Pope BenedictIn a speech Tuesday Pope Benedict offended most of the Muslim world. “In his speech, the pope quoted 14th-century Byzantine emperor Manuel II Paleologus who said: “Show me just what Mohammed 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.” This has highly offended some Muslims and they are appauled that the Pope would dare refer to them as violent.

Outside the Palestinian Embassy in Jakarta, police looked on as protesters stood behind the gates waving flags while organizer Heri Budianto shouted, “God is great.” (Watch other Muslims burn the pope in effigy — 1:41)

“Of course as we know the meaning of jihad can only be understood by Muslims,” Budianto told the crowd. “Only Muslims can understand what jihad is. It is impossible that jihad can be linked with violence, we Muslims have no violent character.”

Interesting enough, the response has been violent outbreaks against the statement of a violent Islam. Islam means peace, yes, but the Quaran and the Hadith both point to violent expression against Jews and Christians. Not for their conversion, but elimination. Any Muslim that doesn’t agree with these facts holds to a watered down faith.

The sad commentary of this whole issue is that the ‘peaceful’ religion of Islam is calling for punishment against the Pope for his quote of Manuel II. If Islam is a ‘faith’ of peace and unity, then where is the grace now? I would love to know if a devout Muslim would agree that the Pope’s statement was offensive. If Allah hasn’t called for animosity and separation against people of other faiths, then the Quaran is wrong and should be rewritten.



2 thoughts on “Be Politically INCORRECT – Pope vs Islam

  1. So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? 13: Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. 14: If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15: For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. 16: Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. 17: If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them. 18: I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me. 19: Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he. 20: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. John 13:12-20

  2. Yes, good passage, what would be the point of the text in relation to the post? Mark 10:44 & 45 tells us to become a slave to ALL and that Christ did not come to be served but to give His life for a ransom for ALL (many).

    In relation to the violent accents of Islamic followers, how does this passage relate? Thanks. James

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