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[Popewatch] Burn This Blog!

Posted by Lex Fear on September 18, 2006

“By the extremist’s actions and moderate’s silence, the words of Emperor Paleologus are fully justified.”

It would have been easy for me to satirise the irony of the recent ‘protests’ in the Muslim world regarding the Popes speech last Tuesday, where he quoted a 14th Century Byzantine Emperor commenting on Islam:

“Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.” – Manuel II Paleologus

Regardless of the fact this is a historical quote which has been drawn out of it’s original intent and context, I find myself knocked down by the irony.

The Pope now finds himself demonised the world over (not so much by Westernised Muslims) for painting Islam as a religion of violence. And how do these loud self-appointed representatives of the peaceful religion of Islam respond to these allegations? With death threats and violence.

What Westernised Muslims should now be doing is condemning not the Pope, nor the words of an ancient Emperor, but their misguided brothers and sisters worldwide.

By the extremist’s actions and moderate’s silence, the words of Emperor Paleologus are fully justified.

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[Reader Response] The Israel-Lebanon Crisis

Posted by Lex Fear on August 4, 2006

Teaching children to burn flags, paint bombs, or kill indiscriminately without ethical and moral objectives is a spiritual abuse. It removes the meaning and purpose behind the conflict and replaces it with hate and suffering.

Last week I posted briefly on the Israeli-Lebanon crisis and my views. You can read it here.

I received a couple of comments from Kath, who is one of the friends I’ve never met, author of In Training. Kath is an American engaged to a British Royal Marine, so she knows what its like to be in a relationship in 2 different countries, as I am. We don’t share many of the same views on war or politics, but I read her blog and find it interesting what she has to say, occasionally finding some common ground! It’s always good to hear a viewpoint different from what you believe so I never take offence, and I’m pretty certain Kath doesn’t either. The comment that Kath made is as a follows:

“I wonder if you’d heard the actual background of those photographs with children. Might want to check out this site to get the story: http://www.sandmonkey.org/2006/07/18/the-fucked-up-pictures-explained

Also, I find it interesting that you are going after Israel for what you call “brainwashing” of children, (without knowing the story) but say nothing of Hezbollah or the Palestinians using them — which is well documented.” – Kath

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