Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Pope Gives the Straight Dope

This week the Pope quoted criticisms of the prophet Mohammed by a 14th century Byzantine Christian emperor, Manuel II: "Show me just what Mohammed 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." "The emperor goes on to explain in detail the reasons why spreading the faith through violence is something unreasonable..."Violence is incompatible with the nature of God and the nature of the soul."

Perhaps the best response came from Pakistan: "Anyone who describes Islam as a religion as intolerant encourages violence," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said.

Riiight. As Allah via Ace via BaseballCrank
says: "Nothing brings out the killer in jihadis like accusing them of being killers."

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