“Are you going to believe your eyes or what I tell you.”
By Ted Belman
Pope Benedict XVI began a delicate trip to the Middle East on Friday by expressing “deep respect” for Islam and calling for a three-way dialogue of Christians, Muslims and Jews to help peace.
He said that peace efforts were often blocked by partisan interests and that the Church could “help reasonable positions bloom” and that it wanted to engage Jews and Muslims in a dialogue for peace.
“A trilateral dialogue must move forward. It is very important for peace and also to allow each person to live his or her faith well,” he said.
At the same time it Washinton Times reports Obama’s speech in Egypt to reach out to Muslims. Obama will give a major speech in Egypt in June in which he will
“extend a hand to those that in many ways are like us, but just simply have a different religion.”
Notwithstanding the Pope’s deep respect, he didn’t take his shoes off when entering a Mosque. He also embraced only “reasonable positions”. Nevermind that Islam has no interest in being reasonable.
We will have to wait to hear how Obama expands on his message that Muslims are just like us.
Egyptian Ambassador Sameh Shoukry said his nation has a rich history of tolerance and diversity and
“The true nature of Islam lies in its moderate heart, not at its radical fringes,”
I guess I can’t complain too much. Bush called Islam “a religion of peace”.
While the world demonizes Israel and Jews, it whitewashes Islam and Muslims