The pope undermines the war on terrorism
In an impassioned address Friday, Pope Francis denied the existence of Islamic terrorism, while simultaneously asserting that “the ecological crisis is real.”What he stated was definitely awkward at worst, and does nothing to help combat the rising persecution of Christians either, if he won't condemn the Koranic verses that condone jihadism. And he's demonstrated perfectly why there's some people out there who're alienated from Christianity, because "leaders" like himself won't defend their followers properly.
“Christian terrorism does not exist, Jewish terrorism does not exist, and Muslim terrorism does not exist. They do not exist,” Francis said in his speech to a world meeting of populist movements.
What he apparently meant is that not all Christians are terrorists and not all Muslims are terrorists—a fact evident to all—yet his words also seemed to suggest that no specifically Islamic form of terrorism exists in the world, an assertion that stands in stark contradiction to established fact.
And what's the big deal about ecology? It sounds like he buys into the whole global warming nonsense, which is trivial and just used to divert attention from more serious issues he doesn't want to confront convincingly.