One thing I did want to take a moment to comment on is the idiocy that’s taking place in the Muslim world over the Pope’s latest speech in which he quoted a Byzantine emperor who criticized Islam for using violence as a means of spreading the faith. I found it somewhat amusing that so many Muslims are pissed off about being depicted as a violent religion and are showing their displeasure by engaging in acts of violence:
Earlier Sunday in the West Bank, two churches were set on fire as anger over the pope’s comments grew throughout the Palestinian territories.
In the town of Tulkarem, a 170-year-old stone church was torched before dawn and its interior was destroyed, Christian officials said. In the village of Tubas, a small church was attacked with firebombs and partially burned, Christians said. Neither church is Catholic, the officials said.
Palestinian Muslims hurled firebombs and opened fire at five churches in the West Bank and Gaza Strip Saturday to protest the Pope’s comments, sparking concerns of a rift between Palestinian Muslims and Christians.
Note to any Muslims who might have trouble grasping the irony of the above: It doesn’t do anything to convince people your religion is not a violent one when you respond to such accusations by engaging in acts of violence. It just makes you look stupid and/or hypocritical. Grow the fuck up already.