resolution against the pope’s statements, and the government later
summoned the Vatican envoy to express official displeasure. In
Lebanon, Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, the most senior
Shiite cleric, demanded "a personal apology — not through his
And emotion spilled over in Turkey, where Benedict has scheduled a
visit in November, as a top official in the Islamic-rooted ruling
party said that the pope is "going down in history in the same
category as leaders such as Hitler and Mussolini."
"He has a dark mentality that comes from the darkness of the Middle
Ages," the official, Salih Kapusuz, deputy leader of Prime Minister
Recep Tayyib Erdogan’s government, was quoted on the state-owned
Anatolia news agency. "It looks like an effort to revive the
mentality of the Crusades."
Many Muslims are also comparing his comments with the
unflattering cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad which stoked deep
Muslim anger earlier this year. More here
CAIR seeks meeting with Vatican representative in Washington,
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/15/2006) – The Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called for increased dialogue between
Muslims and Catholics over the controversy sparked by remarks perceived as
insulting to Islam and the Prophet Muhammad made by Pope Benedict XVI. CAIR is
also seeking a meeting with the Vatican’s representative in Washington, D.C., to
discuss the remarks.
In an address on Tuesday, the Pope quoted a 14th
century Byzantine Christian Emperor as saying: "Show me just what Muhammad
brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such
as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached."
Leaders Blast Pope’s Comments (Washington Post)
In a statement issued
today, the Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group
"The proper response to the Pope’s inaccurate and divisive remarks
is for Muslims and Catholics worldwide to increase dialogue and outreach efforts
aimed at building better relations between Christianity and Islam. This
unfortunate episode also offers an opportunity for Christians to learn more
about Islam, the Prophet Muhammad and the Islamic concept of
"Jihad is a central and broad Islamic concept that includes
struggle against evil inclinations within oneself, struggle to improve the
quality of life in society, struggle in the battlefield for self-defense (e.g.,
– having a standing army for national defense), or fighting against tyranny or
oppression. ‘Jihad’ should not be translated as ‘holy war.’
Who writes their copy. Those unfamiliar with the definition of jihad must read Future Jihad by Walid Phares, Bat Ye’or, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Wafa Sultan, Andrew Bosotm,
"In Islam, there is no contradiction between
faith and reason. The first verses revealed to the Prophet Muhammad included:
‘Read! In the name of your Lord. . .Read! Your Lord is the Most Gracious, Who
taught by the (use of the) pen, taught man what he knew not.’ Historically,
whenever Islam flourished, so did knowledge and discovery.
"Let us all
continue the interfaith efforts promoted by the late Pope John Paul II, who made
great strides in bringing Muslims and Catholics together for the common
The late Pope John Paul II? Wasn’t he shot by a muslim? uh………..yeah
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