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Muslim union demands pope apology, accuses him of sedition
Pakistan Today ^ | 14 Sept 2012 | AFP

Posted on 09/14/2012 4:14:10 PM PDT by LSUfan

An Islamic group headed by influential cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi on Friday demanded Pope Benedict XVI apologise to Muslims over inflammatory remarks he made in 2006.

The Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars also accused the pope of fuelling "sedition" between Muslims and Christians, in a statement coinciding with the start of the pontiff's three-day visit to Lebanon.

The union "demands the pope of the Vatican apologise to Muslims over what he said during his speech in Germany... just as he had apologised to Jews," said the statement issued late on Thursday.

In 2006, Benedict offended Muslims by appearing to link Islam with violence in a speech at his former university in Regensburg, southern Germany.

The union, chaired by Egypt-born Qaradawi, said it had "tried to open dialogue with the Vatican" without success and had demanded that he "apologise but he did not."

It accused Benedict of "fuelling sedition between partners in the same country," referring to Muslims and Christians in Lebanon, by "planning to sign an apostolic exhortation that contains dangerous messages and ideas."

The messages included a "warning from the Islamisation of the society and spreading fear among Christians from political Islam in the region," said the statement.

"It is strange that at the time the pope warns from political Islam, he himself practices large-scale political Christianity," it added, urging Benedict not to sign the "apostolic exhortation because it carries wrong false information and is intended to cause sedition between Muslims and Christians."

The pope is expected to sign the final report on a synod of bishops he convened two years ago to study the future of Christians in the Middle East, tackling concern over their exodus.

Lebanon has been riven by sectarian tensions as fighting rages next door in Syria.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: catholic; islam; muslimbrotherhood; rop
Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi is the ideological mentor of the Muslim Brotherhood. He is the world's foremost Sunni Shariah scholar. He is banned from travel to the US, the UK and France due to his ties to extremism. Qaradawi is now leading a chorus of Shariah scholars who are demanding an apology from the pope for a speech he gave in 2006 and have accused the pope of "sedition." These people are totally delusional.

It is also likely that these scholars have placed the pope in danger with this demand, more than likely on purpose.

1 posted on 09/14/2012 4:14:16 PM PDT by LSUfan
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To: LSUfan

Hit em again BXVI


2 posted on 09/14/2012 4:15:33 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: LSUfan

Seems this shitk yourself needs to meet his virgins fast


3 posted on 09/14/2012 4:17:02 PM PDT by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: LSUfan

This is a serious charge that they have leveled on the pope. They are essentially telling him to bow to shariah law. And by doing so publicly they are clearly sending a signal to their violent Jihadi co-religionists, who are now likely to target the pope and Catholic churches. This is a serious, serious escalation.


4 posted on 09/14/2012 4:19:09 PM PDT by LSUfan
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To: LSUfan

I’ll be interested to hear comments from Bill Donohue from the Catholic League if he’s on any of the Sunday talk shows. Even though I’m not Catholic, I admire the stand he takes and his outspoken-ness.


5 posted on 09/14/2012 4:22:18 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: LSUfan

Not unexpected. The war has begun.


6 posted on 09/14/2012 4:23:09 PM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: LSUfan

Not unexpected. The war has begun.


7 posted on 09/14/2012 4:23:15 PM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: LSUfan

Not unexpected. The war has begun.


8 posted on 09/14/2012 4:23:21 PM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi is long overdue for an ass-kicking ~ think of the incredible sum of money that would be raised if Americans were given a chance to buy into a lottery drawing ($20.00 per ticket) with the winner facing this turd in a Pay Per View DeathMatch!

I’m just saying...


9 posted on 09/14/2012 4:24:36 PM PDT by delcopatriot
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To: LSUfan

How you say in Pope-ese ? “UP Yurs!’


10 posted on 09/14/2012 4:26:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: LSUfan

We also number in the billions. Are there no men left in Christianity?


11 posted on 09/14/2012 4:40:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: LSUfan

se·di·tion (s-dshn)
n.
1. Conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of a state.
2. Insurrection; rebellion.

The moon worshippers are assuming the world is subject to sharia law, or rule by the Koran.
They can hold out their hands for an apology and cup their other behind them, and see which gets filled fastest.

Allah is a false god, Mohammed was a pedophile and his followers hump camels.


12 posted on 09/14/2012 4:48:34 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: LSUfan

The Pope already signed the document.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2931137/posts


13 posted on 09/14/2012 4:50:03 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: LSUfan

Agreed.

Things have exploded in a few days to a terrifying degree, and now, it appears the Kenites (descendents of Cain—the original murderer) are targeting the Pope.

Scary times. But, the Lord watches over us.


14 posted on 09/14/2012 4:52:12 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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***Benedict offended Muslims by appearing to link Islam with violence***

Wy the dirty rat dog! Everyone knows moslems are a peaceful religion! A great religion! and If you don't agreee, they will kill you!

Sarc/off

15 posted on 09/14/2012 4:57:21 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: LSUfan

He should also be banned from writing...tHat was difficult read.


16 posted on 09/14/2012 5:22:57 PM PDT by STJPII
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To: NormsRevenge
How you say in Pope-ese ? “UP Yurs!’

This might work: In hoc signo vinces

17 posted on 09/14/2012 5:25:17 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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Islam is a war plan.


18 posted on 09/14/2012 5:29:53 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: LSUfan

Woah!

I’m not catholic, but I recognise a threat when I see it.

Pope Benedict should stand his ground and tell the Muslims to go pound sand....

On this one, I will stand with him.

(Deo vult!)


19 posted on 09/14/2012 6:01:56 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: NormsRevenge

Deo vult!

;)


20 posted on 09/14/2012 6:03:01 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: Excellence

I read what he said at the link.

As I said upthread, I’m not catholic, but I agree with what he said about the centrality of what Jesus did all those many years ago, for all of us.

Faith in Jesus is the rock, the fortress, the bulwark, a refuge in time of trouble....

And these are times of trouble indeed....

In the face of undistilled evil, we must stand shoulder to shoulder, united-
whether Eastern Orthodox, Western Catholic, or Western Protestant.


21 posted on 09/14/2012 6:16:12 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks LSUfan.
...over inflammatory remarks he made in 2006.

22 posted on 09/15/2012 5:58:01 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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For the last 11 years the official line has been that we are not at war with Islam .

However when you ask the inverse question is Islam at war with western civilization all you get for an answer is stutters & stammers from govt types .

Draw your own conclusions folks as far as the govt. flunkies are concerned you being beheaded is no big deal. Govt. flunkies being beheaded however is a big deal.


23 posted on 09/15/2012 3:29:59 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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