Papacy & Islam
New Partnership with Muslims:
In his message to the
predominately Muslim nation of Kazakhstan twelve days after the
horrors of September 11th, 2001, the Pope declared,
"'There is one God'.
The Apostle proclaims before all else the absolute oneness of
God. This is a truth which Christians inherited from the children
of Israel and which they share with Muslims: it is faith in the
one God, 'Lord of heaven and earth' (Lk.10:21), almighty and merciful.
In the name of this one God, I turn to the people of deep and
ancient religious traditions, the people of Kazakhstan."
He then gave a false
Gospel. Building a "civilization of love", he said, is the task
of Christians and Muslims. His exact words were,
"This 'logic of love'
is what he [Jesus] holds out to us, asking us to live it above
all through generosity to those in need. It is a logic which can
bring together Christians and Muslims, and commit them to work
together for the 'civilization of love'. It is a logic which overcomes
all the cunning of this world and allows us to make true friends
who will welcome us 'into the eternal dwelling-places' (Lk.16:9),
into the 'homeland' of heaven."
His final prayer was
for a partnership between "Christians and Muslims". His words were,
"And in this celebration
we want to pray for Kazakhstan and its inhabitants, so that this
vast nation, with all its ethnic, cultural and religious variety,
will grow stronger in justice, solidarity and peace. May it progress
on the basis in particular of cooperation between Christians and
Muslims, committed day by day, side by side, in the effort to
fulfil God's will."
In spite of the catastrophic
events of September 11th, the Pope has continued faithfully the
Roman Catholic Church policy of affirmation and approval of Islam.
The Vatican speaks officially of the Roman Catholic Church having
the same God and faith of Abraham as the Muslims,
relationship with the Muslims. 'The plan of salvation also
includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place
amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith
of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful
God, mankind's judge on the last day.'"
The Roman Catholic
Church officially declares that the One God of Holy Scripture is
also the God of Islam. It also esteems the moral life of Islam,
the affirmation of which follows,
"The Church has also
a high regard for the Muslims. They worship God, who is one, living
and subsistent, merciful and almighty, the Creator of heaven and
earth, who has also spoken to men. They strive to submit themselves
without reserve to the hidden decrees of God, just as Abraham
submitted himself to God's plan, whose faith Muslims eagerly link
to their own. Although not acknowledging him as God, they venerate
Jesus as a prophet, his virgin Mother they also honor, and even
at times devotedly invoke. Further, they await the day of judgment
and the reward of God following the resurrection of the dead.
For this reason they highly esteem an upright life and worship
God, especially by way of prayer, alms-deeds and fasting."
Pope's message echoed
by Bush and Muslim Leaders: The drawing of governments and religions
even more closely into a global coalition before a politically constructed
god has already begun. Rome has many times shown herself as the
one to whom all can come for unity within her. Islam as such is
still accepted as a valid religion, and the terrorists of September
understood to be fallen from their religion, rather than upholding
its teachings. In the words of President George W. Bush, "These
murderers have hijacked a great religion in order to justify their
evil deeds. And we cannot let it stand." The Muslims themselves
are giving the same message. For example, the Associated Press reported,
Muslim religious ruling endorsed the morality of the U.S.-led
military effort against terrorists…The ruling…was written
by Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the widely respected chairman of
the Sunna and Sira Council in Qatar, along with three colleagues
in Egypt and one in Syria. The new fatwa cited the words of God
in the Quran and authoritative Hadith…'All Muslims ought
to be united against all those who terrorize the innocents, and
those who permit the killing of non-combatants without a justifiable
reason,' the fatwa said…The five jurists also said Muslims
have a duty to speak up about the faith's anti-terrorism stand."
This spin on Islam
is perfectly in line with what Pope and the Vatican declared, "together
with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind's judge on the
last day." It looks as if the Pope, the politicians, and the Muslims
continue to conceal successfully the history of Mohammed and the
contents of his Qur'an.