When are we in the West going to stop being held hostage to the "hurt feelings" of Muslims? And when are we going to start to attack back by pointing out the obvious irony in their response to such perceived slights?
I refer to the uproar over remarks by Pope Benedict XVI at an address he made at the University of Regensburg. In the speech made by the Pope at an academic conference he referred to the writings of the 14th-century Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus. Palaeologus wrote "that prophet Mohammed was evil 'such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.'" (Also, a small technicality: a Byzantine emperor is not a Roman Catholic.)
So Muslims all over the world marched and protested. Seven churches in the West Bank have been attacked over a three day period. An Italian nun was murdered in Somalia by Muslims in what has been suggested as an attack that could have been sparked by the Pope's remarks.
Does anyone else see the irony here? When are we going to stop putting up with it?
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