PLease SaY NaY Pope Benedict XVI

Local imam to join talks at Vatican

With Islam at the center of several explosive situations around the world, one of Michigan’s most prominent Muzlim leaders, Imam Hassan Qazwini, headed to Rome on Monday night for five days of Catholic-Muzlim talks focused on interfaith strategies for making peace.

“It’s a very promising sign that the Vatican is promoting this dialogue,” Qazwini said as he prepared to fly off to meet Wednesday at the Vatican with Pope Benedict XVI. That meeting is to be followed by four days of talks between Catholic leaders and Muzlim clerics from around the world.

Forgive my lack of humility here but it seems that this sort of invitation amounts to nothing more than sanctioning and acceptance.

May I remind us all of this fairly recent episode involving our very own President?
In Who’s Protecting the President? you may recall the following from May 6, 2003…..

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. wrote that “The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.” If this is true, then there should be some serious political reverberations as a result of President Bush’s decision to kiss Imam Hassan Qazwini after speaking to an Arab-American community in Dearborn, Michigan on Monday.

This continues a well-noted trend of placing the President in the company of purported leaders of the Muzlim community who do not share the President’s moral clarity on terror.

This supposedly “moderate” Imam from the Detroit, Michigan-based Islamic Center of America (ICA) has some disturbing connections to radical Islamists that cannot be overlooked by a conservative President who has been entrusted by the American people to fight a war on global terrorism.

For starters, Imam Qazwini’s Islamic Center once invited Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to be the keynote speaker at a memorial for its deceased founder Imam Mohamad Jawad Chirri. At the time, Arab American News described his address as “dynamic” and “always controversial,” and reported that he urged the Muzlim community “to become politically active…[and] as powerful as the Zionists.”

Translated as : Fear not. We still hate Jews.

For those who do not recall, Louis Farrakhan is the man who once called Judaism a “gutter religion” and who has been banned – for security reasons — from entering the United Kingdom since 1986. London’s left wing journal The Observer has a profile of Louis Farrakhan that points out his “reliance on anti-semitic imagery.” A few examples: “Jews are ‘bloodsuckers’”; “Hitler ‘was a great man.’” It also notes that “he talks of ‘settling the score’ with white people” and boasts proudly “that black street gangs are ‘born warriors of true liberation.’”

Translated as : Fear not. We still hate Jews and White People.

Furthermore, in the lead up to the war that eventually liberated the people of Iraq, the Associated Press reported in October 2002 that Farrakhan believed Saddam Hussein was “making peace with his neighbors” and that the “[Bush] Administration is the greatest threat to world peace.” He added, “Only Israel, the United States and Tony Blair…are willing to go along with an attack on Iraq.”

Would Imam Qazwini consider these anti-war, anti-Bush viewpoints to be “similarities” or “differences” of opinion?

Imam Qazwini has other troublesome connections to radicals in the United States. He is a board member of the American Muzlim Council and shares this position with some notable terror apologists.

Translated as : Fear not. We still hate Americans too.

And yet our President kissed this man and the Pope now wishes an audience with him.
Does anyone not see that there is a principle at stake here.
Do not deceive yourselves…The terrorists are gauging our response to their venemous words and barbaric tactics.

And for this we reward them with validation and affection?

10 Responses to “PLease SaY NaY Pope Benedict XVI”

  1. Always On Watch says:

    “Interfaith” is code for knuckling under, usually to Islamic demands.

  2. Karl m says:

    “Catholic-Muzlim talks focused on interfaith strategies for making peace.”.yeah a little piece of this and a little piece of that!!
    no shock here, what i like to call the bend over backward move, so you can kick me in the teeth.
    Well EXCUSE ME, for thinking that heads of nations and religions would act like heads, and not..
    I know it is smart to, “keep your enemies closer”,but this is a little to close..

  3. C-Mom says:

    Interfaith Catholic/Muslim talks? HELLO! One of your preists was just shot in the BACK in cold blood not even a month ago!

    In case you haven’t noticed: They are NOT interested in peace!

    *End Rant*

  4. Middle Class Guy says:

    The real problem here is the media. If they ignored these people, they would just go away. They are given relevance due to the coverage they receive.

    Of course, the media loves, absolutely loves, inflamatory personalities. They adore them. They are front page news. They sell. They make them money and it is not about information, reportage, or jounalistic ethics and wuality; it is always only about the money.

  5. C R Mountjoy - GDF says:

    A buddy of mine, originally from India, continues to be amazed at the concessions our nation makes toward those who would gladly kill us. In fact, he has told me about the violence in India over the recent cartoons. He warned me to not be complacent about India’s Muslims as weak or acting Indian and passive first, then Muslim second. No no he warns. India’s Muslims are just as radical and violent as those in the streets and sewers of Bagdhad. I showed him your post and he laughed and said, in the end, this is why you will lose a war with Muslims – how can you negotiate with someone who does not see you first as a person?

    Great Post!

  6. WomanHonorThyself says:

    AOW…ure right its all bout the semantics.
    karl M “piece” is more like it!
    C-mom..tru the timing after the slaying of the priest in Nigeria is uncanny isnt it?

    MCG!..welcome back!and ure right sometimes I even struggle with whether I should post about someone notorious myself..

    CR Mountjoy..welcome and dont b e stranger eh?..smiles

  7. Iran Watch says:

    Quazini is nothing more than a lying piece of shit. The ‘iman’ is a board member of the Islamic Center of America which has known terrorist ties. As a Catholic I’m sick to my stomach.
    Time to find another church.

  8. Gayle says:

    Yeah, it’s pretty disgusting, Angel. Theirs so many weird things going on right now it’s impossible to keep up with them all.

    Karl m and Middle Class Guy are right on.

  9. LomaAlta says:

    When President Bush sticks to his conservative beliefs and his faith he is excellent. This is who I voted for twice.

    When the President swings left to be politically correct it is a disaster.

    “Your either with us or against us”
    makes a lot more sense than kissing and kissing up to radical Muslims.

    What a disordered bunch of worn out advisors the President must have for them not to see this.

  10. Lady Jane says:

    Pope Benedict better have some strong words for this imam. The Catholic Church (of which I am a proud member) needs to remember that these are the same sorts of people who conquered the Holy Land and violently took over lots of land, until the Spanish managed to stop them. They aren’t going to be stopped with words.