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Unprecedented Muslim call for peace with Christians
Yahoo News ^ | October 11, 2007 | Peter Graff

Posted on 10/11/2007 2:10:34 PM PDT by america4vr

LONDON (Reuters) - More than 130 Muslim scholars from around the globe called on Thursday for peace and understanding between Islam and Christianity, saying "the very survival of the world itself is perhaps at stake."

In an unprecedented letter to Pope Benedict and other Christian leaders, 138 Muslim scholars said finding common ground between the world's biggest faiths was not simply a matter for polite dialogue between religious leaders.

"If Muslims and Christians are not at peace, the world cannot be at peace. With the terrible weaponry of the modern world; with Muslims and Christians intertwined everywhere as never before, no side can unilaterally win a conflict between more than half of the world's inhabitants," the scholars wrote.

"Our common future is at stake. The very survival of the world itself is perhaps at stake," they wrote, adding that Islam and Christianity already agreed that love of God and neighbor were the two most important commandments of their faiths.

Relations between Muslims and Christians have been strained as al Qaeda has struck around the world and as the United States and other Western countries intervened in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Such a joint letter is unprecedented in Islam, which has no central authority that speaks on behalf of all worshippers.

The list of signatories includes senior figures throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. They represent Sunni, Shi'ite and Sufi schools of Islam.

Among them were the grand muftis of Egypt, Palestine, Oman, Jordan, Syria, Bosnia and Russia and many imams and scholars. War-torn Iraq was represented by both Shi'ites and Sunnis.

Mustafa Cagrici, the mufti who prayed with Benedict in Istanbul's Blue Mosque last year, was also on the list, as was the popular Egyptian television preacher Amr Khaled.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christianity; hudna; islam; peace; taquiyya
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It's never too late.What about Zionism/Judaism?
1 posted on 10/11/2007 2:10:52 PM PDT by america4vr
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To: america4vr

Are they surrendering?


2 posted on 10/11/2007 2:13:04 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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...no side can unilaterally win a conflict between more than half of the world's inhabitants...

I'm willing to give it a try.

3 posted on 10/11/2007 2:15:01 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: roses of sharon

Cute. Very, very cute. :-)


4 posted on 10/11/2007 2:15:03 PM PDT by america4vr
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To: america4vr

Reign in the terrorist they created and only then should this be taken seriously.


5 posted on 10/11/2007 2:15:13 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: america4vr

Here’s the best way for Muslims to make peace.

MASTERMIND OF FIRST TWIN TOWERS ATTACK CLAIMS HE HAS CONVERTED TO CHRISTIANITY

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1909824/posts
Drudge Report ^ | October 11, 2007 | Drudge Flash

Posted on 10/11/2007 10:42:34 AM PDT by Squidpup


6 posted on 10/11/2007 2:17:26 PM PDT by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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To: america4vr

The intended alliance would be made to jointly get rid of the Jews..ain’t going to work.


7 posted on 10/11/2007 2:18:17 PM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem in the name of the G-d of Jacob)
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To: america4vr
Start publicly executing your flaming radicals instead of your women, then we’ll talk.
8 posted on 10/11/2007 2:18:19 PM PDT by xcamel (FDT/2008)
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Have I got an idea for them! If they stopped killing us I’m almost certain that would pave the way to peace. Heck, even Israel would go for that.


9 posted on 10/11/2007 2:19:35 PM PDT by KarinG1 (Opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not necessarily represent those of sane people.)
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To: america4vr

Allow me to translate: submit or we’ll kill you.


10 posted on 10/11/2007 2:20:14 PM PDT by ECM (Government is a make-work program for lawyers.)
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To: roses of sharon

We must remember their culture -

negotiate when you’re weak to allow time to build up your strength,

attack when you are strong - or when your enemy appears weak (such as asking for “diplomacy”).


11 posted on 10/11/2007 2:20:17 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: america4vr

Peace requires full reciprocity. It also must include all religions and civilizations.


12 posted on 10/11/2007 2:23:28 PM PDT by sourcery (Referring a "social conservative" to the Ninth Amendment is like showing the Cross to Dracula.)
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Whatever their intent, I cannot take seriously any peace overture from a religion that teaches it acceptable to deceive people not belonging to their religion as a means for pursuing their ultimate objective to utterly defeat their religious opponents. If they truly seek peace they must abandon their religion that teaches to deceive first, then talk of peace.
13 posted on 10/11/2007 2:23:51 PM PDT by backtothestreets (My bologna has a first name, it's J-O-R-G-E)
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What do you want them to do, stand in front of a moving freight train of terrorists?

These people are brave for speaking out. They will probably have death threats against them before nightfall.

14 posted on 10/11/2007 2:24:05 PM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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Central to the islamic cult is the destuction of anything non islamic. The word 'peace', for example, means one thing in the west and another to the cult of the moon god. This is, imho, a way for them to justify their continued aggression with the argument of "well, we tried to make friends."
Newsflash, The islamic cult started this with 9/11 they are losing their a$$ in the middle east so now they want to kiss and make up. I don't think this is going to happen.
15 posted on 10/11/2007 2:24:56 PM PDT by monkeycard (There is no such thing as too much ammo.)
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"the very survival of the world itself is perhaps at stake."

No sh!t Sherlock.

This deserves a "Mr. Obvious Award".

16 posted on 10/11/2007 2:25:55 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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Current teaching of the Quran expressly allows for subterfuge, lying, and deception against the enemies of Islam.

I do not believe a word of this. Let them speak to the murderous horde within their own religion first. Then come talk to me.


17 posted on 10/11/2007 2:27:37 PM PDT by txzman (Jer 23:29)
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Current teaching of the Quran expressly allows for subterfuge, lying, and deception against the enemies of Islam.

I do not believe a word of this. Let them speak to and change the murderous horde within their own religion first. Then come talk to me.


18 posted on 10/11/2007 2:28:04 PM PDT by txzman (Jer 23:29)
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138 Muslim scholars said finding common ground between the world's biggest faiths

138 Dead Men Walking

19 posted on 10/11/2007 2:28:49 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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According to the Koran, Peace = Moe-Ham-Headism, War = anything NOT Moe-Ham- Headism. I read this and say “Oh, Oh.” More dhimmie BS.


20 posted on 10/11/2007 2:29:46 PM PDT by Safetgiver (So simple, even a Muslim can do it.)
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