Remember, any inter-faith dialogue Islam enters into is done with the purpose of advancing Islamic goals, cementing Islamic supremacy…
But first, Robert Spencer over at Jihad Watch who has the following to say about the Pope and the US Council of Bishops regarding their fealty towards the purveyors of the Mohammedan creed:
Pope Francis has claimed risibly that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.” This has become a superdogma in the Catholic Church: if you don’t believe that Islam is a Religion of Peace, you will be ruthlessly harassed and silenced by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the hierarchy elsewhere as well. The bishops of the Catholic Church are much more concerned that you believe that Islam is a religion of peace than that you believe in, say, the Nicene Creed.
“Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:14)
This is why the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar University, the central seat for all Sunni Islam thought and orthodoxy allowed himself to be seen and heard in a joint declaration with Marxist Pope of Rome. The Pope is a Leftist dhimmi, who allows both himself and the vanguard of the Catholic Church to be suckered in (fooled) by Islamic apologetics and dissembling.
The Islamic concept of both ‘terrorism’ and ‘innocents’ is completely different from the Western concepts of the terms. Anyone outside of the Islamic ideology deemed to be hindering the advancement of Islamic supremacy is not an ‘innocent’, and the violence meted out to correct that violation is not illegitimate use of force, at all. The use of terror, as seen in the Islamic State’s horrifying stream of shock videos is proof of that understanding, and in full compliance with Islamic orthodoxy.
The Grand Imam is playing the Pope and the Catholic Church and the international audience for suckers. He’s paying lip service to a document that will be taken as a ‘God-send’ in the West. The latter will further drop its guard while the former flexes for the knockout punch.
Pope and Grand Imam Jointly Condemn Terrorism in ‘Name of God’
Pope Francis and the Grand Imam Ahmed a-Tayyeb signed a joint declaration Monday, condemning “acts of murder, exile, terrorism and oppression” carried out in God’s name.
We “resolutely declare that religions must never incite war, hateful attitudes, hostility and extremism, nor must they incite violence or the shedding of blood,” the document reads. These tragic realities are the consequence of a deviation from religious teachings.”
“We thus call upon all concerned to stop using religions to incite hatred, violence, extremism and blind fanaticism, and to refrain from using the name of God to justify acts of murder, exile, terrorism and oppression,” the two leaders declared.