Pope Francis dismisses "Islamic" violence to protect Catholicism
This type of violence is becoming much more prevalent in news. Currently Europe is suffering constant attacks by Muslim extremists that pledge themselves to ISIS. Just last week, a priest was executed during mass by an ISIS member. One of the men that participated in the execution was on home arrest for attempting to travel abroad using a relative’s ID. One of these locations was Syria, which is a rat hole for ISIS. When these attacks occur it is important to call them what they are: Islamic terrorist attacks.
Defining these as Islamic terrorist attacks isn't saying all Muslims are terrorists. These ARE religiously inspired acts of violence meant to push ISIS's political and religious agenda.
Positive response from Muslims
Responses from the local Muslim population in the wake of the priest's murder last week were heartfelt and positive. Muslims attended a Catholic mass to show respect and solidarity for the the Catholic community and slain priest. We need to see more of this from the Muslim community. We need to see you publicly defying both your religion and the extremists within your religion.
According to the Qur'an, Muslims are forbidden from attending the services of another religion.
Indeed, they who disbelieved among the People of the Scripture and the polytheists will be in the fire of Hell, abiding eternally therein. Those are the worst of creatures.
O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you - then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.
Pope Francis protects his flock
After a visit to Poland, Pope Francis said:
"I don't like to talk of Islamic violence because every day, when I go through the newspapers, I see violence, this man who girls his girlfriend, another who kills his mother-in-law," Francis said, in apparent reference to crime news in predominantly Catholic Italy. "And these are baptized Catholics. If I speak of Islamic violence, then I have to speak of Catholic violence."
Yes, Pope. Speak on Catholic violence. Speak about the violence that is committed in the name of your God because it does happen. Just like with Muslims, you need to condemn such attrocities. By speaking out, you're actually protecting your faith against the extremists and the attrocities they commit in the name of religion. By not admitting people use Catholicism to perform acts of violence you exacerbate the situation. You're refusing to talk about this because it would portray Catholicism in a bad light. If we are being honest, Catholics have done some really bad shit.
This is just one more example of how this Pope is a PR genius.
"In Islam, not all are violent, not all the Catholics are violent. It's like a fruit salad, everything's in there."
So you admit that violence among Catholics exists but you don't want to talk about it because it might make you look bad.
Noting he has spoken with imams, he concluded: "I know how they think, they are looking for peace."
Look, the only way to achieve "peace" according to the Qur'an and Surahs is total domination. one religion. And that religion must be Islam.
I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and they establish prayer, and pay Zakat and if they do it, their blood and property are guaranteed protection on my behalf except when justified by law, and their affairs rest with Allah.
Muhammad came to bring about the one "true" religion. Not to find some kind of personal peace or unity among peoples.
As for ISIS, [Pope Francis] said [...]"presents itself with a violent identity card, but that's not Islam."
ISIS follows the same Islam as any other muslim. The difference is they are interpreting it to fit their own desires.
This is a problem with all religion.