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Gazans warn pope to accept Islam (oh behold the "peace" of Islam, especially the "Palestinian" type)
JPost ^ | Sep, 18, 2006

Posted on 09/18/2006 10:04:52 AM PDT by PRePublic

Gazans warn pope to accept Islam

Jerusalem Post, Israel

Citing the words of the Prophet Muhammad, Muslim religious leaders in the Gaza Strip on Sunday warned Pope Benedict XVI that he must "accept" Islam if he wanted to live in peace.

The warning, the first of its kind, came as many Christians in the West Bank expressed anger over a spate of attacks on churches in protest against remarks made by the pope about the Muslims and the Prophet Muhammad.

Is it good for the West?

The pope is a hardliner Two more churches in the West Bank were targeted on Sunday in protest against the pope's remarks, bringing to seven the number of churches that have been attacked over the past three days.

In Tulkarm, arsonists set fire to the only Orthodox church in the area, causing heavy damage to the 150-year-old structure. Local residents said the attack occurred shortly after 4 a.m, when a number of assailants forced their way into the church and tossed several fire bombs into the building.

Some Christian families said they were living in fear because of the attacks and called on the Palestinian Authority to do its utmost to protect churches and Christians.

At a press conference in Gaza City, a number of Muslim clerics said the pope's statements were "the result of his hatred for Islam and not the result of ignorance."

One of them, Dr. Imad Hamto, called on the pope to "repent and ask for forgiveness." He added: "We want to use the words of the Prophet Muhammad and tell the pope: 'Aslim Taslam'" Aslim Taslam is a phrase that was taken from the letters sent by the Prophet Muhammad to the chiefs of tribes in his times in which he reportedly urged them to convert to Islam to spare their lives.

Some Muslim scholars, however, have endorsed a more moderate interpretation of the term, arguing that its real meaning was that those who surrendered to the will of God would find peace.

Hamto and his colleagues accused Christians of "resorting to the power of the sword in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine."

They also called on the pope to direct his words to the Jews who, they claimed, were "spreading corruption and destruction."


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1 posted on 09/18/2006 10:04:54 AM PDT by PRePublic
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To: PRePublic

Now this is getting comical.


2 posted on 09/18/2006 10:08:05 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever
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To: PRePublic

Oh, this'll be good.


3 posted on 09/18/2006 10:08:30 AM PDT by grobdriver (Let the embeds check the bodies!)
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To: Rutles4Ever

lol


4 posted on 09/18/2006 10:08:44 AM PDT by PRePublic
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To: Rutles4Ever

Islam is ending itself IMO.


5 posted on 09/18/2006 10:09:33 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: grobdriver

I also liked how the champions of hatred the "Palestinian" fascists call the Pope a "hater".


6 posted on 09/18/2006 10:09:43 AM PDT by PRePublic
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To: PRePublic

What are the chances of the Pope converting to Islam??


7 posted on 09/18/2006 10:12:03 AM PDT by floridareader1
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To: PRePublic

The Pope needs to go on POPETV and tell the Izlamomuzziethugs to kiss his fat ass.


8 posted on 09/18/2006 10:13:50 AM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: floridareader1
Well The "Centani" version is the only on, that would work for about 2 minutes on a videotape until the Islamofascists "peaceful" Islamic-inquisition-enforcers will let go of the rope....
9 posted on 09/18/2006 10:14:19 AM PDT by PRePublic
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To: PRePublic
The pope is a hardliner

WTF?!? The pope is a hardliner? Why, because he won't convert to Islam and calls for an end to "faith-based" violence?

10 posted on 09/18/2006 10:15:06 AM PDT by The Blitherer (You were given the choice between war & dishonor. You chose dishonor & you will have war. -Churchill)
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To: PRePublic; Famishus

These throwbacks remind me of the birds in Nemo...MineMineMineMineMineMineMine


11 posted on 09/18/2006 10:18:04 AM PDT by mother22wife21
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To: Rutles4Ever

I really don't think I want to see the Pope in a turban---(remember the Madame from Hollywood Squares?) don't really like the drag he's wearing presently, but at least it's Christian drag. Actually, I really think the man's life is in jeopardy. If the Vatican is attacked by Salafist Muslims, I also wonder what the response of other branches of Christianity (Protestant & Orthdox) will be? Actually the church that was attacked in Gaza was Orthodox, not Catholic.


12 posted on 09/18/2006 10:20:36 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (Ya can take da kid outta Brooklyn--butchya can't take Brooklyn outta da kid)
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To: PRePublic
Aslim Taslam is a phrase that was taken from the letters sent by the Prophet Muhammad to the chiefs of tribes in his times in which he reportedly urged them to convert to Islam to spare their lives.

Some Muslim scholars, however, have endorsed a more moderate interpretation of the term, arguing that its real meaning was that those who surrendered to the will of God would find peace.

To laugh or cry?

