This Pope knows how to find trouble. After blatantly trying to interfere in India’s internal affairs by giving a lecture on the Indian constitution itself to the Indian Ambassador and otherwise angering everyone from Liberals to feminists by his rigid stand on most issues. He has now taken on radical Islam itself.
The thinly veiled attack on extremist Islam’s justification for terrorism came during a theological lecture to staff and students at the University of Regensburg, where the former Joseph Ratzinger taught theology in the 1970s.
Using the words, “jihad” and “holy war”, the Pope quoted criticisms of the prophet Mohammed by a 14th century Byzantine Christian emperor, Manuel II, during a debate with a learned Persian.
“Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached,” Benedict quoted the emperor as saying. “The emperor goes on to explain in detail the reasons why spreading the faith through violence is something unreasonable,” the Pope said.
“Violence is incompatible with the nature of God and the nature of the soul,” he added.
Muslims react to Pope’s statement.Like pointed out at the beginning, this guy looks for trouble and finds it too.
The leftist-liberal Media is yet to get into the act but it soon will.They will paint the pope as a religious bigot while at the same time projecting the likes of Bin laden and Ahmedinejad and Khatami and Nasrallah as less dangerous and spiteful than they really are.