Monday, September 18, 2006

On Muslims and Mayhem

i've come to suck your blood...

Unless you've got your head in the sand you by now know that the pope has pissed of the Muslim world by - perhaps - criticizing Islam and its prophet. More specifically, Benedict delivered a speech where he quoted a 14th Century Byzantine emperor as saying, “Show me just what Muhammad 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.”

Doesn't sound good. But are Muslims and the press taking the statement out of context? After all, everyone agrees that Benedict's comments on Islam were but a small part of his address. Now you can see for yourself. At Informed Comment you can find the complete text of Benedict's address and the best commentary LHG has found thus far.


Anonymous CathyGale said...

Come on, freethinkers have no dog in this fight. We shouldn't be overreacting to Benedict's comments because they were all basically true. The Muslim reaction proved it: You insult us and our prophet? Then we'll riot and threaten to bomb you! That'll teach them not to defame us as violent! Of course, Benedict failed to mention the little matter of Christianity (and more to the point), the Catholic Church's long history of violence, but that was then and this is now. And now it's Islam that presents the bigger threat

10:52 AM  
Blogger BANGAMBIKI said...

The pope has a short memory,the church has brutalized the world in the past,and it is continueing to enslave people to useless belief he has no right to judge.Simply put,religion is bad.I t must be stopped.

2:19 PM  

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