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Pope says it's wrong to identify Islam with violence

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(Worthy News) - Pope Francis said on Sunday that it was wrong to identify Islam with violence and that social injustice and idolatry of money were among the prime causes of terrorism.

"I think it is not right to identity Islam with violence," he told reporters aboard the plane taking him back to Rome after a five-day trip to Poland. "This is not right and this is not true."

Francis was responding to a question about the killing on July 26 of an 85-year-old Roman Catholic priest by knife-wielding attackers who burst into a church service in western France, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat. The attack was claimed by Islamic State. [ Source ]

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6 thoughts on “Pope says it's wrong to identify Islam with violence

  1. The Pope is leading the Roman Catholic Church further away from fundamental Christianity and should not be pushing his socialist ideals on his flock.

  2. Perhaps this ignorant, well-spoken man, Pope Francis, should read the Qur'an before making false comments about its content and violent founder!

    “We will cast terror into the hearts of those who became infidels because they partner [other gods] with Allah which he did not send down with any authority [sultān.] And their abode is the fire, and evil is the place of the unjust.” (Qur'an 3:151)

    “And he brought down the People of the Book (Christians) who backed them from their strong places and cast the terror into their hearts. A group of them you are killing, and a group of them you are taking captive. And he made you to inherit their land and their homes and their money and a land which you had never set foot on. And Allah was mighty over all things.” (Qur'an 33:26-27)

    “He is who drives out those who became infidels from the People of the Book (Christians) from their homes in the first gathering. You did not think that they would come out, and they thought that their fortresses [hisoun] would defend them from Allah. So Allah came to them from where they did not reckon, and he cast terror in their hearts. They demolished their houses with their hands and the hands of the believers. So take lessons, O you who are substantial of the sight.” (Qur'an 59:2)

    “War is decreed to you. Engage in war for the sake of Allah. Prepare the believers for their positions for engaging in war. Those who believed engage in war for the sake of Allah. Strike above their necks (decapitation), and strike off (chop off) every finger from them. Engage in war with them until there will not be sedition and the religion [Islam] will be completely to Allah. Provoke the believers to engage in war. Kill the polytheists [Christians] wherever you find them, and take them [as captives] and besiege them and lay wait for them with every kind of ambush. Engage in war with those who do not believe in Allah. March forth lightly or heavily, and perform jihad with your money and your lives for the sake of Allah. Perform jihad against the infidels and the hypocrites, and be harsh with them. Engage in war for the sake of Allah. When you meet those who became infidels, so strike the necks (decapitating) until you have made a great slaughter among them." (Qur'an 2:216, 244; 3:121; 4:76; 8:12, 39, 65; 9:5, 29, 41, 73, 111; 47:4)

    Excerpt From: Dakdok, Usama. “The Generous Qur'an: An accurate, modern English translation of the Qur'an, Islam's holiest book.”

  3. Is the pope a fool or a liar? Has he forgotten that the Catholic Church justified numerous crusades on the basis that Islam was physically attacking Christians and trying to seize control of the world BECAUSE OF ISLAM in order to establish a global Islamic caliphate?

    What is happening today -- nearly always perpetrated by Islamic Fundamentalists now -- is nothing new. It's the same military effort to establish Islamic control of the world that we have known off and on for centuries. One has to be utterly blind to history to not see the context and to thing, as the pope also said, that terrorism today is a result of financial oppression and social injustice.

    Was Osama bin Laden financially oppressed?

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