Excellent piece on why the crazy IslamoFascists are so pissed off at the Pope….basically, because he was speaking the truth. Oh, and never mind that he was merely quoting someone who lived 600 years ago. Facts are facts.
Had the Pope really wanted to defame Islam, he could have quoted from the much more numerous “sword-verses” of the Koran, which most Muslim theologians are agreed have abrogated the more tolerant ones: “Fight those of the People of the Book [Christians and Jews] who do not believe in Allah nor the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth [Islam], until they pay tribute with willing submission, and feel themselves utterly subdued” [Koran 9:29].
What’s really hilarious is how the Muslim fanatics reacted to the quotation that they are violent and their religion was spread by the sword….uhhh….that’s right….with more violence. Yes, and some still call it the Religion of Peace?
More amazing still is that when radical Muslims portray Islam as a religion of the sword (remember the flag of Saudi Arabia, birthplace of Islam), far from being criticized by other Muslims, they usually receive only applause and recruits.
At any rate, has the international Muslim response — burning papal effigies, making death-threats, attacking Christian churches, shooting nuns in the back, and God knows what else — shown that Islam is not violent? That is, after all, what this is all about?