13 posted on 09/18/2006 10:22:14 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: PRePublic

'Accept' as in 'Submit to'?

You have to be kidding me!


14 posted on 09/18/2006 10:22:14 AM PDT by fanfan (Trust everybody, but cut the cards yourself.)
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To: shankbear

Papa Joe ought to just put on his best leiderhosen and give 'em all a good a$$ whuppin'


15 posted on 09/18/2006 10:23:30 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (Ya can take da kid outta Brooklyn--butchya can't take Brooklyn outta da kid)
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To: PRePublic

Where's the "peaceful, moderate" Muslims??? Their "brothers" are doing a great job of painting a big bullseye on all their backs.


16 posted on 09/18/2006 10:26:14 AM PDT by RasterMaster (Winning Islamic hearts and minds.........one bullet at a time!)
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To: shankbear
How about a little respect for the Holy Father?
I appreciate your sentiment, however, "to kiss his kiester" would not have offended me.

No that I am offened I must riot and torch bowling alleys. I believe bowlers are evil and must change their sinful ways or face the wrath of the monkey diety. aka the religion of bananas.

ilsam makes no sense to me.
17 posted on 09/18/2006 10:28:16 AM PDT by BarbM
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To: PRePublic
The only these loons can prove to me that they are indeed serious is to commit mass suicide in their mosques during ramallah. MAYBE then I will consider perhaps taking their beliefs seriously.
18 posted on 09/18/2006 10:28:29 AM PDT by Semper Vigilantis (Any aid to the Arab world should be delivered from 40,000 feet - 1000 lbs at a time.)
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To: PRePublic

Very grim stuff.

"Ali Ibn Abi Talib encountered a man called 'Umru and told him, `I indeed invite you to Islam.' 'Umru said, `I do not need that.' 'Ali said, Then I call you to fight.' (This was the same policy Muhammad used with those who rejected his invitation.) 'Umru answered him, `What for my nephew? By God, I do not like to kill you.' `Ali said, `But, by God, I love to kill you"' (ibn Hisham, "The Biography of the Prophet", part 3, p. 113; see also Al Road Al Anf part 3, p. 263).


19 posted on 09/18/2006 10:33:40 AM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast
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To: PRePublic

Destroy Mecca. Give them something to really bitch about.


20 posted on 09/18/2006 10:33:44 AM PDT by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: floridareader1

What are the chances of the Pope converting to Islam??




Is the Pope muslim? Does a bear take a dump in a porta potty? Is water dry?


21 posted on 09/18/2006 10:35:09 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: PRePublic

"Please take back your words or we will continue to take actions proving your words to be correct!" - Official Muslim Statement


22 posted on 09/18/2006 10:37:07 AM PDT by CSM ("When you stop lying about us, we'll stop telling the truth about you." No Truce With Kings)
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To: BarbM

A thousand apologies if I have offended you or the Pope. He is a tough guy from all appearences and I bet he has used the "a" word before. Deferring to you though, consider this as my edit.........."my keister"


23 posted on 09/18/2006 10:38:59 AM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: PRePublic; Pyro7480; ArrogantBustard; Alouette; dennisw; Slings and Arrows; Salem; Maeve; ...
"Muslim religious leaders in the Gaza Strip on Sunday warned Pope Benedict XVI that he must "accept" Islam if he wanted to live in peace."

Memo to Philistine mohammedan "leaders" in Gaza from Virginia:

1. Osculate meas Sanctas Romanas nates

2.
24 posted on 09/18/2006 10:51:21 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Regarding islam: Osculate meas Sanctas Romanas nates (with thanks to Alouette for translation))
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To: PRePublic
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25 posted on 09/18/2006 10:54:14 AM PDT by SJackson (The PilgrimsóDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do!)
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To: mother22wife21
Starring Donald Rumsfeld as "The Crab".

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26 posted on 09/18/2006 11:07:34 AM PDT by Famishus (I wish my grass was emo so it would cut itself.)
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To: Rutles4Ever

Pope: We will never submit.

Mob: Blasphemy!


27 posted on 09/18/2006 11:51:44 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: Convert from ECUSA

I read the full text of the Pope's address to the university, published by Drudge, and it was a scholarly and thoughtful lecture on the historic role of faith and reason in theology.

In that context the quote cited by Benedict of a Byzantine emperor - that Islam was spread by destructive force and intimidation - was not only appropriate but historical fact.

By the way, it was this "religion of peace" that invaded the Byzantine Empire and seized Constantinople in 1453. Constantinople is now Istanbul.

By the way, the Islamofascist response has been destroy churches, shoot a nun, and threaten war. Hasn't that proved the Pope was right?


28 posted on 09/18/2006 12:30:23 PM PDT by T.L.Sink
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To: T.L.Sink

Exactly!


29 posted on 09/18/2006 12:33:25 PM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Regarding islam: Osculate meas Sanctas Romanas nates (with thanks to Alouette for translation))
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