Pope: I am deeply sorry
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Published: 17.09.06, 13:55
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1. Muslim violene proved the point of the Popes quote.
Ashan ,   Israel   (09.17.06)
2. For the truth -- NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SORRRRRY !!!!!!!!!!
Joel   (09.17.06)
3. Was it that difficult for Denmark to do so !!??
fadi ,   lebanon   (09.17.06)
I do hope that it was just a "mistake" although i doubt it... if anyone was happy from all this fiasco its the idiot Bush and his new conservatives.... Its worth noting though how these "mistakes" have increased that much from 9/11 till this date ... from Bush's crsuade wars ... to his fascist remarks ... to the Denmark issue ... and now the pope ... not to forget the other idiot's speech- Tony blaire- in LA. Well done Bush... (sorry actually hes so stupid he doesnt even know whats happening around him ... probably he thinks his words were revealed by God also) ... Well Done cheney and ur gang u have managed to start a world wide devision... maybe in the present and near future it has served ur political and imperial interests ... but in the mid future you have just accelerated the break down of the american and colonial imperialism of the west. But despite of the popes comments any attacks against christian churches or christians in arabic and muslim countires are condemend acts that will only serve the interest of Dick and his gang
DACON9   (09.17.06)
5. Pope's Comments
Paul ,   Canada   (09.17.06)
The reaction of the muslim world shows that they fail to understand the hatred and racism inherent in that reaction. Shame on them for not joining with the pope in condemning all those who offer islamofacism as a 'religion'.
6. Pope Benedict XVI = Pope Dhimmi I.
Sheikh yer Bu'Tay ,   Dar al-Islam   (09.17.06)
Pope Benedict XVI wants "frank and sincere dialogue". Ha! How can you have frankness with people who will not allow themselves to hear the truth about Muhammad (peace be upon his victims)? These truths are written in their own Qu'ran, Hadiths, and Sunna? What is next, Pope? Will the Catholic Church now pay the dhimmi tax, the jizya? "Pope Dhimmi, the First", how does that sound?
7. "These (words) were in fact a quotation from a medieval text
Talula ,   Israel   (09.17.06)
So what now, the entire nation of Islam will run amok until all medieval texts are changed?
8. Spineless appeaser.
Tahl ,   Israel   (09.17.06)
Hearing this apology, one may think that his holyness must have said something completely out of left-field, and out of touch with reality. But what he said was so true, that the Arabs have immediately proven these words themselves! "How dare you say we're violent! apologize now or we'll bomb you!" And yet, his holiness doesn't have the balls to stand behind these difficult but courageous words. If I were Catholic I'd be ashamed.
9. Does Quran record such a quote by Mahommed
Geo ,   Austria   (09.17.06)
As an Agnostic, I would like to hear from an individual who has studied the Quran in detail, to please advise if the Quran records that Mahommed commanded followers to "spread by the sword the faith he preached". Can a scholar of the Quran please set the record straight.
10. Muslims! It's time to apologize!!!
Steve ,   Israel   (09.17.06)
We demand an immediate apology for calling the USA the big Satan, Israel the small Satan, for destroying and burning our synagogues in Gush Katif, for mocking our leaders in your cartoons, official newspapers, TV shows, depecting us as monkeys and pigs, for insulting Ariel Sharon in the most disgracious ways, for bombing in the name of Allah, the WT towers in NY, Spain bombing, London bombing and numerous others, for your violent acts agains our institutions, civilians, and we can go on with book filled actions, not just words of insult towards the civilzed world and calling us dhimmis. We are waiting!
11. look, he has apologized!
cleo ,   cairo   (09.17.06)
12. Pope
charles wildstein ,   Israel   (09.17.06)
Sorry nr 3 , but i did'nt hear any condamnation by one of your religious leaders when churches have been attacked . Their only words were of hatred and retaliation . Those are the only they and you know . Do'nt you think we have to put aside all our old griefs , Jews , Christians and muslims have suffered enough from those religious fanatics .
13. What was his motivation?
Ann ,   Ohio, USA   (09.17.06)
Of course, he apologized. The Catholic Church has become the ultimate appeaser. Question is, unless he's gone totally dotty (Alzheimer's has been alluded to in the past with this pope), WHY did he say it in the first place? He knows these people. And even if he can't think well enough to know, the people around him know what the repercussions would be. the church developing some courage in these fearsome times? If so, IT'S ABOUT TIME!
