Pope Insults Islam–Cartoons Galore!

On September 14th, Pope Benedict said a few flattering words about Islam during a speech in Germany. Full story here. This resulted in many acts of violence and more importantly, cartoons!! Here are a few. Click image to see full size.

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167 Responses to “Pope Insults Islam–Cartoons Galore!”

  1. sidfaiwu says:

    But let us not forget the Christian despot…er, I mean Christian President that invaded, killed plenty, and gave both the motive and opportunity to the bombers you mention.

  2. Mohamed says:

    I don’t what the religion has to do with killing, it’s really stupid.

    Islam didn’t say to explode your self and kill other Muslim, nor even inoccent non-Muslims.

  3. boris says:

    @sidfaiwu

    has he truly done something wrong by killing plenty? i am starting to doubt that… the only thing i can think of that went wrong is attacking iraq, the _only_ secular nation in the region. other than that, good times… but is iraq truly secular? its government was to some extent. its population clearly isn’t. in that same breath, maybe this is for the best. yes, some thousands of our soldiers are dying there. but as far as odds go, we are beating them 100 : 1 at the very least. hopefuly enough to keep the muslim breeding rate in check, before they run us all over…

  4. Gave motive to the bombers who are doing the Iraqi on Iraqi killing? I don’t think so. Sunni/Shia warfare has been going on for 1400 years. The majority of Iraqis have been killed by other Iraqis. The disposal of Saddam just unleashed the forces that have been simmering for a long long time in that region.

    And what about all the other, daily killings of innocents by muslims that happen all over the world, every single day? Is it all the fault of Bush and the USA? I don’t believe that either.

    You notice that the muslims of the world do not take to the streets protesting muslim murderers, don’t you? Where are they when their religion is supposedly highjacked by militants? They’re not in the streets, are they? No, they save their riotiing and burning and killing for important things like cartoons and tv shows. And this is why I know that the problem is in islam itself, not in the west or anything that Bush or the USA or Europe has done. They APPROVE of this kind of murder.

    Muslims around the world must look at all the non-muslim countries and realize that if allah is real, then he has obviously withheld his blessings from, of all places, the islamic countries of the world, which are all characterized by poverty and ignorance. This is the source of their peevhisness and fury that is then ignited and fueled by their religion.

    See, poverty alone does not account for their actions and their hatred of the West. Black Africa and South and Central America are also characterized by poverty and ignorance, but where are the terrorists form those regions? And the Americas are also places where religions is deeply held and believed in (catholicsim and evagelicalism, but no terrorists! What does that say?

  5. TRUTH says:

    For you:
    you are really don’t know anything, check before talking, what is that fighting between sunnah and shia that started from 1400 yr.
    O.K. what’s is sunnah and what is shia they never ever mentioned in our books what does it means, are they were exist in the prophet life, NO.
    When you make Islam is your religion you are now Muslim, so what’s shia and what’s sunnah?, let’s get to the more important point what is Muslim?
    Muslim is who takes the quran and hadith their guides in every way in life.
    Sunnah people they are like 95% Muslims.
    Shia people is various between 0 – 75% Muslims, some of them thinks (Ali bin Abi-Talib) is the prophet and they are the 0%Muslims, some thinks that (Ali) is a God another 0%, some they think that (Ali and his sons) answer what they asked they are 65% Muslims.
    So, the only way to know how well is this Muslim by checking how he takes his guide in life.
    other thing I think too many of you know that drinking alcohol is haram in our religion, did you saw Muslim drink it?, for me yeah I saw, but that doesn’t mean that it’s halal, or that man is not Muslim, no he is a Muslim but he mistaking.

    You said that Muslims are terrorists, O.K., Muslims 100% terrorists, how much of this percent you give Al-Qaeda, if you give it less than 90% so you don’t know any thing, Islam is not Al-Qaeda, what Al-Qaeda is doing is not wrong, it’s very very wrong.
    You know that Saudi Arabia is an Islamic country the police there is raising a badge of hand in hand against terrorists, and if you read newspapers or watch TV you’ll see that they catch and kill too many terrorists, but if they as you said that means that the Saudi Islamic government will be very happy to support them not to kill them or to catch them.

