Demonstrators in Basra show the world that the Pope was on the money:
Iraqis set fire to an effigy of Pope Benedict XVI during a protest in the southern Iraqi city of Basra. Hundreds of angry Iraqis called for the pontiff to be tried in an international court.
Al Qaeda in Iraq vowed war on “worshippers of the cross” and protesters burned a papal effigy on Monday over Pope Benedict’s remarks on Islam. The statement by an umbrella group led by Iraq’s branch of al Qaeda said “We tell the worshipper of the cross (the Pope) that you and the West will be defeated, as is the case in Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya.”
“We shall break the cross and spill the wine … God will (help) Muslims to conquer Rome … (May) God enable us to slit their throats, and make their money and descendants the bounty of the mujahideen,” said the statement. The statement cited a hadith (saying of the Prophet Mohammed) promising Muslims they would “conquer Rome … as they conquered Costantinople.”
They may tarnish their reputation if they keep talking like this. If mainstream Muslims don’t start doing something about these freaks, folks may begin questioning the whole “religion of peace” statement.
And don’t forget: “Radical Christianity is Just as Threatening as Radical Islam”
UPDATE: Donald Sensing: Muslims bomb, burn, shoot and threaten for being called “violent”