My Allah is a merciful Allah

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 11, 2005

Once again, Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor summons his nerve, races up to the edge of the Catholic pool, and then freaks at the deep water and goes all multicultural on us.

At a July 8 Mass at London's Westminster Cathedral, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor of Westminster denounced the "havoc and tragedy and pain" brought to London by the suspected al-Qaida terrorists, for whom police are still hunting.


"The people who carried out these monstrous acts with chilling efficiency and forethought are believed to have acted in the name of religion," said the cardinal, before asking: "Who is their god?

Fair question.

"It is not the God who revealed himself to Moses and Jacob...


... nor the God who, in Jesus Christ, walked this earth and died and rose to save humanity ..."

True, and worthy of emphasis. Had he stopped here he would have been fine.

"... nor the God worshipped by the Muslim people, who is almighty and merciful," he said."

But he just can't bring himself to talk Catholic. Getting closer, though.

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  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Jul. 13, 2005 2:36 PM ET USA

    Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor boldly declares who is and who isn't denying the faith by their own actions. Go, Cormac, go! Wait a minute -- He's excommunicating Muslims from the Muslim faith!? How did he get the power to do that? Let's start in our own house. How about excommunicating the Catholics who deny the Catholic faith.

  • Posted by: Fr. William - Jul. 13, 2005 12:38 PM ET USA

    Thank you, Diogenes... and Benedictusoblatus. Is Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor a Roman Catholic? He couldn't be serious about the Muslims' "god" being almighty and merciful, for the Muslims all view their "god" as all-judging and all-punishing. That's why they do suicide-bombings and other acts of terror. I have never heard one signficant Muslim leader ever condemn 9-11, Madrid or London... and we never will, because the goal of all Muslims is to convert or kill all Christians and Jews.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 12, 2005 8:55 AM ET USA

    Just as after 9/11 there is another rush to assert that Islam is a 'religion of peace'. You'd think that this would be coming from 'right-minded' Muslims, right? On the contrary it comes from everyone else except Muslims. Does a religion of peace issue fatwas...? Engage in jihads...? Advocate 'death to the infidels'...? Granted, not every Muslim is an extreme Islamist. But when ordinary Muslims publicly rejoice at the 9/11 and 7/7 murders, 'religion of peace' rings pretty hollow.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 11, 2005 8:13 PM ET USA

    Just who is this god of the Muslims? He is one ... but is He THE One? I haven't polled them all, but I believe no Muslim believes in God Who has revealed Himself to be the Holy Trinity. Now, if the Holy Trinity IS God and Muslims deny this fact, then the one god they believe in could be a figment of Mohammed's imagination; a baseless lie he concocted; or a demon allowed by the Holy Trinity to deceive Mohammed and those credulous enough to believe the tales he told. Teach them the Truth!

  • Posted by: - Jul. 11, 2005 6:37 PM ET USA

    I guess the chances are pretty much zero that he quoted from GK Chesterton's poem Lepanto? I thought so.