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    Popes remarks about Islam spark attacks

    NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - Unknown assailants threw fire bombs on Saturday at two churches in the
    West Bank city of Nablus, following a day of Palestinian protests against comments
    Pope Benedict made about Islam. No one was hurt.
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    Jabi Saadeh, a member of the Anglican Church in the city, said about four or five masked men in a white car threw several fire bombs at the wall of the church, without causing damage.

    A similar attack on a Greek Orthodox church in Nablus set ablaze one of its walls, leaving part of it charred. George Awad, head of the Greek Orthodox church, denounced what he called "a childish act."

    In a speech in Germany on Tuesday, the Pope appeared to endorse a Christian view, contested by most Muslims, that the early Muslims spread their religion by violence. It was unclear whether the church attacks were connected to his remarks.

    The Pontiff apologized on Saturday for his comments, which sparked outrage across the Arab world.

    Thousands of Palestinians marched in Gaza on Friday to protest his remarks. A youth center run by the Greek Orthodox church in Gaza was slightly damaged by an explosion, although it was unclear whether it was related to the Pope's remarks.

    Salem Salama, the head of Muslim clerics in the Palestinian territories, urged Palestinians to protect and respect Christians and also called on Muslim countries not to allow the Pope to visit in order to ensure his safety.

    "We urge our nations and our Muslim and Arab countries not to receive the Pope so that he does not make any comments that may ignite fire and in order to avoid any assault on him that may ignite a religious war," Salama said in Gaza.

    Senior officials from the Palestinian government, which has been led by the Islamic Hamas group after it won a January parliamentary election, and other local leaders gathered at the scene of the Nablus attacks and offered words of condolence.

    "We condemn this irresponsible attack and we believe that these acts will not affect the eternal unity of the Palestinian community," Nablus mayor and Hamas leader Adli Yaaish said.

    Most of the some 3.8 million Palestinians in the West Bank and
    Gaza Strip identify themselves as Muslim, while up to 2 percent are Christian. Attacks between members of the communities are rare.

    "We are brothers and sisters during good and bad times in Palestine and tolerance is the common oxygen for people here -- Christians and Muslims," Awad said.

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    And this is what they call tolerance. Seems the pope knew what he was talking about.

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    Re: Popes remarks about Islam spark attacks

    This Pope is nothing more than a retard in a Halloween Costume.

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    Re: Popes remarks about Islam spark attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Phinnly Slash Buster
    This Pope is nothing more than a retard in a Halloween Costume.
    That being said, he was still right.

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    Re: Popes remarks about Islam spark attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by gools68
    That being said, he was still right.
    Plus, the Moslem attacks are against the wrong churches. The Pope is not over the Anglican or Greek Orthodox churches... not too bright are they.

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    Re: Popes remarks about Islam spark attacks

    just more evidence of their inability to grasp that this is 2006, and not 1006.

    "their" being lots and lots of Middle Eastern muslims.

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    Re: Popes remarks about Islam spark attacks

    It's a good thing they are not violent like the Pope said they are, who knows what would have happened. The Pope apologize??? Whats with that? So muc for a strong leader.

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    Re: Popes remarks about Islam spark attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Worried_in_the_USA
    It's a good thing they are not violent like the Pope said they are, who knows what would have happened. The Pope apologize??? Whats with that? So muc for a strong leader.
    i read that he apologized for the reaction and that he didnt think there would be that type of reaction.

    i havent read the articles on it, but yahoo news has it titles as "Pope apologizes for mulsim reaction to his quotes". slightly different than "pope apologizes for remarks on muslims".

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    Re: Popes remarks about Islam spark attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulM
    Plus, the Moslem attacks are against the wrong churches. The Pope is not over the Anglican or Greek Orthodox churches... not too bright are they.
    My thoughts exactly, but then again, I dont think they care, as long as they have a reason to fight, they are content with that.

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    Re: Popes remarks about Islam spark attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by gools68
    That being said, he was still right.
    No he’s 100% wrong.
    Here is something every Muslim knows but the Pope has obviously chosen to ignore.

