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Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Says the Pope's Statements are Lies

The Jerusalem Post is reporting:

Saudi Arabia's highest religious authority, Grand Mufti Abdul-Aziz al-Sheik, said in remarks published Saturday that the pope's comments on Islam were "all lies."


"These are all lies. The prophet (Muhammad), peace be upon him, came as a mercy to the world," the daily al-Riyadh newspaper quoted al-Sheik as saying.

Right, mercy:

A HARDLINE cleric linked to Somalia's powerful Islamist movement has called for Muslims to "hunt down" and kill Pope Benedict XVI for his controversial comments about Islam.


Sheikh Abubukar Hassan Malin urged Muslims to find the pontiff and punish him for insulting the Prophet Mohammed and Allah in a speech that he said was as offensive as author Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses.

"We urge you Muslims wherever you are to hunt down the Pope for his barbaric statements as you have pursued Salman Rushdie, the enemy of Allah who offended our religion," he said in Friday evening prayers.

"Whoever offends our Prophet Mohammed should be killed on the spot by the nearest Muslim," Malin, a prominent cleric in the Somali capital, told worshippers at a mosque in southern Mogadishu.

"We call on all Islamic Communities across the world to take revenge on the baseless critic called the pope," he said.

An op-ed in an Arab newspaper says the Pope's comments could lead to war.

Dr. Sanity has much to say about the most recent Muslim rage orgy:

The litany of their complaints about how badly they are mistreated by the world grows daily. Benedict is just the most recent invocation in that insane litany.


It is laughable to witness the angry, violent demonstrations denouncing any suggestion that Islam is an angry, violent religion. It is hilarious to observe the wails of victimhood and oppression as Islam's religious leaders call for killing Jews and Christians; beheading those who insult Islam, even as their own rhetoric isn't so much insulting as it is directly threatening the rest of the world.

Tigerhawk is fed up:

For my part, I am sick of "Muslim rage." Whether inspired by the pope or Danish cartoonists or the clumsy use of the word "crusade" by a Western politician, there is simply no defense for the behavior of these imams and their followers. It is barbaric, and everybody who is not barbaric or an unreconstructed apologist for barbarians knows it. The Muslims who commit arson and mayhem in response to some Westerner speaking his opinion -- and the pope, as leader of the Roman church, is exactly that -- have chosen to act as enemies of reason, peace, and everything that is good in the world.

The Anchoress:

I am not especially saddened to see the brouhaha that is gaining strength over Benedict's speech. Whether he is "media savvy" or not, Benedict has managed - in his very scholarly fashion - to apply a very hot drawing poultice to the enormous and festering boils of both radical Islamism and rampant secularism. At the very least, it will cause some Muslims to insist that distinctions be made between them and their more extreme co-religionists, and it may rouse the West to examine how cavalierly it has tossed off the "shackles" of Christianity only to open itself up to the scimitar. Perhaps some will look at the spires of their great cathedrals and wonder if they really want to see them replaced with minarets.

Captain Ed:

We have no end of dhimmis. We need men like Benedict and other leaders to tell the truth, rather than to submit to Islam's violent outbursts. His predecessor did the same when he challenged the evil of Communist oppression, speaking out against its totalitarian demands and standing up to its agents of violence. He almost paid for that with his life, but his example helped demonstrate the truth he spoke to a world that was only too eager to collaborate in order to save themselves from violence -- and in the end, truth won out over both Communism and violence.

All Things Beautiful:

And there it is. The apoplectic reaction of the Muslim world, which is barely in first gear of course, couldn't be a better testament to the continuing verity of the Byzantine Emperor's observations; no matter whether 1,500 years ago, 700 years ago or at the present day. Lost is the Pope's powerful call for an urgently needed dialogue between the religions of peace and Islam.

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Comments (18)

"Fight and slay the Unbelie... (Below threshold)
Clay:

"Fight and slay the Unbelievers wherever ye find them. Seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war." Qur'an, Sura 9:5

Rather proud to be an Unbeliever. And I guarantee, that is no lie.

I do not support this being... (Below threshold)
epador:

I do not support this being a war between religions, just against a despicably equivocating violent and malevolent one.

Followers of Islam have no ... (Below threshold)
T.J.:

Followers of Islam have no choice but to react in violence since the religion they follow is a deception and a lie. In a world which is filled with lies and deception when truth is spoken it will always cause an outcry. There is no deceiver but Satan and Muhammad is his prophet. 2Jo 1:7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.

