Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Hypocrisy of Islam

Five Churches in the Palestinian area have been attacked since Pope Benedict XVI delivered a speech last week in Germany quoting 14th-century Byzantine emperor Manuel II Paleologus who said: "Show me just what Mohammad 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."

In the West Bank attacks, guns, firebombs and lighter fluid were used, leaving church doors charred and walls scorched by flames and pocked with bullet holes. Nobody was reported injured. Two Catholic churches, an Anglican church and a Greek Orthodox one were hit. A Greek Orthodox church was also attacked in Gaza City.

In a phone call to The Associated Press, a group calling itself the "Lions of Monotheism" claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying they were carried out to protest the pope's remarks. “We want to make it clear that if the pope does not appear on TV and apologize for his comments, we will blow up all of Gaza’s churches,” the group said in a statement.

An Iraqi insurgent group threatened the Vatican with a suicide attack over the pope's remarks on Islam, according to a statement posted Saturday on the Web.
"We swear to God to send you people who adore death as much as you adore life," said the message posted in the name of the Mujahedeen Army on a Web site frequently used by militant groups. The message's authenticity could not be independently verified. The statement was addressed to "you dog of Rome" and threatens to "shake your thrones and break your crosses in your home."

Salih Kapusuz, deputy leader of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Islamic-rooted party, said Benedict's remarks were either "the result of pitiful ignorance" about Islam and its prophet or, worse, a deliberate distortion.

"He has a dark mentality that comes from the darkness of the Middle Ages. He is a poor thing that has not benefited from the spirit of reform in the Christian world," Kapusuz told Turkish news media.

"It looks like an effort to revive the mentality of the Crusades."
"He is going down in history in the same category as leaders such as Hitler and Mussolini."

People come on, comparing the Pope to Hitler and Mussolini? How absurd is that?
Do these people not realize that by their actions they are proving to the world what everyone already thinks and what they are supposedly trying to defend themselves against, that Islam is a peaceful religion?
It doesn't take a brain surgeon to understand that to beget violence on someone in retaliation for being called violent only proves the point of the former, but the latter is thus made to look not only violent but a dolt besides!

If these Islamic fascists want to prove how holy, righteous and non violent they are then they should take example from what the West has been teaching children for years: "when in conflict use your words and not your fists."