    "Don't judge, so that you won't be judged.
    For with whatever judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but don't consider the beam that is in your own eye? Or how will you tell your brother, 'Let me remove the speck from your eye;' and behold, the beam is in your own eye? You hypocrite! First remove the beam out of your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother's eye.”
    Matthew 7:1-5

    Re:
    The Spanish Inquisition?
    The American Holocaust: tens of millions of Native American’s slaughtered in Christ’s name sanctioned by the Pope?
    The Crusades?
    Not to mention today’s religious right justifying assassinations. nuclear warfare, illegal invasions of foreign countries all in the name of Christ.

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    Re: Popes remarks about Islam spark attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Phinnly Slash Buster
    "Don't judge, so that you won't be judged.
    For with whatever judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but don't consider the beam that is in your own eye? Or how will you tell your brother, 'Let me remove the speck from your eye;' and behold, the beam is in your own eye? You hypocrite! First remove the beam out of your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother's eye.”
    Matthew 7:1-5
    I havent read anything that says the Pope was casting judgement on anyone, but rather made a simple and obvious observation, and now the radical Islamist have set out to prove him right.

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    Re: Popes remarks about Islam spark attacks

    Never have heard ONE COMMENT or words of condemnation from these
    Muslim Imams, Priest, or whatever, or any outcry from Muslims in general
    regarding the murdering they did on 9/11/2002 and what they are doing
    in Iraq to each other, the train bombings in Spain and London and the
    downing of the 747 over Lockerbee, Scotland.
    Is it any wonder that people believe that Islam sponsors murders and
    fanatical barbarians.
    Seems like the Imam, Priest look the other way, are silent in this regard.
    I think they cannot wait for the day that they are ever more in charge
    of greater masses of humanity.
    Just remember: the Quran says: convert to Islam or the sword on the
    neck is the consequence!

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    Re: Popes remarks about Islam spark attacks

    By the way, heard and seen on FOX News 9/17/2006 where in several
    locations in the mideast that Muslims have attacked and set fire to
    Christian Churches... SUPPOSEDLY in retribution for the Pope's remarks.
    Have any Christians or Jews atacked and burned their Mosque? Hell no!
    Has anyone heard any protest, outcry, or demand for apologies for
    these acts by Muslims? Hell no!
    Guess what? That is what they want MORE Muslims to do.
    This is what they want and like!

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    Re: Popes remarks about Islam spark attacks

    Phinnely - It's easy to throw stones.....The Pope is Catholic...if you are not catholic why do you care? He's not elected ...he's appointed. I've always been amazed by the reaction. Do you have any opinion on Martin Luther, Billy Graham. Bishop Desmond Tutu, Gandi, Maharishi ......If you belong to nothing you have nothing....do you have family? children? anyone who needs you?...that, my friend is belonging.. I'm sure you do.

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    Re: Popes remarks about Islam spark attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulM
    Plus, the Moslem attacks are against the wrong churches. The Pope is not over the Anglican or Greek Orthodox churches... not too bright are they.
    well... hasn't ANYONE discerned, caught on yet, that the more ignorant,
    dumber, animal like and ignorant these people are the better and easier
    they can be manipulated, programmed: brain-washed, to commit indiscrimate
    mass murder and perpatrate mayhem and destruction?
    The Devil does NOT like to be drawn out of the darkness that conceals
    his evilness!

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    Re: Popes remarks about Islam spark attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Phinnly Slash Buster
    Not to mention today’s religious right justifying assassinations. nuclear warfare, illegal invasions of foreign countries all in the name of Christ.

    what are these things that you are referring to??? i dont know of any of these things that are promoted in the name of christ.

    bottom line is the bible, both new and old testemants, the koras, pretty much all religious texts have references to killing non beleivers and such things. we all know it. the difference is only muslims still abide by those words. most of us understand that 2006 is not 1006 and society does not function by the religious texts it used to. muslims are slow to change. most of them in the ME that is.

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    Re: Popes remarks about Islam spark attacks

    PSB and Worried, the Pope's words were 100% correct.

    The Pope said something that the Muslims got their panties in a bunch over... Here are the quotes directly from the transcripts of his speech:

    "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"

    "To convince a reasonable soul, one does not need a strong arm, or weapons of any kind, or any other means of threatening a person with death..."

    Don't you get it you two?

    First the Pope says that the Koran teaches and condones the use of violence. Then how do the followers of the Koran react? They riot, threaten violence and make death threats to the Pope.

    They denounce someone saying their religion uses violence, by using violence.

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