Just to get this straight, I remind you once again that last week the Pope quoted some 6-700 year old documents that basically said that some of Muhhamads teachings were “evil and inhuman” because they “spread their faith by the sword.”
The Pope had to apologize for those remarks this week but just to prove how wrong he was some Muslims in Palestine went out and burned churches while in Somalia they killed a nun at a childrens hospital!
So there, take that Infidel!
Now here is where it gets even stranger. Muslim spokesman in different parts of the world have condemed acts by what they call “extremist elements” of Islam…….. while at the same time calling on mainstream Muslims to practice restraint and not engage in any acts of violence in reprisal for the comments made by the Pope.
I may be a bit naive here but If Islam is such a religion of peace why do they have to issue an appeal for restraint in the first place.
Even though I am not a great fan of the Catholic Church, (or any other mainstream religion) I can’t recall a single instance in the last five hundred years where the Vatican has had to call for calm and non-violence amongst the faithfull in regards to a perceived insult to Catholicism.
Remember boys and girls: Sticks and Stones my break my bones – but names will never hurt me…… So play nice!
There is a group called “Al-Qaida in Iraq” that yesterday warned that war against Christianity and the West will go on until Islam “takes over the world.”
No apology by the Pope will be sufficient they said, while demonstrators in South Asia and Indonesia carried black flags and burned effigies of the Pope as well.
“Al-Qaida in Iraq” went on to say: “You and the West are doomed, as you can see from your defeat in Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya and elsewhere!”
In Iran, meanwhile, supreme leader (doesn’t his remind you of “fearless leader” on the Rocky and Bullwinkle show?”) Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for protests against the U.S.
Ali argued that while the Pope may have been decieved into making his remarks, the words give the West an “excuse for suppressing Muslims” by depicting them as terrorists!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Allan W Janssen
A few more quick observations before the day gets underway.
*I normaly hate those “cutsy” messages on church and store signs (Like one one a high school billboard that said “seven days of this makes one weak!”) and bumper stickers.
But, yesterday I actually saw a couple that I really liked .
The first was a sign in front of a travel agency. It said “GO AWAY!”
Then a bumper sticker that really struck home since I’m not nearly in as much of a hurry as I used to be. It said:
“I may be slow, but I’m ahead of YOU!”
*Next – some legislators in the States are starting to talk about putting up a fence between the U.S. and Canada as well as the one down by Mexico. Personally I think it’s a great idea.
Maybe it will keep those assholes OUT!
(I remeber back in the 80’s I was going from Sarnia to Port Huron for a bit of shopping and when I stopped at Customs the guy asked me for a passport. I told him I only had a drivers license and why did he suddenly want a passport or visa to get in. He replied: “We have to be carefull you know, there are a lot of people that want to get into this Country by any means possible! I looked him straight in the eye and said: “Why?” A minute later I was back on the Canadian side with a “refused entry” slip in my hand! I thought to myself, “fuck em,” and went to our own mall. It’s also one of the last times I felt an urge to go to the States.)
*Thailand has an unusual political system. It’s a democaracy with a twist. They just had their 18th coup d’e-tat in a row.
It seems that when the government gets too rank they send in the army to throw them out and then have democratic elections to get a new government.
Until that elected government gets too smelly. Then they have another coup d’e-tat. Then they have a democratic election to………… well you get the idea!
*All sorts of fallout about that Maher Arar case I wrote about yesterday. People are starting to call for officials in the R.C.M.P. and C.S.I..S. to be fired.
These assholes shouldn’t be fired!
They should be going to JAIL!
Your faithfull scribe
Allan w Janssen