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September 24, 2006

Head EUnuch diappointed over EUnucs lack of Balls

Filed under: Eurabia, Islam, Terror — limewoody @ 3:27 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) – European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso was quoted as saying on Saturday that more European leaders should have spoken out in support of the Pope after he made his disputed comments on Islam.

“I was disappointed there were not more European leaders who said ‘naturally the Pope has the right to express his views’,” Barroso was quoted as saying to the Welt am Sonntag newspaper.

“The problem is not the statements of the Pope but the reaction of the extremists,” the paper quoted him as saying in a preview of an article to appear on Sunday.

Pope Benedict XVI has said his much-criticised speech in Regensburg, Germany earlier this month in which he quoted a 14th century Byzantine emperor as saying Islam was evil and violent, did not reflect his own thinking.

The speech by the leader of the world’s 1.1 billion Roman Catholics has provoked al Qaeda groups to declare war on the Church, Iraqis to burn the Pope’s effigy and Turks to petition for his arrest.

Barroso said the caution on the part of European leaders was probably due to “worries about a possible confrontation” as well as a “certain form of political correctness.”

“We have to defend our values,” he said. “We should also encourage the moderate leaders in the Muslim world — and they’re the majority — to distance themselves from this extremism,” Barroso was quoted as saying.

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