Why a Vatican Official is (and should be) Skeptical on Islamic Dialog

by Steve Ray on January 23, 2008

The Forum: Why a Vatican expert is skeptical on dialogue with Islam

by Phil Lawler, special to www.CWNews.com

Jan. 10, 2008 (CWNews.com) – One of the Vatican's top experts on Islam has offered a sobering appraisal of the prospects for dialogue between the Holy See and Muslim leaders. . . .

. . . The "Common Word" Islamic leaders are ready to speak with Christians about their faith. But are they ready to subject their religious statements to the rule of reason? Father Samir doubts that even the most accommodating Muslim leaders are ready to take that step.

For the whole article, click here. For my article on the expanse of Islam — "Prepare for the Skyline of the Future, click here.

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Bill Meyer January 23, 2008 at 10:54 AM

I have read about the hope for dialogue, and have been left shaking my head. In the strictest sense, Muslims may be “people of the Book”, but as they declare that Jesus was merely a prophet, that the Bible has been corrupted, that Mohammed was God’s last prophet, and that God literally dictated the Koran to Mohammed, I have been, and remain, skeptical.

I have seen how close the Province of Ontario, Canada, came to supporting the legality of Sharia law, and cannot but shake my head.

I have read Robert Spenser’s excellent “Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam”, and recommend it to any Christian. It is, and should be, chilling.

I have read Mark Steyn’s excellent “America Alone”, in which he documents the continuing demise of the European population, and I believe it should be required reading for Americans. Not only for the recognition that Europe will soon become a collection of Islamic states, but for the further recognition that a country which does not control its borders ceases to be a country.

Finally, for any who have doubts about our obligations with respect to illegal alien entrance to our country, I commend your attention to the CCC, paragraphs 2241 and 2245. These make plain the obligations of a country, its leaders, and its citizens. And in no way do they suggest that we simply open our doors to all comers.

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