Jordanian Columnist: Muslims Need A Spiritual Leader Like The Pope To Unite Them

In an article he published on the occasion of Pope Fracis’s visit to Jordan on May 24-25, 2014, and in light of the respect commanded by the Pope across the Christian world, Jordanian columnist Hussein Al-Ruwashdeh wondered why the Muslims did not have a similar spiritual source of authority, and why they did not have influential and accepted figures worthy of emulation, capable of raising Muslim prestige worldwide.

Read the full transcript here at MEMRI

  • Greg
    Posted at 02:33h, 05 June

    I’m guessing that he will get his wish.

  • Robert Macniel
    Posted at 08:30h, 05 June

    Slow but certain progress in the fulfillment of prophecy. Voices in Israel are getting louder about the temple mount and wanting to rebuild the temple. The nations surrounding Israel and terrorist groups are gearing up to create an islamic super state with the mahdi at the helm and it’s capital in Jerusalem. And the entire world seems to be totally oblivious to what is going on and what will come to threaten them.

  • Vernon
    Posted at 17:06h, 05 June

    This is all truly amazing!

  • Gabe
    Posted at 02:13h, 08 June

    Speaking of the pope, Muslim prayers and Quran reading at the Vatican coming soon. Let the prophecy blogosphere onslaught commence!!

    In Him,

  • Joel
    Posted at 09:28h, 08 June


  • BJ and Alisa
    Posted at 12:48h, 08 June

    ONSLAUGHT??? Who are you calling the enemy? Have you read Proverbs 27:17 where it is talking about people coming together with ideas to help each other become sharper? Romans 12:3-10 tells all of us ‘not think more highly of ourselves than we ought to’. We are all part of the same body & need to honor one another above ourselves.

    Personally we are grateful for this platform that Joel has allowed us to participate in. Sharing our various ideas as long as we keep it within the framework of the scriptures. Speaking from personal experience we have learned much from this blog.

    We don’t want to attack another person in the body of Christ, it would be like biting our your own hand, ouch. 🙂

    Love BJ & Alisa

  • Joel
    Posted at 13:54h, 08 June

    I think what he means BJ and Alissa is, “Let the prophecy blogosphere frenzy to discuss this matter begin.” The “onslaught” will be against the proverbial bandwidth of the global internet as so many prophecy buffs throw in their ten cents to discuss this one.

  • Joel
    Posted at 13:56h, 08 June

    My take is that this is simply more of the same spirit of the age. This Pope of course is far more liberal than the previous two popes, so it is not at all surprising. There is no joining here of the Catholic Church and Islam, though I’m sure many will make such exaggerated claims.

  • Gabe
    Posted at 03:01h, 09 June

    That’s exactly what I meant, Joel. Thanks.

    BJ and Alissa, I meant no offense. I don’t remember calling anyone an “enemy,” or “attacking” anyone in the Church. Just having a bit of fun. That’s OK, right? More of a commentary on how the evangelical prophecy world explodes every time the pope sneezes too loud.

    In Him,

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