Pakistan’s Parliament Slams Pope Over Islam Remarks
Posted on Sep 15, 2006
The country’s lawmakers passed a unanimous resolution condemning Pope Benedict XVI and seeking an apology for what they called his “derogatory” comments about Islam.
Also, Muslim leaders in Turkey, Gaza and India are piling on.
Read the full text of the pope’s speech.
Pakistan’s parliament on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning Pope Benedict XVI for making what it called “derogatory” comments about Islam, and seeking an apology from him for hurting the sentiments of Muslims.
The resolution, moved by hardline lawmaker Fazal Karim, was supported by both government and opposition lawmakers in the National Assembly or lower house of parliament.
Chaudhry Ameer Hussain, speaker of the National Assembly, allowed Karim to move the resolution after Karim said the pope had insulted Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, and hurt the sentiments of the entire Muslim world by making “derogatory remarks.”