I put into question whether the Author is well informed about the pope's speeches. While I have no interest in defending this old man, it is noteworthy that he states while the talks in Assisi on Sept 5th that a religion must be questioned as soon as irrational forces take over. Faith and ratio must therefore be converging. It's therefore not so much an attack on Islam when the pope makes some critical remarks on it, rather than a sidekick that several forces within Islam must be critized on the basis of reason. It is also interesting that the Muslim Brotherhood called his excuse "sufficient" while Israeli Muslim groups don't. Come on!
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from the article: Political error or calculated move?