14. Muslims 1: 0 Pope
15. Who does this man think he is? The Pope?
Sheik Apu ,   a mosque near you   (09.17.06)
16. So...the Pope is right, isnt'he?
enzo ,   london,uk   (09.17.06)
Muslim reaction to freedom of speech proves that the Pope is right.
17. no sorry
maeva   (09.17.06)
the pope was right..... look at the world around us.. who is spreading violence and problems in the world? the MUSLIMS... all the faith and prayers they do in the name of ALLAH is nothing but fake and artificial. it is a religion which teaches only to hate, they have nothing good to offer to this world. all they know is to spread terrorism and kill innocent people , that too in the name of their god, i completely agree to the pope and thewhole world should unite to kill this violence and this religion
18. Facts don't lie
Natan ,   USA   (09.17.06)
The pope said nothing that was not true. I am sick and tired of the anger displayed by muslims all around the world. This was not an insult to Islam but the truth. They just can;t handle the truth about their violent religion. Can't argue with the fact that 99.99% of terrorists are MUSLIMS. Their reaction speaks for itself.. Americans did not blow up mosques after 9/11. we did not see Israelis burn mosques after a muslim terrorist blew up a pizza shop or a bus. I wish the Pope never appologized as there was nothing to appologize about.
19. That Religion of Peace again !
gerd schulz ,   germany   (09.17.06)
That Religion of Peace again !,7340,L-3304938,00.html Somalia: Italian nun's murder may be linked to Pope, official says Published:  09.17.06, 15:06 The killing of an Italian Catholic nun in Mogadishu on Sunday may well be linked to anger among Muslims about Pope Benedict's recent remarks on Islam, a senior source among Somalia's Islamists said. "There is a very high possibility the people who killed her were angered by the Catholic Pope's recent comments against Islam," the source said. (Reuters)
Linda Rivera ,   New York   (09.17.06)
There NEVER was an Arab country of Palestine. Jerusalem was NEVER the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. In the 1948 Islamic invasion and illegal occupation of the Jewish Holy Land, Jordan destroyed 58 sacred synagogues in Jerusalem. Since 1996, Rachel's Tomb, near Bethlehem, has been attacked by Muslim snipers, bombs and Molotov cocktails. In October 2000, Muslims torched and destroyed the ancient synagogue in Jericho. In 2005, Muslims desecrated and destroyed sacred Gaza synagogues. Joseph is the beloved Bible hero of Jews and Christians. Muslims murdered IDF soldiers at Joseph's Tomb. Muslim mobs BURNED BIBLES and Jewish prayer books that gave praise and glory to the One great G-D, and destroyed the Tomb. In the Islamic invasion and filthy desecration of Jesus Christ' birthplace, Church of Nativity, BIBLES were TORN UP for TOILET PAPER. Inscribed in the Bibles are the Laws G-D gave to Moses; the Laws our Western civilization is founded on: Exodus 20: "You shall not murder" "You shall not commit adultery" "You shall not steal" "You shall not bear false witness" "You shall not covet" Exodus 21:16 "He who kidnaps a man, whether he sells him or he is found in his possession, shall surely be put to death" Leviticus 24:17 "If a man takes the life of any human being, he shall surely be put to death" Global Islamists seek the total destruction of Western civilization. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in the Hebrew Bible, not once in the Koran. G-D designated the Temple Mount to the Jews for His worship and prayer only. Muslims on the Temple Mount repeatedly engage in massive rock throwing at Jews, turning the HOLIEST place on earth into a common place of violence! Muslims have perpetrated massive desecration and destruction at Judaism's HOLIEST site, the Temple Mount. The OFFENSE to G-D is enormous! The Temple Mount must be returned to its Jewish owners immediately!
21. Sadness
Grantman ,   Atlanta   (09.17.06)
The fact that the Pope actually used the word "appease" says it all. "I hope that this serves to appease hearts and to clarify the true meaning of my address, which in its totality was and is an invitation to frank and sincere dialogue, with great mutual respect." Reader Ashan (#1) had it right, the violent reaction proves his point.
22. I Am Sorry
Leon ,   Grand Rapids U S A   (09.17.06)
That he is sorry. His quoted statement that Islam is violent provoked VIOLENCE! Wow !
