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Muslims riot over Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks

Posted by Average Gay Joe at 8:34 pm - September 15, 2006.
Filed under: General,Politics abroad

As if they really needed an excuse. Puh-leeze. Methinks these folks live to be offended and will seek any reason whatsoever to riot. They certainly do not give a good impression to non-Muslims with such prima donna behavior.

From the New York Times:

Some of the strongest words came from Turkey, possibly putting in jeopardy Benedict’s scheduled visit there in November.

“I do not think any good will come from the visit to the Muslim world of a person who has such ideas about Islam’s prophet,” Ali Bardakoglu, a cleric who is head of the Turkish government’s directorate of religious affairs, said in a television interview there. “He should first of all replace the grudge in his heart with moral values and respect for the other.”

Muslim leaders in Pakistan, Morocco and Kuwait, in addition to some in Germany and France, also criticized the pope’s remarks, with many demanding an apology or clarification. The extent of any anger about the speech may become clearer on Friday, the Muslim day of prayer in which grievances are often vented publicly.

Yeah, okay. Try being a Christian living in Turkey and you’ll quickly see just what kind of “moral values and respect for the other” they receive from Muslims. Perhaps Mr. Bardakoglu should learn something from Someone his faith at least acknowledges as a prophet:

“Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own? How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove that splinter in your eye,’ when you do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! Remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter in your brother’s eye.” (Luke 5:41-42 NAB)

Muslihoon has a good post giving more of the context of the Holy Father’s speech. Just for the record: I believe the emperor was right and these folks are only giving credence to his remarks.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit

Log Cabin Misses Boat on Ryan White Act

Hey, Log Cabin (Republicans) sans Patrick….. why aren’t you taking on Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) on this?  She is the one stopping it.  Your press release sounds like there is some mysterious, unnamed force of nature keeping the legislation from passing.

Log Cabin calls on members of both parties in Congress to reauthorize the Ryan White CARE Act before they leave town to campaign for re-election. “Real people will be hurt if Congress fails to pass this important legislation by October 1st,” said Log Cabin Executive Vice President Patrick Sammon. “It’s time for all sides to put aside small differences and reach a compromise.”

President Bush has called on Congress several times to reauthorize and reform the CARE Act, which is the principal federal program that provides life-saving assistance to tens of thousands of Americans with HIV/AIDS.  Senators and House members from both parties have developed a bi-partisan compromise to update the program with reforms that reflect changes in the epidemic. “We will be very disappointed if a few lawmakers hold up reauthorization of this important legislation,” said Sammon. “Delaying reauthorization will cause great uncertainty for states and real worry for those who depend on the CARE Act for survival.”

If Congress fails to reauthorize the law by October 1st, a provision in the existing law will revise funding formulas to include all patients in a jurisdiction with HIV.  Currently, the law counts only those diagnosed with AIDS.  As a result, states that do not have up to date HIV reporting systems will likely see significant funding cuts. “Now is the time to act. There’s near unanimous agreement on both sides of the aisle and among community groups that this law needs to be reauthorized. We need members of the House and Senate to step up and get this done,” said Sammon.

Oh please don’t tell me that the New Log Cabin is going the other direction — apologists for the Democrat Party!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Terrorists Own Words Debunk Liberal Myths

Our in-denial friends on the Left have been trying to convince themselves that the 9/11 attacks were “America’s fault.” It is summed up pretty well in this recent comment by one of the Clansmen of the Lower Cases. (Interesting how he only capitalizes the word “I”. Hmmm.)

I think you and i have differing inpretations of 9/11. my guess is you think they hate us for our freedoms or because we aren’t muslims. I think it was a response to our presence in saudi arabia, our one sided support for the israelis and the subsequent support of corrupt dictatorships who are neutral towards israel because we pay them to be.

Oh really? Well, perhaps one should only ask the Islamists themselves for their thoughts on the subject… (Some of the quotes sound familiar… Harry Reid, John Murtha, Ted Kennedy)


The Terrorists On September 11

Osama Bin Laden: The 9/11 Attacks Were “An Unparalleled And Magnificent Feat Of Valor, Unmatched By Any In Humankind.” BIN LADEN: “On the blessed Tuesday 11 September 2001 … they launched their attacks with their planes in an unparalleled and magnificent feat of valor, unmatched by any in humankind before them. … Yet with the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York, there occurred an even bigger destruction: that of the great American Dream and legend of Democracy.” (Translation Of Purported Bin Laden Audio Message, Posted On Islamist Site, 2/14/03)

