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Muslim dances on Catholic Holy Altar

The Pope will soon be issuing an Encyclical calling upon the faithful to riot in the streets and otherwise cause bedlam... NOT:

Found at Patrick Madrid's place, via New Advent. Madrid writes:

Here's an outrageous story that will likely go unnoticed and unreported by the media. Try to imagine what would happen if a Christian were to perform this same moronic dance in crowded mosque. Do you think he'd leave the building alive? I don't know if this Muslim is deranged or just maliciously trying to insult and provoke Catholics, but either way, he's a jackass, and I hope he's prosecuted for this. May God forgive him.

Well, that basically sums up my feelings, too, except I wonder if the guy is mentally ill.

Either way, this is a moment of dynamic instruction, particularly for those who (like Rosie O' Donnell, Bill Maher and others) would like to perpetuate the idea that Christian fundamentalism and Islamic fundamentalism are comparable in temperament and aggression, and would have you think that a Christian is just a terrorist without a boxcutter and a plane. In the response by the Catholics and other Christians (and even offended non-Christians, like Pamela Geller) somehow I don't think we'll hear anyone screaming about bloody vengeance in the name of God.

Most Catholics will-like Madrid, and scores of Catholics I know-shake their head at that display, pray for that "dancer" and wonder if the altar should be incensed in order to cleanse it from that insult.

What I find most interesting is that a Google search on their news site returns nothing on this currently... nada... zip... zilch... now imagine what you might find in that same search if a Catholic had done something similar in a mosque somewhere... just imagine it.

Then imagine the Muslim reaction.

This will certainly garner criticism in many a circle... and prayer in many more... prayer that this young man will come to know The Truth and be changed by Him.

Amen.


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Comments (23)

Stand by for Christians rio... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Stand by for Christians rioting and threatening to behead infidels in acts of revenge in 3...2... Oh wait. Sorry wrong religion.


But seriously. At some point there needs to be some way to redress wrongs like these with the broader muslim community. They never stand up against their radical elements in any meaningful way. Even if they do because of their religious/cultural ideas such as Taqiya we have no way of ensuring that they are sincere. Otherwise conflict is certain.

Yes Christians will turn the other cheek. But at some point someone will decide that it is easier to sin and ask forgiveness than to continue to take the abuse from these vulgar muslims.

Stand by for defense of the... (Below threshold)
914:

Stand by for defense of the indefsible in 3..2..1

Galoob,, your on the air.

(defensible..) <br... (Below threshold)
914:

(defensible..)


I offer no defense.

Those who are not insane th... (Below threshold)
galoob:

Those who are not insane themselves see what is probably an unfortunate schizophrenic having a psychotic episode, and not an attack by the global jihad.

Also, the audio of the Italian news video says nothing about the guy being a Muslim, only a Somali. Even though Somalia is nominally a Muslim country, the guy's beliefs and motivation are unknown.

It did say he was sent to a psychiatric ward and is under investigation for revocation of his soggiorno (residence permit).

The psychiatric angle was pretty obvious in the video.

Another kook posting from Rick.


When you are able to trust ... (Below threshold)
Roy:

When you are able to trust your faith, things like this don't bother you. When you don't, it gets under your skin.

I've got a way to help him ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

I've got a way to help him regain his mental health. BREAK BOTH OF HIS FUCKING LEGS!

I've got a way to help h... (Below threshold)
galoob:

I've got a way to help him regain his mental health. BREAK BOTH OF HIS FUCKING LEGS!

How charitable, break the legs of a mentally ill man dancing somewhere he probably has no idea of, other than it's big and there are a lot of people around.

It's a Christian church. What would Jesus do?

I've seen no proof he's "me... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

I've seen no proof he's "mentally ill".

And if you recall, Jesus drove the money changers from the temple.

"I've seen no proof he's "m... (Below threshold)
jim m:

"I've seen no proof he's "mentally ill"."

You mean apart from being a muslim?

Galoob asks:It's a Christian church. What would Jesus do?"

Well. Jesus and God the Father are one. In the OT God would have struck the blasphemer dead. Next question?

I've seen no proof he's ... (Below threshold)
galoob:

I've seen no proof he's "mentally ill".

Well, aside from seeing him dancing like a demented street person, the Italian police obviously had more time of observe him than you did and had a suspicion, that's why they sent him to the Psichiatria di Santa Maria Nuova (Psychiatric Ward of the Santa Maria Nuova Hospital).

D'oh!

Only on Wizbang and a few other nutbar blogs would this be seen as a part of the global jihad instead of a random act by a crazy guy.

Actually, galoob, we've see... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Actually, galoob, we've seen no verification of any of your claims - are you fluent? Where does your information come from?

Given your past history, you have no credibility at all. I expect you are merely parroting unsubstantiated garbage from some lefty site. I'm willing to be convinced, but you have done nothing to earn any trust here.

