muslim outrage over pope benedictMuslim anger over the Pope’s recent speech has elevated to a new level. An Italian nun was shot and killed by gunmen in Somalia at a Children’s hospital in an apparent revenge attack. Seven churches were torched in the West Bank and Gaza, and the Mujahidin Army has threatened a suicide attack on the Vatican. This is what they had to say…

Our minds will not rest until we shake your thrones and break your crosses in your home.

Once again the Muslim outrage is aimed at the Pope and not the Muslims who express their feelings with violence. Here’s what Muhammad Abdul Bari, the general secretary of the Muslim Council of Britain, had to say in response to the Pope’s staged apology…

It’s certainly a welcome step that the Pope recognizes the hurt that his speech caused.

I wonder if Mr. Bari recognizes the hurt that Muslim extremists have caused. The Pope’s words didn’t kill an Italian nun. The Pope’s words didn’t burn down several places of worship. The Pope’s words didn’t threaten suicide bombings.

Many Muslims have criticized the West for it’s freedom of speech, which at times insults Jesus, Mohammed, and just about everyone else. What they don’t understand is that we use this freedom of speech to express ourselves. Yes it may be insulting and at times just downright mean, but nonetheless it is peaceful.

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