Perhaps Pope Francis is suffering from Alzheiners or dimentia? He insists upon saying that it is wrong to identify Islam with violence, despite the Islamic violence that is making headlines on a weekly basis or more rightnow. And the reason he knows this is because the Grand Imam at al-Azhar University told him so.
Reuters Pope Francis said on Sunday that it was wrong to identify Islam with violence and that social injustice and idolatry of money were among the prime causes of terrorism.
“I think it is not right to identity Islam with violence,” he told reporters aboard the plane taking him back to Rome after a five-day trip to Poland. “This is not right and this is not true.”
Francis was responding to a question about the killing on July 26 of an 85-year-old Roman Catholic priest by knife-wielding attackers who burst into a church service in western France, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat. The attack was claimed by Islamic State.
He said there were various causes of terrorism. “I know it dangerous to say this but terrorism grows when there is no other option and when money is made a god and it, instead of the person, is put at the centre of the world economy,” he said. (Spoken like a devout Marxist)
“That is the first form of terrorism. That is a basic terrorism against all humanity. Let’s talk about that,” he said.