Posted by Curt on 18 September, 2006 at 7:43 pm. Be the first to comment!

Is anyone surprised that the Pope’s apology fell on deaf ears?

A notorious Muslim extremist told a demonstration in London yesterday that the Pope should face execution.

Anjem Choudary said those who insulted Islam would be “subject to capital punishment”.

His remarks came during a protest outside Westminster Cathedral on a day that worldwide anger among Muslim hardliners towards Pope Benedict XVI appeared to deepen.

The pontiff yesterday apologised for causing offence during a lecture last week. Quoting a medieval emperor, his words were taken to mean that he called the prophet Mohammed “evil and inhuman”.

He insisted he was “deeply sorry” but his humbling words did not go far enough to silence all his critics or quell the violence and anger he has triggered.

A nun was shot dead in Somalia by Islamic gunmen and churches came under attack in Palestine.

Choudary’s appeal for the death of Pope Benedict was the second time he has been linked with apparent incitement to murder within a year.

The Pope is behaving in the only way a man of true faith would. He does not want to see any bloodshed as a result of his speech so he issues an apology. An apology that said he was sorry if people took his words as an insult and stating he did not feel the same way as that 15th century ruler did.

But alas, none of it was good enough for the fanatics in the “religion of peace”. Who want only total obedience to their faith. If you do not submit you die.

This is the face of our new enemy.

Many months ago during the cartoon idiocy we saw these same people, these same fanatics protesting with signs that read destroy, kill, maim….and today we see the same kind of things:

Additionally we see the burning of no less then 7 churches. In Somalia a religious leader called for his followers to hunt down and kill the Pope:

In Somalia – where a union of Islamic courts, backed by a militia, recently took power – a radical cleric was reported to have urged Muslims to “hunt down” the pope for remarks that he called “barbaric.”

“Whoever offends our Prophet Muhammad should be killed on the spot by the nearest Muslim,” the cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Hassan Malin, told worshipers in Mogadishu on Friday, Agence France-Presse reported.

While Al-Qaeda, in obvious agreement with the rest of the radical Muslims, stated they would take over Rome:

“We shall break the cross and spill the wine … God will (help) Muslims to conquer Rome … (May) God enable us to slit their throats, and make their money and descendants the bounty of the mujahideen,”

Richard John Neuhaus, a man who has met and spoken with the Pope many times, writes one of the better commentaries on this event:

I have had the opportunity of many extended conversations with Ratzinger-Benedict over the years, and he is a man of great gentleness and deliberation and extremely careful to say what he means. What he said at Regensburg he has said many times before. Contrary to many reports, he has not apologized or retracted his argument. He has indicated sincere regret that many Muslims have reacted to his statement as they have. The response of those who are properly called jihadists is, “If you don’t stop saying we’re violent, we’re going to bomb more churches, kill more nuns and priests, and get the pope too.” In short, the reaction has powerfully confirmed the problem to which Benedict called our attention.

Some think that Benedict was not as judicious as he might have been in quoting a medieval emperor of the East who, faced by Islamic conquest that succeeded in turning Christian Constantinople into Islamic Istanbul, declared that Islam has produced only inhumanity and evil. That is arguable. Benedict did say at Regensburg that the emperor’s words were excessively “brusque.” But the citation was also a way of reminding everybody that this conflict with Islam bent upon conversion by the sword is very long-standing.

It can be argued that the Regensburg lecture will turn out to be the most important statement by a world leader in the post–September 11 period. Of course, not all Muslims are jihadists, whether in the Middle East or the rest of the world. But jihadism is the ominous threat we face, and I again wish that more people would read Mary Habeck’s sobering book now out from Yale University Press, Knowing the Enemy.

I would have to agree that the Pope’s speech may go down as a very important one in the post 9/11 world. The question is will it do any good?

The New York Sun writes that the quote the Pope cited may have been very apt to today’s world:

The current pope, like his predecessor, is fighting a two-front war. He must take on radicals outside his faith while also convincing his co-religionists of the seriousness of the fight. In this sense, Benedict’s decision to quote the Byzantine emperor Manuel II Paleologus is an apt one. Manuel was the penultimate eastern emperor, who presided over a drastically diminished realm in the face of the mounting threat of Islamic conquest. Manuel was also one of many emperors who were unsuccessful in persuading western Christians to aid the fading empire. The pressing question is not only whether Islam will take up Benedict’s challenge but whether well-meaning Christians, who have sometimes wanted to feel removed from the battle, draw strength from the pope’s leadership.

My question is, where are the moderates? At what point to we have to just come to the conclusion that there are no moderates? That they all feel the same way as these fools do?

How much longer must we wait for change from within until change must come from outside?

UPDATE

The religion of peace is a bit miffed at my site designer and server guru Mike from Slobokan’s Site O’ Schtuff. You may notice some slowdown or errors from my site because the server he runs, and the one in which I have this site on, is under attack from users in Turkey. The reason? Why his Pope comment posts have gained their attention. It has been going on all day with Mike working non-stop to fight them off. He has even been successful in getting some of them identified and kicked off their ISP’s.

UPDATE II

It didn’t take long for the lefties to tie all this to Bush:

Okay, so Il Papum pisses off all of Islam. A nun gets offed. Effigies of the popester get burned. Lotsa talk about the crusades and infidels and hatred and killings and conquest. Its like its the 1400s all over again.

And let’s not forget that ol’ Pope Ratzy endorsed Caligula in the last go-round.

Anyway, so the pontificating pontif sets the world aflame. This makes the Islamist extremists and even the more sane followers of Abraham look all wild eyed and hateful and crazy and …. scary.

This in turn fires up our own internal religiously insane. Soon enough even sane Catholics get involved in the scare (what else can a fatwah on popiepoo cause, yanno?). Soon enough, even the antipope guys like the evangelicals get all bent out of shape …. he’s another Christian, after all.

And voila ….. the populace of sheeple get all stirred up and go vote for the ‘guys that’ll keep ya safe and not appease the terrorists’.

Am I off my rocker?

Accident?

Coinkydink?

Conspiracy?

Possible?

Plausible?

What do you think?

If they weren’t so serious I would be laughing my ass off.

UPDATE III

If anyone doubts that we are in a war to the death then just take a look at this:

Al-Qaida in Iraq warned Pope Benedict XVI on Monday that its war against Christianity and the West will go on until Islam takes over the world, and Iran’s supreme leader called for more protests over the pontiff’s remarks on Islam.

When will the left understand that THIS is the end result if we don’t fight this enemy, in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the world over. Make no mistake about it, we are in a world war.

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But alas, none of it was good enough for the fanatics in the “religion of peace”. Who want only total obedience to their faith. If you do not submit you die.

This is the face of our new enemy.

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