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Pakistan condemns Papal comments

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posted on Sep, 15 2006 @ 07:32 AM
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Pope Benedict was referencing some old quotes of dialog between Catholics and Muslims and it seems Pakistan isn't happy about what he said.

He quoted from a book recounting a conversation including the 14th century Byzantine Christian Emperor Manuel Paleologos II who said '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,'"

The toleran' Pakistani muslim response?


"Anyone who describes Islam as a religion as intolerant encourages violence," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said....She said Muslims had a long history of tolerance,


There is no information as to why the pope was quoting this. I don't know if it was to say that he agreed or to say 'hey look at what people USED to think. The context is unknown.


[edit on 9/15/2006 by FlyersFan]




 
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