Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Indonesian president accepts papal apology

Indonesia's state news agency Antara reported yesterday that H.E. President Susilo Bambang's "disappointment at Pope's remarks is over". Earlier, two most powerful Muslim organisations in the world most populous Muslim country, Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah had also accepted the apology made by Pope Benedict XVI over what is said to be his offensive remarks against Islam.

Meanwhile, Malaysia's Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar was quoted yesterday by Bernama as saying that his government is not satisfied with the pope's apology for his remarks on Islam and will continue to insist on a full apology. Earlier, at the height of fighting in southern Lebanon, Syed Hamid publicly called on OIC countries to consider supplying arms to Hezbollah.

President disappointment at Pope's remarks is over

Nahdlatul Ulama, Muhammadiyah accept pope's apology

Apology from Pope inadequate: Syed Hamid

Text of Pope's statement

Full text of Pope's reaction to row

Full text of Pope's original speech


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