In my view he merely spoke the historical truth, as we know it, about the “prophet” and should never have made any apology for his words. And once again mulsims have proven it to be still true!!
Again political correctness rules - even in the Vatican!
Islam has shown itself over and over again to be a dangerous, bloodthirsty religion of conversion by the sword. Convert or die is practically all we hear these days. And yet the idiotic politically correct agenda still insists that all religions are equal and Islam is not all bad - just a minority group of radical fundamentalists within it.
Minority? On the contrary! All we see in the world today are muslim demonstrations, threats, riots, and threats of slaughter, terrorism, war, abuse of women and children, cruelty, torture…..
When will the inane media makers wake up and smell the blood? Only when it becomes their own I fear.
History clearly tells us that the “prophet” was a desert bandit who pillaged, murdered, raped and tortured. Then he made a religion out of it to justify his crimes and build up a huge army of fanatics who wished to profit from the same.
That’s what history tells us whether we like it or not.
Jesus Christ receives more verbal abuse, ridicule, hatred and mockery in the world than any other “religious” leader ever. But do we see great crowds of christians out on the streets breating forth threatings and slaughter for it all? For even one small Christ abasing cartoon or comments by muslims or even the abasing words of the Quaran concerning Him? No.
Jesus, on the contrary, tells us to love our enemies, bless them that curse us and pray for them that persecute us. He says, “do as you would be done by” - the golden rule.
Which do you refer? The sword hanging over your head requiring conversion to Allah on pains of death or a free will choice - with future consequences yes - but still free? Christ offers reconciliation and peace with God on a free choice basis.
Do you want to see what the Quaran teaches? Look at these short refs:
Koran: Husbands may beat their wives. (Surah 4:34)
“Do not take the Jews and Christians for friends”
“fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness”
“fight those who do not believe in Allah”
“and fight them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah”
“fight them; Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace”
“Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them”
Just a small sample but you ought to get the idea. But the worst part is that as soon as anyone steps outside the politically correct boundaries and speaks the truth, inevitably a majority of muslims will step out and prove it!
Steve Centanni, the Fox News reporter freed overrecently by his captors in Gaza said, “We were forced to convert to Islam at gunpoint…”
Yet still the mass media refuses to speak the truth - all in the name of tolerance - right to the idiotic extremes of our post-modern world wherein if the truth hurts it must be squashed and it’s proponents persecuted. We must not “hurt feelings” or some other such brutally foolish notions are now more important than truth - even in the once “all powerful, infallible” Vatican!
I ask, when did one ever witness Christ apologizing for speaking the truth? Never. And yes we crucified Him for it and I have no doubts would do so again if we could! Many are still doing so verbally with no qualms or reasoning at all.
Forced religion is no religion at all.
The pope should feel no shame in having spoken the historical truth and no apologies should have been made. No apology for telling the truth, under such circumstances, should ever be made by anyone anywhere. Including any truth spoken by a muslim.
We may be mistaken sometimes when we think we are speaking the truth but are in fact unwittingly uttering false information. But no shame is ever to accepted for speaking the truth. And no apology should be made for reciting history and recognizing it’s message.
I am no fan of popery, but this kind of situation is an outrage against both freedom of expression and indeed against truth itself.