Skip to comments.Vatican: Koran encourages 'killing Christians'
Posted on 10/22/2010 9:13:25 AM PDT by Nachum
Vatican City - The Koran is a text that encourages Islam to impose itself with force and permits the killing of Christians, said Lebanon's Catholic Patriarch of Antioch Archbishop Raboula Beylouni, addressing a Vatican meeting of Middle East bishops. "The Koran gives Muslims the right to judge Christians and kill them with Jihad," he said. "It gives orders to impose religion with force, with the sword. For this reason, Muslims don't recognise the freedom of religion among themselves or others." Pope Benedict XVI on 11 Oct. the opened the two-week-long meeting of 246 Middle East bishops and other religious leaders
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Pope Benedict can now forget that NPR interview.
Hey Vatican! Thanks for noticing.
Yup. Three choices are given: become a dhimmi (submit to live as second class citizen), or convert, or die. Religious obligation for them.
Unless you're Jewish, "The Vatican" knew the dangers of mohammedanism, and actively opposed it, long before your denomination existed.
But don't let the facts get in the way of a good snark ...
Are you sure? I think the government needs to do a multi- billion study just to make sure...
they actually read the Koran
Phase one in effect.
I try not to. Yes, I know they were aware, but it was like the big elephant in the room. they seldom speak of it, succumbing to Political Correctness.
The Church recognizes the Abrahamic origins of Islam, but that in no way endorses it. The Church declares that there is one infinitely perfect God and that Islam, like many Christian sects, imperfectly describes and worships Him.
It’s a good thing he didn’t say that on “The View.”
I may want to use this link in a Facebook argument I am having with a liberal. He is incredulous that terrorists may be motivated by Islam and urged me to speak with an Imam and get set straight.
I wouldn't get to triumphant when there are photos of the late Pope JP2 kissing the Koran.
Obama will probably want to cut diplomatic ties with the Vatican....
Your defense of Pope John Paul 2’s kissing the Koran is not impressive. You can recognize Islam’s pseudo Abrahamic origins w/out kissing the Koran.
The Vatican needs to get these marching orders out to the Clergy. While world governments still allow it.
“The image of JPII kissing a Koran is widely misunderstood and often defamed.”
Lame excuse. The image speaks for itself. JPII was dabbling with syncretism.
Would JPII kiss the book of Mormon??? They have as much claim to Abrahamic origins.
Would YOU kiss a book that rationalized the killing of your mother or daughter?
Rule One: "Rome" is the locus of all evil in the Universe.
Rule Two: In case of doubt, see Rule One.
Corollary: "Rome" must be destroyed. All else is irrelevant.
The headline makes it appear that the Catholic Church was officially making this pronouncement. It wasn’t the pope who said this, but one Arab archbishop (who happened to have a ringside seat when Muslims were killing Catholics unless he happened to be in Rome at the time of the civil war).
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