Michael Ramirez on Pope Benedict’s Visit to Turkey

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AP: Pope urges religious tolerance in Turkey

Pope Benedict XVI began his pilgrimage among Turkey’s tiny Christian communities Wednesday by paying homage to an Italian priest slain during Islamic protests and expressing sympathy for the pressures facing religious minorities in the Muslim world.

The messages — made at one of the holiest Christian sites in Turkey — could set the tone for the remainder of Benedict’s first papal trip to a Muslim nation as he tries to strengthen bonds with the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians.

The pope is expected to sharpen his calls for what the Vatican calls “reciprocity” — that Muslim demands for greater respect in the West must be matched by increased tolerance and freedom for Christians in Islamic nations.

Islam – a religion of peace? This is not Islam’s history nor their ideology.

But, the Pope is attempting dialogue in the Christian way……..

Stay tuned……….


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Pope Benedict XVI Watch: Nun Forgives Somalia Killers

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Sister Leonella Sgorbati (L) and Sister Jana Erena attend the SOS Day celebrations in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu in this July 2, 2005 file photograph. Gunmen killed Sister Sgorbati at a children’s hospital in Mogadishu on September 17, 2006 in an attack that drew immediate speculation of links to Muslim anger over the Pope’s recent remarks on Islam. The Catholic nun’s guard also died from pistol shots in the latest attack on foreign personnel in volatile Somalia.

AP: Colleagues: Nun forgave Somalia killers

Sister Leonella, a nun who devoted her life to helping the sick in Africa, used to joke there was a bullet with her name engraved on it in Somalia. When the bullet came, she used her last breaths to forgive those responsible.

“I forgive, I forgive,” she whispered in her native Italian just before she died Sunday in the Somali capital, the Rev. Maloba Wesonga told The Associated Press at the nun’s memorial Mass in Nairobi on Monday.

Sister Leonella’s slaying raised concerns that she and other foreigners killed in Somalia recently are victims of growing Islamic radicalism in the Horn of Africa country, where a hard-line Muslim militia has been expanding its reach.

The shooting was not a random attack and could have been the Muslim anger over remarks by Pope Benedict XVI linking Islam and violence, said Willy Huber, regional head of the Austrian-financed hospital where the Roman Catholic nun worked.

Several Somalis who witnessed Sunday’s attack by two gunmen also speculated the killing was related to the pope. But Abdurahman Mohamed Farah, deputy leader of the Islamic militia, disputed that, blaming it instead on Somali warlords who were driven out of Mogadishu in June.

And what religion is one of peace, forgiveness and love?

NOT this one….

Palestinians look at a fire at the gate of an Anglican church after it was hit by a firebomb in the West Bank city of Nablus September 16, 2006. Palestinian gunmen attacked churches in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Saturday after a day of protests against comments Pope Benedict made about Islam. Five churches came under attack in the West Bank city of Nablus, where militant groups have long been the dominating force.

Or this one,,,,,

God Be with Sister Leonella Sgorbati.

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Catholic Christians pray for nun Sister Leonella at the Holy Family Basillica in Nairobi, Monday, Sept. 18, 2006. The elderly nun who was gunned down at the hospital where she worked in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu was ‘specifically targeted before being executed by gunmen lying in wait,’ a hospital official said Monday.

Michelle Malkin has This what a real martyr looks like

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Pope Benedict XVI Watch: The POPE Must Die

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Iraqis set on fire an effigy of the Pope Benedict XVI and the German national flag during a protest in the southern city of Basra.

ThisisLondon: The Pope must die, says Muslim

A notorious Muslim extremist told a demonstration in London yesterday that the Pope should face execution.

Anjem Choudary said those who insulted Islam would be “subject to capital punishment”.

His remarks came during a protest outside Westminster Cathedral on a day that worldwide anger among Muslim hardliners towards Pope Benedict XVI appeared to deepen.

Remember yesterday’s Islamic protest at Westminster Cathedral?

Who was really behind this protest?

MM via Dr. Rusty: Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed.

More violence from RADICAL Islam.

Will the moderate Muslims ever speak up or do they all believe the Pope MUST die?

