Islamic Jihad calls pope's visit 'gift to occupation'

The Islamic Jihad announced on Monday that Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Israel is a "gift to the occupation and disregard for the suffering of the Palestinian people". The organization also stated that Benedict had offended the Prophet Muhammad and the Muslim religion in the past, without making any official apology.


The pope angered the Muslim world some three years ago when he quoted a 14th-century article stating that Muhammad's legacy was "evil and inhuman". Benedict has expressed remorse for this statement but has not published an official apology. (Ali Waked)


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