Monday, June 18
Don't They Understand
Queen Elizabeth II being burned, in effigy
"If somebody has to attack by strapping bombs to his body to protect the honour of the Prophet, then it is justified," -- Pakistani Religious Affairs Minister Ijaz-ul-Haq
Don't such people understand that these suicide attacks have brought infinitely more scorn towards Islam and its founder than probably any other factor in world history? Are we really supposed to believe that a God whose honor requires the child-sacrifice of 12-year-old suicide bombers is somehow "great"?
Would the vast majority of the world harbor any suspicion or grudge against Islam if the threat of death at the hands of extremist attackers didn't exist?
Mark Shea gives a charitable look at the frequent argument that "Islam has nothing to do with terrorism."