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UN priorities

By Diogenes (articles ) | Sep 18, 2006

In Geneva, ambassadors from Islamic countries are suggesting that the UN Human Rights Council set aside some time to discuss the urgent question of religious tolerance, which is relevant now that Pope Benedict has offended Muslim sensibilities.

Alternatively, the UN Human Rights Council might decide to talk about religious tolerance in the context of the question: Can Christians attend Mass freely in Islamic countries?

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  • Posted by: ladybird - Sep. 21, 2006 6:21 PM ET USA

    Yes, Italiana, right on! Christians are not only NOT allowed to attend Mass freely in Islamic countries, they're not allowed to receive the sacraments before their state-ordered murder. Where were all the sisters who protest here when an execution is scheduled???Where was the liberal media (or any of our media save CWN?)Nary a word!!! Why? Hypocrites all!

  • Posted by: Italiana - Sep. 20, 2006 9:11 PM ET USA

    They're going to take time off from executing Catholics in Indonesia and killing infidels to talk about tolerance?

  • Posted by: rpp - Sep. 19, 2006 3:25 PM ET USA

    How about asking muslims to apologize for lying about history and founding of their religion? For 400 years of genocidal attacks on Christians which forced the crusades to begin with? How about apologizing for and attacking innocent bystanders, many who were muslim, in this century in the name of thei prophet? The Holy Father should not apologize for the truth. And *this* truth *was* spoken in charity!

  • Posted by: - Sep. 19, 2006 10:48 AM ET USA

    The Muslims could show some tolerance for Pope Benedict. That would be a step in the right direction.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 18, 2006 4:08 PM ET USA

    First, let's dialog about a sharing of those virgins. No virgins, no tolerance!

  • Posted by: - Sep. 18, 2006 1:43 PM ET USA

    If Christians submit to Islamic thinking, then we have to react to them in a very violent fashion. Do they really think that they win win anything from that? It is foolish to rely on dying to make life better. Where is the peaceful, loving brotherhood ao man that the prophet was supposed to preach? My notion is that muslims should not advocate violence and killing lest they bring a curse upon themselves from Allah.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Sep. 18, 2006 1:04 PM ET USA

    The crocodiles are still hungry.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 18, 2006 11:55 AM ET USA

    They are using the first definition: Main Entry: tol·er·ance Pronunciation: 'tä-l&-r&n(t)s, 'täl-r&n(t)s Function: noun 1 : capacity to endure pain or hardship : ENDURANCE, FORTITUDE, STAMINA 2 a : sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own b : the act of allowing something : TOLERATION ( http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/tolerance )

  • Posted by: Laity1 - Sep. 18, 2006 11:07 AM ET USA

    I hope the Holy Father calls for tolerance of Christians from the steps of the Hagia Sophia.

  • Posted by: Canismater - Sep. 18, 2006 9:28 AM ET USA

    And maybe someone, or some religion, should be made to answer for the widespread violence sparked by simple academic comments; and while we're at it let's talk about the arson and murder done in the name of religious tolerance. Is the whole world upside down, or is it just me?

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