Friday, September 15, 2006

Pope's Comment Drives Muslims Over The Edge

Is there a group of individuals in the world with thinner skins then Muslims?

I think one would be hard pressed to find another bunch of people who fly off the handle at the slightest provocation. For example, the Pope the other day quoted a sentence from a book that quoted a conversation that took place between a Chrisitan and Muslim leader in the 14th Century.

Benedict quoted from a book recounting a conversation between 14th century Byzantine Christian Emperor Manuel Paleologos II and a Persian scholar on the truths of Christianity and Islam.

"The emperor comes to speak about the issue of jihad, holy war," the pope said. "He said, I quote, '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."'

("If you do not believe we are tolerant we will kill you!")

First, the quote is pretty hard to decipher, but the gist tends to be that it's wrong to spread your religion by the sword. Despite that, most religions have tended to do so over the previous millenia. Most have stopped.

The odd thing is the mere mention of anything possibly, slightly anti-Muslim causes a furor. Remember the cartoons depicting Allah? How many died in the riots that followed. Salmon Rushdie lives with a death sentence over his head for a book he wrote 20 years ago.

Now entire parliaments are unanimously passing resolutions condemning the Pope and calling for direct apologies. And these people have the nerve to call the Pope intolerant.

(From a FoxNews story) But anger still swept across the Muslim world, with Pakistan's parliament unanimously adopting a resolution condemning the pope for making what it called "derogatory" comments about Islam, and seeking an apology from him.
"Anyone who describes Islam as a religion as intolerant encourages violence," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said.

Does that last sentence sound like the pot calling the kettle black?

As a whole the Muslim's inferiority complex can't handle any negativity. A good parent would not accept this type of temper tantrum from a child, so why does an entire society behave in this manner?

This is the question that has to be answered


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