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Sunni Muslim Grand Mufti Contacts His Holiness Aram I
« on: December 05, 2010, 02:59:17 AM »
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On Wednesday 1 December 2010, His Holiness Aram I received a telephone call from the Grand Mufti of Lebanon. The Mufti expressed his resentment at the recent violence in Iraq against Christians, because according to him Christians and Muslims in the Middle East have always coexisted despite difficulties. Sheikh Kabbani proposed that Christian and Muslim Spiritual Leaders of the region prepare a statement condemning all acts that trigger interreligious animosity among communities.

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Re: Sunni Muslim Grand Mufti Contacts His Holiness Aram I
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2010, 06:38:25 PM »
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Sheikh Kabbani proposed that Christian and Muslim Spiritual Leaders of the region prepare a statement condemning all acts that trigger interreligious animosity among communities.

I'm happy to see that a prominent Islamic spiritual leader has risen up and called for peace and to condemn the terrible actions against Christians in Iraq. Glory to God! Alhamdulillah!
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Re: Sunni Muslim Grand Mufti Contacts His Holiness Aram I
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2010, 06:47:12 PM »
"For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward." Mk 9:41.

Hopefully he will set a trend.
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Re: Sunni Muslim Grand Mufti Contacts His Holiness Aram I
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2010, 06:53:19 PM »
Well, that is good news.
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Re: Sunni Muslim Grand Mufti Contacts His Holiness Aram I
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2010, 07:50:18 PM »
"For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward." Mk 9:41.

Hopefully he will set a trend.

Very appropriate verse.   

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Re: Sunni Muslim Grand Mufti Contacts His Holiness Aram I
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2010, 08:12:24 PM »
"For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward." Mk 9:41.

Hopefully he will set a trend.

Very appropriate verse.   
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Re: Sunni Muslim Grand Mufti Contacts His Holiness Aram I
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2010, 02:28:26 PM »
It's not April Fools, is it?  Seriously, I'm happy to see that an Islamic cleric has actually deplored the violence against Christians in Iraq when they are typically silent and even encouraging of such things.
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Re: Sunni Muslim Grand Mufti Contacts His Holiness Aram I
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2010, 02:38:44 PM »
That's good.
What's causing the violence now is the indigenous Christians being somehow associated, in the mind of some deranged Islamists, with the USA's government mindless and disastrous  adventure in the Middle East.
If they could only see that the kind of Christianity that supports neo-con politics has NOTHING to do with traditional Christianity, such as the indigenous Churches of the Middle East. On the contrary, I see normal, non-radicalized Islam is far more protecting of the indigenous Christians, than the fanatical Evangelicals that would have them all convert to their Disneyland-style "Christianity".

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Re: Sunni Muslim Grand Mufti Contacts His Holiness Aram I
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2010, 03:18:40 PM »
That's good.
What's causing the violence now is the indigenous Christians being somehow associated, in the mind of some deranged Islamists, with the USA's government mindless and disastrous  adventure in the Middle East.
If they could only see that the kind of Christianity that supports neo-con politics has NOTHING to do with traditional Christianity, such as the indigenous Churches of the Middle East. On the contrary, I see normal, non-radicalized Islam is far more protecting of the indigenous Christians, than the fanatical Evangelicals that would have them all convert to their Disneyland-style "Christianity".

My brother recently returned from a two week Orthodox Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and he would wholeheartedly concur with your observation.