‘It’s not right to identify Islam with terrorism’: Pope Francis refuses to link Muslims with violence after a string of attacks in Europe.

1 Aug

(Taken from The Daily Mail UK)

Pope Francis has said he will not label Islam as ‘terrorism’ because it would be unfair and warned Europe was pushing its young into the hands of extremists. 

The pontiff was asked by reporters why he never mentions Islam when condemning terrorism or violence.

‘It’s not true and it’s not correct (to say) Islam is terrorism,’ he said, defending his decision not to name the religion when condemning the brutal murder of a Catholic priest in France in the latest of a string of recent attacks in Europe claimed by the Islamic State group. 

Defender: The pontiff was asked by reporters why he never mentions Islam when condemning terrorism or violence and went on to say that it was unfair on the countless peaceful Muilims Defender: The pontiff was asked by reporters why he never mentions Islam when condemning terrorism or violence and went on to say that it was unfair on the countless peaceful Muslims

The pontiff was on a pilgrimage to Poland, and made an unscheduled stop at a church in Krakow to implore God to protect people from the ‘devastating wave’ of terrorism in many part of the world.

He was pressed by reporters on the papal flight from Poland on the subject of Islamic terror, and Francis replied that ‘it’s not right to identify Islam with violence. It’s not right and it’s not true.’

He added: ‘I believe that in every religion there is always a little fundamentalist group.’

‘I don’t like to talk of Islamic violence because every day, when I go through the newspapers, I see violence, this man who kills his girlfriend, another who kills his mother-in-law.

‘And these are baptized Catholics. If I speak of Islamic violence, then I have to speak of Catholic violence.’

Noting he has spoken with imams, he concluded: ‘I know how they think, they are looking for peace.’

As for the Islamic State group, he said it ‘presents itself with a violent identity card, but that’s not Islam.’

Warning: The Pope also warned that Europe was pushing its young into the hands of extremistsWarning: The Pope also warned that Europe was pushing its young into the hands of extremists

Pope Francis dropped in at World Youth Day 2016 where he warned today’s technology had its dangers, chastising ‘drowsy and dull kids who confuse happiness with a sofa’, and urging them to get out and live life rather than spending it glued to their smartphones. 

The ‘world is at war’, Francis said, but the way to ‘overcome fear’ was to welcome people fleeing conflicts and persecution – a message with particular resonance in Poland, which has taken a hard line against refugees.

On Saturday he prayed for God to rid the world of the ‘devastating wave of terrorism’. 

The Pope added: ‘How many of our European young have we left empty of ideals, with no work, so they turn to drugs, to alcohol, and sign up with fundamentalist groups?’

(End of Daily Mail article)

Pope Francis is 100% correct. If there were more religious leaders like him in the world; then our world would be a much better place.

The problem is that the many of the religious leaders of ALL religions are religious hypocrites.

I especially find fault with the Muslim leadership.

They have the pure, un-corrupted Guidance from The Creator in the Holy Qur’an.

Also the excellent example of a Human Being in the life Prophet Muhammed.

Yet many of them are selfish, religious hypocrites.

Many of them have love only for their own racial group, their own nation and their own religion.

Unlike the Prophet Muhammed, they have no love for other Human Beings, who don’t belong to their race, nation or religion.

(Read also): The Sad State of the Muslim World.

https://chiniquy.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/the-sad-state-of-the-muslim-world-my-response-to-the-facilitator-of-a-muslim-group-on-fb-concerning-my-using-g-d-instead-of-allah-or-god/

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One Response to “‘It’s not right to identify Islam with terrorism’: Pope Francis refuses to link Muslims with violence after a string of attacks in Europe.”

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