Robert Spencer video: Pope Francis, the Pope of Islam

Robert Spencer video: Pope Francis, the Pope of Islam

In this new video, I discuss the praise Pope Francis has received from Muslim leaders for his false claims that Islam is a religion of peace that has nothing to do with terrorism, and his ignoring of the plight of persecuted Middle Eastern Christians.

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  1. Also posted on LifeSiteNews, whose co-founder and managing director Steve Jalsevac says:

    Before anyone starts accusing Lifesite of “attacking the Pope” for presenting this video and article, let me provide context. Also, I must add that the opinions expressed in the video are those of Robert Spencer. They do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews and some of Spencer’s conclusions are somewhat harsher than any LifeSite staff would write.

    However, Spencer is no “Islamophobe” or hater of Muslims or of Pope Francis and the Catholic Church. Wikipedia explains that Spencer “is a member of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, the Eastern Catholic Antiochian Greek Catholic counterpart of the ancient Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch.”

    More than that, however, he has become one of the foremost experts on Islam in the English-speaking world. Therefore, what Robert Spencer has to say in relation to Islam should at least be given serious consideration.

    If you are going to disagree with this brief video report do not, as many usually do, attack the person of Robert Spencer, his reputation or his motives. The only credible criticisms must be those that address specific issues and facts.

    Robert Spencer presents well-researched, verifiable facts to help readers and listeners learn the truth about the great danger of Islamic jihadists and Sharia Law to the world. There is incredible ignorance and naivete about this in the West. Spencer has been attempting, at great risk to his own personal safety, to remedy that lack of public awareness on rapidly expanding, diabolical Islamist Jihadism.

    In the case of this video, Spencer calmly presents legitimate concerns about what he believes would be the logical implications or real world impact of Pope Francis’ statements and actions regarding Islam and the unchecked massive invasion of Islamist young men into non-Islamic nations. Again, the manner in which Spencer presents these concerns is his approach, not that of LifeSite. Still, although given how deeply he is immersed every day in reporting on Islamist mass slaughters, violations of women and many other depravities, it is no wonder that he is not especially diplomatic in discussing Islamism.

    A must-read is the “About Robert Spencer” page on his Jihad Watch website which Spencer describes as “an attempt to raise awareness about the activities of the global jihadists.”

    Spencer does not condemn all Muslims. On the contrary, as noted in Wikipedia,

    “Spencer does not believe that traditional Islam is “inherently terroristic” but says he can prove that “traditional Islam contains violent and supremacist elements”, and that “its various schools unanimously teach warfare against and the subjugation of unbelievers”.[16] However, he rejects the notion that all Muslims are necessarily violent people.[16] He has said that among moderate Muslims, “there are some who are genuinely trying to frame a theory and practice of Islam that will allow for peaceful coexistence with unbelievers as equals.”

    The Robert Spender About page presents a very impressive, lengthy list of his past, high-level U.S. Military and government consulting and speaking engagements. Also listed are the numerous mainstream publications which have publiched articles by him and a long list of mainstream media on which he has appeared.

    Here is just one paragraph,

    Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Justice Department’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S. intelligence community. He has discussed jihad, Islam, and terrorism at a workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry. He is a consultant with the Center for Security Policy.

    To provide more necessary context for Spencer’s comments in this video, I have also added a series of past LifeSite articles [scroll to bottom], also based on credible research. The emphasis is on facts, not bias, prejudice or unjust discrimination.

    Considering how rapidly violent Jihadism has been spreading in the world and into Europe and North America, it is crucial that LifeSite readers take the time to become aware of this information. Ignorance of the realities of Islam could lead to catastrophic loss of freedoms and even of many lives in Western nations. Moderate Muslims would be threatened at least as much as non-Muslims who refuse to “submit” to Islamists.

    I add a caution not to condemn all Muslims, as some have wrongly been prone to do. That kneejerk reaction can only create enemies of those who would much rather be allies in efforts to reform Islam.

    There are many Muslims who have fled authoritarian, backward Islamist nations. They have sought to raise their families within the freedom, safety and opportunities of the nations to which they emigrated.

    Not only must we not lump them in with the violent Islamists, they need our friendship and help to resist the intimidation and threats they often experience from Jihadist Muslims who are also moving into the nations to which they fled.

    Lastly, there have been credible reports that large numbers of Muslims have been quietly (for good reason) converting to the true religion of “peace” which is Christianity. Francis strongly opposes proselytism or actively leading non-Christians to experience the profound, life-changing gifts that come from giving one’s life to Jesus Christ and his true Church.

    This is apparently quietly happening in very large numbers thanks to the loving evangelizing efforts of courageous Catholic and non-Catholic Christians relying on the power and grace of The Holy Spirit. That will be the ultimate solution to the world-threatening surge of militant Islam.

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