Yes, I’m secular

September 23, 2007

But I like Benedict XVI a lot: Pope in ‘freedom’ blast at Islam

The Pope has again risked provoking the wrath of the Islamic world, by criticising its treatment of Christians.

Benedict XVI attacked Muslim nations where Christians are either persecuted or given the status of second-class citizens under the Shariah Islamic law.

He also defended the rights of Muslims to convert to Christianity, an act which warrants the death penalty in many Islamic countries.

His comments came almost exactly a year after he provoked a wave of anger among Muslims by quoting a Byzantine emperor who linked Islam to violence.

Yesterday, near Rome, the 80-year-old pontiff made a speech in "defence of religious liberty", which, he said "is a fundamental, irrepressible, inalienable and inviolable right".

Mr. Jefferson couldn’t have said it better.

And the Pope was right a year ago, too.

Paging Islamic Rage Boy! Will Mr. Islamic Rage Boy please report to the nearest al-Reuters camera crew!

(hat tip: LGF)

LINKS: More at Captain’s Quarters, Sister Toldjah, Gateway Pundit (who links to the text of the Pope’s speech), The Van Der Galien Gazette, and Atlas Shrugs.