Carol Platt Liebau: Update on the Pope

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Update on the Pope

Pope Benedict has expressed regret for offending Muslims by pointing out, in this address that forced conversion ("spreading the faith through violence") is wrong -- in any religion.

As a result of what seems to be a fairly unexceptional statement, there have been attacks on Catholic churches in Palestine; Arab newspapers are throwing around lots of war talk and the Muslim Brotherhood is calling for a personal apology.

Try it in the Muslim world and see what happens, girls.

All this from one statement -- can anyone imagine what the Arab world would do if it were subjected, say, to Catholics flying airplanes into their buildings? Or the criticism that would result if conservative Christians reacted so vehemently to criticism of them?

Would Rosie O'Donnell and Rosa Brooks like to reconsider their ignorant remarks equating conservatives of faith with Islamofascists? After all, the Pope is having to boost his security; in contrast, these two women can spew their bigotry on national television or in the pages of a national newspaper, without having to fear anything more than that someone might (horrors!) disagree with them.


Blogger stackja1945 said...

Carol they, the left, can do and say anything they want. But the right cannot. The Pope is of the right. The girls and the Pope's critics are of the Left. It is called a double standard.

9:31 PM  

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