It seems that the Pope is one of the only Christians or Westerners willing to critique Islam, it is also interesting, because Muslims can't touch the Pope, he is pretty much above criticism, well I suppose the could assassinate him, but that would only create a martyr(in the true Christian sense of the word) for the cause of the West!
"The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has criticized Pope Benedict XVI sharply on his latest remarks on Islam."
Yeah I bet they did!
"'The Organization of the Islamic Conference hopes that this campaign is not the prelude of a new Vatican policy towards Islam,' said a statement released by the OIC late Thursday at a conference in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, 'particularly after the many decades of dialogue which brought together Vatican clergy and leading thinkers and men of religion from the Muslim world.'"
I hope it is a new departure in Catholic-Islamic relations!
"The OIC, which groups together 57 member nations with Islamic populations, spoke of a 'smear campaign' by the Pope against the prophet Mohammed."
Ahhh, all he did was read out a letter written by the Eastern Roman Emperor, which included some facts about the Paedophile Prophet, seems Islam can't take the truth!
"The pope's controversial remarks came Tuesday during a speech in Regensburg, in his home German state of Bavaria, when he quoted comments from a 14th-century Christian emperor which said Mohammed had brought only 'evil and inhuman' things to the world, and that Islam was spread 'by the sword.' "
Well, if this aint true, prove it!
"The OIC described the comments in question as 'a complete distortion of the facts, which shows deep ignorance of Islam and Islamic history'."
Really? Prove it, don't just say it distorts fact and history, prove it through your Koran, through historical records, go on prove it, I dare you!
"The OIC also demanded that 'the Vatican will issue statements that reflect its true position and views on Islam and Islamic teachings' and added that it would refrain from 'indulging in polemics concerning the Crusades and religious wars prosecuted by the church in Europe, in addition to the persecution of Muslims in Inquisition courts in the name of Christ's peaceful and tolerant message.' "
Ha ha, they say we will avoid polemics, and then there they go, mentioning the Crusades (which, by the way, were completely justified) Religious wars in Europe and the Inquisition(fewer people died in 300 years of the Inquisition then died on September 11th)
Muslims fear someone like the Pope, it is only a spiritual figure such as Benedict that can challenge Islam, in the only way it can be challenged, spiritually, we must expose the lies that are Islam, we must make studies on Mohammed available online in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Sindi, Turkish, Somali, Bengali, Javanese, Malay and Turkic languages, then, perhaps, we shall see the begining of the collapse or the terminal weakening of this Satanic religion!