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Pope Francis: Mahmoud Abbas is a “Man of Peace”
FrontPage Mag ^ | 05/27/2014 | Robert Spen

Posted on 05/27/2014 10:13:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

AP reported Sunday that “Pope Francis delivered a powerful boost of support to the Palestinians during a Holy Land pilgrimage Sunday, repeatedly backing their statehood aspirations, praying solemnly at Israel’s controversial separation barrier and calling the stalemate in peace efforts ‘unacceptable.’”

Not only that, but “Palestinian officials hailed Francis’ decision to refer to the ‘state of Palestine.’ In its official program, the Vatican referred to President Mahmoud Abbas as the president of the ‘state of Palestine,’ and his Bethlehem office as the ‘presidential palace.’ He pointedly called Abbas a ‘man of peace.’”

This is not really all that surprising. After all, this is the Pope who wrote last November that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.” If “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence,” then Abbas is certainly a “man of peace.”

Abbas is the “man of peace” who said on March 15, 2013: “As far as I am concerned, there is no difference between our policies and those of Hamas.” He said that while undoubtedly knowing that Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna is quoted in the Hamas Charter as saying: “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.” Hamas’s Al Aqsa TV has featured a music video that proclaimed: “Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah.”

The “man of peace” heads up Fatah, which is hardly more “moderate.” Palestinian Media Watch reported on May 14 that “on one of its official Facebook pages the Fatah movement, which is headed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, yesterday posted a warning to Israelis. A sign showed an assault rifle and a map of ‘Palestine’ that included both PA areas and all of Israel. In Arabic, Hebrew, and English it said: ‘Warning. This is a land of a Palestinian state and the occupation to leave immediately’ (English original).”

Likewise, in mid-March, Palestinian official Abbas Zaki, a close friend of the “man of peace,” declared: “These Israelis have no belief, no principles. They are an advanced instrument of evil. They say, the Holocaust, and so on – fine, why are they doing this to us? Therefore, I believe that Allah, will gather them so we can kill them. I am informing the murderer of his death.” Fatah has also vowed to “adhere to the option of armed resistance until the liberation of all of Palestine,” and threatened to “turn the beloved [Gaza] Strip into a graveyard for your soldiers, and we will turn Tel Aviv into a ball of fire.”

On top of all this, the spot where the Pope paused to pray at what AP called “Israel’s controversial separation barrier” – actually its security barrier – featured graffiti referring to the barrier as an “apartheid wall” and comparing Bethlehem to the Warsaw Ghetto. Middle East analyst Tom Gross noted that in reality, “the security barrier, which has saved countless lives, was built to protect Israelis after some 1000 civilians were killed by suicide bombers.” Israel did not build the barrier because of “racism” or a desire to emulate apartheid South Africa — to compare Israel to apartheid South Africa is a monstrous piece of disinformation, as a black South African has explained.

Moreover, Gross points out: “Bethlehem is a relatively prosperous town where restaurants and juice bars are packed, and BMWs, Mercedes and Humvees compete for parking spaces in the center or town. By contrast, 400,000 Jews were herded into the Warsaw Ghetto and those who weren’t beaten or starved to death there, were taken to be exterminated at nearby camps.”

In allowing himself to become an instrument of Palestinian jihad propaganda, and spreading that propaganda himself, the Pope has done a grave disservice to free people and aided and abetted the genocidal jihad against Israel. The damage resulting from his trip is impossible to calculate at this point, but it could be immense. Pope Francis’s jaunt in the “State of Palestine,” was a tremendous show of support for the jihad against Israel, and a dark day for the papacy, the Roman Catholic Church, and free people everywhere.



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antipope; fatah; israel; jihad; mahmoudabbas; manofpeace; popefrancis; romancatholicism; rop; waronterror

1 posted on 05/27/2014 10:13:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

2 posted on 05/27/2014 10:13:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Is everyone done with the heretic yet?


3 posted on 05/27/2014 10:13:57 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Say WHAT??!


4 posted on 05/27/2014 10:14:55 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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for later


5 posted on 05/27/2014 10:15:39 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool then to open your mouth and remove all doubt.” Francis is an absolute imbecile.


