Pope Francis says it’s wrong to identify Islam with terrorism

Pope Francis has said he will not label Islam as ‘terrorism’ because it would be unfair. On Sunday,on a flight back to the Vatican after a five-day visit to Poland, the pontiff was asked by reporters why he never mentions Islam when condemning terrorism or violence as with the case of the murdered Catholic priest in France.He responded

‘It’s not true and it’s not correct (to say) Islam is terrorism,’  ‘I believe that in every religion there is always a little fundamentalist group.”
I don’t like to talk of Islamic violence because every day, when I go through the newspapers, I see violence, this man who girls his girlfriend, another who kills his mother-in-law.’And these are baptized Catholics. If I speak of Islamic violence, then I have to speak of Catholic violence.’

Noting he has spoken with imams, he concluded: ‘I know how they think, they are looking for peace.’As for the Islamic State group, he said it ‘presents itself with a violent identity card, but that’s not Islam.’

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