Madeline Bunting, the infamous mainstream moonbat who often does opinion pieces for the Guardian has a piece up at Comment is Free, on how due to the foolish Pope, an elderly Catholic nun was shot dead.
a more disturbing possibility: namely, that the Catholic church could be failing - yet again - to deal with the challenge of modernity. In the 19th and 20th centuries, it struggled to adapt to an increasingly educated and questioning faithful, now in the 21st century, it's in danger of failing the great challenge of how we forge new ways of accommodating difference in a crowded, mobile world. The Catholic church has to make a dramatic break with its triumphalist, bigoted past if it is to contribute in any constructive way to chart this new course.
Yes you heard that right, the Catholic church is failing to deal with modernity.
Extemist Muslims inciting hatred against Catholics and Christians
Last year a man had a poster saying "Islam out of Britain" he was promptly arrested and convicted.
As we came out about 100 Islamists were chanting slogans such as “Pope Benedict go to Hell,” “Pope Benedict you will pay, the Muja Hadeen are coming your way,” “Pope Benedict watch your back,” and other hateful things.
I wonder if we will see the even hand of the authorities in this matter? I won't hold my breath.
Mark Norwood, an activist of the British National party, displayed in the window of his flat in Gobowen, a small town in Shropshire, a poster with the words "Islam out of Britain" next to a photograph of the World Trade Centre in flames, he was tried and convicted under a 2001 amendment to the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act.
Anonymous commentor has pointed me to an online poll, Should the Pope Apologise?
And El Viejo points me to perhaps more evidence of double standards regarding an evangelical Christian facing court for leaflets offensive to gays.
But hang on second, don't we have Muslims the length and breadth of the country openly saying homophobic remarks? Another double standard?
There appears to be a lack of consistency. We can't have Muslims getting 'special treatment' or getting off lighter than everyone else on account of their 'culture'. This will and is inevitably fuelling antagonism.
Who doubts if we had a group of Christians calling for the deaths of prominent Muslims that they wouldn't be arrested???
"We carried out this shooting because of the pope's statement, and he must apologise," the caller, who refused to give his name, told AFP Saturday.
The attack came a day after a grenade exploded outside the same church and four days after the pope criticised connections between Islam and violence, particularly with regard to jihad, or "holy war".
A HARDLINE cleric linked to Somalia's powerful Islamist movement has called for Muslims to "hunt down" and kill Pope Benedict XVI for his controversial comments about Islam.Baseless - LOL!
Sheikh Abubukar Hassan Malin urged Muslims to find the pontiff and punish him for insulting the Prophet Mohammed and Allah in a speech that he said was as offensive as author Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses.
"We urge you Muslims wherever you are to hunt down the Pope for his barbaric statements as you have pursued Salman Rushdie, the enemy of Allah who offended our religion," he said in Friday evening prayers.
"Whoever offends our Prophet Mohammed should be killed on the spot by the nearest Muslim," Malin, a prominent cleric in the Somali capital, told worshippers at a mosque in southern Mogadishu.
"We call on all Islamic Communities across the world to take revenge on the baseless critic called the pope," he said.
Iraqi based terror group threaten Vatican and Rome
"We swear that we will destroy their cross in the heart of Rome ... and that their Vatican will be hit and wept over by the Pope," said Jaish al-Mujahideen (the Mujahideen's Army) in the statement, whose authenticity could not be confirmed.
"We will not rest until your thrones and your crosses have been destroyed on your own territory," said the group, which has claimed many attacks against US and government forces in Iraq.
Muhammad Abdul Bari explains how it's all the infidels fault, and if we don't do exactly as they ask then "Britain could face the threat of two million home-grown Islamic terrorists".
Reminds me of the bomb threat to the offices of the mohammed-bomb-on-the-head cartoonists.
"Islam began in Arabia and was revealed to humanity by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)."
From the world's most Islam friendly media outlet, the BBC.
I must congratulate the BBC on their detached, independent and critical approach to religion.
As in "The authorities say that a group of Muslim activists dragged a policeman to a mosque where he was killed"
As in "Sunni Muslim activist has been executed in Pakistan for the killing 10 years ago of an Iranian diplomat."
As in "At least five Palestinians have died in an unexplained blast in southern Gaza City. Representatives of the militant group Hamas said the dead were Hamas activists."
4. Labour party officials
As in: "Tony Blair tells Labour party activists to move on after the "spasm" of infighting over the leadership."
Well, it does involve three Palestinians holding some signs (rather unenthused I might add).
Go anywhere in the world and you will find people against Blair or protesting against Blair .
Yet, shock horror, some Palestinians (well only seems to be three, but I'm sure there's more) are holding up signs saying Blair is not welcome due to his non-action in Lebanon.
I wish Muslim opinion would make it's mind up - do they want Blair to take action in Muslim affairs abroad, or not?
When will the Police and authorities learn? Arresting Muslims (who just happen to be suspected terrorists) will only push moderate Muslims into the arms of extremism - thus creating MORE terrorists.
A spokesman said: "We are conducting a search in East Sussex in relation to the arrests today.
"It is reported that about 100 officers are examining what is believed to be an Islamic school.
I really don't know what they are trying to achieve here. By searching an Islamic school (all because of 'suspicions' of terrorist acitvities) it will alienate the Islamic community. It is racist and it's wrong. And all because 5711 deadly terror attacks have been committed in the name of Islam since 9/11.If people can't see these people are being arrested for the crime of being brown and Muslim, well then they're really stupid and Zionist filth war-mongers for Bush & Blair's imperialist regime.
Vote Galloway, vote Respec'. Innit.
Jan Egeland UN's humanitarian chief has called Gaza a "ticking time bomb"
The Palestinian people have democratically elected an organisation who's charter states that there can be no peace with Israel and who's leader's say they will push very last Jew in to the sea.
Terrorism is wrong. Start valuing your OWN lives and other people will be far more inclined to help you. Start valuing the lives of innocent people and unlearn all the hatred that is taught in your schools and media. Please, for you own sakes.
You cannot expect money from the EU, Israel and America when your society explicitly supports terrorism and the taking of innocent lives.
In the end it will be yourselves who suffer if you cannot see the point of living here on earth and cherishing every day, valuing the lives of others and protecting the lives of others.