So--what else is new?
Pope Benedict XVI came under a hail of criticism from the Islamic world Friday for comments he made earlier in the week regarding the Prophet Mohammed and the Muslim faith, in some cities provoking street protests.
A growing chorus of Muslim leaders have called on the pope to apologize for the remarks he made in a speech in Germany on Tuesday when he used the terms "jihad" and "holy war."
It reminds me of an old joke. Two guys are about to go before a firing squad. One says to the other, "Do you think I could ask for a cigarette before they shoot us?" The other replied: "Shhh...don't make them mad."
The Pope now joins a list of other people who make them mad, such as us Jews. We make them mad simply by inhaling oxygen. Anything else we do simply adds flames to the fire. We try to be nice and talk a lot of cant about The Religion of Peace and that infuriates them. We defend ourselves, that's worse. Our original offense is breathing, and they will be mad until we stop. Screw 'em.
Ht to Rachel.