Italian politicians rip visiting Qaddafi's appeal for Islam
Catholic World News - August 30, 2010
A visit to Italy by Muammar Qaddafi has sparked criticism from critics who objected to the Libyan leader’s staged plea for Italians to convert to Islam.
Upon arriving in Rome on August 30, Qaddafi distributed copies of the Qu’ran to a group of women who had been recruited to meet him at the airport, and delivered an address encouraging them to consider Islam. Rocco Buttiglione, a leader of the Christian Democratic party, commented that a Christian leader would never be allowed to make a similar appeal in a predominantly Muslim country.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our July expenses ($15,447 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: -
Aug. 31, 2010 12:11 AM ET USA
"A leader of the Christian Democratic party, commented that a Christian leader would never be allowed to make a similar appeal in a predominantly Muslim country." Absolutely true and it is high time that the Vatican and the bishops become less naive and more aware of some of the plans of many Muslims, plans demonstrated openly by a tyrant, M. Qaddafi. Do we want St. Peter's Basilica to become a Muslim museum just like Hagia Sophia in Istanbul today?