Sep 16, 2006

The Pope Makes Anti-Islam Remarks

It became fashionable to insult muslims and Islam nowadays, and now it’s the Pope’s turn. Muslims around the world were shocked by the Popes remarks but I wasn't surprised that he felt this way, when Islam is the fastest growing religion in the West - despite the negative publicity – and Catholics faithfuls are converting to other denominations and religions.

Pope Urban II rallied Christians for the first crusade which resulted in killing hundreds of thousands of Muslims and Jews in Jerusalem. But when Saladdin took Jerusalem back, not a single Christian was hurt and they were able to stay or leave with their wealth and worship as they wished.

Update: the pope has given what seemed like an apology in a written statement read by a Vatican official. It's not yet confirmed whether he will go ahead with his planned visit to Turky in November.

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