UPDATE: belowPope Benedict XVI said Sunday that he was "deeply sorry" about the angry reaction to his recent remarks about Islam, which he said came from a text that did not reflect his personal opinion. [FoxNews]I can't tell how big a mistake this "apology" is; perhaps world events will blow it away or blow it up, I don't know ... nevertheless, it is a mistake.
But I do know this from history: national or international figures (any leader for that matter) forced by public opinion to apologize for something they did not do, are issuing *a de facto admission of guilt ... and it further antagonizes those pretending offense.Despite the statement, protests and violence persisted across the Muslim world, with churches set ablaze in the West Bank and a hard-line Iranian cleric saying the pope was united with President Bush to "repeat the Crusades." [Ibid.]Why do you think Dubya never apologized for lying about WMDs? Because he didn't lie! Period!Some are seeing the apology as a moral victory; I do not. Oh it might be a moral victory in that the enemy is made to look foolish before the world ... capitulation as diplomacy only emboldens madmen!Look at these people ... these idiots forced the spiritual head of the world's Roman Catholics to kowtow to their anger, over nothing. Good grief!
If the West is to win in this Third World War, it had better soon learn the enemy it is facing ... or rather the face of its enemy.... At least one striking parallel with the notorious Danish cartoons can be noted: those who lash out the hardest against the Pope, are exactly those who are least informed.Apparently Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel sees through the fog of deception.
The Secretary-General of the Central Council of the Muslims in Germany ... Aiman Mazyek said he could not understand why the speech should insult Muslims. Ali Bardakoğlu, the leader of the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs ... first demanded apologies from the Pope but later admitted that he had done so only on the basis of the first, incorrect press releases about the speech. [The Brussels Journal]
This action by Benedict XVI may go down as one of his lamest and most dangerous actions ever.Maybe the Pope is the moral winner for those who are able to read, but on the other hand, did he have much choice but to apologize for something he never said? After all, there was the threat of brutal violence, or rather, it had already started with attacks against churches in the Middle East, some of them not even Roman Catholic! [Ibid.]Yes, he had a choice! He could have stood up to these bullies, ignoramuses, numbskulls, louts, and hooligans ... and the world had best do the same, before these parasites on the backside of humanity bring down our house of cards (check the next to last paragraph in this link).
I said previously, these protests and acts of anarchy were and are orchestrated.The fact is that today large parts of the Islamic world apparently do not need reason to mobilize against the Christian world, and incorrect reports can spread through the region at lightning speed while religious or political leaders do nothing to calm down people or bring them to reason.God recognizes these people (check the last paragraph of this link), and though ...
On the contrary, they add fuel to the fire and try to beat each other in making yet bolder statements. Quite some moral and intellectual bankruptcy, and how convincing as the ultimate proof that Islam is all about peace and love. [Ibid.]... they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.Almighty God's heart breaks at the loss of these souls, these that are doomed to eternal damnation, but they are without excuse.Romans 1:32
[Don't leave comments that I took this verse out of its homosexual context, I know it ... it is still applicable to the evil Moslems do in the name of their god.]Commentators in the German press also react with surprise at the intensity of the responses coming from the Islamic world, and wonder whether the clash of civilizations has already started. [Ibid.]Gee, you think!
*UPDATE: Listening to Dennis Prager this morning Dennis reminded me that the Pope did not categorically apologize for something he did not do. However, in the mind of a radical or a manipulated Moslem, what motivated the Pope's "apology" is immaterial. They fact that he responded with contrition is a sign of weakness and is therefore a virtual admission of guilt. Sorry Dennis, you should have explained that!
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