Wednesday, September 20, 2006
As you probably heard, the Pope made some interesting comments last week about Islam. He quoted an obscure 14th century Byzantine emperor who characterized some of the teachings of Muhammed as "evil and inhuman." The usual response - protests and violence all over the Muslim world. In Nablus (Israel) a Greek Orthodox church - not affiliated with the Pope - was firebombed. In a phone call to The Associated Press, an Islamic group calling itself the "Lions of Monotheism" claimed responsibility. The caller said the attacks were carried out to protest the pope's remarks linking Islam and violence. Go figure that one!