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May 11, 2009

Sheikh Attacks Israel and the Pope Walks Out!


The Jerusalem Post

A leading Palestinian cleric commandeered an evening devoted to interfaith dialogue with Pope Benedict XVI on Monday to rant against Israel for "killing Gaza's children," "bulldozing Palestinian homes" and "destroying mosques."

In an impromptu speech, delivered in Arabic at the Notre Dame Pontifical Institute in Jerusalem, Sheikh Tayseer Tamimi, chief Islamic judge in the Palestinian Authority, launched a 10-minute tirade against the State of Israel for confiscating Palestinians' land and carrying out war crimes against the residents of Gaza.

He also called for the immediate return of all Palestinian refugees, and called on Christians and Muslims to unite against Israel.

Following the diatribe and before the meeting was officially over, the pope exited the premises. Army Radio reported that the pope shook Tamimi's hand before walking out.

He was visibly uncomfortable with the tone of Tamimi's discourse. Even those who did not understand his Arabic quickly understood that the Muslim cleric was giving a militant speech.

When Tamimi finished, applause could be heard from a few dozen in an audience of a few hundred.


And this from Atlas Shrugs blog

Minutes after the embarrassing occurrence, Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See press office, released a response to the incident.

"The intervention of Sheikh Tayseer Tamimi was not previewed by the organizers of the interreligious meeting that took place at Notre Dame Centre in Jerusalem," the message read. "In a meeting dedicated to dialogue, this intervention was a direct negation of what [it] should be," it continued.

"We hope that such an incident will not damage the mission of the Holy Father aiming at promoting peace and interreligious dialogue, as he has clearly affirmed in many occasions in this pilgrimage," Father Lombardi added.

"We hope also that interreligious dialogue in the Holy Land will not be damaged by this incident," the message concluded.

The Tourism Ministry and the Foreign Ministry both denounced Tamimi's remarks.


Wild Thing's comment........

Just one question, why shake the terrorists hand while he was leaving. I would not have done that. But then I am not the Pope. I am glad he walked out though.

If I could tell the Pope something it would be to learn what Islam is about, he is not going to change the hearts of these people. In the Old Testament God told the Jews to destroy the sons of Ishmael and for a reason. The Pope needs to read more of the Old Testament. Sometimes Mr. Pope a person just has to walk away or let the good armies take the trash out like the IDF, Mossad and our military are doing.

And what the heck is this about interreligious dialogue. There is NO way to have interreligious dialogue with the CULT OF ISLAM the DEATH CULT. Sorry about yelliing there but sometimes the stupidy amazes me.

If it was Obama, he would have just sat there an smiled and would have rec’d a book on jihad as a gift.

Kahane Was Right

"Never, ever deal with terrorists. Hunt them down and, more important, mercilessly punish those states and groups that fund, arm, support, or simply allow their territories to be used by the terrorists with impunity." - Rabbi Meir Kahane

Posted by Wild Thing at May 11, 2009 06:44 PM


The Palestinian People is the biggest lie of the 20th century. Prior to 1900 about 141,000 people lived in the area now known as Israel. They were made up of Arab and non Arab with about the same numbers. They came from Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. They never owned any land more like a bunch of namads.

Even Carters best friend Yasser Arafat, claimed to have been born in Palestine this was a lie like all the other lies put out by the Palestinians. Arafat was born in Cairo in 1929 and thats where he grew up.

The Jews lay claim to less than 1% of Arab land yet they are not even allowed to have that. The Palestinian people is the biggest fraud of the 20th century. The problem: the Media, and even the UN, all of the left are behind this fraud. Now with Obama on their side Israel is virtually alone in the world of pretenders, fakes and Jew haters to take away threir land which is rightfully their's.

Posted by: Mark at May 11, 2009 07:55 PM

I agree. I will send you am
n e-mail on a little different topic.
Bob A.

Posted by: Bob A at May 11, 2009 08:26 PM

This occurred at the Notre Dame Pontifical Institute in Jerusalem. Why did they let that heathen inside a hallowed arena? You can bet your sweet - that a Christian or a Jew would never be allowed in a mosque, much less to speak, they'd be torn to bits by the ragheads for uttering anything against them inside their place of worship. Palestinians??? Outcasts, riff raff, unfit to live anywhere else because they've been barred from from their places of origin for the same belligerence and hatred they exhibit in Israel. King Hussein killed of a bunch of them for crossing over into Jordan and plying their BS there but our media doesn't want to talk about that or why King Hussein took action. Since before Israeli Statehood through "al-Nakba" the Israeli people have been under siege by the radicals and the world. Now we have Islamobama adding to their misery.

Posted by: Jack at May 11, 2009 08:27 PM

Good for the Pope. He gave the muslim a chance and the muzzie blew it. Sadly, Western society is not going to walk out on islam until it is too late. Obama, the muslim, is going to speed up the destruction of America. He is bringing thousands of Hamas "refugees" to America where they can ply their twin trades of victimhood and terrorism.

Posted by: TomR at May 11, 2009 11:09 PM

Obama would have NEVER waked out.

Posted by: BobF at May 11, 2009 11:15 PM

Mark, thank you so much for that information.
I agree Israel is really on their own now.
BiBi is coming to see Obama next week.Obama
better see him this time, the last time
he had no time for him.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 12, 2009 12:21 AM

Bob A., ok thanks.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 12, 2009 12:24 AM

Jack, I agree, what did they expect from
this guy or any of the Islam freaks.
Thank you for the link abouit Black

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 12, 2009 12:29 AM

Tom, that is very scary to me, that he
is allowing the Hamas to come here.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 12, 2009 12:32 AM

BobA., your right, Obama would have
smiled and nodded in agreement.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 12, 2009 12:34 AM

This is just one more reason why islam must be destroyed otherwise it will destroy us all. Unfortunately, many people do not believe this and when their heads are chopped off, I will just laugh and say "suckers," while my wifes 12 gauge and my 9MM take them out. And if things work out, I'll be adding a Ruger Mini-14 to assist in our homeland security plan.

Posted by: cuchieddie (DHS suspected terrorist)) at May 12, 2009 11:57 AM