Monday, April 04, 2005

Muslims say good-bye to the Pope 

Some nice words from Free Muslim Coalition Against Terrorism:

"The Free Muslims Against Terrorism offer our condolences to members of the Roman Catholic Church on the death of Pope John Paul II.

"Pope John Paul II was unique among the world’s religious leaders. Not only was he an advocate for justice and human rights but his message of interfaith reconciliation went beyond the lip service that many of the world religious leaders offer.

"Several years ago Pope John Paul II made history by apologizing to Jews and Muslims for the wrongs that has been committed against them by the Catholic Church. This gesture earned our admiration and respect because rarely do leaders of any religion admit that their co-religionists have committed wrongs against others.

"We pray for Pope John Paul II and we pray that all religious leaders adopt the love and compassion that Pope John Paul II had for his fellow man.

"May God bless him and may his soul rest in peace."
(hat tip: Haider Ajina) Iraqi National Assembly, meanwhile, has interrupted its deliberations to elect a speaker to observe a moment of silence in memory of John Paul II. To the west of Iraq, Israelis, whose state he finally recognized, and Palestians, whose state he called for, have united in paying homage to the Pope. It only seems appropriate considering John Paul's efforts to reconcile the world's great religions.

Even Al Jazeera has been running an extensive coverage of the story, prompting the
Islamofascist equivalents of Democratic Underground to foam at the mouth:

"One such [message board] user lashed out at Al-Jazeera, saying viewers were 'annoyed' with extensive reports eulogizing the pope, who the user described as an 'old tyrant.'

" 'What is mortifying is that this hooligan channel pretends [to defend] Islam,' added the user, who wrote under the name Muhib al-Salihine on the Islamic News Network, a site often used by Islamist militants operating in Iraq.

" 'What is more humiliating - I think that it was Al-Arabiya channel - is that the imam of a mosque ... praised the memory [of the pope],' said Seri Eddine le Libyen on the same site.

" 'I have started to hate Al-Jazeera for the multiplicity of information on the grieving' for the pope, said another user."
(hat tip: Decision 08) You just can't make some people happy.

Speaking of Free Muslim Coalition Against Terrorism, check out their
website, and join the march against terror. As Daniel Pipes writes, "Did the Council on American-Islamic Relations ever organize a march against terrorism? Never."


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