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Boston cardinal concerned about Trump’s comments on Muslims

July 20, 2016

Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston has expressed concern about comments made by Donald Trump about Muslims.

In Ireland for the rededication of Knock Basilica, the prelate warned against scapegoating Muslims and told RTE that “it’s very easy to stir up resentment and to blame groups of people.”

The immigration issue “requires people with wisdom to come together and talk about what is best for the common good,” he added. “All of us need just immigration laws and a way of dealing with immigration that will not dehumanize people.”


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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Jul. 21, 2016 8:54 PM ET USA

    The good Cardinal is confused about Islam the Koran and Sharia. Its purpose is domination. We will not learn until it too late and war comes to the nation.

  • Posted by: LACY - Jul. 21, 2016 12:04 PM ET USA

    Can't the Cardinal see that is what the Trump movement is doing.

  • Posted by: k_cusick1963 - Jul. 21, 2016 8:17 AM ET USA

    There is nothing "dehumanizing" in vetting refugees for links to terrorism before they take up residence in the US. It is prudent for the good of all to do so. When ISIS says it will use fighters to pose as refugees to enter host countries, it is illogical and dangerous not to take them at their word. Trump is not against immigration. He is against ILLEGAL immigration and the naïve policies of the "politically correct" that put our country at risk.

  • Posted by: rjbennett1294 - Jul. 21, 2016 5:57 AM ET USA

    Muslims are not the danger. The danger is Islam: Quran (4:74) - "Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward." Quran (4:76) - "Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah…" Quran (4:104) - "And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy; if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain..." Quran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Jul. 20, 2016 7:13 PM ET USA

    Hateful comments such as those here are symptomatic of the current dysfunction of our society and why such political rhetoric is applauded.

  • Posted by: loumiamo - Jul. 20, 2016 1:35 PM ET USA

    A thorough search of the historical record after the battle of Lepanto turned up no, none, zip, zero, nada reports of Catholic prelates bemoaning the defeat of the Muslim forces. Guess they don't call em the good old days for nothin.

  • Posted by: feedback - Jul. 20, 2016 10:31 AM ET USA

    And I'm deeply concerned about any religious beliefs that promise Heavenly reward for the acts of mass killing of other people, only because the targeted victims might not believe the same way that the attackers do, or are unable to quote the Koran. Any such beliefs should be declared illegal and permanently banned from the civilized world.

  • Posted by: Bveritas2322 - Jul. 20, 2016 9:11 AM ET USA

    I'm concerned about O'Malley's praise of Che Gueverra when Pope Francis was in Cuba. I'm concerned with O'Malley's accomondations to the worship of homosexuality.