11 May 2008

A religion of peace?

On 2 May 2008, Ali Al-Faqir, former Minister of Religious Endowment for Jordan, said during a televised speech:

Islamic lands that were occupied by the enemies will once again become Islamic. Furthermore, we will reach beyond these countries, which are lost at one point. We proclaim that we will conquer Rome, like Constantinople was conquered once, and as it will be conquered again.
One of these "Islamic lands" is Spain, despite the fact that Christians were in Spain before Muslims, as they were in Constantinople and in every other "Islamic land."

These words are very troubling, though not surprising.

The Catholic News Agency has more on the story. Not surprisingly, I found no mention of this in the "mainstream" news media.

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