    and other thing, you love when some one make a fun of you when he translated the text to what doesn’t mean and you taking it as it’s the right thing and as a reference, O.K., I’ll show you my point, I’ll give 2 sites who mistranslated to the quran:
    1st one: sidfaiwu give it to me, I’ll check it on 2: THE COW verse 190:
    ” 2:190 Fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you, but begin not hostilities. Lo! Allah loveth not aggressors.”
    http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/quran/2/index.htm
    2nd one: Ulrik give it to me, the same verse:
    ” [2.190] …fight in the way of Allah with those who fight with you…”
    http://www.answering-islam.de/Main/Quran/Themes/jihad_passages.html

    the third: is mine it’s university of southern California:
    ” 002.190
    YUSUFALI: Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loveth not transgressors.
    PICKTHAL: Fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you, but begin not hostilities. Lo! Allah loveth not aggressors.
    SHAKIR: And fight in the way of Allah with those who fight with you, and do not exceed the limits, surely Allah does not love those who exceed the limits. “
    http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/quran/002.qmt.html
    and check this too:
    http://quran.al-islam.com/Targama/DispTargam.asp?nType=1&nSeg=0&l=eng&nSora=2&nAya=190&t=eng

  6. Ulrik says:

    “Islam didn’t say to explode your self and kill other Muslim, nor even inoccent non-Muslims.”

    Who are the guilty unbelievers and who decide that? Muhammed told his believers to kill the enemy but who decide who they are?

  7. Ulrik says:

    “2:190 Fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you, but begin not hostilities. Lo! Allah loveth not aggressors.”

    Man he must have hated his own prophet.

  8. Alcari says:

    TRUTH, one question bugs me.

    how do you know which version of the Koran is mistranslated? If you have three differently colored marbles, how do you know which of those have the wrong color?

  9. TRUTH says:

    For Alcari:
    very easy, I’m arabic Muslim, so I know that is right translated or not, it will be that easy if you asked an arabic one even if he is not a Muslim, or one who knows the right translation, or if you learned Arabic it will be much much easy to know what is right translated and what is mistranslated.

  10. Always the same: We don’t know anything, it’s mistranslated, it’s out of context. Never deal with what the book actually says. As for needing Arabic to undestand, where does that leave the majority of muslims? The majority of muslims are NOT Arabic, so I guess they will never know what their holy books says, right Truth?

    And how can you tell which is mistranslated when your English is not so hot? And while we’re on translations, it has been credibly reported that Spain in one year translates more books into Spanish than any middle eastern country, except Isreal, has translated in the last 1,000 years. Think about what that means while they are lecturing us on our inability to understand the koran.

  11. TRUTH says:

    For Mohammed:
    وَقَدْ نَزَّلَ عَلَيْكُمْ فِي الْكِتَابِ أَنْ إِذَا سَمِعْتُمْ آيَاتِ اللّهِ يُكَفَرُ بِهَا وَيُسْتَهْزَأُ بِهَا فَلاَ تَقْعُدُواْ مَعَهُمْ حَتَّى يَخُوضُواْ فِي حَدِيثٍ غَيْرِهِ إِنَّكُمْ إِذًا مِّثْلُهُمْ إِنَّ اللّهَ جَامِعُ الْمُنَافِقِينَ وَالْكَافِرِينَ فِي جَهَنَّمَ جَمِيعًا (140

    فَذَرْهُمْ يَخُوضُوا وَيَلْعَبُوا حَتَّى يُلَاقُوا يَوْمَهُمُ الَّذِي يُوعَدُونَ (83

    يَوْمَ يُدَعُّونَ إِلَى نَارِ جَهَنَّمَ دَعًّا (13) هَذِهِ النَّارُ الَّتِي كُنتُم بِهَا تُكَذِّبُونَ (14)

    تَلْفَحُ وُجُوهَهُمُ النَّارُ وَهُمْ فِيهَا كَالِحُونَ (104) أَلَمْ تَكُنْ آيَاتِي تُتْلَى عَلَيْكُمْ فَكُنتُم بِهَا تُكَذِّبُونَ (105)

  12. gabriel says:

    God LOVES you and offers a wonderful PLAN for your life.
    (References contained on this page are from the Bible and should be read in context wherever possible.)

    God’s Love
    “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16 NIV).

    God’s Plan
    [Christ speaking] “I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly” [that it might be full and meaningful] (John 10:10).
    Why is it that most people are not experiencing the abundant life?
    Because…
    ________________________________________
    2. Man is SINFUL and SEPARATED from God. Therefore, he cannot know and experience God’s love and plan for his life.

