Pope Denounces Violence in Allah’s Name
VATICAN CITY â€” Pope Benedict XVI is denouncing “terroristic ideologies” that spur violence in
God’s Allah’s name. AP
Benedict said Monday as he opened a meeting of bishops from around the Middle East that such ideologies were a “false divinity” that must be “unmasked.”
Bad dhimmi! Hasn’t he learned a lesson Â when he quoted a Byzantine emperor who said:
“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…”
Benedict made the off-the-cuff remarks at the opening working session of the meeting, or synod, which runs through Oct. 24. The meeting has drawn 185 participants, including nine patriarchs of the region’s ancient Christian churches. A rabbi and two Muslim clerics will address the meeting.
Benedict summoned the bishops to Rome amid a major flight of Christians from their traditional homes in the Mideast. An influx of Catholic immigrants from Africa and Asia has helped offset their numbers.