Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Pope and Islam

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The Pope chose to highlight obscure text about the violence of Islam. As a way to show that Islam means peace, Muslims rioted and are demanding an apology. The words the Pope quoted are:

“Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”

Pope Benedict knew exactly what he was saying when he uttered the words that inflamed the Muslim masses. He's calling on them to take a hard look at what their religion condones and what the consequences of not speaking out against the violence has wrought. He left wiggle room by attributing the words to an ancient text but those words were his own.

As has been the M.O. of Muslims lately, they attack the messenger and do not listen to the message. He's been labeled a "crusader" and worse.

The Pope sees what has been happening in Europe and like the late Oriana Fallaci, he knows that the consequences of inaction will be the destruction of the various Eropean cultures.

The NY Times as always assumes the dhimmi position.

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