This was Sheik Abu Saqer’s response to Pope Benedict XVI’s request for dialogue between the world’s religions:
JERUSALEM – Pope Benedict XVI’s meeting this week with a delegation of Muslim leaders and his calls for interfaith dialogue following earlier remarks about Islam are really “Crusader conspiracies” to subjugate the Islamic faith and force “Christian-Zionist” worldviews upon Muslims, a prominent Gaza Strip preacher told WorldNetDaily in an interview.
Sheik Abu Saqer, leader of Gaza’s Jihadia Salafiya Islamic outreach movement, which seeks to make secular Muslims more religious, called the pope a “puppet” for “that Crusader George Bush.”
The Gaza imam said the only Christian-Muslim dialogue that is acceptable is one in which “all religions agree to convert to Islam.”
“The call for so-called dialogue by this little racist pope is a Trojan horse with the main goal of reaching a new system in which the ideals [of Christianity] are a new ideology that will rule relations between nations and people. The dialogue he wants is dangerous,” said Abu Saqer, speaking to WND from the southern Gaza city of Khan Yunis.
Everyone got that? Sheik Abu Saqer accuses the pope of wanting to push Christianity on the rest of the world; meanwhile, he refuses to have a dialogue with other religious leaders until they all convert to Islam.
Hat tip: Jihad Watch