Monday, November 16, 2015

Fr. Rosica: "'Allahu akbar' was never a call to violence & destruction"

Say WHAT???

Phil Lawler, "Father Rosica on Islam: 180º from reality" (, November 16, 2015):
"Allahu akbar" was never a call to violence & destruction.

That astonishing quote comes from the Father Thomas Rosica, the English-language attaché of the Vatican press office, in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris.

What is “astonishing” about the statement? Simply that it is so clearly wrong, so blatantly at odds with the facts. Does Father Rosica expect his readers to forget the many times in recent years when we have heard those words, ”Allahu akbar,” invoked precisely as a celebration of violence and destruction?


Anonymous said...

I'm telling you, the reverend Rosica must be related to Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf aka "Baghdad Bob." Next, he'll be telling us that there are absolutely no Muslim Jihadists in Paris or Rome.

Chris Garton-Zavesky said...

Does he mean "It shouldn't be a call to violence, because Islam is a religion of peace"? or does he mean "Really, when jihadis cry out with this language it really means "tea time!", but they use it unknowingly" (Cue Mandy Potemkin video)? Or perhaps he means "What they do isn't violent or destructive -- it's self-expression and urban revitalization"?