Still, in the interest of bipartisan comity, let me invite you to join us here on Election Night. We would enjoy your, er, unique perspective on the results.

"Only on Wizbang and a few ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

"Only on Wizbang and a few other nutbar blogs would this be seen as a part of the global jihad instead of a random act by a crazy guy."

That's right. while we spend a few pixels on angry words the international muslim community killed hundreds over the bogus cartoon issue, and according to ignorant libs like you we are the crazy, intolerant ones. Right.

Interesting. The Florence ... (Below threshold)
galoob:

Interesting. The Florence newspaper La Nazione says that the guy may be diagnosed with Stendhal's Syndrome, also known as Florence Syndrome.

http://www.lanazione.it/firenze/cronaca/2010/10/12/398154-sfugge_alla_vigilanza_balla_sull_altare_duomo.shtml

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stendhal_syndrome

Stendhal syndrome, Stendhal's syndrome, hyperkulturemia, or Florence syndrome is a psychosomatic illness that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to art, usually when the art is particularly beautiful or a large amount of art is in a single place. The term can also be used to describe a similar reaction to a surfeit of choice in other circumstances, e.g. when confronted with immense beauty in the natural world.

The illness is named after the famous 19th century French author Stendhal (pseudonym of Henri-Marie Beyle), who described his experience with the phenomenon during his 1817 visit to Florence, Italy in his book Naples and Florence: A Journey from Milan to Reggio.

Although there are many descriptions of people becoming dizzy and fainting while taking in Florentine art, especially at the Uffizi, dating from the early 19th century on, the syndrome was only named in 1979, when it was described by Italian psychiatrist Graziella Magherini, who observed and described more than 100 similar cases among tourists and visitors in Florence.

So he was high and crazy on art?

Actually, galoob, we've ... (Below threshold)
galoob:

Actually, galoob, we've seen no verification of any of your claims - are you fluent? Where does your information come from?

No, I am not fluent, but I spent enough time in Italy to learn some of the language and there's also Google Translate. The audio on the video said the guy was taken to the Psichiatria de Santa Maria Nuova. Santa Maria Nuova is a hospital in Florence. Psichiatria is pretty obvious.

Since you posted, I've also posted the links above, you can use translate.google.com to roughly translate it.

Galoob, it may be fine for ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Galoob, it may be fine for the newspaper to speculate that this idiot may have a specific mental illness. They are not doctors. It also is reasonable for the police to subject him to psychiatric evaluation. That does not mean that he is mentally ill.

Lastly, I would say that he may very well be mentally ill, but that does not necessarily excuse his actions or necessarily mean that he did not know what he was doing.

In many states we have the ability to convict someone with a verdict of "Guilty, but insane" meaning that the individual is guilty, knew what they were doing and is culpable for their actions, yet they are also mentally ill and in need of psychiatric help. That may be the case here. I doubt it.

I have no doubt that he will seek to get out of any legal entanglements by claiming illness. Not that muslims are likely to lie about illnesses to get out of jail. Perhaps you have heard about the Lockerbie bomber?

galoob, many of your posts ... (Below threshold)
Maddox:

galoob, many of your posts here would lead us to believe you may be suffering from the same ailment you attribute to the young muslim.
We have no proof of that either, but....

My fav response to this fro... (Below threshold)
tps:

My fav response to this from another board:

I think our reply to this should be environmentally responsible.

A rope, a tree, a Moslem fanatic. All renewable resources.

Rick,The word you wa... (Below threshold)
Margee:

Rick,
The word you wanted for your headline was "Altar" not "alter"

Thanks Margee... bad case o... (Below threshold)
Rick:

Thanks Margee... bad case of brain gas there...

Galoob - Let's see you danc... (Below threshold)
Madalyn:

Galoob - Let's see you dance like that in a Mosque and see how your muslim friends react? How long do you expect to live after it? Go on - try it..........you are the one who seems to think that this type of behavior is OK....Get to it!!!

He'd need friends, let alon... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

He'd need friends, let alone muslim friends, for that to work... his are of the Harvey variety.

I stopped using Google, I u... (Below threshold)
JD2020:

I stopped using Google, I use Dogpile which uses Yahoo/Bing/Google/Ask. I found that Google would not bring up many Conservative facts and articles. I am certain it is on purpose. Google is in the tank for Obama and company and some of their actions are getting really scary. Such as recording and plotting residential Wi-Fi along with Google street view. Google said it was inadvertant but who believes that. They also were given a no bid contract that was caught by a watchdog group, but they are getting the contract anyway.

More: http://searchenginewatch.com/3632686

The point of the post is th... (Below threshold)
Busterdog:

The point of the post is the different reactions to a real or perceived slight to a religion by a member of another reliigon, not the mental state of the person doing it.




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