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Actually, Sohail, the pope often discusses the topics you mention

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Submitted by Jeff (United States), Sep 22, 2006 at 20:42

Actually Sohail, the pope often publicly discusses the topics you mentioned. Funny you don't know that. You seem only aware of one line, from one talk, a line the pope quoted from someone else. In fact, the talk he gave that contained that quote was on the subject of the dangers of rampant secularism in education, a topic the pope addresses frequently.

Pope John Paul II apologized for actions taken during the crusades. Didn't you notice? Or doesn't it matter?

Pope John Paul II kissed the Koran. Did you notice? Or were you, as usual, offended? Should the pope have thanked Muslims for not rioting after he kissed the Koran?

How do you know the pope never discusses the Gnostic Gospels? Please describe the evidence upon which you based this conclusion.

Why is it mosques are built in the Vatican, but a fatwa bans the building of churches in Saudia Arabia?

Why don't Muslims ever talk about the hundreds of years of wars of Muslim conquest that preceded the crusades?

Why don't Muslims ever talk about how the Hindu Kush got its name?

Hey, what happened in Hama, Syria a few years back? Why don't Muslims ever talk (or riot) about that?

Why is it OK for Muslim scholars and clerics to publicly put Christians on the same level as dog sweat, but when someone says something you don't like, riots and murders are the appropriate response?

Why is it OK if someone trying to enter Saudi Arabia with a Bible sees his Bible torn up, stomped on and thrown in the trash by Saudi customs, before he's led off to prison? Why didn't you talk about that?

Why is it Jews could forgive the Germans for trying to kill every single one of them (yes, it really did happen, Sohail) within 20 years or so of 1945, but Muslims are still whining about wars that took place hundreds of years ago-wars that were a response to violent Islamic conquests? England and France fought a lot of wars over the centuries, but they get along fine now. Same for France and Germany. How about Germany and Poland? Japan and the USA? Why are only Muslims still angry hundreds of years later because someone fought back against invasions by murderous Islamic armies?

Why do so many Muslims loudly proclaim their hatred for the West, but also choose to live in the West?

Why is the Muslim response to almost anything always riots and murders? Why are riot-free days getting so rare? (No riots on September 11, of course, you were too busy celebrating.)

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