Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Pope cannot apologise.

World: Considering he didn't do anything wrong as his words were taken out of context and used by others to whip up a frenzy by certain simpletons.

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pressure mounted on Pope Benedict to issue a personal apology on Sunday when he makes his first public appearance since Muslim fury erupted over comments he made about Islam. The Vatican said on Saturday the Pope was sorry Muslims had been offended and that his comments had been misconstrued, but Muslim countries and religious groups remained angry at what they said portrayed Islam as a religion tainted with violence. Morocco withdrew its ambassador to the Vatican, calling the Pope's remarks "offensive," while Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood -- the main opposition force in the country's parliament -- said the statement issued by the Vatican was not enough. "We feel he has committed a grave error against us and that this mistake will only be removed through a personal apology," said the Brotherhood's deputy leader Mohammed Habib.
The Muslim brotherhood is now a major player? Give me a break. If the pope backs down to put out some apology to cover something he did not do, his power/authority will be weakened.

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