The quote from the Pope has touch a raw nerve in the Muslim world.
"Stressing that they were not his own words, he quoted Emperor Manuel II Paleologos of the Byzantine Empire, the Orthodox Christian empire which had its capital in what is now the Turkish city of Istanbul.
The emperor's words were, he said: "Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached."
Benedict said "I quote" twice to stress the words were not his and added that violence was "incompatible with the nature of God and the nature of the soul"."
We now wait and see if their reactions prove him right in his assesment of much of the Muslim world.
Sep 16, 2006
The Pope in Trouble!!
Blogger Anonymous at 12:53 AM