Muslim Support for Vatican Statement

From the Independent:

The Islamic Medical Association in the UK has issued the following statement:

“On behalf of the Muslim believers, we wish to express our happiness with, and full support for, the recent Vatican statement on ensuring food and fluid for mentally incapacited patients. We believe that the basic means for survival (food and fluid) should be ensured for every human being (and animal), whether or not they are healthy, ill or incapacitated. This is a basic human right for all. All human life is sacred, and only God, the Creator, has the right to end any human life, in its appointed time.

British Muslims are worried today about the new Mental Capacity Act, which allows and in some cases requires food and water to be denied to mentally incapacitated, non-dying persons. In doing that, our innocent patients will die in pain and agony from the horrific effects of starvation and dehydration. We oppose strongly any court decision or power of attorney used to justify participation in starving or dehydrating anyone to death. All Muslim doctors, nurses and patients, expressing our Islamic beliefs, should oppose this inhumane Act.”

Catholic U’s Hosting of ‘Pro-Choice’ Kerry Sparks Controversy

I wonder if anyone will be arrested and led away in handcuffs for asking him if he belongs to the “skull and bones”? 

From CNSNews:(not Catholic News Service, but Cybercast News Service)

Former presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has been approved to speak this year at the Catholic University of America, a decision that has sparked discontent among many conservative Catholics.

Catholic University’s College Democrats will host Kerry. Although his appearance has been accepted by the school’s administration, the College Democrats are still negotiating with the senator’s office about a specific date for his speech.

“Senator Kerry is a remarkable lawmaker,” Mark Arnone, president of the Catholic University of America (CUA) College Democrats, told Cybercast News Service. “His work spans many facets of politics and policy, and I believe him to be an upstanding individual who can speak to many of the issues that are affecting the national community.”

Arnone’s request to invite Kerry was initially denied by the University Center of Student Programs and Events under the pretext that CUA had an unwritten policy that forbade political candidates from speaking during an election year.

However, CUA also has in place a speaker policy. It says the school can exercise discretion in allowing guest speakers who hold beliefs contrary to those of the Catholic Church. The rule has generally been used as a deterrent to inviting pro-abortion public figures.

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