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Magdi Allam Tells the Pope That Islam is a Religion of war

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Allam told Pope Benedict he specifically objected to Cardinal Tauran telling a conference in August that Islam itself promotes peace but that “‘some believers’ have ‘betrayed their faith,'” using it as a pretext for violence.

“The objective reality, I tell you with all sincerity and animated by a constructive intent, is exactly the opposite of what Cardinal Tauran imagines,” Allam told the pope. “Islamic extremism and terrorism are the mature fruit” of following “the sayings of the Quran and the thought and action of Mohammed.”

via Islam In Action: Ex-Muslim Tells the Pope That Islam is a Religion of war

This is something really dangerous and interesting. If someone as peaceful, as rational and as cultivated as this man, considers that Islam is a Religion of War, we should think about it for a minute… carefully.

Written by Claudia

October 29, 2008 at 8:14 pm

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  1. […] MAGDI ALLAM Tells the Pope That Islam is a Religion of war …. […]

  2. I agree. One of the reasons Allam gave for his ultimate conversion was the following.

    Two other factors impacted my decision to convert. The first was the fact of being threatened in April 2003 in Kuwait City. Because I criticized Palestinian suicide terrorism, Hamas identified me as an enemy to be eliminated. Since then I have lived under escort, and the situation has continued to get worse.

    This condition has cast a shadow over my life, and forced me to reflect not only on the reality of Islamic extremism and terrorism, but also on the reality of Islam itself as a religion [because] these extremists and terrorists do what they do in the name of Islam. They say they are doing it in the name of Islam.

    So I was forced to reflect on what was written in the Koran, and the thinking and works of Mohammed, and I discovered that there are profound ambiguities there that allow the Koran to legitimize violence and terrorism.

    from an interview with Our Sunday Visitor

    melo

    October 31, 2008 at 9:02 pm

  3. Thanks, Melo
    You know, I just get very sad with all of this. It’s just men going after other men just because someone 14 centuries ago thought he had visions… mixed with power. An explosive mixture.

    Claudia

    November 1, 2008 at 5:12 pm


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