Pope Benedict XVI

Last Updated: Friday, 15 September 2006, 11:08 GMT 12:08 UK

Muslim anger grows at Pope speech

The Pope’s comments came on a visit to Germany. A statement from the Vatican has failed to quell criticism of Pope Benedict XVI from Muslim leaders, after a speech touching on the concept of holy war.

Speaking in Germany, the Pope quoted a 14th Century Christian emperor who said “Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”

We, the undersigned, believe that the Pope's comments do not express a correct understanding of Islam and are merely wrong and distorted beliefs being repeated in the West.

We would like a public appology from the Vatican.

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