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The Unbelievable Hypocrisy of Muslim Outrage . . .

Peaceful muslims.jpgThroughout the Islamic world, Muslims continue to express their outrage that Pope Benedict the XVI dared to make mention of a 14th century conversation between a Byzantine Christian Emperor Manuel Paleologos II and a Persian scholar on the truths of Christianity and Islam.  Benedict didn't say whether he agreed with the comment or not . . .  He simply made an oblique reference to the discussion.  Now, Muslims everywhere are outraged. (I saw this picture on Drudge--I'll bet this guy is a hoot at family get-togethers).

Give me a break!  Where was this Muslim "outrage" when nineteen of their own flew two jumbo jets into the Twin-Towers and one more into the Pentagon?

Where was this Muslim outrage when Richard Reid tried to blow up a jet-liner with a shoe bomb?

Where was the Muslim outrage when suicide bombers killed scores of Aussies in Bali?

Where was the Muslim outrage when a Muslim shot-up the El-Al counter at LAX, killing a heroic young security guard?

Where was the Muslim outrage when two men rode through the DC area sniping at unaware innocents, killing in the name of Allah?

Where was the Muslim outrage for the bombings of trains in Madrid and the subways in London?  Dozens of men and women were killed while going about their daily business.

Where is the Muslim outrage at news of the attempted bombings of more than a half-dozen jet-liners over the Atlantic?

This is a religion of peace, right?  Where is CAIR?  Where is the condemnation of acts of terror by Islamic scholars and noted Imams?  Their collective silence speaks volumes.

If Benedict apologizes for this, he is absolutely crazy!  An apology will only encourage more Muslim rage anytime someone dares to state in public that Allah is not the true God and Muhammad is not a prophet.

Let us see this for what it is--an attempt to subjugate other religions to Islam by silencing them through threats of violence.  But then this has always been the Muslim way.  

Meanwhile, let us preach Christ and him crucified, for this is the power of God unto salvation!

Reader Comments (47)

Islam...the world will be a better place without it. May God crush His enemies and bring the light of salvation to these lost souls!
September 16, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterkletois
I was discussing this last night. The irony of threating to kill people to disprove the claim that you are "evil and inhuman."
September 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
Christians should stop pandering to the Muslim false faith and should earnestly contend for the true faith which was once delivered unto the saints ( Jude 3 ). The Muslim faith denies the Deity of Christ and also His Substitutionary Atonement, and this is both heretical and blasphemous. Christ Himself said speaking in John 8 verse 24 that if you did not believe that he was "I AM" ( the name Jehovah revealed Himself to Moses in Exodus 3 verse 14 ) then you would die in your sins. Let us state quite clearly that the Muslim faith is a broad road that leads to destruction but let us also pray that our Heavenly Father in His grace and mercy will place many on the narrow way which leadeth unto life. Christ Himself is that way praise His Holy name
September 16, 2006 | Unregistered Commentermark purse
If Benedict doesn't apologize for this, he is absolutely crazy.

For other reasons, of course...

It may be a lose/lose.

Goes with the RC territory.
September 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterWayne Rohde
Dr. Riddlebarger,

You hit the nail on the head! Thank you for posting this.
September 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterScott
One time I was discussing Islam and terrorism and all that with someone who felt that we should not stereotype Muslims as violent and dangerous. I asked what would make him more nervous, a group of young Muslims getting on his plane or a group of young men of ANY other race. He said "No differnece, look at Timothy McVeigh." And I said "Yes, and look what we did with him." The only example he found was executed. Enough said about the difference between Islam and the West.
September 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDSY
I pray regularly and often for the day when there will be a Christian Church in Mecca.
Yes, my thoughts exactly!
September 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterThe Highland Host
"If Benedict doesn't apologize for this, he is absolutely crazy."

