Sunday, September 17, 2006

He's the Pope, not a politician

As outrageous as the Islamic world's reaction to the Pope's speech is, the dhimmified reaction by the western media is just as bad. I've lost count of how many opinion pieces I've read saying the Pope should have known his comments would provoke such a reaction, or that he needs to be more "media savvy".

Let's get one thing straight: The Pope is a religious leader, scholar and theologian. He's not a politician. After considering that, compare the Muslims' reaction to his remarks to those of Christians, Jews, Buddhists or Hindus to statements made by Islamic religious leaders. When I next take a six-month sabbatical from work, I might have time to compile a list of the more outrageous and provocative ones.

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