Skip to comments.Islam Meets Catholicism as Muslim Protesters Call for Death of Pope Benedict [Ecumenical]
Posted on 09/22/2010 8:59:11 AM PDT by Pyro7480
Though the Crusades were fought centuries ago and are rarely, if ever, mentioned in Catholic classrooms, Muslims today who want Jihad continue to flaunt them in vengeful tones and wallow in hatred for Catholicism. So it was when Pope Benedict XVI visited the United Kingdom and was met on his itinerary by a group of angry Islamists urging for his death and calling him "responsible" for the Crusades.
Muslim demonstrators shouted "Pope Benedict, you will pay, Islam is on its way," "Sharia is on its way," "Justice is on its way" (a lot is coming our way, it seems) and threatened that Sharia would be "declared" against all who insult Muhammad. They shouted to the Pope, "Watch your back," swore that he will "burn in hell" and claimed that he "deserves the death penalty."
Anjem Choudary, who helped lead the protests, is the chief spokesman for Al-Muhajiroun, a fundamentalist Muslim organization based in England that was ostensibly "disbanded."
...The "meeting" of Pope Benedict XVI and Anjem Choudary on the streets of London, though the Pope was apparently oblivious to it, is most noteworthy because in it we see the personification of the two largest religions that are contradictory at their core....
Though all Muslims do not hold to Choudary's views, only the blind or ignorant could sincerely claim that he misunderstands what Islam teaches....
Since devout Muslims refuse to forget the Crusades and are shouting death threats to the Pope, perhaps it is time to bring this chapter of Catholic/Muslim history back into the Catholic classroom....We have not forgotten, as a Church, that the Crusades were defensive wars in response to Muslim atrocities which occurred after Islamists conquered what had been Christian lands....
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Choudary also protested the Pope outside Westminster Cathedral after his Regensburg address in 2006.
Hurt the Pope and you'll get a brand new one in ways your simian minds cannot even comprehend, muzzies.
The left also hates the Pope and the Catholic Church. Anyone not yet convinced of the deep and loving relationship between the marxists and the jihadis?
What is it with mohammedans and holding up the stink-finger?
I don't think there has ever been an enemy that the American left has not COLLABORATED with.
they think it makes them look smart.
They were launched only after four full centuries of continuous provocations.
Mussies seem to conveniently forget that the primary reason that the Crusades was to push them OUT of Spain, as they were expanding and subjugating Europe. And while the European nations were fighting for their survival, they also thought it wise to liberate the Holy Land from the hands of the Arabs. Bear in mind that the primary religions in Arabia at that point in time were Idolitry and Islam. The big black marble building that the Muslims hold holy was origionally built in honor of over 100 Idols. They simply murdered the occupants of Medina and took the Kabala as plunder.
Testing the air?
A man of peace 24/7 towards all humans.
And the Muslims can’t cope.
So-and-so is causing a problem...........kill him! So-and so is rallying the Catholics..........kill him.
One can be forgiven for thinking that when their feet hit the floor first thing in the morning, their immediate thoughts turn to mayhem.
It’s to remind others of their stink.
By the way, where were the moooooooooooooderate Muslims?
From what I have read, the Arabs had pretty much forgotten about the Crusades until fairly recently. That they are aware of them at all now is just part of the upsurge of anti-Western feeling in the Middle East in modern times...blame the West for everything that's wrong, and tell themselves that they will ultimately win just as the Crusaders were eventually kicked out of the Holy Land.
"We have not forgotten, as a Church, that the Crusades were defensive wars in response to Muslim atrocities which occurred after Islamists conquered what had been Christian lands."
In terms of jus ad bellum, the Crusades were no more act of "aggression" than the Allies' landing at Normandy.
People forget that "the Christian world" as of the early 7th century had included Egypt, Syria, the Levant, all of Northern Africa to Gibraltar and the entire Iberian peninsula up to the Pyrenees, with thriving Christian communities, Byzantine and Nestorian, in what is now Iraq and Iran, along the Silk Road, even to the Indus.
People forget that almost all of this fell to the sword of Islam under the Rashidun (632661) and the Umayyad (661750) Caliphates, ---the Muslims had invaded and focibly taken over 2/3 of the Christian world.
Perhaps I shouldn't say "people forget." I'm pretty sure most of us never knew.
I attended Catholic High School. Our football team where called the Crusaders. The school is no longer open, but I wish it where just so I could root for the Crusaders again!
Have you ever been in a college class or other setting where this fact is blatantly in front of everyone and you seem to be the only person who is on some level of reality? Doesn’t matter how many times you tell people how Islam was spread or why the Crusades happened, they just don’t hear it.
This is probably one of my top reasons for not going back for my Masters in History, there’s not enough Valium I could take to save myself.
I've been mulling over that statement a bit, and I don't believe that the American left collaborated directly with Nazi Germany or the Japanese Empire. The American left did oppose fighting the Nazis until 'Barbarossa,' and American communists in our State Dept. manipulated American policy to facilitate Mao's takeover of China. In that sense they were collaborating with the Kremlin to advance international communism, which still buttresses LIMD's observation of the lefts consonance with the muz.
Have you read any of Bat Ye’or’s books?
All this bruhal simply shows how deeply in history the hatred for christians goes. It is even beyond Mohammed and the Koran stretching back to Abraham-Sahra and Abraham- Hagar who was Egyptian.
“The left also hates the Pope and the Catholic Church”.
So do alot of freepers.
Anjem Chowderhead is the Freddy Phelps of Muslims. Funnily enough, he is also a former lawyer. They have a lot in common. They should totally hang out, or hang anyway...
” People forget that “the Christian world” as of the early 7th century had included Egypt, Syria, the Levant, all of Northern Africa to Gibraltar and the entire Iberian peninsula up to the Pyrenees, with thriving Christian communities, Byzantine and Nestorian, in what is now Iraq and Iran, along the Silk Road, even to the Indus.
People forget that almost all of this fell to the sword of Islam under the Rashidun (632661) and the Umayyad (661750) Caliphates, -—the Muslims had invaded and focibly taken over 2/3 of the Christian world.
Perhaps I shouldn’t say “people forget.” I’m pretty sure most of us never knew.”
No, Mrs. D, you Western Christians and secularists forgot, not my people. We’ve never forgotten and neither will our children or their children to the tenth generation and beyond.
There is absolutely no need to apologize for the Crusades.
Amen to that, Kolokotronis, my friend.
What is it with mohammedans and holding up the stink-finger?
Eat with the right hand, wipe with the left. That is the clean one, but yes, the finger pointing is as obnoxious as the yelling.
The article fails to mention that the Crusades - while largely poorly executed - were richly, richly deserved.
They were. I wish the Templars were still recruiting.
Sounds like a good recommendation.
They were necessarily complex, taking place intermittently over 200 years with an ever-changing coalition of Latin kingdoms, republics and organizations.
The Greeks themselves had a succession of dynastic struggles in which some players wanted to throw in with the Latins and others wanted to align with the Muslims.
The Muslims themselves had all kinds of internecine issues after the collapse of Abbasid supremacy, with Fatimid and anti-Fatimid factions, Abbasid revivalists, etc.
At any given point there were at least five players on the board, not two.
It’s also unclear whether Saladin was a dedicated Jihadi or simply an opportunistic Dynast who wanted to maintain his realm. The Muslims saw Christians as polytheists. Even at the very height of pitched battle, Islamic/Christian merchants had free passage from one end to the other. There was never really a feel of Universal Holy War. They were frontier conflicts by parties with a vested interest in the outcome.