“Pope Benedict has repeatedly addressed Islam negatively, more than once.”
This is a statement signed by Al Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy Secretary General Sheikh Ali Abdel Dayem.
The pre-eminent institute of Islamic learning in the Sunni Muslim world said Thursday it is freezing its dialogue with the Vatican to protest Pope Benedict XVI’s recent remarks calling for the protection of Christians in Egypt.
The move from Cairo’s Al Azhar comes as Muslim-Christian tensions have been rising in Egypt following the new year’s bombing on a Coptic Christian church in Alexandria that killed 21 people.
Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi said the Holy See’s council for inter-religious dialogue remains committed to dialogue.
“This succession of attacks is yet another sign of the urgent need for the governments of the region to adapt, in spite of difficulties and dangers,” the Pope said in a speech January 10 to diplomats.
Sheikh Ahmed Al Tayyib, the imam of Al Azhar, also blasted the Pope’s remarks, saying at the time that the “protection of Christians is an internal affair and should be carried out by the governments as they [the Christians] are their citizens like other citizens”.
Source: Jordan Times.
The Pope simply has to stop criticizing Islamic states, if he wants to become head of the One World religion. The present Pope has more than once been like an elephant in a china store, creating problems for the Global peace makers.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
The Pope needs to learn from Obama, who brand Islam a “great religion of peace”. The White House do not longer wage war on Islam and evil, but are battling “extremism”.
And as Obama have said, such evil exist inside all religions. The true global peacemakers are above religion, a religion of their own, the only good there is.
Do you reed me, Pontiff?
Written by Ivar