6 posted on 05/27/2014 10:15:49 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder when someone will explain the Muslim practice of Taqiyya to the Pope. Taqiyya requires Muslims to lie to infidels in such a way that it will further the acceptance of Islam.


7 posted on 05/27/2014 10:18:27 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didnÂ’t end because we ran out of stones)
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To: demshateGod

Actually His Holiness was misquoted. What he meant was Abbas was a man of piece - a piece of Israel now, a piece of Israel tmorrow, until nothing is left. (Sarcasm).

This Pope is a clueless tool.


8 posted on 05/27/2014 10:18:51 AM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: SeekAndFind

I just can’t believe what I am reading here. Oh well, when you elect a commie Pope from South America, I guess this is what you get. Where does Ann Barnhardt stand on the commie pope? Of course, on the other hand, some of the hardcore Jews came out to play in Israel last week and attacked a few churches for sport. I wasn’t expecting that.


9 posted on 05/27/2014 10:21:18 AM PDT by BRK
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To: SeekAndFind

Cue the “What the Pope Really Meant” crowd....


10 posted on 05/27/2014 10:22:24 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ZULU

RE: Actually His Holiness was misquoted

I’ve noticed this time and again... from homosexuality to income redistribution, and now this, he is ALWAYS being mis-understood and mis-quoted.


11 posted on 05/27/2014 10:23:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: demshateGod

I don’t know if he’s as much a heretic as spectacularly out-of-touch.


12 posted on 05/27/2014 10:25:30 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And his loyal sheeple will say, “Well, English isn’t his first language. The translation isn’t correct.”

Open your eyes already. He’s a leftist.


13 posted on 05/27/2014 10:29:38 AM PDT by bimboeruption ("We Recognize No Sovereign But God, And No King But Jesus!" - John Adams & John Hancock)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah. Right.

I was being sarcastic. The man is a fool.


14 posted on 05/27/2014 10:30:30 AM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe we should just laugh along.. what we apparently have is the Joe Biden of popes.


15 posted on 05/27/2014 10:30:41 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Another look.

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/pope-francis-urges-two-state-solution-in-first-remarks-to-israel/

Here’s what he said, and what he did.

And here:
http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/israeli-palestinian-presidents-accept-popes-invitation-to-vatican-meeting

and here is a quote:
of his addresses have focused heavily on the theme of peace.

This morning, he told Palestinian President Abbas and other leaders that “the time has come to put an end to this situation, which has become increasingly unacceptable.”

Peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians have broken down over the last year, leading to what the Pope termed “a climate of instability.”

“All of us want peace,” the Pope affirmed at the end of this morning’s liturgy

Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/israeli-palestinian-presidents-accept-popes-invitation-to-vatican-meeting#ixzz32wF5Cu7e


16 posted on 05/27/2014 10:40:02 AM PDT by stanne
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To: SeekAndFind

I doubt very seriously he was misquoted. He obviously doesn’t know about Abbas, and thus spoke out of ignorance. It’s careless on his part.

You have to realize he’s trying to speak for the Palestinians who are Christians first. Like a lot of Popes before him (since Israel was created in 1947). There are still some Christians left, and so he cares about them. They aren’t the ones doing the killing I’m sure.

Again though his words were careless and irresponsible no question. No one can argue with that.


17 posted on 05/27/2014 10:41:18 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: SeekAndFind

"Man of Peace"

Look out your window, baby, there’s a scene you’d like to catch
The band is playing “Dixie,” a man got his hand outstretched
Could be the Führer
Could be the local priest
You know sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

He got a sweet gift of gab, he got a harmonious tongue
He knows every song of love that ever has been sung
Good intentions can be evil
Both hands can be full of grease
You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

Well, first he’s in the background, then he’s in the front
Both eyes are looking like they’re on a rabbit hunt
Nobody can see through him
No, not even the Chief of Police
You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

Well, he catch you when you’re hoping for a glimpse of the sun
Catch you when your troubles feel like they weigh a ton
He could be standing next to you
The person that you’d notice least
I hear that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

Well, he can be fascinating, he can be dull
He can ride down Niagara Falls in the barrels of your skull
I can smell something cooking
I can tell there’s going to be a feast
You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

