Muslims are demanding a "PERSONAL" apology from the Pope over his remarks on Islam. I read this in an article posted on the Lebanese news sites & it is all over the news.
Apparantly, in Lebanon the most senior Shiite cleric (Fadallah) denouced the Pope's recent remarks about Muslim Holy War, and demanded that the Pope 'personally' apologize for insulting Islam. Not only that, but it is spreading throughout the Muslim world. Please BARE IN MIND.....about a "Muslim Holy War."
Here is a quote, from the article, of what the Pope said in his speech that has them all in a stir:
"The emperor comes to speak about the issue of jihad, holy war. 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." -----Pope Benedict XVI.
This was quoted from a 14th Century book, that was in a conversation between Byzantine Emperor Manuel Palesologos II and an educated Persian, on the truth of Christianity and Islam.
Fadlallah's reasoning & others: He/they "protests in the strongest terms the Pope's comments, particularly (PAY ATTENTION) his quoting without ANY OCCASSION of the words of the emperor in which he insults Prophet Mohammad."
Well, let's look at some OCCASSIONS: 9/11, 3/11, London Bombings, Bali Bombings, India Train Bombings, Video Tapes of Beheadings, Insurgents in Iraq - bombings, President of Iran's letter to President Bush, kidnappings, the attempted bombing of Toronto, the attempted hyjacking of 10 American planes, HA's call of their 'Islamic Resistance & kidnapping,' TRAINING CAMPS, etc., etc., etc.
Not only that, but I refer the shia leaders to the programs as "Blood Libel." I point to the Imams' attention, all the calls BY their people......we are fighting a "Holy Jihad." ----I am sure I am NOT misquoting them on their video tapes that they submit to the world. They MUST truely believe that they can go on tv, even on Al Jazzerra, put down other religions, never anyone stating that this is wrong & pointing out elements of it. I refer to them all the video tapes that one can watch on Memri, that demonstrates their contempt and vicious remarks on other faiths. I would like to point out, that across the world, one can find video tapes on news, that shows we are actually called "pigs and monkeys" from staunch Islamic followers. They even make CARTOONS for their children on it. -------are these enough occassions?
When are we 'permitted' to rebuttal what they say? Never? Should we simply ignore the "reasons" that bombings are done for? What I am trying to say, is that they ACUTALLY GO on tv, scream their point about Islam in our faces, we got trouble in the world about it......and when someone says something.....they must then bend and 'apologize' for it.
I mean, let's face the facts.......the War on Terrorism is not against just people who are out for their own indiviual causes.....BUT ON PEOPLE WHO ARE 'FIGHTING by the SWORD' for Islam. To sugar-coat it, just makes a person more dumb. They just found more modern means to do it.
My only question now, is that since there was a HUGE uprise over the cartoons, are they NOW going to burn the Vatican down? I guess we will just have to wait and see.