Well, if there was ever a person doing openly what the apostle John warned believers not to do, it’s current Roman Catholic Pope Francis. Not only has he been covering for Islam by saying that one should not equate violence with Islam, but on Saturday he attended a mosque in Turkey and actually prayed with his head bowed in the direction of Mecca. Additionally, Francis called on Europe to open its borders to Muslims.
First, from the Daily Mail:
Pope Francis said last night that equating Islam with violence was wrong and called on Muslim leaders to issue a global condemnation of terrorism to help dispel the stereotype.
He told reporters aboard his plane returning from a visit to Turkey that he understood why Muslims were offended by many in the West who automatically equated their religion with terrorism.
OK, either this pope is ignorant of history or he is a deceiver or perhaps he just doesn’t know what’s in the Koran. I don’t think he’s ignorant, but in case I’m wrong, perhaps he could explain all of this or many of the things documented by our own Pamela Geller.
If that were not enough, Christian Post reports:
A day after calling for inter-religious dialogue to end Islamist extremism, Pope Francis on Saturday visited a 17th-century mosque in Istanbul and spent several minutes in a silent prayer with his head bowed in the direction of Mecca.
The pope made the gesture to promote Christian-Muslim relations at the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, known as the Blue Mosque, on Saturday, the second day of his three-day Turkey visit, according to the Vatican Radio.
He removed his shoes before entering the mosque with blue tiles on its walls. Standing next to him was the Grand Mufti, who explained about the Koranic verses illustrated on the stones pillars and the dome.
He also took time to continue his Islamic propaganda in a speech to Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other political leaders in the area.
“Fanaticism and fundamentalism, as well as irrational fears which foster misunderstanding and discrimination, need to be countered by the solidarity of all believers,” he told them.
“It is essential that all citizens – Muslim, Jewish and Christian – both in the provision and practice of the law, enjoy the same rights and respect the same duties,” the pope added. “They will then find it easier to see each other as brothers and sisters who are travelling the same path, seeking always to reject misunderstandings while promoting cooperation and concord. Freedom of religion and freedom of expression, when truly guaranteed to each person, will help friendship to flourish and thus become an eloquent sign of peace.”
Um, no. This is completely anti-Christian teaching. Muslims, Jews and Christians are not “travelling the same path.” They are on different paths. In fact, this was most clearly pointed out by the Lord Jesus when he uttered those famous words of exclusivity in John 14:
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Jesus also claimed to be The Door and warned about false teachers such as Pope Francis when he declared, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
It’s interesting that Francis continues to bury his head in the sand. He speaks to Erdogan as though he thinks Erdogan thinks Islam is peaceful, but Erdogan was the one that declared that there is no “moderate” Islam, only Islam and has declared, “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets, and the faithful our soldiers.”
That is jihad. It’s not peace and being on the same path or promoting cooperation and concord. That is a distinctive declaration and a violent one at that.
Finally, Francis called for the opening of the borders of Europe more than they are now to Muslims. Apparently, he wants to help the Islamic Caliphate advance even more. Why isn’t he calling on Europe to allow the likes of Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller into Great Britain? They haven’t threatened, harmed or murdered one person. Yet, the murderous, death cult of Islam is openly embraced.
After the Vatican declared that homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer the Christian community, the Pope declaring that he is a supporter of the Big Bang Theory and evolution and now this, BareNakedIslam rightly asks, “How do you say ‘traitor’ in Latin?” Pope Francis is a denier of the faith and the hottest place in Hell is reserved for men like him who should know better, but continue to lead men to destruction.