Monday, September 18, 2006

The Problem

Worshippers were coming out of church. A protest was going on.

People were holding up anti-Catholic and anti-Christian signs with slogans, saying things like "Pope go to Hell" and "Jesus is a Slave of Allah." Speakers were saying things like "Those that insult Islam would be subject to capital punishment."

A Scotland Yard spokesman said of his comments: "We have had no complaints about this. "

Here lies the problem: the world is aflame with protests because an elderly scholar quoted a 14th century man who said some things about Islam that were harsh. He wasn't even saying "I beieve what this man believed," he was merely using it as a contrast.

And yet, Islam protesters can say the rudest things about the Christian faith and leaders and holy people, and there is no problem. Don't make a fuss, go on about your business. Even if they attack things you hold dear, like freedom of religion and expression, it's OK, long as you don't do it to.

This is truly a sorry point in the world's history, that the West is letting itself be rolled over by bully boys, as if it doesn't matter.



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