The Pope and Disproportionate Response
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The script in red calls for the Pope's beheading. The rest of the translation: "Swine and servant of the cross, worships a monkey on a cross, hateful evil man, stoned Satan, may Allah curse him, blood-sucking vampire."
Pope Benedict's quote that Mohammed's command to "spread by the sword the faith he preached" was "evil and inhuman" was not met with scholarly rebuttals or countered with learned quotes from theological sources but with:
The Pope must die, says Muslim
A notorious Muslim extremist told a demonstration in London yesterday that the Pope should face execution.
Anjem Choudary said those who insulted Islam would be "subject to capital punishment".
His remarks came during a protest outside Westminster Cathedral on a day that worldwide anger among Muslim hardliners towards Pope Benedict XVI appeared to deepen.
A nun was shot dead in Somalia by Islamic gunmen and churches came under attack in Palestine.
Choudary's appeal for the death of Pope Benedict was the second time he has been linked with apparent incitement to murder within a year.
The 39-year-old lawyer organised demonstrations against the publication of cartoons of Mohammed in February in Denmark. Protesters carried placards declaring "Behead Those Who Insult Islam".
Five Palestinian area churches attacked
Pope's remarks may lead to war: Muslim world newspapers filled with articles slamming pope's remarks; "it is clear that such remarks only contribute to the fueling of the fire raging between Islam and the West," op-ed published in al-Sharq al-Awsat says.
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A litany of Insanity
I think we can safely say that a "genuine dialogue of cultures and religions" is unlikely to occur considering that one of the cultures and one of the religions seems to be in a constant state of quasi-psychotic paranoid agitation. Having adopted the mantle of victimhood, muslims seem intent on demonstrating their persistent irrationality and the absurd lengths they will go to in order to remain in denial about what the increasingly fanatical adherents of their religion are doing around the world.
What the Pope Said
It’s a weak faith that cannot stand questions to my aetheistic mind, and the average Christian doesn’t mind questions and is strong enough in their faith to answer them with clarity and reason. Contrast that to the response of the Imams and Mullahs, for these crowds of rabid Islamofascists gather only at the bidding of the death-priests.
Isaac Schrodinger ,
Going Down in HistoryTurkey's nationalist paper Vatan quoted Salih Kapusuz, head of the ruling Justice and Development Party's parliamentary group as saying: "The mentality of the Crusades has returned." (Benedict) will go down in history in the same category as leaders such as Hitler and Mussolini."That opinion brought to you by a nation that continues to deny the Armenian Genocide.
Where is Kofi Annan complaining about the Islamic disproportionate response? Where is the New York Times? Oh yeah, the Times was on the side of the Mullahs and Imams.