Friday, 21 January 2011

Top Islamic Authority Sulks Over Pope's Comments

Al Azhar: bastion of Islamic supremacist hypocrisy

But they really want peace and harmony!

Al-Azhar has decided to indefinitely freeze all dialogue with the Vatican over what it called Pope Benedict’s repeated insults towards Islam, the institution announced on Thursday.

Al-Azhar is Egypt’s [and the world's ~ Ed] top Sunni authority.

Suspending interfaith dialogue with the Vatican on Thursday came in response to Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks on the status of Christians in the Middle East.

Pope Benedict condemned attacks on churches that killed dozens of people in Egypt, Iraq and Nigeria this month, saying they showed the need to adopt effective measures to protect religious minorities....

On Wednesday, Arab leaders at a summit in Egypt voiced their “total rejection” of foreign interference in Arab affairs over Christian minorities.

So it is unacceptable for "foreigners" to interfere in Muslim persecution of Christians. Got it. But what about this, from an Islam Online article about the Swiss minaret ban back in December 2009:

Egypt's Al-Azhar, the highest seat of religious learning in the Sunni world, also denounced the ban.

"This will have negative impacts on Muslims and we urge the Swiss government to abolish it," Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Mohamed Sayyed Tantawi told Swiss Ambassador in Cairo.

We'll stop "interfering" when you do, guys.

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