Pope to welcome Muslim leader who has justified anti-Semitism and crucifixion of “enemies of Allah” to Vatican

Pope to welcome Muslim leader who has justified anti-Semitism and crucifixion of “enemies of Allah” to Vatican

MAY 20, 2016 BY DEACON ROBERT SPENCER @ www.jihadwatch.org/2016/05/91451

Al-Tayeb has shown himself over the years to be anything but a preacher of peace, cooperation and mercy: he has justified anti-Semitism on Qur’anic grounds; called for the Islamic State murderers of the Jordanian pilot to be crucified or have their hands and feet amputated on opposite sides (as per the penalty in Qur’an 5:33 for those who make war against Allah and his messenger or spread “mischief” in the land); and broken off “dialogue” with the Vatican after Pope Benedict XVI dared to criticize the jihad massacre of 21 Christians in Alexandria on New Year’s Eve 2011. Al-Azhar was also revealed to be offering free copies of a book that called for the slaughter of Christians and other Infidels.

Will the Pope during this visit again affirm his respect for Islam and contempt for Christianity? Will he convert to Islam before al-Tayeb, or just offer his submission and a jizya payment?

Note also the headline: “Pope Francis to host Sunni Muslim leader at Vatican: Grand imam of Cairo’s prestigious al-Azhar mosque to visit Rome in sign of improved ties between Catholic Church and Muslim world.” “Improved ties between Catholic Church and Muslim world”? Really? Where? Muslims have massacred, exiled, forcibly converted or subjugated hundreds of thousands of Christians in Iraq and Syria. Have these “improved ties” saved even one Christian from suffering at the hands of Muslims? No, they haven’t. All they do is make the “dialogue” participants feel good about themselves, while the Middle Eastern Christians continue to suffer. In fact, the “dialogue” has actually harmed Middle Eastern Christians, by inducing Western Christian leaders to enforce silence about the persecution, for fear of offending their so-easily-offended Muslim “dialogue” partners.

Has the Pope welcomed any of the persecuted Christians to the Vatican? Or is that honor reserved only for this man, who will allow for “dialogue” only when his Christian “dialogue” partners maintain a respectful silence about Muslim massacres of Christians?

This Pope is a disgrace to the Church, to Judeo-Christian civilization, and to the free world.

“Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:14)

Pope Francis to host Sunni Muslim leader at Vatican: Grand imam of Cairo’s prestigious al-Azhar mosque to visit Rome in sign of improved ties between Catholic Church and Muslim world,” by Angus Mackinnon, Times of Israel, May 20, 2016:

VATICAN CITY (AFP) — Pope Francis is to meet the grand imam of Cairo’s al-Azhar at the Vatican on Monday in an unprecedented encounter between the leader of the world’s Catholics and the highest authority in Sunni Islam.

Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, who heads the mosque and seat of learning considered the most prestigious institution in the main branch of Islam, will have an audience with the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told AFP.

“This audience is being prepared and has been scheduled for Monday,” he said. “It will be a first.”

The hugely symbolic visit comes against the backdrop of a recent improvement in relations between the two faiths after serious tensions during the time of Francis’s predecessor, Benedict XVI.

Ties were badly soured when the now-retired Benedict made a September 2006 speech in which he was perceived to have linked Islam to violence, sparking deadly protests in several countries and reprisal attacks on Christians.

Dialogue resumed in 2009 but was suspended again by al-Azhar in 2011 when Benedict called for the protection of Christian minorities after a bomb attack on a church in Alexandria, an intervention that was perceived as meddling in Egypt’s internal affairs.

Relations have steadily improved since Francis became pope in 2013 with inter-faith dialogue near the top of his agenda, something he underlined with a personal message to the Muslim world to mark the end of the first month of Ramadan of his pontificate.

A representative of al-Azhar mosque, Mahmoud Azab, took part in an interfaith conference at the Vatican in March 2014 aimed at fostering cooperation on combating modern slavery and people trafficking.

“The dialogue was never cut, it was just suspended,” Azab said at the time, adding that the idea was not “dialogue for its own sake. There has to be a clear agenda.”

On a trip to Jordan and Israel in May 2014, Francis was accompanied by two old friends from his days in Buenos Aires, the Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Islamic studies professor Omar Abboud.

He has also pursued a historic rapprochement with the Orthodox Church, meeting the Russian patriarch in Cuba last year, and overseen the finessing of Catholic thinking on the need for Jews to convert, easing long-standing tensions with Judaism.

The 79-year-old pope made headlines in April when he returned from a trip to the migrant crisis island of Lesbos with three Syrian Muslim families who are now being put up by the Vatican as they apply for asylum in Italy.

Church officials say the choice of families was random but the gesture was nevertheless highlighted by media throughout the Islamic world and Francis came under fire from some on his own turf for not picking some of the Christians asylum-seekers in limbo on Lesbos.

The pope has however shown himself willing to speak out about aspects of Islam he has issues with, most notably in December 2014 when he said it would wonderful if some Muslim leaders “spoke up clearly and condemned” extremist violence carried out in the name of their religion….

Condemnations are easy. Genuine action for reform is hard.

