Jihad Watch: “Pope Francis trotted out a scene from the 11th-century French epic poem La Chanson de Roland this week to prove Christians have tried to convert Muslims by the sword, just as Muslims have done to Christians.”
The Pope’s moral equivalence is obscene at best. He also stated: “Beware of the fundamentalist groups: everyone has his own.”
True, but no religion but Islam has a history of aggression and an imperative — supported by religious texts — to conquer the world and subjugate unbelievers as inferiors, while murdering those who leave the faith.
Nowhere in Christian tenets is there a command to conquer by the sword; however, this is prescribed in Islamic texts and law, and has been steadily followed in varying degrees for 1,400 years. more …
Opinion: Once again, Pope Francis errors in his assessment of violence particularity against Jews. Catholic popes either caused or turned a blind eye towards Jewish persecution from the Crusades to the Spanish Inquisition, to Pogroms, to the Holocaust and today from radical Islam.
Now Francis takes it to a new level, ignoring Scripture, as to who lives by the sword.
“By your sword you shall live,
And you shall serve your brother;
And it shall come to pass, when you become restless,
That you shall break his yoke from your neck.”
The passage is a part of the blessing that Isaac gave to Esau, after Jacob got the blessing through trickery. God, however was not deceived, because all along His plan was for Jacob to be the recipient of the blessing.
“Two nations are in your womb,
Two peoples shall be separated from your body;
One people shall be stronger than the other,
And the older shall serve the younger.” Genesis 25:23
In both verses Esau would serve his brother and his ancestors have been fighting against God’s choice and His chosen people for 3500 years.
The foundation for Islam is not Ishmael, it is Esau, who lives by the sword.