Pope Francis declared that “the world is at war” following the slitting of the throat of an 86-year-old priest by two Islamic State-linked jihadists, right in the middle of a mass in France. The jihadists shouted “Allahu akbar” during the barbaric drama, during which they also took two nuns hostage.
The Pope went on to say that this is not “a religious war….. all religions preach peace — it’s the others who want war.”
The pope openly denies black and white print of the Qur’an that commands adherents to “kill them wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush.” (Qur’an 9:5). Also, Qur’an 2:216 commands: “Fighting has been enjoined upon you while it is hateful to you. But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah knows, while you know not.” And there are many other such passages.
Of course, not all Muslims live by such verses, but extraordinary violent Muslim conquests historically followed the commands of Qur’anic verses in establishing the House of Islam throughout the world, and now jihadists (stealth and violent) have infiltrated the West. The Qur’an’s anti-peace verses have resulted in barbarity throughout the 1,400-year history of Islam.
Perhaps the most difficult aspect of the Pope’s denial of the nature of this war is his lack of truthfulness as head of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, particularly in light of the fact that the deity of Christ is described as “the spirit of truth” and “the Prince of Peace”. Pope Francis is a stark departure from his predecessor, who caused immense controversy with his 2006 Regensburg address. Pope Benedict cited the 14th-century Byzantine emperor Manuel II Paleologus regarding the preaching of violence in a religion, stating:
“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…”
And there is more that is troubling about Pope Francis.
Days after the Vatican announced that it was preparing to sign its first accord with “Palestine,” the Pope met with Mahmoud Abbas and called him “an angel of peace.”
Abbas stated in 2014 that “we [Palestinians] live in spirit, we march towards Jerusalem…. we do not desire death, but we welcome martyrdom if it happens.” Abbas did his PhD in Holocaust denial, and his dissertation is widely taught throughout the Palestinian Authority as part of school curriculum. Abbas declared that there will be no Jews in a Palestinian State. Abbas gives the impression of promoting peace while the Palestinian Charter still calls for the destruction of Israel.
Mahmoud Abbas is deemed “an angel of peace” by Pope Francis while he also declares that the world is now “at war,” but that it is “not a religious war.” It is the very nature of jihadist religious zeal that routinely drives the often gruesome attacks and assaults upon innocents globally, and that strives for conquest of the House of War.
Pope Francis is exonerating political Islam with its goals of global conquest by the sword, and also disregarding his own flock, who are suffering the worst kinds of persecution in Islamic states at the hands of jihadists.
“Pope Francis Says ‘The World Is at War’ After ISIS-Linked Church Attack”, by Claudio Lavanga, NBC News, July 27, 2016:
KRAKOW, Poland — Pope Francis declared that “the world is at war” on Wednesday, a day after two knife-wielding attackers linked with ISIS stormed a French church and slit the throat of a priest.
The pope made the comments on a flight between Rome and the Polish city of Krakow, where he was set to join hundreds of thousands of young pilgrims attending World Youth Day.
“The world is at war because it has lost peace,” he told reporters. “This is war. The world has been at war for a while now … We had the war of 1914, then the war in 1939-45, and now this one.”
His comments come after a spate of ISIS-linked attacks across Europe in recent weeks — but he was clear not to describe the conflict along sectarian lines.
He said this was “not an organic war, perhaps. It’s organized, but not organic. But it’s war.” He said the conflict was not “a religious war,” adding that “all religions preach peace — it’s the others who want war.”
Tuesday’s attack saw two assailants armed with knives storm a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray and cut the throat of 85-year-old Father Jacques Hamel. Officials said the two attackers shouted “Allahu Akbar” before being shot dead by security forces.
French President Francois Hollande blamed the “cowardly acts” on ISIS-linked terrorists.
Pope Francis said Hollande had called him to express his condolences. “I want to thank all of those who offered their sympathy, especially France’s president, who talked to me over the phone like a brother,” he said.
He also referenced ISIS’ other victims — many of whom are Muslims.
“This priest, who died as he was leading churchgoers to prayer, is one [victim],” he said. “But how many Christians, how many innocent children [have died]?”
The attack came before World Youth Day, one of the biggest catholic gatherings in the world. Polish authorities introduced exceptional security measures to protect the up to 2 million young pilgrims expected to descend on Krakow.
Around 20,000 Polish police and military personnel have been deployed across the city. Pilgrims will be asked to go through mobile X-rays and metal detectors at railway and bus stations….