The pope’s comment was ironically borne out by the reaction to it; Rosie O’Donnell’s false analogy was also borne out by the (non-)reaction to it. It seems perhaps the wrong person has apologized…
It’s a curious world where [some] liberals decline to focus condemnation on a violent reaction perpetrated in the name of a religious ideology (Islam) that jails women for being raped or declares it legal for women to be murdered in the streets by angry male relatives. Even stranger to side against a religious ideology (Catholicism) that has vigorously opposed the Iraq war, torture, the mistreatment of detainees, and the death penalty…
[T]he idea that Islamic culture would be pristine but for the interference of ugly America is an analysis that ignores how repressive Islamic governments can be even with their own people.
Are U.S. military operations responsible for Islamic governments torturing their own citizens, killing gay citizens; stoning women for adultery; amputating thieves’ hands; murdering schoolgirls who violate Islamic dress or jailing people for “insulting” the government? In 2004, a 16-year-old Iranian girl was hanged in the public square for “crimes against chastity.” Is the United States to blame for that?
The only people responsible for acts of violence against innocent victims are the perpetrators. In this, as in far too many other cases, those perpetrators are Muslims acting in the name of God.
Here’s a hint: she’s attractive, appears regularly on the O’Reilly Factor, and her name isn’t “Michelle.”
Did I tell you or did I tell you? Trust in Allah, people. I’d never steer you wrong.
There’s a lot more at the link, by the way. In fact, she calls out one Pope-bashing moron by name.
Speaking of left-wing wake-up calls, check out what’s on the bestseller list this month in Denmark. And here’s the excerpt from Musharraf’s soon-to-be bestseller about the murder of Danny Pearl. Quote: “We exhumed the body and found it in ten badly decomposed pieces. Our doctors stitched the pieces back together as best as they could.”