Cardinal Seán O’Malley warns about anti-Muslim rhetoric

Cardinal Seán O’Malley warns about anti-Muslim rhetoric

He was in Knock [Ireland] for the re-dedication of the basilica

[Hat-tip to Canon212; another report (also hat-tip to Canon212) headlines it as “Blathers Idiotically About Immigration”]

Sunday 17 July 2016

A senior adviser to Pope Francis has said he is worried about the anti-Muslim rhetoric of presumptive US Republican Party candidate Donald Trump.

In an interview with RTÉ News, Cardinal Seán O’Malley also warned against scapegoating Muslims following this week’s atrocity in Nice and other terrorist attacks on the west.

Speaking in Knock, Co Mayo, the cardinal recalled that the Irish were once blamed for America’s ills.

And he urged Catholics to heed the advice of Pope Francis to strengthen dialogue with Muslims.

“It’s very easy to stir up resentment and to blame groups of people.

“I think immigration is such an important issue, requires a lot of reflection. It requires people with wisdom to come together and talk about what is best for the common good.”

He continued: “All of us need just immigration laws and a way of dealing with immigration that will not dehumanise people”.

Cardinal O’Malley was in Mayo for the re-dedication of the basilica of Our Lady of Knock after a €9 million [$10 million] refurbishment.

Mr Trump has suggested Muslims should be barred from entering the US.

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3 comments on “Cardinal Seán O’Malley warns about anti-Muslim rhetoric

  1. Cardinal O Malley is a prat. “And he urged Catholics to heed the advice of Pope Francis to strengthen dialogue with Muslims.” Pope Francis is as clueless about Islam as his ‘senior advisor’. These people will only realise their stupidity when they are on their knees awaiting their end.

  2. “Prat” — I can’t remember when I last heard that word. Good choice.

  3. “All of us need just immigration laws and a way of dealing with immigration that will not dehumanize people.”

    Dehumanize? Like a German immigrant Afghan screaming allahu-akbar as he axed 20 folks on a train today? We need to respect his religion and unfortunate upbringing, turn the other cheek, think of what would drive us to axe murder, and realize we’re all the same — except for us hateful light-skinned western robber-baron exploiters who deserve what we get.

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