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Monday, March 20, 2006

Sharia Law is Politically Correct;
Pope Benedict Isn't

I agree with Tammy Bruce, we should have treated Iraq like Japan at the end of WWII, and forced them to Westernize. Letting them write Sharia Law into their constitution just perpetuates the problem Islam has with the rest of the civilized world.

Political Correctness has made it impossible to deal with Sharia Law, which is all the more reason to put an end to the PC nonsense. Political Correctness was a term first coined by conservatives, as an INSULT to describe unthinking people who blindly followed political views in order to be "correct" with the "IN crowd", without fully understanding those views and thinking them through to their logical consequences.

Now we have a large segment of the population who proudly proclaim that "It's VERY important" to be Politically Correct. The irony is completely lost on them.

Pope Benedict is no Dhimmi
From the Times Online, and excerpt:
THE Vatican has begun moves to rehabilitate the Crusaders by sponsoring a conference at the weekend that portrays the Crusades as wars fought with the “noble aim” of regaining the Holy Land for Christianity. ...

At the conference, held at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Roberto De Mattei, an Italian historian, recalled that the Crusades were “a response to the Muslim invasion of Christian lands and the Muslim devastation of the Holy Places”.

“The debate has been reopened,” La Stampa said. Professor De Mattei noted that the desecration of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem by Muslim forces in 1009 had helped to provoke the First Crusade at the end of the 11th century, called by Pope Urban II.

He said that the Crusaders were “martyrs” who had “sacrificed their lives for the faith”. He was backed by Jonathan Riley-Smith, Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Cambridge University, who said that those who sought forgiveness for the Crusades “do not know their history”. Professor Riley-Smith has attacked Sir Ridley Scott’s recent film Kingdom of Heaven, starring Orlando Bloom, as “utter nonsense”.

Professor Riley-Smith said that the script, like much writing on the Crusades, was “historically inaccurate. It depicts the Muslims as civilised and the Crusaders as barbarians. It has nothing to do with reality.” It fuels Islamic fundamentalism by propagating “Osama bin Laden’s version of history”...

Osama Bin Laden's version of history is the same history that most of the liberal academics in our schools and universities teach. So is it any coincidence that the talking points of al Qaeda's and the Democrat's are the same?

You can read the whole Times article HERE.

Hat tip to Patrick at the "Clarity and Resolve" blog for the excerpt, you can read his commentary about it HERE.

Also, from the same blog...

You can read about the comments of Iraqi Cleric Ahmad Al-Kubeisi, this spokesman for "The Religion of Peace", HERE. This interview appeared on Al-Rislala TV, which is a Saudi channel broadcasting from Kuwait. Its chairman of the board is Saudi prince Walid bin Talal, who is also shareholder in American FOX NEWS.

Related Links:

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Rupert Murdoch and the United Arab Emirates

Why Fox News Is Scared Sh*tless About Dubai Ports World

Iraqi Cleric Ahmad Al-Kubeisi Promotes Jihad on A New Saudi Channel Broadcasting from Kuwait
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