2. Dutch expert in intercultural dialogue, Cornelis Hulsman, to Rose al-Yūsuf: The absent
truth in Pope Benedict’s sedition. The pope made positive remarks about Islām, but they were lost in a volatile
climate created by suspicions
Date of source:
Drs Hulsman analyses the lecture of Pope Benedict, noting that the text showed that his lecture was unfortunate but the translation made it even worse. The report notes several translation mistakes from the original German text to English. The Arabic texts were then translations of the English. These mistakes have certainly added to current tensions.
The Kurds and Berbers are Muslims who joined Islam with the Arabs. The fall of the Islamic caliphate left space for nationalism to flourish and its replacement opened a gap between the Arabs and the Kurds. The Islamic way of co-existence between Arabs and Kurds is the solution to all the problems in the region. There may be some discrimination but the major genocides have always been the result of external interference.
8. Palestinian Muslim leader calls for killing of Christians and Jews
Date of source:
October 10, 2000
Excerpts from a sermon given in the Zayed bin Sultan Aal Nahyan mosque in Gaza calling for the killing of Christians and Jews. The text is being distributed by American Copts, International Christian Concern and probably several other organizations in the West.
Only in legend were the Crusaders chivalrous knights. In reality, they were ruthless invaders who hacked a bloody trail through the Holy Land in their quest to capture Jerusalem. But they left behind an impressive archaeological legacy.