He’s a great humanitarian, he’s a great philanthropist
He knows just where to touch you, honey, and how you like to be kissed
He’ll put both his arms around you
You can feel the tender touch of the beast
You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

Well, the howling wolf will howl tonight, the king snake will crawl
Trees that’ve stood for a thousand years suddenly will fall
Wanna get married? Do it now
Tomorrow all activity will cease
You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

Somewhere Mama’s weeping for her blue-eyed boy
She’s holding them little white shoes and that little broken toy
And he’s following a star
The same one them three men followed from the East
I hear that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace


18 posted on 05/27/2014 10:46:04 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper; don-o; SamAdams76

Dylan invoked thread. :)


19 posted on 05/27/2014 10:48:04 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3160275/posts?page=25#25


20 posted on 05/27/2014 10:52:06 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: SeekAndFind

and they gave Arafat the Nobel Peace Prize - one the most murderous terrorists of modern times.


21 posted on 05/27/2014 10:55:55 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sure. And Obama is a US-born Christian.


22 posted on 05/27/2014 11:20:25 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: SeekAndFind

The Pope pooped.


23 posted on 05/27/2014 11:35:28 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: ScottinVA; ZULU

RE: Cue the “What the Pope Really Meant” crowd....

_____________________

Well, speaking about “What the Pope REALLY meant”...

I am cutting and pasting a post from another FReeper.

Here is one of the comments at the Blaze article:

this story came from the AP, and they are notorious for recontextualizing.

The Pope did not say Abbas “you are a man of peace”,, he said “you are KNOWN as a man of peace”

“peace” is the basic philosophical tenant of Islam, it is attained by submitting to Allah. Therefore, islam is peace to Palestinians, but not in the Western context of nonviolence. So, when the Pope used the word peace, was he speaking to Palestinians or the West… he was speaking to Palestinians.

“you are known as a man of peace (Islam)”

I don’t know enough to gauge the insight, if it is one.

Other commenters opined that the pope is painting Abbas into a corner. Wishful thinking?


24 posted on 05/27/2014 11:42:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: ScottinVA
what we apparently have is the Joe Biden of popes.

Wish I could laugh but it hurts.

I'm afraid this pope has a "peaceful" one-world "religion" in mind.

25 posted on 05/27/2014 11:42:35 AM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think this Pope has a talent for misspeaking and the mainstream media are well aware of it and willing to use it.
Once they identify a figure with this problem, especially a religious or conservative figure, they follw him/her like the pack of curs they are, waiting for more examples of misspeak.

Either by acutal design, or by ineptitude, he is unfit for the office which he holds.


26 posted on 05/27/2014 11:46:01 AM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: norwaypinesavage

Pope Francis is adamant in his repudiation of “capitalism” calling it a form of slavery.

Pope Francis’ Gospel is centered in his love for the poor, but he does not repudiate Marxism, the main purveyor of misery and slavery in the world. To his critics Francis has responded that he doesn’t care if is being call communist because he knows many good communists, in fact, he has close ties with the leaders and followers of Marxist Liberation Theology, a perversion of the Faith condemned by Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

Also Francis expressed his brotherly love for Muslims during his trip to Jerusalem.

Since the Communists have killed more Christians than the Nazis, and the Muslims have murdered more Christians than the Communists and the Nazis together, moreover, they still keep slavering and killing Christians!!! Does Francis share the same love for the Nazis than the one he expressed so eloquently for Communists and Muslims?


27 posted on 05/27/2014 12:40:40 PM PDT by Dqban22
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28 posted on 05/27/2014 12:42:44 PM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we donÂ’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SeekAndFind; KC_Lion
There is nothing--absolutely nothing--surprising about this. The ancient liturgical churches (of which the Catholic is the best known) simply have no use for a Jewish return to sovereignty in 'Eretz Yisra'el. Until very modern times they have always considered the Jewish expulsion from Israel as one of the "proofs" of chrstianity, and the Jewish return there has always been a theological problem for them.

Meanwhile, Jewish liberals and ecumenists fall all over the ancient churches because they are ethnic, non-missionary, and liberal. Genuinely philo-Semitic American Fundamentalist chrstians are treated like lepers because they talk funny and interpret Genesis literally, which to any "respectable" person means they're "stupid."

