Don’t Equate Islam with Violence- Pope Francis

Last night, Pope said that equating Islam with violence is wrong and that Muslim leaders should join hands together and issue a global condemnation of terrorism in order to help bring about the truth and enlighten more people.
Pope told reporters aboard his plane returning from a visit to Turkey that he understood the reason why Muslims were offended by people in the West who equated Islam with Terrorism.
He said:
“You just can’t say that, just as you can’t say that all Christians are fundamentalists. We have our share of them (fundamentalists). All religions have these little groups. They (Muslims) say: “No, we are not this, the Koran is a book of peace, it is a prophetic book of peace”
“I told the president (Turkey) that it would be beautiful if all Islamic leaders, whether they are political, religious or academic leaders, would speak out clearly and condemn this because this would help the majority of Muslim people”


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