Thursday, February 28, 2008

Birds of a feather?

Yesterday the Vatican joined the al-Azhar university in Cairo in condemning the republication of Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard’s depiction of Muhammed with a bomb in his turban, but the Catholic state and the supreme institution of Islam in the Sunni world didn’t say a word about the foiled plot to kill Westergaard, who has been in hiding since November last year.

”Both sides vehemently denounce the reprinting of the offensive cartoon and the attack on Islam and its prophet,” the two sides said in a joint statement according to IslamOnline.

The cartoon was republished by 17 danish newspapers two weeks ago in an act of solidarity with the 72 year old cartoonist.

We call for the respect of faiths, religious holy books and religious symbols,” read the statement.
(H/T: Northern Light)

”We call for the respect of faiths, religious holy books and religious symbols,”

Really? How about this, then? is a university practicing institutional apartheid. The institution is banned for Jews and Copts, not only the department of theology, but also medicine, economics and agriculture. And speaking about offending religious sensibilities: al-Azhar has shown no willingness to abandon the part of the sharia providing Muslims with the obligation to insult non-Muslims’ religious feelings, while at the same time insisting that non-Muslims offending Muslims’ religious sensibilities should be punished.


At 12:35 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very sad.

The Vatican gets burned everytime they go near Muslim religious leaders. Interfaith dialogue only works when their is a geniune good faith between the participants. Most often this means that its a total waste of time with Muslims. But that is Islam for you. It is what it is. A pox on humanity.


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