A citation in a lecture by the theology professor Josef Ratzinger would have been fine, but Benedict the XVI can't "slip off" his shoes of St. Peters papal. He quoted 14th Century Christian emperor's quote that Prophet Muhammad brought the world only evil and inhuman things.
I don’t think the pope was wrong in what he said, the world should hear the bitter truth than shy away from it, I don’t justify what he said but some Muslims in the world are rather proving every word said to be right by their actions. I regret to say that Muslims, after Pope's speech showed little tolerance and good-will. Look at the atrocities......
• In the West Bank city of Nablus, two churches were firebombed on Saturday in attacks claimed by a group which said it was protesting against the Pope's remarks.
• On Friday, hardliner cleric Sheikh Abubakar Hassan Malin told worshippers at his mosque to hunt down and kill whoever offended the Prophet Mohammed.
• Gunmen have shot dead an elderly Italian nun and her bodyguard in the Somali capital Mogadishu. The Nun- shooting is believed to be connected with the Pope's recent comments on Islam. Please post your omments...........
while 1.3 billion muslims are not coming into the streets, burning and destroying infrastrucutre, the outrageous actions of these few hardliners and fundamentalists are determined to prove the pope right and further alienate and convince the west, who unfortunately do not seem to understand that islam is above all a belief system and does not fuel terrorism.
i might not a muslim scholar or have studied theology, but i believe that islam is a religion, a belief system for more tahn a billion people. listen to what mainstream scholars have to say, how most citizens in the middle east feel.. they have never justified countless terrorist acts brought upon by these disillusion, mindless youths. as for thier frustration with america, well they may have the right to be frustrated. i dont' know much about that.
i find some aspects of islam very disturbing personally, like the one to kill all polytheists and idolators and that applies to hindus and i am a hindu; so according to quran i should be killed. the command to slay and spread religion by sword is again is also quite violent.
but i have never met a muslim who thinks that polytheists should be murdered or all jews and christians are enemies or that they should be killed. but again, all the muslsims that i have come are relativly moderate and liberal.
my point is, islam is a belief system for more than a billion people around the world. yes tehre are some horrific, devastating tragedies brought about by some of these people claiming to fight for their faith, but it is not right or fair to the rest to make a judgemnt on thier faith.most of the muslism are just ordinary people trying to remain alive, trying to cope with decades of war, mournign the deaths of thier dear ones ...........
just because the news does not claim : NEWSFLASH: BILLION MUSLISMS ARE NOT TERRORISTS AND ARE NOT ATTACKING NON-MUSLIMS does not mean we should believe all of them as alike.
there is no black and white aspect of this. if there were, this new clash of monotheism would not be such a complicated, intricrate problem in modern history to this very moment.
i agree with you ..no religion teaches violence..but the difference comes here(i am not saying all are like that) - the interpretation of islam and how religion and politics are linked in these islamic states..there is the main problem.
i donot claim billions of muslims are terrorist infact 99% of muslims are good .but that 1% is a lot these days to handle :)
there is nothing wrong with religion and politics being linked. while i am glad that church and state are sperate in nepal, but in places like saudi arabia, iran, egypt and algeria, church and state are very interlinked and just because they are interlinked does not imply they support terrorism. so there, the two being interlinked is not a problem imi. whiel a lot of terrorists adovcate for a strict interpreation of sharia law governing and leading the muslim countires, waht they reallyyyy demand in thier jihad is western countires stop interfereing in their personal matters, stop supporting israel, stop infereing in chechyna and kashmir, stop infering in almost all the islamic nations actually..they just want western influence out. again, some of these muslims may have the right to be frustrated because they too have have oppressed a lot, but they blatantly attack innocent lives and citizens, which mind you, is not permitted by quran. and with the islamic resurgence only growing aorund the world, this conflict is only getting bigger.
as for religions teaching violence, please, all religions have some violent or militaristic aspect to it and so does islam and hinduiim (mahabharta?) and all the other wars that take place in the sky.
What an insecure pope!!! Had to insult others' religion/prophet to make his own religion look better.... Being such an influential person, if he HAD TO, he could have opened his gob to say something nice about Islam so that the average muslims could feel better about themselves... Instead of trying to narrow the gap between the two religions, this a$$hole had to create animosity and let this violence happen...
Having said that, i do think that the offended muslims could have handled the issue in a mature manner... This could have been a not so bad opportunity for them to give the world a better impression about Islam... As if the so called Islamic terrorist acts are not enough to give Islam a bad name, these extremists had to use violence as the ultimate means *rolling eyes*...
Nepali haru ko bani..saala usa ma nie aunu parcha..illigal bhaera pani basanu parcha..ani US lie nai gali garnu parcha..nani dekhi lagego bani ..
If u hate US don't come here.There are other countries which offer good education and good jobs too... go there why come here????losers
ImI who you are to decide weather i get out of here or stay you jerk.
just because you arrived in usa doesn't mean you can critcize nepal.
you guys ought to be taught a lesson by maoist. praising so much about usa, land od infidels and looking down nepal.
you think nepal became what it is now.
it's because people like you exist. running away from motherland, and while staying in a land of terrorist critising nepal mata.
i don't drink that cheap beer ..hahahah..well i can't stop people from talking..well they will even if i say ..u are being hypocrite..well thats how we nepalese are..can't help it ..
dude ..teach me lesson ..how kill me ..slaughter me..well thats great !!!can't anything better than that from you guys.
By critizing USA Nepal is not going to progress..but u are not smart enough to get this!
what makes you feel u love Nepal , more than i do????
we will see...just jump in glass of water and kill yourself if u cheat your principle and BS what you say here. good luck now that you are here in US ..we will see when are u going back..bakbas garcha sadhai..and i know how are you at telling lies..i have caught u before too.
i thought it was pope and not pop... never realized I had been wrong all these years.. i guess thats y they say u learn something new everyday... lol...
take it ez u all...
ps.. stop listenning to what pope has to say or what muslims react to anything. .. cause u know what it is gonna be.. maybe u might wanna check some books on buddhism ... just a thought..
This is what i don't understand:
When biggest Religious leaders of ISLAM openly insults other religion..nobody dares to speak out...and when pope said something what he didn't really meant .All the muslims are mad along with few so called open minded psheudo liberals outhere.
Now all muslims dominated country christians have to be scared ...this is what i call freedom of religion..
freedom of expression is only when muslims speaks when other express themself then it is insult!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
gajab cha ba...intelligent garu ko kunai kami chaina sajah ma...