THE country’s most influential Catholic has offended Islamic leaders for the second time in a month by declaring Islam more warlike than Christianity.
Australia had not been much changed by the rising Islamic threat after September 11, 2001, the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell, said. But this could change depending “on how many terrorist attacks” Islamic extremists could “bring off successfully”.
“The million-dollar question” was whether intolerance was a modern distortion of Islam or arose out of internal logic.
“It’s difficult to find periods of tolerance in Islam. I’m not saying they’re not there, but a good deal of what is asserted is mythical.”…
Keysar Trad of the Islamic Friendship Association said Dr Pell’s statement showed he had no understanding of Islam.
And neither do legions of contemporary Muslims, evidently.