Skip to comments.THE POPE STANDS UP (and walks out on Palestinian leader Sheikh Taysir al-Tamimi)
Posted on 05/12/2009 11:09:18 AM PDT by presidio9
In an action that spoke far louder than words, Pope Benedict yesterday walked out of an interfaith meeting in Jerusalem after the chief Islamic judge of the Palestinian Authority launched into an anti-Israeli diatribe.
The pontiff, on his first day in Jerusalem, did not realize at first that Sheikh Taysir al-Tamimi, speaking in Arabic, was condemning the "crimes of the Jewish state" and accusing Israel of having "slaughtered women, children and senior citizens."
But as soon as he was told the nature of the sheikh's tirade, he stood and left the meeting, which took place at Notre Dame church, before it had concluded.
It's not as if the organizers shouldn't have seen this coming: Back in 2000, Tamimi did the same thing during a visit by the late Pope John Paul II.
A spokesman for the Holy See later condemned the remarks, saying that
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Good for Pope Benedict.
God bless him. The guy’s a rock.
Now there is a leader
People need to start walking out on Obama BS Conferences, laughing all the way. That’s a double-whammy on The First Thug: he can’t stand being ignored and/or laughed at.
Contrast this with Barry sitting silently while some South American Commie thug bashed America.
If you'd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
At Notre Dame Church? Interesting...
What did Ratzinger expect? Especially since the article says the doofus did the same thing to John Paul.
Pope Benedict was just following my favorite Bible verse, 1 John 3:18, “Let us love not in word or speech, but in truth and action.”
There’s a major difference between the pope and the president - the Pope SERVES God, the President thinks he IS god.
Tamini wasn't "scheduled" as a speaker for the event.
I somehow missed that the first time, but you know the editorial staff at the Post were overjoyed to inclue the name of the Church where this happed.
On a Catholic note, I never knew that there was a Notre Dame Church in Jerusalem (though it doesn't suprise me). But it is a pleasant thought that there is a Church named for the Blessed Mother at the heart of the city that tortured, humiliated, and murdered her Son 2000 years ago. And I think its great that the most followed man on the planet took a stand for that which her Son has taught him in that place named for her.
BTW, there is also a gaudy Notre Dame hotel in Jerusalem, which doesn't suprise me.
Easy to say now. How did he get past security?
Barry is the Anti-John Wayne.
Thats a double-whammy on The First Thug: he cant stand being ignored and/or laughed at.”
The Messaiah also cannot stand NOT to be the total spotlight focus.
>>What did Ratzinger expect? Especially since the article says the doofus did the same thing to John Paul.<<
He didn’t expect the speaker to be there. He wasn’t on the schedule. So no translation either.
I guess you attribute ESP to the Pope.
He’s lucky Taysir didn’t shoot him in the back (God forbid).
Barry is the Anti-John Wayne.”
That is the perfect size for a bumper sticker.
Let’s hope the entire audience gets up and walks out when the liar in chief speaks at OUR Notre Dame.
I’m sure some will, at least.
>>He said Tamimi, a familiar and fiery figure in Palestinian public life, had pressured the Catholic organisers to be allowed to speak and that the Jewish members would no longer take part in a long-standing, three-way interfaith dialogue until the sheikh was barred from attending.<<
Best to give “the devil” his due. Although by past posts, that might be difficult.
“To Serve God”,...isn’t that a cookbook?
Some would have the Pope suffer the fool. For me, I’m glad he walked out.
Just kidding, but as much crap as the Pope got the other day, this speak volumes.
The speech was delivered in Arabic, without simultaneous translation, but after the pope was informed of the political nature of al-Tamimi's speech, he left the conference.
And somehow we're supposed to believe there was no simultaneous translation? Do you think that's logical in this day and age? You don't think someone was standing next to the pope translating for him, as is the norm in these types of situations if headphones aren't provided with translators?
Do you honestly think the pope would put himself in such a vulnerable position unknowingly? The guy could have said "death to all Christians" and Ratzinger would have nodded and shook his hand, just like he did.
Thanks again for the information.
Right on. And what a difference between the one that Is and the one that thinks he is.
