It is acknowledged that the present Pope is a master psychlogist, the shrewdest, the most popular and the most diplomatic of all Popes in Christendom.
He makes everyone happy. On every foreign soil he lands, he kisses the ground - he makes SOOJOOD, the prostration (the climax in the Muslim prayer) - only a step away from the KALIMA, the creed (the Muslim declaration of Faith). This makes the muslim very happy too.
His prostrations make the Hindu, the Christian and the agnostic also very happy. Why? Because the Pope is blessing his land!
MASTER AT THE GAME
The Christian is past Master at the Game. He is a master psychologist. He invents banner headlines like these -
"£17 000 000 ERMARKED FOR PROPAGATION OF ISLAM IN AFRICA" in the Fifties.
"IN AFRICA FOR EVERY ONE CONVERT TO CHRISTIANITY, 7 TO ISLAM" in the Sixties.
"BLACK NATIONALISM, COMMUNISM AND ISLAM THE DANGERS" in the Seventies.
"WE MUST HAVE A DIALOGUE WITH THE MUSLIMS" in the Eighties.
"RAND DAILY NOVEMBER 30"
Whenever the Pope visited countries where Muslims abound, he announced that he wished to have DIALOGUE WITH MUSLIMS.
POPE'S "DIALOGUE" MEANT CONVERT
We knew full-well that the Pope really did not mean a "dialogue". He was actually telling his missionaries to go and "CONVERT" the Muslims. But if he used the word "CONVERT", the Muslims would react. Therefore his careful choice of the word - "DIALOGUE".
To give His Holiness the benefit of the doubt, we responded to his repeated
pronouncements, accepted his plea to have a "DIALOGUE" with Muslims and invited him to AN OPEN DIALOGUE in St. Peters Square in Rome at a time and date suitable to him as not to inconvenience His Holiness. Hence our letter dated 1 Ramadan 1404 / 1 June 1984. (If you have not received it yet, then please write for your copy.)
POPE'S BACK-PEDALLING AFTER BOLD PLEA FOR DIALOGUE
After 3 more letters and a telegram in August '84 the Vatican replied; proposing a meeting in their Secretariate, that is, in private. On the 17th of September '84, we responded to His Holiness -
"...We are obviously pleased that you are prepared to meet with us, but we are concerned that such meeting should be public, as was our open letter to you, which is why we originally suggested St. Peters. The people affected by any dialogue between Christianity and Islam number well over 2 billion (i.e., number of belivers in both faiths), and in fairness to them, and for the sake of truth and the pleasure of God, we should avoid undue privacy.
"We are more than prepared to meet with you in your secretariate as per your suggestion, but, as we have many muslims from South Africa alone, viz. That three aeroplanes are being chartered from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town for this purpose, who wish to attend this meeting, we respectfully request information on facilities at the secertariate in terms of accommodating these people and the many obvious thousands more who would want to attend. As many people who desire to attend will not be able to do so, we also request permission to video tape our meeting so that our discussions may reach millions more who would otherwise be denied the benefit of our dialogue."
POPE'S DEFENDING SILENCE AFTER BEING CAUGHT OUT
After over two months of waiting, we despatched two telegrams on 29 November '84, one to the Secretariate and one to the Pope. A month latter, on December 27th, two more telegrams were sent but to no avail. In one last desperate bid we sent yet another telegram to the Pope (a photostat of which appeared in ("Second thoughts from the Pope" You may write for your free copy of a four-page leaflet in 2 colours, if you have not received it.)
Knowing full-well that the Pope's repeated pleas "Dialogue, Dialogue, Dialogue" was a big bluff, we have now called his bluff and have proved conclusively to the world the hoax that it was. The Pope has "given up the ghost". We mourn his loss. But we will not fret over it. We are now looking further West. From the land of Roman Catholicism to Anglicanism where we will be more at home linguistically.
ISLAM FOR EUROPE
Over half-a-century ago George Bernard Shaw said:
* "If any religion has a chance of conquering England, nay europe within the next hundred years, that religion is Islam."
But alas, we have not made it yet!
INVASION IN REVERSE
We are contemplating an invasion of England this July. It is an invasion in reverse. The British ruled our countries - India, Egypt, Malayasia, etc., for over a hundred years. Now, for the conquest of Britain for Islam. Not with bombs and guns; but with love, compassion and logic. Let us hope the Anglican Bishops and Arcbishops will prove more manly than the pope.
We have booked the ROYAL ALBERT HALL in London, United Kingdom, for the 7th of July. Birmingham City Hall for the 14th, Manchester City Hall for the 21st and Leicester for the 28th, and dozens of other venues in between. See you there Insha-Allah! If you can't attend, don't despair. Audio and Video tapes will be made available.
In the meantime, arm yourselves with our FREE literature on Comperative religion. Don't wait for the missionaries to make nests on your heads. With a little knowledge you can defend your DEEN of Islam which has been a target of the missionaries for hundreds of years. You can even win new followers for Islam. According to Edward Said, Time magazine, April 16, 1979, over 60 000 (sixty thousand) books have been written against Islam by the Christian West. Allah's promise is true! He has given us a "DEEN" - a Way of life that is to master, overcome and supercede every other Way of life - whether it be Hinduism, Buddism, Communism or Christianism - or any other "ism".
"...even though the un-belivers may detest (it)." (Holy Quran 9:33)
WE ARE WONDERING...
* whether the Vatican's suggestion of a meeting in their Secretariate is not a manouevre to play down the issue or, worse still, to let it recede into the shadows indefinitely.
* whether Christendom's slow-to-grasp train of thoughts, reluctance to accept the Truth, and feeling of threat to its very existence which have prevailed from the earliest days of the Church and as recorded by History are still not continuing in the 20th century.
* whether the Pope is not having second thoughts about having dialogue with Muslims.