Sunday, September 17, 2006

Jihad on the Pope

So it seems there is more "Muslim outrage", this time over an speech given to German university students by the Pope.

Ok, first of all, he's the leader of a competing religion. Of course he's not going to speak kindly of other religions. He shouldn't be expected to! That's like expecting the CEO of Pepsi to say, "you know, I'm really sorry that our commercials say Pepsi is better than Coke."

Second, he was making a historical academic citation. Are we to understand that Islam is opposed to historical accounts because they are critical of the religion? Should Germany feel inclined to attack Israel and the United States because of references to Hitler or the Holocaust?

By the way, I'm not Catholic.

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