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Posted on 04/30/2013 6:47:03 AM PDT by marshmallow
It is time for Catholic leaders to update their thinking on Islam.
In his Sunday homily the week after the Boston Marathon bombing, Cardinal Sean OMalley said that the action of the bombers was a perversion of their religion. We have grown accustomed to hearing such statements from prelates, as well as from presidents and prime ministers. Terrorist have perverted their religion or distorted it or misinterpreted it. But how accurate are such assessments?
On one occasion, Muhammad ordered the beheading of more than 700 Jews who had surrendered to him. On another occasion, when a severed head was tossed at his feet by one of his men, he exclaimed that it was more acceptable to me than the choicest camel in Arabia. On still another occasion he exulted, I have been made victorious through terror. Indeed, the Quran is full of admonitions to terrorize. Was Muhammad perverting the religion he founded? Was he a misunderstander of Islam?
Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev felt obliged by their religion to wage jihad. A song on their YouTube playlist is titled I will dedicate my life to jihad. Had they misunderstood or perverted the meaning of jihad? Many of Islams official representatives in America would like us to think so. They tell us that jihad is simply an interior spiritual struggle or a quest for self-betterment. For example, the Council on American Islamic Relations in Chicago sponsors a bus ad campaign that presents a benign interpretation of jihad. Sample: a picture of a young Muslim woman wearing a gym outfit and a hijab accompanied by the caption, My jihad is to keep fit despite my busy schedule. Whats yours?
Thats one possible way to interpret jihad, but its not the main way that jihad has been understood in Islamic tradition throughout the centuries. When.........
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A fish rots from the head down, the new pope says allah and yahweh are one and same. What hubris he has to correct a billion moslems about their theology. The blinders of social justice prevent good men from seeing the truth.
I wonder if Pope Benedict XVI was trying to speak the blunt truth about Islam in Germany in 2006 but then backed off because of the firestorm. The reason I personally don’t want to be around Muslims is I don’t know how each one is going to interpret the Koran.
Salman Rushdie is right. Satanic Verses. Islam is a war plan.