Terrorism: Read what Pope said about Muslims

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–  Pope Francis said Islam is not a violent religion

– The world leader said that only a minority of Muslims were fundamentalists

– Francis stated this while condemning the murder of a Catholic priest in France

Leader of the Catholic church, Pope Francis said Islam is not a violent religion, that only a minority of its faithful were fundamentalists.

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Pope Franics

Aboard the papal plane during the return journey from a trip to Poland on Sunday, July 31, he said “It’s not true and it’s not correct (to say) Islam is terrorism. I don’t think it is right to equate Islam with violence”.

“In almost every religion there is always a small group of fundamentalists. We have them too. If I have to talk about Islamic violence I have to talk about Christian violence. Every day in the newspapers I see violence in Italy, someone kills his girlfriend, another kills his mother-in-law, and these are baptised Catholics,” he said.

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The Catholic world leader was speaking after Muslims attended Catholic mass in churches around France on Sunday in solidarity and sorrow following the murder of the priest, whose throat was slit at the altar of his church.

Francis defended his decision not to name Islam when condemning the brutal jihadist murder of a Catholic priest in France in the latest of a string of recent attacks in Europe claimed by the Islamic State group.

Two armed men with knives stormed a Catholic church in St.-Étienne-du-Rouvray, the town in Normandy, during morning mass, slitting an elderly priest’s throat and taking two nuns and several parishioners hostage.

The attackers reportedly filmed themselves as they forced the 84-year-old priest, named as Jacques Hamel, to kneel before they beheaded him and performed a ‘sermon in Arabic’ at the altar.

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