Source: The Guardian
Pope Francis has said it was wrong to identify Islam with violence and that social injustice and idolatry of money were among the prime causes of terrorism.
“I think it is not right to identity Islam with violence,” he told reporters aboard the plane taking him back to Rome after a five-day trip to Poland. “This is not right and this is not true.”
The pope was responding to a question about the killing on 26 July of an 85-year-old Roman Catholic priest during a church service in western France. The attackers forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat. The killing was claimed by Islamic State.
“I think that in nearly all religions there is a always a small fundamentalist group,” he said, adding “We have them,” referring toCatholicism.
“I don’t like to talk about Islamic violence because every day when I look at the papers I see violence here in Italy – someone killing his girlfriend, someone killing his mother-in-law. These are baptised Catholics,” he said.
“If I speak of Islamic violence, I have to speak of Catholic violence. Not all Muslims are violent,” he said.
He said there were various causes of terrorism.
“I know it dangerous to say this but terrorism grows when there is no other option and when money is made a god and it, instead of the person, is put at the centre of the world economy,” he said.
“That is the first form of terrorism. That is a basic terrorism against all humanity. Let’s talk about that,” he said.
When he started the trip on Wednesday, the pope said the killing of the priest and a string of string of other attacks were proof the “world is at war” but that it was not caused by religion.
He told reporters on the plane that lack of economic opportunities for young people in Europe was also to blame for terrorism.
“I ask myself how many young people that we Europeans have left devoid of ideals, who do not have work. Then they turn to drugs and alcohol or enlist in Isis,” he said, referring to the group also known as Islamic State.
Categories: Catholic Church, Islam, Pope Francis, Terrorism, The Muslim Times
WHAT IS WRONG WITH ISLAMIC TEACHING TODAY?
AL Quran is The True Guidance of God.
Islam (al Quran, ) teach ; peace, love, compassion, tolerance, forgiveness, justice for all, equality, human right, liberty and freedom of religion, speech, expression, and prosperity. Islam is mercy for all mankind. QS.21:107.
Those who follow Islamic teaching correctly, Muslim will be a good Muslim, lovely Muslim, tolerant Muslim, rich Muslim, generous Muslim, treat all people equally, fairly, and the will be rewarded by Allah TWO Paradise. One on earth, second Hereafter. this Muslim will be named a the best Creature on earth.
But THE BOOK OF HADITH is not the word of Allah, but men’s word. Those who follow the book of Hadith blindly will go astray and fall into sinful Syrik.
Extremist Muslim use the book of Hadith to justify to kill innocent people like blasphemer, apostasy, Heresy, gay-lesbian, infidel , and those who do not PLEDGE to Chaliph of ISIS etc. So the book of Hadith create violence, conflict, poverty. but al Quran create peace, happiness and prosperity. Millions innocent people around the world have been suffering, displacing and killed by Muslim’s hands. Nauzubillah,
I am so sad,pity, heartbreaking and embarrassing too.
I strongly urge Islamic scholars around the world to fix the root of violence. otherwise extremist Muslim will continue to kill innocent people,.
We are sick and tired of the killings of children, young men and women in our community. It’s up to us to take a stand and demand Islamic scholars to remove all violent Hadith and so extremist Muslim will stop killing us.
WISDOM OF PROPHETS Muhammad and Jesus.;
Love your neighbor as you love yourself. No one has faith yet if you do not love all people regardless his religion, race and gender.
Love is the seed of peace, happiness and prosperity, but hatred is the seed of evil, violence and disaster.
This golden wisdom we have to give our children and children as new generation.
Wassalamu’alikum –With all my Love