Pope Francis: ‘Muslim Terrorism Does Not Exist’


Put this down as my religion post for the week. First we have  “NY Catholic Church Holding Lessons To Promote Islam As A Religion Of Peace” via WXXI,  then we have Pope Francis not letting up. He hits the big ones, denying Islamic terrorism, and of course the so-called “ecological crisis” of Global Warming. First NY:

Kelly said he has held two of these sessions previously at other churches and was met with a positive response.

“We had about 80 people in each of the parishes participate. And it was very exciting because people were reticent or not willing to ask questions very much but by the end I think people felt much more comfortable.”

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In an impassioned address Friday, Pope Francis denied the existence of Islamic terrorism, while simultaneously asserting that “the ecological crisis is real.”

“Christian terrorism does not exist, Jewish terrorism does not exist, and Muslim terrorism does not exist. They do not exist,” Francis said in his speech to a world meeting of populist movements.

What he apparently meant is that not all Christians are terrorists and not all Muslims are terrorists—a fact evident to all—yet his words also seemed to suggest that no specifically Islamic form of terrorism exists in the world, an assertion that stands in stark contradiction to established fact.

“No people is criminal or drug-trafficking or violent,” Francis said, while also suggesting—as he has on other occasions—that terrorism is primarily a result of economic inequalities rather than religious beliefs. “The poor and the poorer peoples are accused of violence yet, without equal opportunities, the different forms of aggression and conflict will find a fertile terrain for growth and will eventually explode.”

The Pope also reiterated his conviction that all religions promote peace and that the danger of violent radicalization exists equally in all religions. (Ed comment: I don’t recall Jesus telling us to slay our adversaries)

“There are fundamentalist and violent individuals in all peoples and religions—and with intolerant generalizations they become stronger because they feed on hate and xenophobia,” he said.

While denying the existence of Islamic terrorism, Francis also seemed to condemn the denial of global warming, asserting that “the ecological crisis is real.”

“A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system,” he said.

We know “what happens when we deny science and disregard the voice of Nature,” the Pope said. “Let us not fall into denial. Time is running out. Let us act. I ask you again—all of you, people of all backgrounds including native people, pastors, political leaders—to defend Creation.”

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26 Responses to “Pope Francis: ‘Muslim Terrorism Does Not Exist’”

  1. The Weekly Headlines – My Daily Musing – Br Andrew's Muses Says:

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  2. David Montaigne Says:

    In my last book on end times prophecy, I agree with the suggestion that Pope Francis does not represent Catholicism or Christianity and might be the False Prophet accompanying the Antichrist in the end times. The things he says, coming from an alleged church leader, are insane.

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  3. The Weekly Headlines – My Daily Musing Says:

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  4. John Liming's Blog Says:

    When I was a kid all my Catholic friends would tell me all the time, “The Pope is totally infallibile when it comes to issues of religion and the faith. He cannot err.” — That was a long time before I understood about The Catholic Church’s well-publicized scandals so today I am thinking, “This guy is just another man in a robe (Dress) and he doesn’t know much more about anything than I do and he ought to stick to the business of getting souls into his church and leave politics to the politicians.”

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    • bunkerville Says:

      My thought as well. I have always had a problem with that concept of the Catholic Church. He would best stick to cleaning his house first….

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  5. Steve Dennis Says:

    As an ex-Catholic I find the idea of calling any man the “Holy Father” to be wrong, there is only one Holy Father and he is not on this earth. (I an not intending to insult Catholics here, that is just my opinion.) I guess I can understand what the Pope is trying to say but still I find this to be very naive.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Considering all of the Christians that are being attacked in the Middle East, I would think the Pope could say a word in support of them. I am in agreement with you, though not a Catholic, I always had respect for the position, but the luster has worn thin with all of his political diatribes.

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      • the unit Says:

        Well you know every circus I ever went to had a ringmaster otherwise I might’ve missed the daring young man on the flying trapeze. And every carnival had a barker otherwise I might’ve missed seeing the bearded lady. Sort of natural law for such. /sar 🙂

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      • the unit Says:

        And Wolf Blitzer thinks he’s the pope of the secular media magisterium. “Controlling ‘exactly what people think’ is the job of the media, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski boldly declared Wednesday morning.”

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Unit – I happened to catch Mika in real time yesterday. Says it all in spades.

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  6. petermac3 Says:

    After his experiences as a bar bouncer Poppi considers ISIS to be JV. Hey, my mistake, it was the pot smoking floppy eared wind surfing sexually confused Indonesian Muslim who labeled our infidel killing friends a JV team. Poppi thinks they’re just some people loving wild and crazy kinda guys.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I think he is a Marxist through and through. Anything to get the world there is in his balliwick

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  7. Always On Watch Says:

    Apparently, Pope Francis will deny the existence of Islamic terrorism right up till the moment that his head is lopped off.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Perhaps someone could take him to the Vatican Library and have him take a look at some of the moldy history books. Oh, thats right, it was only in 2007 that the Vatican admitted that the persecution of the Knights Templar was done with trumped up charges without merit.

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  8. the unit Says:

    It’s been asked…why don’t the Muslims do something about the radicals which O said aren’t Muslims at all? So I guess I’ll leave it up to true Catholics to do whatever needs to be done with the Pope.
    Rather than me call him names I’ll just quote one by a blogger who identifies as a Catholic and give the blog site. Stumbled there yesterday while looking up the meaning of the word mundane. I look up lots of words I think I know nowadays ever since the Supreme’s said definitions of words don’t mean what they used to…it’s the intent you mean that counts. Searching mundane gave me mundabor. Got a laugh and a kick reading the site.
    Quoting the Catholic blogger…Pope=Evil Clown.
    https://mundabor.wordpress.com/
    🙂

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    • bunkerville Says:

      A good find Unit. He pretty much covers the territory and hope he is right. Thanks.

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  9. Pope Francis: ‘Muslim Terrorism Does Not Exist’ | zooforyou Says:

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for the link.. stop by again.

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  10. petermac3 Says:

    Drop the pope mobile in ISIS territory so the world can see if bullet proof glass burns….

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Oh my….. 🙂 I heard Isis had a hit out on him…

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  11. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again.

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      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.

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  12. Laura B Mielcarek Says:

    Yeah….well, he’s just plain wrong. The koran does tell muslims to invade, conquer, and kill. I thought lying was a sin….?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Laura you nailed it. Well said.

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      • Laura B Mielcarek Says:

        Thank you, kind sir.

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