Very misleading! They said the Pope actually SHOOK THE MAN’S HAND *before* leaving?! What kind of Obama stand is that?!? >:-(
Praying for Israel and the Peace of Jerusalem!!
>>Do you honestly think the pope would put himself in such a vulnerable position unknowingly? The guy could have said “death to all Christians” and Ratzinger would have nodded and shook his hand, just like he did.<<
I think that your general dislike of The Pope and all things Catholic means that if The Holy Father walked up and socked the guy, it wouldn’t be good enough for you. The Holy Father could have whipped a Holy slipper at him and put him into a chokehold and you’d still find a problem.
If the Jews don’t have a problem, why do you?
Your posting history speaks for itself.
Some snears are audible though they exist only in cyberspace.
*So are seers ( -;
*So are sneers!
(I’ve been inhaling Roundup today!)
“God Damn America”..... The President’s preacher’s words. Can you expect anything different from his number one disciple?
Bet your lungs won’t have a single weed.
There was no simultaneous translation because Tamimi was not a scheduled speaker. The Pope only has official translators, not people whispering in his ear. I work in the translation business, and translators at events like this do not “wing it.” They are given the prepared texts of the speeches, go over them so that they will provide quick and accurate translations, and do not leap up to provide a translation of somebody who is not on the list.
The Pope does not speak Arabic and had no way of knowing what was happening. He would have thought, obviously, that this was an approved speaker who somehow got left off the list, and since this was an ecumenical gathering with representatives of all the local religions present, there was no reason for him to suspect anything out of line.
Some Arabic-speaking clergy told the Pope the contents of the speech after Tamimi had finished and had gone over and shaken the Pope’s hand, and that was when the Pope left.
Or pine trees!
Tamimi walked over and shook the Pope’s hand when he was finished speaking. Then the Pope was informed of the content of the sheik’s speech and he left.
People need to start walking out on Obama BS Conferences, laughing all the way. Thats a double-whammy on The First Thug: he cant stand being ignored and/or laughed at.
The personality traits of a psychopath.
You’re an idiot.
Tamimi walked over and shook the Popes hand when he was finished speaking. Then the Pope was informed of the content of the sheiks speech and he left.
Maybe yes, maybe no. It could be that a pontiff’s shaking hands upon exiting a gathering is an ingrained habit [pun not intended].
Actually, I watched the replay of the incident last night and what happened was even worse. The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem leaned over and translated for the Holy Father. Then they both started chuckling while this buffoon droned on and on and on and on. (I think that this is called laughing in his face...)
Some Christian bishop went over to the “Sheikh”, got his attention, and whispered to him to sit down and stop embarrassing himself (no, I didn’t hear the words, but it was apparent that something approximating this is what happened). At that point, the “Sheikh” stopped talking and returned to his seat.
The Holy Father then stood up immediately after the speech and left.
A video of the entire meeting is here: http://ewtn.edgeboss.net/wmedia/ewtn/multicast/video/windowsmedia/papal/2009holyland/20090511_notredame_en_300k.wvx
The “sheikh” begins to speak at around 25:06. Pope laughing at around 28:55. People walking out on him throughout. Bishop coming to talk to him at around 30:05. Then he sits down at around 30:20.
Um, his name's not Ratzinger any more. Sorry nobody told you.
Again, there is no "Ratzinger." If it makes you uncomfortable to type the name Pope (I promise you won't get struck by lightning), you are free to refer to him as Benedict. That's what he's calling himself these days.
You are the wind beneath my wings.
Either way, the Palestinians took it as an insult. That's the only thing that really matters, as far as I'm concerned.
I think the best thing we could do is convince Obama that all terrorists are human fetuses. If we can do this, Obama will show them no mercy. He’ll stop the charade that they’re naive innocents entitled to the same rights as any American citizen.
You can do the next-best thing and tell him that terrorists are anti-abortion and pro-gun ownership.
Wow, yeah, he should know better than to avoid unscheduled speakers speaking in a language he doesn't understand.
That way, the "pope is guilty until proven innocent, and even then he's still completely guilty" crowd would have to look elsewhere for their minimum daily requirement of pope-trashing garbage.