23. To 9 and others
Rula ,   Lebanon   (09.17.06)
Here are some verses from the Holy Koraan that should explain some things to you: 1- Respect of Islam for all prophets and religions: [2:136] Say (O Muslims): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed to us and that which was revealed to Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the tribes, and that which Moses and Jesus received, and that which the prophets received from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we have surrendered. [Arabic "Muslimoon"] 2- The peace and mercifulness of Mohammad (PBUH): [21:107] And We (Allah) have not sent you (Muhammad) but as a mercy to the worlds. 3- Islam is a just religion; it values human life and only encourages men to fight in the just cause of self defense: [17:33] Nor take life - which Allah has made sacred - except for just cause. And if anyone is slain wrongfully, we have given his heir authority (to demand retaliation or to forgive): but let him not exceed bounds in the matter of taking life, for he is helped (by the Law) And: [22:39] Permission (to fight) is given to those upon whom war is made because they are oppressed, and most surely Allah is well able to assist them; And there are countless other examples. What some men do in the name of Islam (killing of innocent victims, damage, terrorism, etc) cannot alter the image of Islam as it truly is, nor are these people to be considered Muslims at all.
24. Next step
Ram ,   London   (09.17.06)
Prepare for conversion to Islam, dhimmitude or your head off; with thanks to Europe and the "turn the other cheek policy"!
25. Jews and history
Hey ,   UK   (09.17.06)
If you just read history and see how jews were living in the past 500 years, you would see that they lived the their best years with the muslims, when they lived in europe with and in the west the holocoast happend!, did while it never happend when they lived with arabs for 2000 years, and still you support that ignorant pope saying muslims are crule....SHAME ON YOU
26. What's wrong with this picture?
Jew in da Hood   (09.17.06)
Excuse me...but it took all of less than one day for this Pope with a Nazi past to be dhimmized and apologize for the TRUTH about these savages and it took how long????? for an apology from the Catholic Church that we did not kill "their Jesus?"
27. Great opportunity
Buddist Monk CPA ,   Tibet   (09.17.06)
So...when will the Vatican start paying those Dhimmi Taxes to those Islamic nutjobs? Can I be the accountant? I sense a great opportunity for some more accounting work...after all The Catholic Church is the biggest real estate holder in the world and the Islamic fascist-barbarians as a group is the largest welfare state in the world; and, well, what a great job opportunity. Where do I send my resume? Woúldn't they need an unbiased party to do the books?
28. The Roman Empire...
The Great Caesar ,   Roman Empire   (09.17.06)
was just crushed by Islam with having the Pope bow down and show his neck to the invaders. Extra Extra...just saw a sign on the Via Veneto...Hijabs - All the Rage - Fall Colors - The New Fashion for those Dhimmi Italian women...sorry girls..looking like Sophia Loren is out and ...oh oh Dolce and Gabbana, Armani, etc....I guess you are soon going to go out of business.....
Linda Rivera ,   New York   (09.17.06)
Do Islamists not fear Master of the Universe, the G-D of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who gave the Promised Land to Jews? Exodus 9:1 Thus says the L-RD, the G-d of the Hebrews, "Let My people go, that they may serve Me" Exodus 5:2 But Pharaoh said, "Who is the L-RD that I should obey His voice" On March 27, 2002, at the Park Hotel in Netanya, terrorists targeted for murder Jews honoring and thanking G-D for His great mercy: Exodus 12:14 “you shall celebrate it as a feast to the L-RD” Exodus 12:42 “It is a night to be observed for the L-RD for having brought them out from the land of Egypt; this night is for the L-RD, to be observed by all the sons of Israel throughout their generations.” The Muslim human bomb killer murdered 30 Israelis as the Jews obeyed G-D, taking part in the Passover meal. 140 Jewish innocents were injured. The bomb was filled with nails and other metal pieces to maximize the suffering of survivors. On August 19, 2003, terrorists targeted for murder Jews who worship G-D. The Muslim human bomb killer blew himself up on the bus as Jews returned from prayer at the Western wall. The Temple Mount, the holiest place on earth, is Judaism's holiest site. The gruesome attack-the bomb packed with metal pieces, killed 22 Jews and injured 134, many seriously. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in the Hebrew Bible, not once in the Koran. If Jesus Christ had lived in our day, from the time Jesus was in his mother's womb, he would be targeted for murder by IslamoFascist religious supremacists for being a Jew living in his homeland of Israel. The Palestinian Authority hailed as heroes the terrorists who brutally murdered defenseless 8 months pregnant Jewish Gaza mother, Tali Hatuel, and four little daughters in Gush Katif in May 2004. In defiance of Israel's G-D, and massively breaking G-D's law given to Moses: "YOU SHALL NOT MURDER" the Palestinian Authority teach through their mosques, media, summer camps, and public education system, that murdering Jews is a religious obligation. Human bomb killers of Jewish innocents are revered and considered heroes by PA society. Effigies of burning buses are features of PA school pageants and summer camps. Streets and soccer teams are named after suicide bombers. Broadcast from Gaza mosque, Oct 13 2000, Dr. Ahmad Abu Halabiya, on Palestinian Authority TV (transcribed by Memri): "Have no mercy on the Jews, no matter where they are, in any country. Fight them, wherever you are. Wherever you meet them, kill them. Wherever you are, kill those Jews and those Americans who are like them..."
