Jordanian clerics expressed disappointment that Pope Benedict XVI in an address to Muslim leaders on Saturday failed to offer a new apology for remarks seen as targeting Islam.
"We wanted him to clearly apologise," Sheikh Yusef Abu Hussein, mufti of the southern city of Karak, told AFP after the pope's address in Amman's huge Al-Hussein Mosque.
"What the pope said (in 2006) about the Prophet Mohammed is untrue. Islam did not spread through the power of sword. It's a religion of tolerance and faith," Hussein said.
You talk about holding a grudge, these damned people are the chiefest of the unforgiving class. The Pope said he respects Islam, which is something I never would have said. What more do they expect?
I'll tell you what, I will call for the Pope to apologize, when someone with some authority in Islam apologizes for:
1. Radical jihadis who kill innocents.
2. Radicals who call for the annihilation of Israel.
3. Palestinian Mickey Mouse characters teaching kids to hate Jews.
4. Calling America the Great Satan.
When someone with some prominence in Islam does this publicly for all to hear, then we'll talk. Until then, they can shut up and deal with it.
Besides all this, Islam was spread by the sword.