Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Pope's apology not enough to quell Muslim anger

In protest of the Pope’s use of a medieval quotation describing Islam as “evil and inhuman”, Egyptian lawmakers called on the Prime Minister, Ahmed Nazif, to suspend all diplomatic ties with the Vatican. Many hardline Muslims, including numerous political leaders, expressed anger and disappointment at the Pope’s failure to directly apologize for his offense against Islam, saying that the Pontiff only articulated lament for the outrage caused by his remark and not the remark itself. Others accused the Pope of being an agent of an American-Israeli conspiracy to spread strife among the religions.

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