A not-so-innocent abroad: Pope Francis in Arabia


The Pope's Muslim Friend-Sheikh el-Tayeb is routinely described by Western media and academia as a "leading moderate" and "a strong proponent of interfaith dialogue." In his Egyptian TV sermons, however, he presents a very different face to the faithful. He approvingly uses a radical phrase, "the faith and the polity," which affirms that Islam is both a religion and an ideological blueprint for governance based on its supremacist, anti-infidel essence. Tayeb firmly asserts that a Muslim apostate "must either renounce his apostasy or else be killed."