    Man Is Sinful
    “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
    Man was created to have fellowship with God; but, because of his stubborn self-will, he chose to go his own independent way, and fellowship with God was broken. This self-will, characterized by an attitude of active rebellion or passive indifference, is evidence of what the Bible calls sin.

    Man Is Separated
    “The wages of sin is death” [spiritual separation from God] (Romans 6:23).
    HOLY GOD

    SINFUL MAN
    God is holy and man is sinful. A great gulf separates the two. The a man is continually trying to reach God and the abundant life through his own efforts, such as a good life, philosophy, or religion – but he inevitably fails.
    The third law explains the only way to bridge this gulf…
    ________________________________________
    3. Jesus Christ is God’s ONLY provision for man’s sin. Through Him you can know and experience God’s love and plan for your life.

    He Died in Our Place
    “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

    He Rose From the Dead
    “Christ died for our sins…He was buried…He was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures…He appeared to Peter, then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred…” (1 Corinthians 15:3-6).
    He Is the Only Way to God
    “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me’” (John 14:6).
    GOD
    JESUS
    MAN
    God has bridged the gulf which separates us from Him by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross in our place to pay the penalty for our sins.
    It is not enough just to know these three laws…
    ________________________________________
    4. We must individually RECEIVE Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; then we can know and experience God’s love and plan for our lives.

    We Must Receive Christ
    “As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12).

    We Receive Christ Through Faith
    “By grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast” (Ephesians 2:8,9).

    When We Receive Christ, We Experience a New Birth
    (Read John 3:1-8)

    We Receive Christ by Personal Invitation
    [Christ speaking] “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him” (Revelation 3:20).

    Receiving Christ involves turning to God from self (repentance) and trusting Christ to come into our lives to forgive our sins and to make us what He wants us to be. Just to agree intellectually that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He died on the cross for your sins is not enough. Nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. You receive Jesus Christ by faith, as an act of the will.
    The following explains how you can receive Christ:
    You can receive Christ right now by faith through prayer:
    (Prayer is talking to God)

    God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart. The following is a suggested prayer:

    “Lord Jesus, I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.”, I invite you to pray this prayer right now and Christ will come into your life, as He promised.

    Did you pray this prayer?
    initiative_omega@yahoo.com http://www.jesusfilm.org/languages/index.html english, romanian,french….etc 156 languages

  13. sidfaiwu says:

    Hey gabriel,

    I commend your clearly well developed copy-and-paste skills. It’s too bad you couldn’t get the cute little graphics that I found on the dozens websites that contain the exact same text as your comment. Might I suggest, though, that you more fully develop your hyper linking abilities. A simple Read this link would have saved a lot of space.

    Anyway, do you have any reasons we should be Christian other than ‘The Bible says’? If not, why even bother copying this here? Do you seriously think that there is anybody in the English speaking world that hasn’t heard this a thousand times before? We do not accept any text, including the Bible, as authoritative without good reason to do so. Do you have any good reasons?

  14. Doug says:

    Gabriel,
    How can you say that “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life”? Define “wonderful”. Perhaps you should consider reading Hebrews 11? Starting at verse 36, it says of Christ’s followers:
    “Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two,they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated–of whom the world was not worthy–wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.” Also, consider that all but one of the apostles were killed and through the ages many, many were tortured and killed for their faith in Christ. I would suggest reading The Cross and the Crown.

  15. Alcari says:

    “We do not accept any text, including the Bible, as authoritative without good reason to do so. Do you have any good reasons?”

    Bing
    Reason 1, religion still at 0

  16. Doug says:

    sidfaiwu,
    Can you give an example of a text that you do accept as authoritative and the reasons why you accept it?

  17. Nik says:

    Hey doug

    How’s this for an authoritative text:

    Origin of Species

    :)

  18. irishthunder says:

    doug why do you need an authority to tell you what to do? i cant help but think your kinda weak willed if you need someone or something to tell you how to live your life.

  19. gasmonso says:

    huh? what is this nonsense? gasmon will rot in hell!!

  20. gasmonso says:

    gasmono is a fArt!!!!

  21. gasmonso says:

    o_O

  22. Snurp says:

    All right, there seriously needs to be some beatdowns or something before this site implodes.

