Allahu akbar, “its not a war of religion”. Does it get any dumber?
Pope Francis called the murder ‘absurd violence’. Only someone who is completely ignorant of Islam and in denial about the global jihad would regard the murder of a Christian priest by two Muslims absurd.
Andrew Bolt goes there:
The Pope has a moment of clarity. The question is whether it came before or after his adviser stepped in:
Pope Francis says the recent attacks on innocent people in Europe, including the murder of a priest in France, is proof that “the world is at war”…
“The world is in a state of war in bits and pieces,” he said, adding that the attacks could be seen as another world war, specifically mentioning World War I and II.
“Now there is this one (war). It is perhaps not organic, but it is organised and it is war.
“We should not be afraid to speak this truth…”
About 15 minutes later, after an adviser spoke to him, Pope Francis took the microphone again as he was leaving the journalists’ section in the plane and said he wanted “to clarify” that he was not referring to a war of religion.
“Not a war of religion. There is a war of interests. There is a war for money. There is a war for natural resources. There is a war for domination of peoples. This is the war,” he said.
“All religions want peace. Others want war. Do you understand?”
From the Koran:
9:29 “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the last day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and his apostle nor acknowledge the religion of truth of the people of the Book (the Jews and the Christians) until they pay the Jizya [tax on non-Muslims] with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.”…
25:52 So obey not the unbelievers and fight strenuously with them in many a strenuous fight…
47:4 Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; At length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them): thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom: Until the war lays down its burdens. Thus (are ye commanded): but if it had been God’s Will, He could certainly have exacted retribution from them (Himself); but (He lets you fight) in order to test you, some with others. But those who are slain in the Way of God, – He will never let their deeds be lost.