September 18, 2006, - 11:39 am
By Debbie Schlussel
We were among the first to note, last Wednesday, the Pope’s tough and truthful comments about the “Religion of Peace.”
We pointed out that the Pope–despite his tough talk against jihad–actually bent over backwards to make inroads to some of the world’s top jihadists, like Imam Hassan Qazwini–cleric of North America’s largest mosque, the Islamic Center of America in Dearbornistan, and a close friend and protege of Hezbollah spiritual leader and U.S. Specially Designated Global Terrorist, Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah.
Despite that, the Pope learned that even as leader of one of the world’s major religions, you can’t tell the truth about the extremists that dominate Islam and get away with it. And it’s not just the violent members of that religion that will find any reason to go out and murder, maim, and abuse–whether it’s cartoons or alleged Koranic damage, or a documentary about women in Islam.
It’s the media that glorifies and cooperates with this violence. Take today’s USA Today editorial page. McPaper is blaming the Pope for Islam’s historic violence, which didn’t just begin with his words, last Tuesday. The headline:
No, actually, the Popes words were just a pretext. It’s the “Religion of Peace” whose words–in the Koran, in the Hadiths, in the sermons, in the fatwas, in the madrassahs–that “spark” (well, actually, inferno-ize) violence.
USA Today praises the Muslim Brotherhood–a terrorist group based in Egypt (from which HAMAS, Arafat, and Qaeda’s Zawahiri emanated)–for saying the Pope’s apology was sufficient. But, not so privately, since Tuesday, the Brotherhood has been using the Pope’s words all over the Arab street to rile up its forces in its gazillionth, latest attempt to overthrow the ruling Mubarak government in Egypt.
And how does USA Today explain the ongoing Islamic violence in Thailand? It has nothing to do with the Pope and everything to do with Muslims that make up 5% of Thailand’s population, who are trying to take over the country. On Saturday, six simultaneous bombs went off in southern Thalian’ds largest tourism and commercial centers, according to today’s Wall Street Journal.
A Canadian tourist was killed and more than 60 were injured. The Journal reports that “more than 1,700 people have died since 2004, wehn Muslim terrorists upped their attacks (well before the Pope’s comments). Most of the victims have been non-Muslim civilians, including the deliberate attacks on Buddhist monks and teachers. Many businesses are forced to close on Fridays, Islam’s holy day.
Well, for those who plan to murder more innocent Catholics and other Infidels at the drop of a hat–over just about anything–we have a solution: Let them eat spinach.
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