Friday, September 15, 2006

The Pope is no dhimmi

It strikes me as ironic how Muslims make headlines these days by alternately murdering infidels and apostates in the name of Islam and then demanding apologies from anyone who points out the difficulty of sharing a planet with them.

The latest person to draw their ire is Pope Benedict, the pontiff who recently pontificated on the nature of Islam by quoting the 14th century Byzantine Christian Emperor Manuel Paleologos II. Paleologos had the Muslim scam figured out six hundred years ago:

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

"Evil and inhuman" ... uh oh. Well, as you can imagine, that makes today a "demand an apology" day. But as you can see by the photo below, the demands are beginning to take the form of burning things and angry fist-waving, so tomorrow may turn out to be a "murdering infidels and apostates in the name of Islam" day. At the very least we'll no doubt see some stone throwing and embassy burning. (Does the Vatican even keep embassies in Muslim states?)

Sadly, jihadis around the world have one less infidel to despise today. Oriana Fallaci has succumbed to lung cancer at age 77. She was a brave and intelligent woman, one who saw the truth behind the mask of Islam and was never afraid to speak that truth. She will be missed.


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