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1 posted on 03/24/2008 10:14:18 AM PDT by yankeedame
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“The Pope is risking a new rift with Islam after baptising an outspoken newspaper editor who renounced his Muslim faith after condemning it as a “religion of hate”.”

You just have to laugh at how quickly the Muslims validate the claim.


2 posted on 03/24/2008 10:15:35 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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God Bless you Pope Benedict.


3 posted on 03/24/2008 10:15:47 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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God bless this brave and heroic soul. He is abjectly risking his life to not only tell the truth, but then to back it up with actions.

The Islamic Jihadists hate this. They cannot allow for even the chance of this on any wide-spread basis. it is a dam waiting to overflow.

God bless this man and the Pope for their actions in the face of such hate.

4 posted on 03/24/2008 10:17:32 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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As a Lutheran, I say, "Good on ya, Pope!"

It is high time we stopped worrying about the Islamofascists "sensitivities".

In the end, there is only one thing you need to know about Islamofascists...How to defeat and destroy them.

5 posted on 03/24/2008 10:18:08 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("All gave some, and some gave all!")
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When you think of it, this is VERY interesting. Pope Benedict did not have to baptize Magdi Allam himself. It could have been done quietly.

The Vatican has to be careful of offending Muslims, because millions of Christians are hostage to their anger in Muslim countries around the world. That is one reason why popes have not been more outspoken about the evils of Islam—because of all those innocent Christian hostages. It’s a very difficult situation. It’s one thing to accept martyrdom yourself, but it’s another to risk martyring others.

I can only conclude that Pope Benedict decided that this was the best choice. He certainly did not do it with any unawareness of the possible consequences, because he is a very smart guy and is deeply concerned about the problem of how to deal with Islam, and whether it is possible to talk rationally with them at all.


6 posted on 03/24/2008 10:19:44 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Ok, Pope baptizes an adult, who wishes to become Christian, and by doing it Pope “risks” to undermine relations with Islam?! What's next, outrage and muslim rioting over Pope praising the Lord?
7 posted on 03/24/2008 10:19:47 AM PDT by alecqss
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The islamderthals and their religion of perpetual outrage was massively pwned this weekend.


8 posted on 03/24/2008 10:20:36 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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great story - thanks for posting!

God Bless this courageous gentleman.


10 posted on 03/24/2008 10:23:29 AM PDT by KEmom (Please send viable Republican candidates to Massachusetts!!)
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Pope risks new rift w/ Islam as he baptises (Arab) journalist
facing death threats (Photos)


This is no shocker.

Everyone knows that Islamics is free to claim converts from Christendom...
but anyone leaving Islam has a bullseye painted on them!
11 posted on 03/24/2008 10:23:30 AM PDT by VOA
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But the death threats he has already received for his harsh words about Islam only made him more determined to leave the "intolerant" religion.

In the same sentence the mediots mention the death threats, then put "intolerant" in quotes.

13 posted on 03/24/2008 10:25:21 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Iím gonna get me a shotgun and kill all the whiteys I see...)
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he committed the sin of "apostasty" ????

Editor wanted, inquire within.

The word is "apostasy", knucklehead.

15 posted on 03/24/2008 10:27:51 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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Good for the Pope! God bless Benedict XVI. Muslims are converting to Christianity in the tens of thousands across the Muslim world, according to a recent article by Joel C. Rosenberg. The Cross of Christ will always triumph over darkness.


16 posted on 03/24/2008 10:32:37 AM PDT by Boagenes (I'm your huckleberry, that's just my game.)
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Pope risks new rift with Islam Satan as he baptises journalist

Fixed.

17 posted on 03/24/2008 10:34:48 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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Curious how the article assumes it is only one side’s responsibility to “bridge the gap” — which leaves one with the impression the journalist believes islam has no obligation in that regard. (I do not believe it is possible, given the inherent violence in islam, as this convert — in a much better position to know — confirms.)


20 posted on 03/24/2008 10:44:31 AM PDT by bajabaja
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This is as close to the Pope giving Islam the finger as is possible.


21 posted on 03/24/2008 10:45:59 AM PDT by RockyMtnMan
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I saw Fox News reporting this as a gaffe on the part of the Pope.

I’m not Catholic but, Long live the Pontiff!!!


22 posted on 03/24/2008 10:50:46 AM PDT by dangerdoc (dangerdoc (not actually dangerous any more))
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The Islamo-facist and MSM press will label it as “waterboarding” torture no doubt.


23 posted on 03/24/2008 10:51:48 AM PDT by meandog (Please pray for future President McCain--day minus 302 and counting! Stay home and get Baraked!)
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"Undoubtedly the most extraordinary and significant encounter in the decision to convert was that with Pope Benedict XVI," Allam said. He said he admired the pope for his skill in laying out the relationship "between faith and reason as the basis of authentic religion and human civilization."

He's been doing just that for years!

28 posted on 03/24/2008 11:41:34 AM PDT by SuziQ
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Magdi Allam knows what is wrong with Islam. Its a death cult estranged from reason, life and love. Fanaticism, death and hate animate Islam today and no doubt goes to the heart of Allam's conversion to Christianity.

"Show me just what Mohammed 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." - Manuel II Palelologus

29 posted on 03/24/2008 11:59:28 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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The leftist media is just beginning to blame it on the Pope. They would NEVER blame the violence on the people who OPENLY PROMISE to kill an innocent man.


31 posted on 03/24/2008 12:21:37 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Expel members of the death cult. You'll sleep better and your children, spouse and dog will be safe.)
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