This kind of stuff is very ... (Below threshold)
Baggi:

This kind of stuff is very effective. It scares the crap out of the mainstream media cowards. The fear of being killed or dismembered by these wild dogs causes them to censor themselves in an extreme fashion in order not to "offend" the very gentle sensibilities of Islamofacists.

They know what they are doing. If you act crazy enough everyone will walk to the other side of the road trying to avoid you and not set you off into a crazy rage. If you're not that crazy and you realize this, you'll use that to your advantage.

That's what is going on here. They want to bend the will of the West by frightening the cowards into voting out courageous men like Tony Blair, George W. Bush and Howard in Australia and voting into power those who would walk on eggshells and become useful idiots to the middle east.

Don't forget to vote come this November.

Since Muhammed was not a di... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Since Muhammed was not a divinity, aren't these jerks engaging in idolatry, rather than worshipping God?

The man was of this world, no less. Shouldn't he be held to more wordly standards? And their religion to a higher one?

It would do us well to reme... (Below threshold)
Nahanni:

It would do us well to remember a couple quotes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

It needs but one foe to breed a war, not two, Master Warden, and those who have not swords can still die upon them.

My brothers! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails; when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship... but it is not this day! An hour of wolves and shattered shields, when the Age of Men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!

If Republicans were only as... (Below threshold)
Lee:

If Republicans were only as good at solving problems that they are at identifying them then a Republican-held White House and Congress would be the proverbial "good thing."

Recent history shows us, however, that the only thing they actually accomplish is taking lobbyist's money -- while at the same time terrorizing Americans into wasting Billiions in a Madison Avenue-like GWOT (cue the soaring eagles and slow-motion flags waving over the wheat fields of America) that is accomplishing nothing more than lining the pockets of the lobbyist-paying war profiteers who are on the receiving end of our hard-earned tax dollars.

...but then you knew that already if you're a regular reader of the comments posted by Democrats on Wizbang!

So instead the Pope is havi... (Below threshold)
Lee:

So instead the Pope is having to distance himself from the Islamofascisthaters and apologize - deeply.

JPost.com:

Pope says he is 'deeply sorry' about reactions to speech

Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday he was "deeply sorry" about the angry reaction sparked by his speech about Islam and holy war and said the text did not reflect his personal opinion.

"These (words) were in fact a quotation from a Medieval text which do not in any way express my personal thought," Benedict told pilgrims at his summer palace outside Rome. He noted that the Vatican secretary of state on Saturday had issued a statement trying to explain his words which he delivered Tuesday in a speech during a pilgrimage in his native Germany.

If Republicans we... (Below threshold)
Mike:
If Republicans were only as good at solving problems that they are at identifying them then a Republican-held White House and Congress would be the proverbial "good thing."

The moronofacists (you seem to like variations of the phrase) on the left aren't even able to recognize the problem much less offer a solution with substance ("we'll do it better" - uh huh, how f'ing brilliant!). So, I'll choose the party that can at least identify the problem.

It is laughable to witness the angry, violent demonstrations denouncing any suggestion that Islam is an angry, violent religion

My thought precisely.

We are not a violent religi... (Below threshold)
smartguy:

We are not a violent religion, and we will hunt down and kill anyone who says we are.

My office had a community d... (Below threshold)
Veeshir:

My office had a community day with various groups having tables with literature. There was a Muslim table with brochures and Korans. I took their brochures and a Koran.
The brochures are a combination of shading the truth and outright lying and outright scary stuff.
First, shading the truth they talk about the nice parts of the Koran but ignore some others that aren't so warm and fuzzy.
For outright, and laughable, lying, they claim that Spain converted to Islam peacefully. I guess if you adhere to that definition of that particular conversion, Islam really is a religion of peace. You know, in a "Ministry of Truth" sort of way.
And for scary, they outright say that you should convert to Islam because it controls your whole life. Economic, spiritual and government.
That's pretty much the antithesis of the reason most of the first people came to America.

Such cognitive dissonance must be tough. But I guess if you can say, "Call me violent and I'll kill you" without irony, you can believe pretty much anything.

Didn't take dhimmi-Lee long... (Below threshold)
Old Coot:

Didn't take dhimmi-Lee long to spew, did it? Trolls are so predictable.

