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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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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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