Via Tim Blair

a timely Bill Leak cartoon.

It’s not funny because it’s true.

An Al Qaeda-linked extremist group warned Pope Benedict XVI on Monday that he and the West were “doomed,” as protesters raged across the Muslim world to demand more of an apology from the pontiff for his remarks about Islam and violence.
…The group said Muslims would be victorious and addressed the pope as “the worshipper of the cross” saying “you 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.”
…However, State Minister Mehmet Aydin, who oversees the religious affairs in Turkey, said he expected Turkish authorities to cancel the visit if Benedict does not offer a full apology.
“We are expecting the authorities to unilaterally cancel this visit. The pope’s coming to Turkey isn’t going to foment the uniting of civilizations, but a clash of civilizations,” he said.
The secretary-general of the Turkish HUKUK-DER law association submitted a request to the Justice Ministry asking that the pope be arrested upon entering Turkey.
…”Muslims have all this while felt oppressed, and the statement by the pope saying he is sorry about the angry reaction is inadequate to calm the anger — more so because he is the highest leader of the Vatican,” Malaysian Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar said.
….”This has gravely hurt the feelings of the Muslims across the world, including those from China,” Chen Guangyuan, president of Islamic Association of China, was quoted as saying in an interview with the Xinhua news agency.
“We are afraid,” said Sonia Kobatazi, a Christian Lebanese…

When Muslims get “gravely hurt feelings“, they usually ‘gravely hurt’ people back. It’s inconceivable to me that major dad and I have batted around this horrible hypothetical more than once since the Pope’s speech, but we have.

“What happens if one of these whack jobs (and/or their toadies) offs the old guy?”

I mean, what does? Outrage, fist waving, desk pounding with a little ‘he brought that sh*t on himself’ sprinkled on top from the apologists? Who avenges the Pope? Who speaks for His Holiness while the Islamic world dances in the street at the murder of a truly peaceful man? More importantly, who would lay the hammer of God down if the unthinkable happened? There is no mechanism for retribution and justice.
I really think everyone will be really mad and that’s about it. It’s terrifying.
UPDATE: One more for the roll call…

A notorious Muslim extremist told a demonstration in London yesterday that the Pope should face execution.

…outside Westminster Cathedral no less. Can’t you go to jail for yelling “GO BACK where you CAME from!” outside an Islamic mosque in the U.K.? So what gives?
Macabrely enough, his line reminds me of Caiaphus in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’.

Fools, you have no perception!
The stakes we are gambling are frighteningly high!
We must crush him completely,
So like John before him, this Jesus must die.
For the sake of the nation, this Jesus must die.
ALL (inside)
Must die, must die, this Jesus must die.
So like John before him, this Jesus must die.
ALL (inside)
Must die, must die, this Jesus must, Jesus must, Jesus must die!

4 Responses to “Via Tim Blair”

  1. Dave E. says:

    I don’t even want to think about the backlash if these nutjobs follow through on their threats, and it won’t just be from Catholics. On a related note, I just checked the website of those “moderate Muslims” at CAIR and they have condemned and disassociated themselves from the Muslims who are threatening and committing violence…
    Not. I’m not holding my breath either.

  2. Nightfly says:

    Gee, “clash of civilizations…” What a shock.
    I’ll pray for the Holy Father’s safety – but I will pray all the more for his courage, and that of Christendom. I mean, Urban’s been dead for 800 years, but some people don’t seem to want to drop the subject.

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