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7 comments on “Pope to welcome Muslim leader who has justified anti-Semitism and crucifixion of “enemies of Allah” to Vatican

  1. Al Tayeb opposes the ISIS murderers of the Jordanian and wants them executed. And this earns a rebuke from modernist Spencer. If Al Tayeb supported the ISIS murderers, undoubtedly there would have been a rebuke from modernist Spencer. And if he supported no penalty or a wrist-slapping penalty for the ISIS murderers? A rebuke from modernist Spencer.

    And maybe he doesn’t support inter-faith dialogue. Oh, the humanity of it all. And I’ll bet he probably appeared on a stage once with somebody whose third cousin’s madrassa teacher from 20 years ago believes women should obey their husbands. Gasp!

    The vile MO of our modernist friend is clear: any Muslim who enters the spotlight, whether to meet the pope or get elected mayor of a Western city, must get as much contrived sludge as possible thrown at him in the hope that something may stick.

    There are sounds ways to oppose the errors of Islam and it’s threats. This isn’t one of them.

    In the interest of traditional Catholic decorum and fraternity, I will make this my last post on any Islamic-related thread. Please, brethren, give some reconsideration to this.

  2. Pope Francis wants “dialogue” with Muslim leader who broke off ties after Benedict XVI condemned jihad mass murder attack

    FEBRUARY 28, 2016 BY DEACON ROBERT SPENCER @ www.jihadwatch.org/2016/02/pope-francis-wants-dialogue-with-muslim-leader-who-broke-off-ties-after-benedict-xvi-condemned-jihad-mas-murder-attack

    “el-Tayeb has been imam of the al-Azhar Mosque since his 2010 election. He was elected rector of the university in 2003. He is considered a moderate Sunni who has worked to prevent Islamic radicalization.” This moderate Sunni blames the unrest in the Middle East on “world Zionism” and refuses to denounce the Islamic State as un-Islamic.

    “Among the many reasons this Feb. 16 meeting is noteworthy: al-Azhar had broken relations with the Vatican in 2011. On Jan. 1 of that year, a major bombing took place in Alexandria. The attack on Coptic Christians killed 23 people. In an immediate reaction, Benedict XVI labeled the attacks as ‘terrorism’ that ‘brutally affected worshippers.’ He characterized the attacks as part of a ‘strategy of violence’ against Christians. He reiterated his concerns in his New Year’s speech to the corps of diplomats accredited to the Holy See. He asked protection for religious minorities. el-Tayeb reacted negatively to these two statements. He blamed Benedict for ‘interference’ in Egyptian internal affairs, which might result in a ‘negative political reaction’ in the East and in Egypt. Ever since, the Vatican and al-Azhar had no official ties for dialogue.”

    So Tayeb broke off ties with the Vatican because Pope Benedict XVI condemned a jihad mass murder of Christians, and called on Egypt to protect religious minorities. And now Francis wants to restore “dialogue” with that same man.

    How many Christians has the “dialogue” saved from Muslim persecution? How many churches has it saved from destruction?

    • Breaking! Donald Trump calls for chopping off the hands and feet of ISIS “mischief spreaders,” gets invited to meet Pope Francis. Said the Donald, “Yeah, I knew if I stopped saying “build the wall” and talked more like a moderate raghead, I could smooth things over with the pope.”

  3. “He has also pursued a historic rapprochement with the Orthodox Church, meeting the Russian patriarch in Cuba last year, and overseen the finessing of Catholic thinking on the need for Jews to convert, easing long-standing tensions with Judaism.”

    So let’s recap, Bergoglio has done, and continues to try and appease the enemies of Christ and His Church like the Muslims, the talmudists and zionist “jews”, schismatics like the “orthodox” and in October will party and celebrate the protestant revolt with the protestant heretics. While at the same time attacking faithful and traditional Catholics while watering down the teachings of Christ and His Church to appease the secular world. I think that just about covers it.
    How much longer Lord?

    • One wonders, Frank, if any of the modernist hierarchy even believes in life after death and the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell. If they do, they’re kidding themselves with their escapades in this world. Do they really believe they will not be held accountable for their actions? Incredible!

      • Well Colonel, we know Jorge Bergoglio doesn’t believe in Hell, he believes that the few souls who are damned get “annihilated” remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/fetzen-fliegen/item/1611-did-pope-francis-just-deny-the-existence-of-hell
        Then everyone else goes to Heaven.
        According to Bergoglio, and his like minded modernists, there’s no need for people to believe in Jesus, the Holy Trinity, be Catholic, the need of Baptism for salvation etc…, just be a “good” person that will get you to Heaven according to them.
        Sadly Colonel I think most of these people are so far from God, His teachings and His Church and are so worldly that they are blind to the truth.
        They not only jeopardize their own souls with their heresy, but the souls of all men.

  4. The pope and the great imams. But Jesus and Mohammed had “the same idea of ​​conquest”?

    by Sandro Magister
    Seventh Heaven
    May 23, 2016
    Google translation of magister.blogautore.espresso.repubblica.it/2016/05/23/francesco-e-il-grande-iman-gesu-e-maometto-tutti-con-la-stessa-idea-di-conquista/

    More than five years after the door slammed in his face to Benedict XVI, guilty of having prayed publicly for the victims of attacks on Christian churches in Egypt, the grand imam of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad al-Tayyib, has re-established relations with the See of Peter, Pope Francis meeting at the Vatican, at noon on Monday, May 23.

