September 18th, 2006


The Religion of Peace

Well, if you're Christian, I guess you better stay alert if you want to stay alive:

"Jihad" vowed over Pope speech
DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iraqi militant group led by al Qaeda vowed a war against the "worshippers of the cross" in response to a recent speech by Pope Benedict on Islam that sparked anger across the Muslim world. "We tell the worshipper of the cross (the Pope) that you and the West will be defeated, as is the case in Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya," said an Internet statement by the Mujahideen Shura Council, an umbrella group led by Iraq's branch of al Qaeda. "We shall break the cross and spill the wine. ... God will (help) Muslims to conquer Rome. ... God enable us to slit their throats, and make their money and descendants the bounty of the mujahideen," said the statement. It was posted on Sunday on an Internet site often used by al Qaeda and other militant groups. Pope Benedict said on Sunday he was deeply sorry Muslims had been offended by his use of a Medieval quotation on Islam and violence. The remarks outraged Muslims and triggered protests and attacks on churches in several Arab towns. Another militant group in Iraq, Ansar al-Sunnah, also vowed to fight Christians in retaliation.

"You will only see our swords until you go back to God's true faith Islam," it said in a separate Internet statement.

If you're Catholic, this may interest you:

Somali cleric calls for pope's death
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. 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.

No different at all from Christianity or Judaism or Hinduism or Buddhism or Confucianism, right?

The thing is, you can't even engage these people in a dialogue, because if you say something they don't like, they try to kill you. Here's my question to those of you who think that anyone who singles out Islam is a bigot and/or misinformed. How come we "bigots" have singled out Islam as opposed to say Confucianism? Why is it that we call Islam violent and not Hinduism? And don't pull that Arab/Persian bullshit, because there are millions of Muslims who don't live in the Middle East -- they live in East Asia and North and Central Africa and Europe and Indonesia, etc. Before you post your answer explaining why all of us Islam-haters are bigots, let me post the casualty list from Saturday and Sunday:

9/16/06 - 9/17/06 Religion of Peace Casualty List

  • Location: Baghdad. Killed: 24. Injured: 0. Description: Twenty-four more tortured and executed victims of sectarian hatred within the Religion of Peace are found.

  • Location: Kirkuk. Killed: 21. Injured: 63. Description: Two suicide bomb attacks by 'Holy Warriors' take the lives of at least twenty-one innocents.

  • Location: Kandahar. Killed: 1. Injured: 5. Description: A suicide bomber kills an innocent civilian in a blast along a city street.

  • Location: Mogadishu. Killed: 2. Injured: 0. Description: A 70-year-old nun working at a childrens' hospital is shot to death by radical Muslims, along with a guard.

  • Location: Baqubah. Killed: 2. Injured: 3. Description: Jihadis attack an electrical plant, killing two guards.

  • Location: Baghdad. Killed: 3. Injured: 22. Description: Two bombs, including one strapped to a corpse, kill three people.

  • Location: Baghdad. Killed: 47. Injured: 0. Description: Forty-seven more tortured and executed victims of sectarian hatred within the Religion of Peace are found.

  • Location: Ramadi. Killed: 4. Injured: 8. Description: Jihadis send four civilians to Allah with a roadside incendiary bomb.

  • Location: Samarra. Killed: 4. Injured: 0. Description: An al-Qaeda ambush leaves four tribesman dead.

  • Location: Hat Yai (Thailand). Killed: 5. Injured: 79. Description: At least five patrons of a shopping district are killed when Muslim militants set off six separate bombs.

  • Location: Kabul. Killed: 3. Injured: 1. Description: Three humanitarian workers are blown apart by the Taliban.

Locations: Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Thailand.
Killed: 116
Injured: 181

Ok, someone go ahead and post the Confucianism casualty list please. Thanks in advance.