Linda Rivera ,   New York   (09.17.06)
Road Map architects U.S. EU UN - PA/PLO/Hamas political/religious agenda keeps Palestinian Authority Christians persecuted. Take BETHLEHEM and other CHRISTIAN towns inside the green line now! PLO terrorists conducted barbaric jihad against Lebanon's Christians murdering huge numbers. Click on photo gallery - 20,000 Christians handicapped by PLO atrocities. PLO savagery was rewarded - PLO terrrorists were implanted into Israel as "peace" partners through Oslo Peace Accords to continue bloody jihad. Christians in PA areas suffer horrendous persecution under cruel occupation of PA/PLO and other terrorist organizations. Christianity Dying In Its Birthplace By Daniel Pipes | September 13, 2005 "What some observers are calling a pogrom took place near Ramallah, West Bank, on the night of Sep. 3-4. That’s when fifteen Muslim youths from one village, Dair Jarir, rampaged against Taybeh, a neighboring all-Christian village of 1,500 people. The Ajajs and their friends broke into houses and stole furniture, jewelry, and electrical appliances. They threw Molotov cocktails at some buildings and poured kerosene on others, then torched them. The damage included at least 16 houses, some stores,a farm, and a gas station. The assailants vandalized cars, looted extensively, and destroyed a statue of the Virgin Mary. “It was like a war,” one Taybeh resident told The Jerusalem Post. Hours passed before the Palestinian Authority security and fire services arrived. The fifteen assailants spent only a few hours in police detention, then were released. As for Khouriyye, the Palestinian police arrested him, kept him jail, and (his family says) have repeatedly beat him. A cousin, Suleiman Khouriyye, pointed to his burned house. “They did this because we’re Christians. They did this because we are the weaker ones.” The Khouriyyes and others recall the assailants shouting Allahu Akbar and anti-Christian slogans: “Burn the infidels, burn the Crusaders.” This assault fits a larger pattern. According to the Catholic Custodian of the Holy Land, Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Christians in the Bethlehem region alone have suffered 93 cases of injustice in 2000-04. In the worst of these, in 2002, Muslims murdered the two Amre sisters, 17 and 19 years old, whom they called prostitutes. A post-mortem, however, showed the teenagers to have been virgins – and to have been tortured on their genitals. “Almost every day – I repeat, almost every day – our communities are harassed by the Islamic extremists in these regions,” Pizzaballa says. “And if it’s not the members of Hamas or Islamic Jihad, there are clashes with … the Palestinian Authority.” In addition to the Islamists, a “Muslim land mafia” is said to operate. With PA complicity. it threatens Christian land and house owners, often succeeding to compel them to abandon their properties. The campaign of persecution has succeeded...Bethlehem and Nazareth, historic Christian towns for nearly two millennia, are now primarily Muslim. In 1922, Christians outnumbered Muslims in Jerusalem; today, Christians amount to a mere 2 percent of that city’s population." "Islamic mafia accused of persecuting Holy Land Christians" Every single agreement has been broken by the PA/PLO, rendering Oslo, Road Map and ALL agreements NULL AND VOID. IDF, HELP! Stop Islamic cruelty. Liberate Christians from ALL terrorist organizations now!
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