    Preaches the communiqué issued after the meeting:

    “The interview, very friendly, lasted about 30 minutes. The two authoritative interlocutors have pointed out the great significance of this new meeting in the framework of dialogue between the Catholic Church and Islam. Then they are mainly entertained on the common theme of commitment authorities and the faithful of the great religions for peace in the world, the rejection of violence and terrorism, the situation of Christians in the context of conflicts and tensions in the Middle East and their protection “.

    What do you think Pope Francis Islam, has already made ​​it clear on several occasions, albeit with diplomatic sparingly. The last time a few days ago, in an interview with the French Catholic daily “La Croix”, entirely translated to ” L’Osservatore Romano ” on 17 May, in which among other things said:

    “I do not think that today there is a fear of Islam as such, but Daesh and his war of conquest, comes in part from Islam. The idea of ​​conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam, it is true. but it could be interpreted, with the same idea of ​​conquest, the end of Matthew’s gospel, where Jesus sends his disciples in all nations. “

    Incredibly, almost no one has reacted to this amazing equalization between the propagation of Islam by the sword, preached by Muhammad, and the missionary command of Jesus.

    Luckily we thought one commentator of the most competent and balanced, Aldo Maria Valli, the number one Vaticanists of Italian state television, in a comment on his personal blog:

    > Francis, Europe, Islam

    The commentary is to read everything, because acutely also analyzes other questionable passages of the interview to “La Croix”, as the rejection of any reference to the identity ebreocristiana Europe, which according to the Pope “can be triumphalist and vengeful” or even “colonialist”.

    But here’s what Valli writes on this point, citing a qualified Islamic scholar, much heard in the years of Benedict XVI:

    “We fly over the fact that today there is more fear of Daesh, that is, the Islamic state, that Islam as such: they can discuss. The real problems are the words with which Francis said that, with the same yardstick, it can be interpreted as activities of conquest also the mission entrusted by Jesus to his disciples.

    “Here the pope takes up an idea already expressed in ‘Evangelii gaudium’ when stating that there are fundamentalists on both sides, both among Christians and among Muslims, he puts them substantially the same plane.

    “But it is a statement that does not stand up. And to explain that we go back to what he writes an expert on Islam as the Father Samir Khalil Samir, himself a Jesuit, that about ‘Evangelii gaudium’ and the parallel drawn by the pope says (AsiaNews, 19 December 2013): ‘Personally, i would not put on the same plane the two fundamentalisms: Christian fundamentalists do not carry weapons, Islamic fundamentalism is criticized, primarily by Muslims precisely because this armed fundamentalism tries to play the Mohammedan model. in his life, Muhammad has done more than sixty wars; now if Muhammad is the excellent model (as the Qur’an, 33:21), it is not surprising that some Muslims also use them to imitate the violence of the founder of Islam ‘.

    “And at this point it is necessary to speak of violence in the Koran and the life of Muhammad. We still feel the Father Samir: ‘we read in paragraph 253 [of Evangelii gaudium]: The true Islam and proper interpretation of the Koran are opposed to all violence . This phrase is beautiful, and expresses a very benevolent attitude of the Pope towards Islam. however, I feel that it expresses more a wish than a reality. what the majority of Muslims would be against violence, it may well be. But to say that the true Islam is opposed to any violence does not seem true: violence is in the Quran. to say then that a proper interpretation of the Koran is opposed to any violence you need much explanation. If Islam wants to stay now in this vision linked at the time of Muhammad, then there will always be violence. But if Islam – and there are many mystics who have done – wants to find a deep spirituality, then violence is unacceptable. Islam is at a crossroads : or religion is a path to politics and toward a politically organized society, or religion is an inspiration to live more fully and love. Those who criticize Islam about violence is not an unjust generalization and hateful exhibition of these issues, living and bleeding in the Muslim world. In the East it understands very well that Islamic terrorism is religiously motivated, with quotes, prayers and fatwas from imams who encourage violence. The fact is that in Islam there is a central authority which remedies the manipulations. This means that every imam is believed a mufti, a national authority, which can issue judgments inspired by the Koran to be ordered to kill ‘.

    “I have quoted at length the words of his father Samir because they are clear and put the problem into perspective. Islam has a problem with violence related to religion, as he had signaled Benedict XVI in Regensburg in 2006. Denying it means first of all not help Islam to come to terms with himself.

    “Of course, every religion, in greater or lesser extent, may have a problem with violence, because every religion, including Christianity, can be used so fanatical and violent. But to claim that Christianity and Islam are in this sense, mirror, it is not correct, because the New testament and the Koran are not the same thing. a Christian fanatic, you play as a mandate to conquer the task assigned by Jesus to the apostles, completely distorts the Gospel. a Muslim fanatic, you play as a mandate to conquer some of Muhammad’s messages, may be found in the Quran words that support his thesis. “

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