Time For Muslims to Grow Up and Behave Themselves

First thing I clicked on this morning was a picture of Turkish Muslim students burning an effigy of the pope in response to Pope Benedict's quote:

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's ruling Islamic-rooted party joined a wave of criticism of Pope Benedict XVI on Friday, accusing him of trying to revive the spirit of the Crusades with remarks he made about the Muslim faith.

Benedict quoted from a book recounting a conversation between 14th century Byzantine Christian Emperor Manuel Paleologos II and a Persian scholar on the truths of Christianity and Islam.

Is there no end to the tender feelings of Islamic peoples? Are they so immature that even to quote an historical figure is to inflame their sensibilities? I'm tired of this and hopefully the entire world is tired of their over-the-top responses to the slightest criticism. This is nothing more than manipulation by Muslims to silence their critics. Like a spoiled child misbehaving in public, knowing his parents are mortified but without the intestinal fortitude to do anything, continues to scream and thrash about until he gets his way. So the weak parent constantly capitulates, murmmering soft platitudes and promises to their uncontrollable brat hoping to appease, persuade and cajole him into behaving. Guess what? It never works! They just get brattier and more abusive in their behavior.

The Pope's words were "deeply disturbing for Muslims all over the world, and had caused great hurt and anguish," Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
In Cairo, Egypt, about 100 demonstrators gathered in an anti-Vatican protest outside the al-Azhar mosque, chanting "Oh Crusaders, oh cowards! Down with the pope!"

Anguish? Deep hurt? Puhleeze. When was the last time you saw this type of hysterical reaction when Jews or Christians were ridiculed and mocked, which is a daily occurrance in Islamic newspapers. It's a common occurrance in Hollywood's portrayal of anything Christian. The reason Christians and Jews don't do this is we are taught from an early age that maturity means being in control of your impulses and anger. Rage is never acceptable in polite society. And people who are easily offended have few friends, have problems in the workplace and of course if they're married, have marital problems or are divorced. Rage doesn't work. Why are we tolerating Muslim rage?

Salih Kapusuz, a deputy leader of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party, said Benedict's remarks were either "the result of pitiful ignorance" about Islam and its prophet, or a deliberate distortion.

What he's saying is anything from history that doesn't portray Islam in a positive light is either (a) ignorance, or (b) a deliberate distortion.

More about the pope from the same guy:

"He has a dark mentality that comes from the darkness of the Middle Ages. He is a poor thing that has not benefited from the spirit of reform in the Christian world," Kapusuz was quoted as saying by the state-owned Anatolia news agency. "It looks like an effort to revive the mentality of the Crusades."

Historical data reveals it was the Islamic killing of early Christians and Islamic battles for hegemony that instigated the Crusades. Now Muslims are re-writing history; throw in ad hominem and the manipulation is complete:

"Benedict, the author of such unfortunate and insolent remarks, is going down in history for his words," he said. "He is going down in history in the same category as leaders such as (Adolf) Hitler and (Benito) Mussolini."

This is so typical of the left and of Islam. If someone disagrees with you they are accused of being Nazi's or fascists. The comparison of the pope to those men is ridiculous, but of course, taken seriously by the world's leaders.

Here is the most brilliant statement of all. It completely captures the essence of Islam, the religion of peace, the religion of tolerance:

"Anyone who describes Islam as a religion as intolerant encourages violence," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said.
Posted by Mutti at September 15, 2006 07:57 AM | TrackBack

You know, this could have a silver lining: Suppose gazillions of Muslims decide to disprove what they think the Pope said?

Odds, anyone?

Posted by: carol at September 15, 2006 12:19 PM