September 18, 2006
Bride of Moslem Groups Speak Out
First, the good news: two of the groups mentioned in the precursor to this post, Moslem Groups Speak Out Against Violent Islamic Reaction to Pope, have actually issued statements in response to the pope's remarks and what has happened since.
Even more good news, the Muslim Public Affairs Council said the following:
The Muslim Public Affairs Council today condemned the murder of an Italian nun in Somalia, which reportedly took place as a result of Pope Benedict XVI's remarks on Islam last week....
The Italian nun was shot in the back in the Somali capital of Mogadishu by two gunmen. The nun's bodyguard and a hospital worker were also killed, doctors said. In the West Bank, two churches were set on fire. MPAC unequivocally condemns any violence in response to the Pope's remarks as being antithetical to the teachings of Islam.
On Friday, MPAC reached out to American Catholic leaders urging them to convene a dialogue between Catholic and Muslim leaders. In a letter to Cardinal Roger Mahoney of the Los Angeles Archdioces, MPAC Executive Director Salam Al-Marayati and Senior Advisor Dr. Maher Hathout, stressed the need for the Vatican and Catholic leaders to clarify and explain the remarks. The letter states in part: "In this spirit of dialogue and understanding that we continue to further, we would like to call for a meeting and dialogue regarding the recent comments made by Pope Benedict XVI. We do not want to allow for those individuals who call for divisiveness at such volatile times to speak on behalf of our communities.
I would love to believe that this letter was in response to the previous Big Lizards post; alas, I'm quite certain they've never even heard of us. (Heck, the vast majority of people who read Power Line or Captain's Quarters have never even heard of us!)
At the same time, the Council on American-Islamic Relations has also finally issued a statement on this issue: U.S. Muslims Call for Dialogue Over Pope's Comments on Islam. It begins thus:
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called for increased dialogue between Muslims and Catholics over the controversy sparked by remarks perceived as insulting to Islam and the Prophet Muhammad made by Pope Benedict XVI. CAIR is also seeking a meeting with the Vatican's representative in Washington, D.C., to discuss the remarks.
But here is the part of most interest to readers of this blog (well, to all but one of them), the part where CAIR also recognizes -- and denounces -- the Moslem violence sweeping the globe in reaction to the pope's remarks. It's actually quite encouraging that they would say this:
There, see? Even those most mired in religious tribalism can reform themselves and admit when their own fellow Moslems have gone too far!
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The following hissed in response by: Nuclear Siafu
So...is CAIR saying nothing, or are they saying "thin vertical red line indented to the left?" Is there a philosophical difference? I would imagine the thin red line to represent a steady stream of blood resulting from their enabling of terrorists, while the vast emptiness beside it shows the oblivion they're ultimately fighting for.
I also can’t help but notice that the line is to the far left of the screen, which I guess implicates them in spreading moral relativism.
The following hissed in response by: Nuclear Siafu
Oh, and because the line is red I guess that means they're also commie bastards. Can't believe I didn't catch that at first. Must've been too obvious.
The above hissed in response by: Nuclear Siafu at September 18, 2006 6:36 PM
The following hissed in response by: Big D
Nuclear Siafu - don't read too much into what CAIR says.
Though I did notice that this latest silence is a little shorter than the last one.
Dialogue with Muslim groups usually means talking about how great they are, despite the killing, violence, etc. Any opportunity to give a shout out to Allah.
The following hissed in response by: Dan Kauffman
CAIR has not changed it's spots, I put up a post on this subject, and 9/11 which includes a little fact of CAIR behaviour that I doubt few know or remember from 5 years ago.
Things Worth A Riot
Are there any events that would have been worth riots by us? Which did not happen?
Well I would say this would have been worth at least a gathering of denunciation in front of CAIR's headquarters.
It has been 5 years and few knew about or remember this obscenity. I am speaking of the “NY/DC Emergency Relief Fund.”
The above hissed in response by: Dan Kauffman at September 19, 2006 4:58 PM
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