Thankfully, That Was No Apology

My heartfelt thanks and gratitude are extended to Pope Benedict XVI, who did not issue an apology.

I had to chuckle at the "I'm sorry you were offended..."

Pope Benedict XVI "sincerely regrets" offending Muslims with his reference to an obscure medieval text that characterizes some of the teachings of Islam's founder as "evil and inhuman," the Vatican said Saturday.
Benedict "thus sincerely regrets that certain passages of his address could have sounded offensive to the sensitivities of the Muslim faithful and should have been interpreted in a manner that in no way corresponds to his intentions," Bertone said in a statement.

The pontiff's courage is to be admired and respected. I will be praying diligently for him, for his safety and well-being, and that he will not capitulate to the demands of Islam.

Open letter to CAIR:

In all fairness to Pope Benedict XVI and your demands for an apology from him, we would like to see the global Muslim community extend an olive branch of peace and respect to all other religions of the world by apologizing and denouncing all acts of terrorism around the world, and apologizing for Islam's continued violations of the Geneva Convention with regard to kidnapped hostages and prisoners. We would appreciate repentance and apologies for the brutal slaughter of school children in Russia, Sudan and Indonesia by Muslims, as well as an apology from the global Muslim community for enslaving women and children in Africa and parts of the Middle East, for honor killing your daughters and for encouraging your faithful to beat their wives. We're also waiting for apologies regarding Islamic mockery of Judaism and Christianity printed in ME newspapers on a regular basis.

We believe the aforementioned actions would show good faith on your part in a genuine dialogue of religious tolerance and peace.

Thank you and awaiting your reply,


Posted by Mutti at September 16, 2006 02:28 PM | TrackBack