Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Ironically challenged

So the pope quotes someone to the effect that the only new things Muhammad has brought into the world is evil and violence. The response to the accusation? Uhm... jihad.

That's right. A source inside the camp calling for jihad quotes a jihadi:

"We will respond to accusations of being violent with violence!"

And:

"How dare the pope say that we are violent! We will show him the error of his ways by calling on followers of Muhammad to do violence to him."

3 Comments:

Blogger Jason Hickman said...

Peter: No need for made-up quotes when you have this gem (amongst others) to point to:

"Anyone who describes Islam as a religion as intolerant encourages violence," [Pakistan's] Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said.

As self-defeating arguments go, that one's pretty good, I think.

8:10 PM  
Blogger P. M. Jaworski said...

Yup, you just can't make stuff like that up...

8:25 PM  
Blogger dr_dog said...

Did you catch the New York Times' unintentionally hilarious editorial on the Pope's comments? They conclude that

...It is tragic and dangerous when one sows pain, either deliberately or carelessly. He needs to offer a deep and persuasive apology, demonstrating that words can also heal.

Groan.

9:33 PM  

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