  23. terry says:

    Important Message to Non Muslims
    If anyone has a real desire to be a Muslim and has full conviction and strong belief that Islam is the true religion ordained by Allah for all human-beings, then, one should pronounce the “Shahada”, the testimony of faith, without further delay. The Holy Qur’an is explicit on this regard as Allah states:
    “The Religion in the sight of Allah is Islam.” (Qur’an 3:19)
    In another verse of the Holy Qur’an, Allah states:
    “If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (Submission to Allah), Never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost.”(Qur’an 3:85)
    If a person does not pronounce the Shahada and enter Islaam, we cannot say that he is a Muslim, even if he admired Islaam and recognized that it the best religion, a great religion, and so on. Abu Taalib, the uncle of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) died a kaafir (non-Muslim), and Allaah forbade His Prophet to pray for forgiveness for him, even though he used to defend the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said in his poems: “I do know that the religion of Muhammad is better than all other religions of mankind; were it not for fear of blame or slander, you would find me accepting it completely.”
    If you do not know any Muslims and you are interested in becoming a Muslim, then email me at : da3wa1@gmail.com

    Also you can visit these sites:-
    http://www.islamicweb.com/
    http://www.sultan.org/
    http://www.islamworld.net/
    http://www.islaam.com/
    http://www.discover-islam.net/
    http://www.jannah.com/

  24. youssef says:

    what’s this !!!
    pffffffffffffffff
    religion is not a game
    why do not you critice on christiandom or on jews ….. you know that islam is the best religion and it is real and it is against you material life
    stupid sits

  25. sidfaiwu says:

    “religion is not a game”

    You’re right, it’s not. It’s a dangerous delusion.

    “why do not you critice [sic] on christiandom [sic] or on jews”

    Have you looked around the site? We criticize all religions.

    you know that islam is the best religion

    Nope, but it is the most sensitive. Why is that, I wonder? Is that it’s followers know it’s a load of bullshit and are afraid that honest criticism would expose it as a fraud? Perhaps.

  26. alcari says:

    Hey, I’m an equal opportunity Atheist.

    I ridicule all races, all sexes and all religions equally.

  27. me says:

    all religions are frauds
    you religious fanatics say who created the first man
    EVOLUTION RETARDS
    i would personally love to see the time when you die and you realise that you have wasted your life for this religion and you get no reward
    (im not saying i would like to see you die im saying that i would like to see you realise that youve wasted your life

  28. me says:

    science is a fact and has been tested

    cristianity trys to suck you into it by saying if you dont follow it you will go to hell

    islam tries to suck you in by using violence

    now if i chose the best religion it would be buddhism

    there is no punishment for not following it
    everyone who does follow it is the most peaceful

    if the world was buudist it would be a better place with no murder,war, stealing etc etc

  29. eccles says:

    In answer to mail #128.
    Try No religion at all. The animal and vegetable kingdom has done very well without it. Furthemore, they could do without us!, and to top that, they’ve survived far longer
    than we would envisage as the human race.

  30. yousef says:

    To know about real ISLAM plz visit
    http://www.islamonline.net/english

    Here will you know about the peace and mercy in ISLAM

    I hope every one visit this website if you looking for the facts

  31. Ajuntant Reflex says:

    fact is a point of view my friend

  32. Corso says:

    To know about real ISLAM plz visit
    http://www.news.faithfreedom.org/index.php
    http://www.answering-islam.org/
    http://www.islam-watch.org/

    Here will you know about ISLAM and it´s not all the information on these sites your mullah wants you to know about.

    I hope every one visit these websites if you are looking for the facts.

  33. Jayman says:

    eccles:

    in many respects, buddhism really shouldnt be considered a religion like the god-in-the-sky religions. It sounds to me more like a philosophy about controlling and mastering your negative emotions, to your benefit.

    i cant claim much knowledge about it, but it does seem low on the super-natural factor.

  34. Abdullah says:

    Isalm is a great religion to comment on , no one is elligibale to have such a great honor.
    Prophet Mohamed, is God’s Messanger to human being and he is above any human susbcions.

    You who said bad words about him you will regret it in the life time and in the everlasting time.

    YOU ARE WRONG

  35. alcari says:

    @ 134

    “YOU ARE WRONG”

    Prove it.

  36. Reda says:

    Ok if muslims r violant thats cuz they have dear religion that they love so much n wont let any shyt like pope or any christian or non religioned person to insult it. plz look at ur self pope ur piece of trash. dam u r so dam dirty people…

  37. sidfaiwu says:

    @Reda, 136: Blame the victim. That’s just great. That would be like punishing a women for being the victim of rape. Oh, wait. Many Muslim countries do that as well.

