Friday, September 15, 2006

Pope Speaks Out

So the Pope has ruffled some Muslim feathers by quoting a 12th century leader who said that Mohammed had brought evil and inhuman things into the world such as "his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." The BBC is quick to point out that Muslim anger is growing over the comments- what are they, some sort of Islamophobes?

Predictably the Religion of Taking Great Offense has condemned the Pope's remarks. Pakistan claimed that the Pope had "injured sentiments" of Muslims, in Kashmir such great offense was taken that separatist leaders were put under house arrest, the Turks claimed that he was being "hostile", the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt said that the Pope's statement expressed "wrong and distorted beliefs" and in Qatar a cleric said that Muslims "have the right to be angry and hurt" by the speech.

As Jihad Watch points out, there are even efforts to prevent the spread of the news of the Pope's speech in Kashmir-

OK, so let me get this straight: the Pope says that jihad violence is against God's nature, and officials fear that in response, Muslims enraged by this insult will commit...jihad violence.

1 comment:

R.J. said...

Ironically, their rage shows the truth of the Pope's words!