Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"Pope must apologise before Middle East trip"

net-tribune: Jordanische Muslimbruderschaft fordert von Papst Entschuldigung

Jordan's influential Muslim Brotherhood has demanded from Pope Benedict XVI before his planned trip through the Middle East, an apology for his controversial statements about Islam . Before the Pope comes to Jordan, he needs to resolve these tensions with an unequivocal apology , said the spokesman for the organization of Muslim hard-liners, Dschamil Abu Bakr.

Benedict in September 2006 in Regensburg cited a medieval work in which some teachings of the Islamic prophet Mohammed were described as "evil and inhuman" The controversial statements led to worldwide protests. The Pope later expressed his regret and distanced himself from the controversial passages. Benedict is in the Middle East, from 8 to 15 May . Amman is his first stop.
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