Pope’s going medieval on those Islamic State scum

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Well, that may be a little over the top, because he is preaching love and light when it comes to those religious terrorist on their genocide rampage.

Pope Francis has condemned the “brutal persecution” of minorities by Islamic State insurgents in his Christmas message and urged people not to be indifferent to the suffering of so many around the world.

Tens of thousands of people turned out on St Peter’s Square to hear the Argentine pope deliver his “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world) blessing and message on Thursday (local time), marking the second Christmas since his election last year.

Pope Francis also appealed for an end to conflicts in African countries, urged dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians, condemned the attack by Taliban militants that killed more than 130 students in Pakistan last week, and thanked those helping the victims of the Ebola epidemic.

But he reserved his toughest words to defend the victims of Islamic State fighters who have killed or displaced Shi’ite Muslims, Christians and others in Syria and Iraq who do not share the group’s ideologies.

“I ask him, the Saviour of the world, to look upon our brothers and sisters in Iraq and Syria, who for too long now have suffered the effects of ongoing conflict, and who, together with those belonging to other ethnic and religious groups, are suffering a brutal persecution,” he said.

“May Christmas bring them hope, as indeed also to the many displaced persons, exiles and refugees, children, adults and elderly, from this region and from the whole world,” he said.

Yeah, good one Pope-dude.  May the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ bring people in Islamic countries hope…  I’m not sure if he can see the disconnect.

I can assure you 60 SAS specialist will be meting out some practical hope where making fanciful speeches about those nasty “insurgents” won’t do stuff all.

 

– Reuters


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