Friday, September 15, 2006

The Pope vs Mohammed

The Pope is in hot water with muslims worldwide.

His 'crime' was to quote in a speech certain remarks critical of Islam. He did make clear that this was merely a quotation, but because he didn't expressly condemn the remarks, there is outrage among muslims everywhere. The scenes are now so familiar: angry men waving placards, effigies burning, and threats aplenty. The only thing missing (so far) is a call to behead him.

Ahmed Versi of Muslim News has just been on Sky News saying that there will also be demonstrations in London. Why? What has it to do with us here? Is this just another attempt by islamofascists to bully us into their way of thinking?

Even if the Pope believed that all that Mohammed brought was 'evil' and 'inhuman', surely he has the right to say so? God knows I have heard worse things from muslim leaders about Christianity.

The Pope is being called on to apologise. The Vatican has already issued a statement saying that he meant no offence. Clearly that is not enough for the likes of Ahmed Versi. He wants the Pope to come out publicly and repudiate the comments. Why should he? Perhaps the Pope does actually believe the comments. If so, he is most definitely not alone. Islam has not shown itself to be the 'religion of peace'; certainly not in my lifetime. Although many may balk at saying so, the offending quotation does not seem entirely out of place when one considers current world events. Even the way the islamists are reacting shows that these comments may not be that far from the truth. Perhaps the protesters might like to think on that.

Islamofascism has crept into almost every part of society. It is unrelenting in seeking to impose its 'values' on Western society. We see its effects in law enforcement, the education system, the human rights regime, and almost every other area you care to name. Thankfully, it has not yet subsumed other religions. This latest agitation is nothing but an attempt to assert some form of thought supremacy over Christianity. It must be resisted. Benedict XVI must not apologise.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This one is not going to end soon. Benedict is not going to kneel before these madmen.

If they take exception to him saying that Mohammed has brought evil, why don't they bring evidence to rebut it, instead of threatening people and burning effigies? Perhaps they have no answer to the quotation.

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Jay said...

Why don't those bloody illiterate protesters get someone to explain what the Pope's lecture was all about?

9:43 PM  
Blogger John East said...

It's peculiar that critising the "Religion of Peace" elicited a petrol bomb attack against a church on the West Bank today, according to a news report I saw on TV this afternoon.

Have Islamists no sense of irony?

3:06 PM  
Blogger Bel said...

Have Islamists no sense of irony?

None whatsoever.

I heard earlier that some people were saying they could not 'guarantee' the Pope's safety if he went to Turkey.

That's right, folks. Someone makes a few comments about your religion, which you interpret to mean that he thinks you're a bunch of murdering scum. You disagree with this assessment.

So how do you deal with him?

By threatening to murder him, how else?

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Ellee said...

Bel, congratulations with your excellent ranking on Iain's blog, most richly deserved.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Bel said...

Thanks Ellee. I was pleasantly surprised by the news.

Also, congratulations on your top ten ranking!

6:40 PM  

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