The Terrorists On Their Belief That America Is Weak

Osama Bin Laden: America’s “Combat Strategy Is Heavily Dependent On The Psychological Aspect Of War … Which Hides The Cowardice And Lack Of Fighting Spirit Of The American Soldier.” BIN LADEN: “It has been made clear during our defending and fighting against the American enemy that this enemy’s combat strategy is heavily dependent on the psychological aspect of war due to its large and efficient media apparatus and of course its indiscriminate aerial bombing which hides the cowardice and lack of fighting spirit of the American soldier. … Likewise, let me remind you of the defeat of the American forces in Beirut in 1982, soon after the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, when the Lebanese resistance was personified by the truck laden with explosives that struck the main military base of the US Marines in Beirut, killing 242 soldiers – towards Hell was their destination and what an evil destination that is.” (Translation Of Purported Bin Laden Audio Message, Posted On Islamist Site, 2/14/03)

* Bin Laden: “In Somalia … The United States [Pulled] Out, Trailing Disappointment, Defeat, And Failure Behind It.” BIN LADEN: “We found that out from our brothers who fought the Americans in Somalia. They did not see it as a power worthy of any mention. It was the big propaganda that the United State used to terrify people before fighting them. Our brothers, who were here in Afghanistan, also tried the Americans. God gave them and the mujahidin success in Somalia and the United States pull out, trailing disappointment, defeat, and failure behind it. It achieved nothing. It left quicker than people had imagined.” (Full Text Of Interview With Al-Qaeda Leader Osama Bin Laden, 10/21/01)

Ayman al-Zawahiri: “There Is No Hope In Victory.” ZAWAHIRI: “This is the fumbling that precedes the defeat. Bush and Blair are hiding the true disaster they are facing in Iraq and Afghanistan. They know better than others that there is no hope in victory. The Vietnam specter is closing every outlet.” (Al-Qaeda’s Al-Zawahiri Predicts Failure of US ‘Crusade’ Against Muslim States, Posted On Jihadist Websites, 12/7/05)

The Terrorists On Their Absolute Hostility Towards America

Hezbollah Leader Nasrallah: “Death To America.” NASRALLAH: “Let the entire world hear me. Our hostility to the Great Satan is absolute. … I conclude my speech with the slogan that will continue to reverberate on all occasions so that nobody will think that we have weakened. Regardless of how the world has changed after 11 September, Death to America will remain our reverberating and powerful slogan: Death to America.” (Hezbollah Leader Nasrallah Supports Intifadah, Vows ‘Death to America,’ Aired On Beirut Al-Manar Television, 9/27/02)

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: “We Will Soon Experience A World Without The United States And Zionism.” AHMADINEJAD: “Undoubtedly, I say that this slogan and goal is achievable, and with the support and power of God, we will soon experience a world without the United States and Zionism and will breathe in the brilliant time of Islamic sovereignty over today’s world.” (Iran’s President Warns Muslims Of ‘Conspiracies Of World Imperialism,’ Available At:, Accessed 10/26/05)

* President Ahmadinejad: “Your Doomed Destiny Will Be Annihilation, Misfortune And Abjectness.” AHMADINEJAD: “Open your eyes and see the fate of Pharaoh. … Open your eyes and see what happened to the Portuguese Empire. See the final fate of the British Empire. … I am telling you [major powers], if you do not abandon the path of falsehood and return to the path of justice, your doomed destiny will be annihilation, misfortune and abjectness.” (President Ahmadinejad Says Iran To Respond To Nuclear Proposals By ‘End Of Mordad,’ Aired On Islamic Republic Of Iran News Network Television (IRINN), 6/21/06)

* President Ahmadinejad: “If You Would Like To Have Good Relations With The Iranian Nation … Bow Down Before The Greatness Of The Iranian Nation And Surrender.” AHMADINEJAD: “And you, for your part, if you would like to have good relations with the Iranian nation in the future, recognize the Iranian nation’s right. Recognize the Iranian nation’s greatness. And bow down before the greatness of the Iranian nation and surrender. If you don’t accept [to do this], the Iranian nation will later force you to surrender and bow down.” (Iran: Ahmadinejad Says US, UK ‘Resorted To Tricks’ ‘To Postpone’ Cease-Fire, Aired On Tehran Islamic Republic Of Iran News Network Television (IRINN), 8/15/06)

Oh, there’s much more… read the whole thing!