To the People

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or TO THE PEOPLE.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Now Who Should Apologize?

The Pope caused a stir in the Muslim world because of this speech.

Muslims throughout the world have reacted with outrage beyond all proportion, as they did to the infamous Danish cartoons, which (view them here) were mostly innocuous. In a free society, people can ask questions and raise issues. These reactions from the Muslim world are telling about their view of freedom.
- 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.

- "You infidels and despotic, we will continue our jihad (holy war) and never stop until God avails us to chop your necks and raise the fluttering banner of monotheism when God's rule is established governing all people and nations, and the West are doomed as you can see from the defeat in Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya and elsewhere ... We will break up the cross, spill the liquor and impose head tax, then the only thing acceptable is a conversion (to Islam) or (killed by) the sword."

- 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". He added: "I am here have a peaceful demonstration. But there may be people in Italy or other parts of the world who would carry that out.

"I think that warning needs to be understood by all people who want to insult Islam and want to insult the prophet of Islam."

- Calling the pope "Satan's hellhound in the Vatican," the statement addressed to "Crusaders" said: "The day is coming when the armies of Islam will destroy the ramparts of Rome."
I never thought that I would be on the Pope's side, but I would take him any day over the fascists who want to kill him and every other person who refuses to submit to Islam. They even killed a nun in Somalia. Moderate Muslims, we eagerly await your response, and the world really needs it.