[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Pope Benedict in Turkey

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Pope Benedict in Turkey

Pope Benedict XVI is in Turkey to try to patch relations between him and the Muslim community, especially following his controversial remarks in September which triggered an unfortunate but all-too-predictable reaction from radical Muslims.

Turkey appears to be playing nice so far. Will the majority of non-violent and non-extremist Muslims get Benedict's message of peace and reconciliation and try to spread it across their own communities, or will the extremists win out as has always been the case? The onus is on the "moderate Muslims" to put pressure on the radical factions of their faith.

2 Comments:

Blogger Jonathan said...

Benedict's "controversial" remarks of a few months ago are worth reading. If you read them it is immediately obvious that they are reasonable. The people who took great offense at them were looking for a fight.

2:54 PM, November 30, 2006  
Blogger Robert said...

I agree Jonathan. I threw the word "controversial" out there not as an editorial comment, but as a simple fact since it did upset (unreasonably) many people.

3:23 PM, November 30, 2006  

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