Thursday, September 14, 2006

21st Century Pope Quotes 14th Century Emperor, Angers Muslims Still Living in the 9th Century

Pope Benedict XVI quoted a 14th-Century Christian emperor in a speech about violence and faith.

"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." - Emperor Manual II Paleologos of Byzantine
The Pope said "I quote" twice but probably failed to use "quote-fingers".

In other news, Al-Jazeera played a video from a mullah who called for the beheading of Pope Benedict and for all Jews to be dipped in acid and beaten with the entrails of infidel Christians, unless they convert to Islam...the religion of peace. It should be noted that the mullah did not say "I quote" in his tirade.

The reaction from the Islamic community is seen as more tame than when they went absolutely bat-shit over the Danish Mohammed cartoons. It's not expected to get as violent as when Nike had to recall shoes that beared a resemblance to Arabic script or when Burger King had to recall ice cream tops that offended muslims. Also, CAIR has not called for the Pope to videotape an apology and air it on FOX, like they did to Jack Bauer, but the day is young.

The Pope is set to visit Turkey in November, which comes on the same month as Thanksgiving - when Americans consume large amounts of Turkey. There is no connection, I am rambling, but umm I like Turkey.

(Source - BBC)

Other
Conjunction Junction Bombed by Muslim Terrorist Group
Chicken Lays "Allah" Egg, Explodes
NYC Rally for Denmark
Feb 28 - International High-Five a Muslim Day
The War on Pastries
And This Little Piggy Was Banned

Update: Look what site is on the top for Google searches for "Emperor Manual II Paleologos of Byzantine." I have decalared jihad against me and will commense to burn an effigy of myself.