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Pakistani lawmakers ask Pope to retract remarks on Islam

Islamabad, Sep 15 (DPA) Both houses of Pakistan's parliament Friday passed unanimous resolutions calling on Pope Benedict XVI to retract his recent remarks regarding the Prophet and the Quaranic philosophy of jihad, Radio Pakistan said.

Friday, September 15, 2006 | 4:31:07 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Islamabad, Sep 15 (DPA) Both houses of Pakistan's parliament Friday passed unanimous resolutions calling on Pope Benedict XVI to retract his recent remarks regarding the Prophet and the Quaranic philosophy of jihad, Radio Pakistan said.

In its resolution, the National Assembly said the pope's remarks had hurt the feelings of Muslims all over the world and had created a gulf between religions.

It demanded that the pope withdraw his remarks immediately 'to promote inter-religion harmony'.

The Senate also passed a resolution unanimously condemning the pope for his remarks, the radio said.

Mosque leaders are also expected to make similar denunciations and demands at Friday congregations in the country.

The pope's controversial remarks came Tuesday when he quoted a conversation that took place between Byzantine emperor Manuel II Paleologus and a Persian scholar in 1391 in Ankara on Christianity and Islam.

'Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached,' the pope quoted Manuel as saying.

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