Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Iran president praises Jesus in X'mas message

While many hardline patriots in Britain are furious at some Christian bishops' praises for the Islamic Republic of Iran and its president for their 'act of mercy and compassion' in releasing the 15 detained Royal Navy sailors as "a gift to the British people" and "to mark both prophet Muhammad's birthday on 30 March and the upcoming Easter holiday", no protest was heard in Iran or elsewhere in the Islamic world last year when President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad praised Jesus Christ and Virgin Mary in his Christmas message. Why ? Could someone learned out there enlighten this theological ignoramus ?

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Blogger Monsterball said...

Hi James,
I'm certainly no scholar of either religion, but an often forgoten fact amidst the centuries-old Christian-Muslim conflict is that Islam does recognise Jesus as a prophet. All the bits until the crufixion are accepted by Islam. Its the Resurrection and Jesus as the last prophet which Islam does not accept.
So Ahmadinejad is being a clever politician when his speech respectfully refers to Jesus and Mary in terms which Muslims can accept. This guy is a very smart operator, it will be very risky for the West to underestimate him.

1:59 AM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

I thought the West fears only "stupid" and "hardline" mullahs and want to reform the Islamic world as that most of the Muslims would study engineering and other secular subjects in universities like President Mahmoud?

2:35 AM  

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