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Sunday, September 17, 2006

Making the point for themselves

I just wish they could actually see that point:

"We swear to God to send you people who adore death as much as you adore life," said the message posted in the name of the Mujahedeen Army on a Web site frequently used by militant groups.

..anger among Muslims remained intense. Palestinians attacked five churches in the West Bank and Gaza over the pope's remarks..

By saying and doing things like that, they are only making their own outrage meaningless, and proving the 14th century Byzantine emperor's point. This sounds much more promising:

Turkey's top Islamic cleric, Religious Affairs Directorate head Ali Bardakoglu, welcomed the Vatican statement. "He says that he respects Islam and didn't want to hurt the feelings of Muslims. I find that a civilized position," said Bardakoglu in an interview posted on the Web site of Germany's Der Spiegel magazine.

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