Saturday, April 12, 2008

Pope Benedict’s baptism of a Muslim-born journalist

Gulf Times Sheikh Yousuf al-Qaradawi has denounced Pope Benedict’s baptism of a Muslim-born journalist during the last Easter Mass at the Vatican as a “provocative and hostile act against Muslims”.
Sheikh Qaradawi, who is the head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) and the European Council for Fatwa and Research, said the public baptism of Majdi Allam has provoked Muslims around the world. “We do not feel regret over the conversion of that person. He has been a Catholic for more than five years. He was always attacking Islam, the Qur’an and me. The problem is that he was baptised by the Pope in public and in front of satellite TV cameras. This is a hostile act against Islam,” he told Doha-based Al Jazeera television.
If you are not mad that he left Islam, why are you upset the Pope baptised him? That is what Catholics do. The Pope is not mad that you pray with your head beating the floor, and with you ass sticking up.
"It is not strange that Allam, who betrayed his country and supported Israel, left his religion. We know that he is an agent of Israel. He would not contribute to Islam if he were a Muslim,” he said.
He might contribute a little sanit, and Islam clearly needs it.
Qaradawi said the public baptism has worsened relations between the Vatican and IUMS. “We were looking for a different approach from the Pope after his anti-Islam remarks two years ago.
What were you looking for? Should the Pope bow and scrape like a good little Dhimmi? That ain't gonna happen.
But the Pope’s baptism of a person who was known for his enmity to Islam and the Qur’an made us stick to our previous decision to suspend the IUMS relationship with the Vatican,”
It is just as well. You really didn't mean it, and I don't thin the Pope really understood taqqiyah.
he told Al Jazeera.

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