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Violent muslims prove the Pope was right, sadly.

In today’s Australian, Archbishop Pell argues that the violent response from some radical Muslims proves the Pope was right in the first place.

And this is the sad reality of today’s situation: some Christian somewhere makes the point that the Koran or Islam (or whatever) implicitly or otherwise advocates violence, and in response some Muslims in some corner of the world predicably protest… with violence.

After the Pope’s recent comments about Islam is the report of a nun murdered in Somalia, and the question of whether this was a retaliatory strike or not.

Alas, the more the “Christian West” makes a point about the violence of Islam, and the more Islam (someone, somewhere) responds in kind, the more the point is well made. That’s very sad.

And is it just me, or does the immense silence of Islamic leadership not say something deafening?

islam, pope benedict, muslims, violence, somalia


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  1. Final Touch
    Posted 12 years, 10 months ago // Permalink

    You are of course absolutely correct. But let’s for a minute not blame the towel heads for all the brutality and violence in the world today.
    It’s this writers opinion that the masses are manipulated by the elite few who’s aim it is to maintain a certain amount of chaos on our beautiful planet regardless of race, creed or religion.
    Has anyone ever done the sums on weapon sales lately.
    I tried but I ran out of zero’s.
    I’m not a conspiricy theorist but it amazes me how and why people blame religion and religious differeces for the crap which goes on today. If one stops and thinks of the economic advantages to the select few on this planet from having armed conflict the answer would be so damn clear.
    Let’s put things into perspective. Muslims, Christians, Buddists, whatever. We all have lives to lead, children to raise and old folk to care for. Nobody really want’s to start a war or to blow up a school bus. Unless of course there is a big wad of money somewhere which pays a person to influence another person to to brainwash another person to raise another person to get on that damn bus and kill inocent people in the name of a superior being who by definition would be disgusted by such actions.
    Religion doesn’t kill people, people kill people and people need weapons to kill people and weapons arn’t cheap. So, where does the poor person get the money to buy these weapons?
    Maybe the Pope, the Mufti or the head Shiek can answer that one.

  2. Posted 6 years, 11 months ago // Permalink

    Being a practicing Muslim, I condemn the killing of the US ambassador to Libya because killing any innocent human being is against Islam. As the Qur’an says in Sura al Maidah Chapter 5 Verse 32, “If anybody kills any innocent human being, lest it be for murder or spreading corruption in the land, it is as though he killed the whole humanity.” Meaning that killing any innocent human being is equal to killing the whole humanity. So we can not blame Islam for the actions of people that they do in violation of Islam. For instance, we can’t blame Christianity for what IRA, Lord’s Salvation Army or other Christian terrorist groups do in the name of Christianity, then how can we blame Islam for actions done in violation of it?

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