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Saturday, September 16, 2006

"Religion of Peace" Responds with Violence

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Ah yes, the "religion of peace" (Islam) responds to the pope's appeal for peace with violence. Pope Benedict quoted Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Paleologus writings which criticized religious violence and forced religious conversions. Within those writings the pope made mention of the following quote: "Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." Muslims in Palestine have responded by doing just that. They now bring the "sword" into Christian houses of worship...

NABLUS, West Bank - Palestinians wielding guns and firebombs attacked five churches in the West Bank and Gaza on Saturday, following remarks by Pope Benedict XVI that angered many Muslims. No injuries were reported in the attacks, which left church doors charred and walls pockmarked with bullet holes and scorched by firebombs. Churches of various denominations were targeted...

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Nobody was hurt -- this time! But we all know what is coming. The "religion of peace" has now left its "sign of peace" on the Church's doorpost.