Tuesday, February 3, 2009

New leader of Africa Union not a Bible fan

According to reports from All Africa, the new chairman of the African Union, President Muammar Gaddafi, has publicly voiced his distaste for the Bible. Last year, on a visit to Uganda, a country with a large and active Christian population, Gaddafi commented:

The Bible we have now is not the one that was revealed to Issa [Jesus], and the Old Testament is not the one that was revealed to Musa. Mohammed is mentioned in both [original versions], but in the Torah and Bible we have now, there is no mention of him.

It means that it [Bible] has been forged. Prophet Mohammed was sent to mankind. Allah wanted mankind to have one religion. The Koran that we have is the only book that was sent by Allah.

On another occasion, Gaddafi, who apparently enjoys stirring things up (he reportedly travels with 30 virgin bodyguards), said, "Christianity is not a faith for people in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Other people who are not sons of Israel have nothing to do with that religion."

For a man with ambitions to create the United States of Africa, Gaddafi has a lot of uniting to do.

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