I often wonder what the much-touted new attitude towards the Jews was really all about if the collective Jewish return to Israel still has absolutely no meaning to Catholics. Apparently for VII Catholics philo-Semitism (which doesn't include support of Israel) is simply another form of ecumenical liberalism. So much for the "old covenant" still being in effect.

29 posted on 05/27/2014 12:59:08 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: norwaypinesavage
I wonder when someone will explain the Muslim practice of Taqiyya to the Pope. Taqiyya requires Muslims to lie to infidels in such a way that it will further the acceptance of Islam.

"Palestinian" chrstians are fanatically anti-Israel and pro-PLO. He's just doing what the Middle East's "indigenous" chrstians want him to do.

30 posted on 05/27/2014 1:01:27 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: BRK
I just can’t believe what I am reading here. Oh well, when you elect a commie Pope from South America, I guess this is what you get. Where does Ann Barnhardt stand on the commie pope?

There were and are a lot of "anti-Communist" Catholics who blame Communism on the Jews and think Israel is the headquarters of the "new world order." And they support the PLO every bit as much as any Communist.

31 posted on 05/27/2014 1:03:28 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: SeekAndFind
After all, this is the Pope who wrote last November that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.” If “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence,” then Abbas is certainly a “man of peace.”

Damned fool!!

32 posted on 05/27/2014 2:14:58 PM PDT by pgkdan (ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF THE ANTICHRIST!)
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To: AlaskaErik

I couldn’t agree more. If the Holy Spirit doesn’t see fit to remove this idiot from the papacy soon I’m going to remove myself from his church.


33 posted on 05/27/2014 2:16:14 PM PDT by pgkdan (ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF THE ANTICHRIST!)
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To: SJackson

Sure, and I’m the queen of England.

5.56mm


34 posted on 05/27/2014 2:47:33 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: SeekAndFind

“papal infallibility” has never been on greater display of its absurdity - the emperor has no clothes


35 posted on 05/27/2014 3:00:58 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: SJackson

the roots of European antisemitism start in Rome


36 posted on 05/27/2014 3:02:10 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Wuli

RE: “papal infallibility” has never been on greater display of its absurdity - the emperor has no clothes

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I am not Catholic, and I don’t believe in Papal Infallibility, but let’s not misunderstand the term and what it intends to mean.

Papal Infallibility is a dogma of the Catholic Church that says “When, in the exercise of his office as shepherd and teacher of all Christians, in virtue of his supreme apostolic authority, he defines a DOCTRINE CONCERNING FAITH OR MORALS to be held by the whole Church.”, the Pope is preserved from the possibility of error.

This is referred to as speaking ex cathedra — Speaking from the Chair of St. Peter.

This particular statement Francis made about Abbas does NOT qualify as speaking ex cathedra, therefore, does NOT preserve him from error.

I don’t think I have in my lifetime seen any Pope officially speaking ex cathedra yet ( but I may be wrong ).


37 posted on 05/27/2014 3:07:24 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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> In its official program, the Vatican referred to President Mahmoud Abbas as the president of the ‘state of Palestine,’ and his Bethlehem office as the ‘presidential palace.’ He pointedly called Abbas a ‘man of peace.’” ... Abbas is the “man of peace” who said on March 15, 2013: “As far as I am concerned, there is no difference between our policies and those of Hamas.” ...Hamas’s Al Aqsa TV has featured a music video that proclaimed: “Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah.”

Thanks SeekAndFind.


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39 posted on 05/27/2014 3:38:00 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: steve86

“I’m afraid this pope has a “peaceful” one-world “religion” in mind.”

Is this the anti-Christ?


40 posted on 05/27/2014 3:47:56 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: SeekAndFind

semantics


41 posted on 05/27/2014 3:53:49 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: SeekAndFind

Sometimes I wonder that he’s an islamist plant.


42 posted on 05/27/2014 4:52:38 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: SunkenCiv

Nazis played Catholics for fools too...


43 posted on 05/28/2014 3:28:28 AM PDT by GOPJ (>The Mainstream Ministry of Information does not stand for liberty. Freeper Gene Eric)
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