How 2 Popes(John Paul II and Benedict XVI) made Foolish Gestures that Muslims would Consider as saying Islam is Superior to Chrisitanity
Advice given by Jesus to his 12 disciples
Jesus told them to be good but not to be stupid.
“”I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore:
1.Be as shrewd as snakes
2.And as innocent as doves.”
Two Popes went against Jesus’ advice
Pope John Paul II kissed the Koran:it was Completely Voluntary
1.Was it that the Pope was in a Muslim country and was suddenly shown a Koran?Not at all,it was inside the Vatican.
2.On June 1, 1999 an issue of FIDES News Service, a Vatican agency reproduced an interview with Catholic Patriarch Raphael I, who was present when John Paul II kissed the Koran.He said:
“On May 14th I was received by the Pope, together with a delegation composed of the Shi’ite imam of Khadum mosque and the Sunni president of the council of administration of the Iraqi Islamic Bank. There was also a representative of the Iraqi ministry of religion.
I renewed our invitation to the Pope, because his visit would be for us a grace from heaven. It would confirm the faith of Christians and prove the Pope’s love for the whole of humanity in a country which is mainly Muslim.
At the end of the audience the Pope bowed to the Muslim holy book, the Qu’ran, presented to him by the delegation, and he kissed it as a sign of respect.
The photo of that gesture has been shown repeatedly on Iraqi television and it demonstrates that the Pope is not only aware of the suffering of the Iraqi people, he has also great respect for Islam.”
2.Pope Benedict XVI prayed with Muslims in the direction of Mecca,and did not even make the Sign of the Cross(Novembre 30,2006)
First, he went to the famous Blue Mosque in Istanbul,Turkey.
Second, before entering it, he removed his shoes.
Third, he humbly received instruction from Muslim Mustafa Cagriche on the basics of Muslim prayer.
Fourth, he meekly followed the Muslim’s command to turn toward the Kiblah,to face in the direction of Mecca. Then the prayer began.
The Pope should have made a sign of the Cross
He did not even make the Sign of the Cross or give any external sign that he was making a Catholic prayer.That way the Muslims would have known he was not submitting to Islam but was proclaiming he was a Christian,not a Muslim.
On the contrary, he imitated the mufti, crossing his hands on his stomach in a classical Muslim prayer attitude known as “the posture of tranquility.” Eyes closed, they prayed together for several minutes.
By acting that way the 2 popes:
1.Showed ignorance of what the Koran and Islam say about Christians and Jews.
2.And their gestures made Muslims think those 2 popes recognized the superiority of Islam over Christianity.
Allah curses Christians and Jews in the Koran “till the Day of Resurrection”
“And with those who say:
1.“We are Christians” We took compact; and they have forgotten a portion of that they were reminded of.
2.So We(Note:Allah) have stirred up among them enmity and hatred, till the Day of Resurrection; and God will assuredly tell them of the things they wrought.”
1.Some Jews of Muhammad’s time said that Allah was powerless,impotent,”his hand was shackled/fettered/chained“.
2.So Allah felt hatred and cursed them all “till the Day of Resurrection“.Where is the justice there?
3.Again notice it is in the very same chapter.
Here is the crime of judeophobia,xenophobia,intolerance,bigotry.
“They (Note:the Jews) have said, “God’s hand is fettered/chained.” Fettered are their hands, and they are cursed for what they have said. No, but His hands are outspread; He expends how He will. And what has been sent down to you from your Lord will surely increase many of them in insolence and unbelief;
and We(Note:Allah) have cast between them enmity and hatred, till the Day of Resurrection. As often as they light a fire for war, God will extinguish it. They hasten about the earth, to do corruption there; and God loves not the workers of corruption.”
Consequence of Intra-Jewish Hatred
In one case it ultimately led to 100 million people killed in the XXth century by Communism.Communism was created by a Jew who hated Jews,by Karl Marx(1818-1883).Read:
Another Case of a Jew who Despised his People,that of Fritz Haber
“Fritz (Frederick) Haber,Jewish-German Genius,the Jews and the Koran”
To verify the Koranic citations to be cited go to quranbrowser.com, which has:
1.Six translations by Muslims.
2.Four translations by Non-Muslims.
3.The text in Arabic,with Latin letters.