"And if you don't beleive me I'll riot and burn effigies of you!" Yep, Islam, the religion of peace as seen in this picture.
Pope Benedict last week made comments in Germany quoting a 14th century Byzantine emperor who said the prophet Mohammed had brought "things only evil and inhuman" refering to the concept of Jihad and holy war in the Islamic religion. I agree that this was not the wisest thing the Pope could have said. But the way the Muslims are reacting in the streets are as if the Pope had just declared an all out war on them. He made comments that are no different than what people like Hezbollah and Hamas make on a daily basis.
Here's the full quote of what the Pope said:
"He [Byzantine Christian Emperor Manuel Paleologos II] said, I quote, 'Show me just what Mohammed 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'." - DailyMail.co.uk ArticleSo it appears that these are what the rules are:
Do: call Christians and Jews every darogatory word possible (Crusaders, Zionists, Satan).
Don't: respond such comments unless its with praise for their "alternative" view on the world (alternative to western civilization).
Don't: cite historical documents about Islam in any speach.
Do: respond with rioting and threats of violence if such "inconveniant truths" are brought up.
I see how it is now.
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