| Hugh Fitzgerald: Pope Francis To ISIS: Tell Us What You Really Think
| Thursday, August 04, 2016
|The Pope has yet again delivered himself of more of his
no-longer-surprising, but always disturbing, comments on Islam.
said in the past that Islam is a “religion of peace” and that “Islam has
nothing to do with violence.” Last month at a press conference he
finally recognized that there is indeed a “war” going on in the world,
“but it’s a real war, not a religious war. It’s a war of interests, a
war for money. A war for natural resources and for the dominion of the
That war, not a war mandated by the Qur’an, but a war that has
nothing to do with Islam, is what the Pope insists is roiling the world
today. It can’t possibly have anything to do with religion, for “every
religion wants peace,” said a Pope who has chosen to forget centuries of
religious warfare, between Protestant and Catholic, in Europe, and to
overlook more than 1,400 years of religious warfare between Muslim and
Christian, Muslim and Jew, Muslim and Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist.
How does he know that Islam is peaceful? Oh, he just knows. And he had a
private meeting in May, a little “dialogue” where, as he put it, “the
meeting is the message,” with Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar
University, who assured him that Islam was as peaceful as all get out.
No one in the Pope’s retinue brought up some of Al-Tayeb’s less soothing
statements, such as this remark about Jews:
“Since the inception of
Islam 1,400 years ago, we have been suffering from Jewish and Zionist
interference in Muslim affairs. This is a cause of great distress for
the Muslims.” Al-Tayeb has also claimed that Jews consider non-Jews to
be “extremely inferior” and that Jews “practice a terrible hierarchy,
and they are not ashamed to admit it, because it is written in the Torah
– with regard to killing, enslavement, and so on.”
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|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 10:10 PM