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An man burns an effigy of Pope Benedict and a German flag during a demonstration in Basra city, south of Iraq September 18, 2006.

Stay tuned……..

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Pope Benedict XVI Watch: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei – Pope’s Remarks ” Link in the Chain” of United States-Israeli Conspiracy

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An Italian U.N. peacekeeper sits on top of an armored personnel carrier with a machine gun, as he passes a billboard showing Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, left, and Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, right, on a road in the southern village of Borj Qalaway, Lebanon, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006 as part of a French UNIFIL convoy to be deployed in southern Lebanon. French, Spanish and Italian troops are joining the UNIFIL peacekeeping force in Lebanon as it expands from 2,000 soldiers to 15,000 under a new Security Council resolution.

AFP: Iran leader says pope remarks part of US-Israeli conspiracy

Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei has said remarks by the pope on Islam and violence were just the latest “links in the chain” of a US-Israeli conspiracy aimed at creating conflict between religions.

“Leaders of the arrogant imperialists have already defined the links of the chain in this US-Zionist project by attacking Iraq,” Khamenei said in comments broadcast on state television.

“The issue of insulting cartoons and remarks of some politicians about Islam are different links in the conspiracy of the crusaders and the pope’s remarks are the latest links in this,” he added.

BULL

Ask Khamenei about HIS state sponsorship of terror abroad in order to spread militant radical Islam.

How do you spell Hezbollah?

The text of the Pope’s speech is here.

And what about Iran’s quest for a nuclear weapon – to be used to “wipe Israel off the face of the earth.”

If the Mullah Khamenei wants to make the Global War on Terror a War of Civilizations – Flap says bring on the Crusade.

Stay tuned…..

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Pope Benedict XVI Watch: Al Qaeda – “JIHAD” Against the “Worshippers of the Cross”

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Pope Benedict gestures to the faithful during his Sunday Angelus prayer from his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, outside Rome, September 17, 2006.

Reuters: “Jihad” vowed over Pope speech

An Iraqi militant group led by al Qaeda vowed a war against the “worshippers of the cross” in response to a recent speech by Pope Benedict on Islam that sparked anger across the Muslim world.

“We tell the worshipper of the cross (the Pope) that you and the West will be defeated, as is the case in Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya,” said an Internet statement by the Mujahideen Shura Council, an umbrella group led by Iraq’s branch of al Qaeda.

“We shall break the cross and spill the wine. … God will (help) Muslims to conquer Rome. … God enable us to slit their throats, and make their money and descendants the bounty of the mujahideen,” said the statement.

It was posted on Sunday on an Internet site often used by al Qaeda and other militant groups.

Will this announcement of JIHAD be a wake-up call for the feckless Europeans? America has been fighting the Islamofascists since September 11, 2001.

And what of the world’s Catholics? Will it be a call to arms?

You bet.

This is a depiction of the Holy Father from the Jihadis:

Attached is a picture of the Pope that is circulating in Qaeda-friendly chat rooms and websites. Lovely (and predictable) that they call for his beheading. The script in red calls for the Pope’s beheading. The rest of the translation: “Swine and servant of the cross, worships a monkey on a cross, hateful evil man, stoned Satan, may Allah curse him, blood-sucking vampire.”

Pope Benedict said on Sunday he was deeply sorry Muslims had been offended by his use of a Medieval quotation on Islam and violence. The remarks outraged Muslims and triggered protests and attacks on churches in several Arab towns.

Another militant group in Iraq, Ansar al-Sunnah, also vowed to fight Christians in retaliation.

“You will only see our swords until you go back to God’s true faith Islam,” it said in a separate Internet statement.

Al Qaeda in Iraq and other militant groups have staged suicide bombings and killings of foreign forces and members of the U.S.-allied government and security forces.

If a HOLY WAR is what the radical Islamists want they will get one from the “WORSHIPPERS OF THE CROSS.”

Flap reminds readers that the United States has been in a war against radical Islam for decades now.

Will America receive help now from other Christian yet Islamofascist appeasing nations?

Perhaps

Watch the LEFT blame this JIHAD on the Iraq War and President Bush.

Stay tuned……

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