"Rage across the Arab world... (Below threshold)
caveman:

"Rage across the Arab world!"; "Muslims enraged!"; Anger in the Muslim world!" - sheesh!
I am so-o-o tired of heaing this. I mean, whats next? "Mondays trigger Muslim rage!!!?" "Islam infuriated by the setting of the sun!!!?' Or maybe "Muslims in a fury over Islam!!!!?"
Anyway, just venting.

Wouldn't it be news if the ... (Below threshold)
MikeSC:

Wouldn't it be news if the Arab world WASN'T enraged? I was always told we didn't hear about, say, the good things being done in Iraq because it's not really news.

How are angry Arabs "news"?
-=Mike

As'Salâm Alaikum Wa'Rahmatu... (Below threshold)
Mohammad Wasim:

As'Salâm Alaikum Wa'Rahmatullâhi Wa'Barakâtuh


APPEAL TO H.E. POPE BENEDICT


Honorable Sir


WE MUST NEED A JOINT EFFORTS OF FAITHFUL CHRISTIANS, MUSLIMS AND JEWS AGAINST THE EVIL POWERS THEY ARE READY TO CONTROL THE WORLD THROUGH EVIL PLAN AND USE CRIMINAL ACTS AGAINST CHRISTIANS, MUSLIMS AND JEWS AROUND THE WORLD - WHY NOT WE SAVE THE HUMANITY (HUMAN DIGNITY) , POVERTY, ILLITERACY, VULGARITY, WITH JOINT EFFORTS
ALLAH WILL HELP US TO FIGHT AGAINST THE PROMOTERS OF UNETHICAL UN-HUMAN NATURE PLANS
ISLAMIC VALUES AND HUMAN RIGHTS


The real worth of man lies in his deeds, and not his physical body. As human beings, all equal although they may have different colour and religion and may belong to different culture, race and caste. (17:70). This is the basic principle of the Islamic social system.

Islam specifics certain basic right to all human beings. |It is the duty of those who wield power, to ensure that these rights are enjoyed without any hindrance. As the status of every body depends upon his deeds (46:19), those possessing higher capabilities due to their developed personalities and good deeds, will have the right to higher position in society (49:13).

The right to privacy is also guaranteed by the Quran 49:12. It further says, “Except in your own houses, you should not enter others’ without their permission” 24:27. The Islamic social system also protects its citizens against slander, “Allah does not like that a person’s weakness be propagated maliciously” 4:18. If reformation is intended, it should be done quietly. The Quran also discourage derogatory names and rumour mongering 49:12.

Islam gives full freedom of religion and discourages coercion. Today, more than every our society is in dire need of tolerance, forbearance and patience. The security of all houses of worship rests with the state. All non-Muslims can demand security as their basic right. The freedom of expression is a basic human right and has been discussed by all great thinkers. Islamic values are based on truth, honesty and respect of humanity.

An Islamic society will be protected from external and internal dangers by the state. It is also the responsibility of the state to remove the cause of anxiety. At the same time it must be remembered that nobody can carry the burden of another. 6:15. It will not happen that one will take the action but some else will reap the reward. This is the security with which all will get truce contentment. No nation was destroyed for not fasting or praying. Surah Huud give account of several nations, who were destroyed as they violated human rights, oppressed the weak and were unjust.

who ever says anything bad ... (Below threshold)
AMINU IDRIS ABUBAKAR:

who ever says anything bad to our prophet (mohammad s.a.w.) should be kill instantly.

We Muslem weprotect our Rel... (Below threshold)
USMAN MOHAMMED UMAR.:

We Muslem weprotect our Religeion from criminals like pop that made coment about islam what did he know about islam?let him contineu arrange gay marrage and lesb... that's what theunbelievers want to hear.
i thank my ALLAH as i am a Mualem.

"who ever says anything bad... (Below threshold)
Gemini:

"who ever says anything bad to our prophet (mohammad s.a.w.) should be kill instantly."
I am amazed, Aminu, you do not realise how absolutely and totally INSANE you sound when saying this. But then again, you actually believe the words of a distinctly non divine 7th century preacher and pedophile with delusions of grandure, thinking his words (and they are NOT the words of any God, living or dead) have any relevance in modern society. Then again I suppose you probably don't live in modern society, and never will be a part of it.




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