Did Pope Francis Just Defend Muslim Terrorists?

 

(Screenshot credit, Mad World News)

(Screenshot credit, Mad World News)

January 16, 2015

Mad World News:

Pope Francis has taken the stage to speak about the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack that claimed the lives of innocent people in Paris, France last week. The leader of the Catholic Church has uttered words that seemed to take the side of the Islamic extremists and could potentially lead to more senseless killings.

“If my good friend Dr. Gasparri says a curse word against my mother, he can expect a punch,” Francis said half-jokingly, throwing a mock punch his way. “It’s normal. You cannot provoke. You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith of others.”

Pope Francis says those who ridicule others’ religions should ‘expect a punch’ http://ind.pn/1Aj0H6v 

To equate horrific murders in the streets of Paris to a “punch” is hardly comparable. This would be the time for the Pope to speak out against this sort of behavior and to condemn the killing of innocent lives.

I find it troublesome to hear Pope Francis speaking about limits on freedom of expression, especially in regards to a religion that calls for the death of people who do not convert to Islam. This is a religion that advocates for the polar opposite of peace and harmony, with no regard for human life.

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5 thoughts on “Did Pope Francis Just Defend Muslim Terrorists?

  1. Using the Pope’s logic then, shouldn’t Muslims deserve a “punch” as he puts it? Didn’t they start by declaring war on Christians and “infidels” the world over? Hmmm….methinks the Pope needs to read some history before he starts talking about something other than the Bible. Off base again, Pontiff!

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  2. Hi.
    I’m not one to defend the pope, I’m not catholic… But I don’t think he was defending them. It might sound like he was limiting our freedom of speech, but I think his logic aligns more with Jesus’ commands: To love our neighbor as ourselves. Jesus practically repeated this in all four Holy Gospels.
    I don’t mean to come off as a self righteous, or pompous person either, I just pray you realize the true problem is that these Muslim extremists dont embrace Jesus’ simple command…
    Respectfully,
    eM
    PS I’m not naive enough to think these extremists will ever even love their Muslim neighbors they subjugate, much less us, and even much less God

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    • No offence taken at all!! I hear you, truly I do. I happen to be a Christian and think I know exactly what you are trying to say. 😉 But, even Jesus talked about not being able to reason with a fool (grossly paraphrased & speaking of the ‘extremists’) and blessed us with common sense to defend ourselves.

      I won’t pretend to know the Pope’s intent, not for a second. I will, however, remain on guard to a ‘movement’ who will befriend their enemies (us) one moment and behead them the next—their words, not mine.

      Loving your neighbor wasn’t intended for us to do so upon our own deaths (in other words, love them to our own determent) but rather to treat others as you would expect to be treated, respectfully. 🙂

      This issue is world-wide and, although the Pope may have had good intentions, getting cozy and letting our guards down may not be the best idea, IMVHO.
      Have a great evening!! Thanks for the great comment! 🙂

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