    The more and more I read the comments of Muslims the more and more I am convinced that Islam is not the Religion of Violence. It’s not the Religion of Peace either. It’s the Religion of the Insecure. Many of its adherents are so utterly frightened of any criticism of their beliefs. When they encounter criticism, they have a fight-or-flight reaction instead trusting that their religion is robust enough to weather the critic.

    Imagine how many people turn away from Islam as a possibility based on the over reaction of its followers. These people are actively pushing people away from Allah yet they call themselves Muslim. I wonder how Allah feels about that.

    Islam is false. Instead of hating me and wanting to harm me for that thought, why not try to help me or at least pity me for being wrong? That would be the civilized way to respond.

  38. MarcDLS says:

    I’m not trying to be a dick, I just am, but why is it so hard to find a Muslim who can for a proper sentence. It’s not just a “English as a second language thing,” because I’ve noticed that on all sides there are people just have an inability to form a complete sentence. WTF ever happened to grade school English. I would love to join into the debate but when I can’t figure out what is being said it’s just sorta pointless to try and read it.

  39. prolan5 says:

    c85CA0 eeeerrrffddgggggggccccc

  40. derf says:

    d8szl9 re re rerrrreeee gththtt

  41. just says:

    dear sidfaiwu, I would just like to know, is there anything wrong with defending your belief?

    Mahatma Gandhi fought for his beliefs [pardon the pun]. He believed in non-violence; so that’s what he did. Why is it that people look up to him?

    I’m sure there might be something that you believe in, or have affection for that you wouldn’t bear to see tarnished of wronged. And by something I don’t mean religion; it could be a person, thing, your dog, your cat, your love for the Yankees, anything!

    Islam is not the religion of the insecure. It’s just its believers love it too much and wish to defend it. It’s human nature… to fight for what you love.

    brother TRUTH did a very great job of shedding light upon Islam, but I feel that maybe the language barrier has caused many misunderstandings.

    I guess the only way to really know what Islam really is or isn’t is to read the Quran and then decide for yourself. :)

  42. Farah says:

    i just wana say this is the most immature and retarded thing ive ever wasted my time reading. it is not funny at all. maybe you should write about the kkk you white bitches.. or hitler and what he did to jews. not muslims cause they havent done anything to hurt anyone

  43. irishthunder says:

    “not muslims cause they havent done anything to hurt anyone”

    Seriously, who told you that? The attacks on September 11, 2001 alone is more than enough reason for islam to be wiped off the face of the earth. It’s true christianity has had a horrific effect on the world, but that just means it needs to be disposed of along with islam.

  44. jagannath says:

    Little recycling of old material but can you explain these things Farah?

    “Apostle of Peace”

    Massacre of unarmed merchants during sacred month

    Assasination of poets who criticised Mohammed’s murderous ways

    The Siege of the Banu Qaynuqa

    Murder of a Jewish poet Kaab Ibn Al’ Ashraf

    Invasion of Banu-N-Nadir

    Murder of a Jewish Elder from Khaybar

    Massacre, Rape and Plunder of Banu-L-Mustaliq

    Massacre of the Banu -Qurayza

    “Religion of Peace”

    1843 to 1846 10,000 Assyrian Christians killed.

    1894 to 1896 150,000 Armenian Christians killed.

    1675 Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur along with his disciples was burned to death.

    Sikh Bhai Mati Das was sawn into right and left halves while he was still alive.

    1915 to 1918 750,000 Assyrians were killed.

    Since 1960 30,000 Mauritanians were killed.

    3,000,000 Bangladeshi Hindus Killed during the Pakistan-Bangladesh war in 1971.

    1974, 4,000 Christians in Cyprus were killed.

    1971 to 1979 Over 280,000 Ugandans were killed.

    In 1980, 20,000 Syrians were killed.

    Since 1990 10,000 Kashmiri Hindus were killed.

    Since 1992 120,000 Algerians were killed.

  45. Blopes says:

    any one catholic insulting someone has got a lot of nerve. that is the biggest cult in history, and they’re trying to say something about islam. i admit, i feel more stronly about the treatment of muslims by catholics, living in a christian-dominated country, but catholicism has a history of intolerance, injustice, and violence that runs even deeper than the killings in the middle east. They killed people, catholics got the western world stuck in a rut. not to say islam isn’t violent or anything, but people in glass houses…

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