Apparently the author of this analysis has not read the lecture that the pope gave. If you read the lecture for yourself you will see that it does not concern Islam at all (instead it is about the question how faith relates to reason) and that the lecture shows a high respect for other religions. Also, quoting someone does not imply that you agree with him (just imagine, Israeli leaders are constantly quoting Nasrallah and Ahmadinejad, does that imply that they agree with them?). If you read the text and if you listen to what the pope has said about it afterward it is obvious that he does not agree with the 14th-century Byzantine emperor but only uses this quote as a starting point. Before anyone continues to judge and demand apologies from the pope, just read the text to the end. You can find it here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/15_09_06_pope.pdf or here: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/speeches/2006/september/index_en.htm
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