Wayne why should Benedict apologize, ofcourse there is hypocrisy but I dont think we can afford to feed the ego of Muslim ideology. I hope against hope he will never apologize.
September 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSan
I saw a saying the other day that said, "Everything I needed to know about Islam I learned on 9/11". While this might be simplistic, it's pretty close to the mark.
September 16, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterwalt
Imagine the furore the pope would have caused if he proclaimed the gospel and declared that Mohammed is a deciver, leading people away from reconciliation with God. Sadly, that is what he has done, there is no sugar coating that truth.
September 17, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterkletois
Yes, Islam isn't violent at all. Oh the irony.
September 17, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKristina
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Islamonazi CAIR Is Not Impressed

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September 17, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterterrorfree

My comment was tongue-in-cheek.

Whether Benedict does or doesn't do anything (apologize, etc.) is of no consequence to me. Anyone who is of RC persuasion, theologically, is crazy in my book!

Just a small attempt at a little humor. (Seriously, I agree with the remarks of KR; and at one and the same time I agree with all those who pray and show love for those of Muslim persuasion - no matter how offensive and contradictory their beliefs and practices. The only hope of anyone is in the gospel of Jesus - and that goes for RCs, who are just as blind to the gospel as any who are unregenerate.)
September 17, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterWayne Rohde
What the media and most of America fails to realize is that this is Islam's problem, not ours. They should be policing their own and they don't.

Americans fail to see this as a culture war on a whole; at least the Pope had the huevos to say something and take a stand. But it is all for naught at this point.

There is no outcry when the Persian and Arab medias portray Jews and Christians in less than flattering ways. However, let anyone say something about Islam and suddenly there is violence. There is no rational dealing with these people; they really are just tribal fanatics and the West needs to stop giving them the benefit of the doubt.

Apathy and relativism will end up bringing this nonsense to America, but by then, it will be too late to stop it. God have mercy on us.

September 17, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSteve H
If Muslims keep reacting in anger and rioting over the Pope's remarks, they are only going to do one thing...

...prove him correct.

So why don't they try to prove he is wrong instead of getting so outraged? They ought to prove that the steriotype is wrong. Then the problem would be over.


Just my thought.

God bless,

<b>The Aspiring Theologian</b>
September 17, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterThe Aspiring Theologian
Islam has shown us that they want to destroy the enemy {Jihad}. So what if the pope made then mad. The truth is the truth, if it huts well maybe then some well see it for what it really is, a religion of anger and hatared.

Maybe Dr. Morey is right he says the West should bond Mecca where their holy temple is. Maybe it would back fire. Who knows?
September 18, 2006 | Unregistered Commentertiminator
This reminds me of a blackly humorous anecdote. One of our government's uppity-ups was busy issuing the call for all the jihadis to come fight the heathen in Afghanistan (this is 6 months before the Soviets invaded, incidentally). The uppity-up was asked if he thought that was a good idea. His response; "What's the problem with a few riled-up Muslims?"
September 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterCarson
"The only hope of anyone is in the gospel of Jesus - and that goes for RCs, who are just as blind to the gospel as any who are unregenerate.)"

Disagree though we do on matters of theology, I am a Roman Catholic who can stand up and proclaim the Nicene Creed. As one who believes that my salvation has come through Christ Crucified, I don't think anyone has any business telling me that I am blind to the gospel or unregenerate.

As to the Pope's comments, I don't think they changed anything. Those who hate Christians now, hated us before. I don' think the Pope has any reason to apologize for condemning Holy War of any kind.
September 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

well, i am sure i will be booed off the stage, but i am not so certain at all that the ham-fisted rhetoric in the above posts becomes very good reformed confessionalism. seems to me that our tradition has resident within it the means by which we should know decorum without having at all to compromise the teeth of radical theological intolerance known as historical christian orthodoxy. walking and chewing gum at the same time isn't too hard, i think.

and i thought fundamentalism was "orthodoxy gone cultic..."

September 18, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterzrim
"O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us--he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks," Psalm 137:8-9 (NIV).
September 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterPastorTA

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