Wednesday, July 16, 2008

"Christian Doctrine Offensive to Muslims"

When one offends Islam he plays a dangerous game.

False rumors of widespread Koran desecration at Gitmo led to multiple deaths around the world. A handful of degenerate guards at Abu Ghraib nearly capsized a fragile effort to free millions. Cartoon depictions of Mohammad in Denmark led to numerous deaths, worldwide protests, riots, embassy attacks, intimidation, and calls for the jihad--buildings were burned, rocks were thrown, and placards proclaimed that death should be bestowed onto all who insult Islam.

A short time ago, police in the UK apologized to the local Muslim community for daring to put a puppy on a poster that advertised a new non-emergency call in number. Shortly thereafter the police began a policy whereby their explosives and drug sniffing dogs could inspect Muslim homes only after the dogs slipped on booties. In fact, Muslim households that objected to a dog in the house would, unless in extreme cases, be able to prevent any canine search at all.

Offense is a serious business.

Muslim over-reaction to perceived offenses and clumsy non-Muslim attempts to avoid any future offense to Muslims have led us far enough down this slippery path that even some of the most basic principles of Western civilization are now being looked at as potential tempests. A lot of this by people that should know better.

Now this out of the UK:

Christian doctrine is offensive to Muslims, the Archbishop of Canterbury said yesterday.

Dr Rowan Williams also criticised Christianity's history for its violence, its use of harsh punishments and its betrayal of its peaceful principles.

His comments came in a highly conciliatory letter to Islamic leaders calling for an alliance between the two faiths for 'the common good'.
While the esteemed Archbishop did not apologize for the Bible's texts, just yet anyway, he has pointed a finger at the faith for much of its past.

Williams has done his fair share of encouraging the surrender of many principles on which western society is based, all in an attempt to keep Muslims from figuratively hacking his fool head off.

He has spoken out against attempts to convert Muslims and has even gone so far as to advocate the introduction of Sharia law into Britain. He thinks it is unavoidable. When in Rome and all that...

Now that the Archbishop of Canterbury has finally recognized that some Muslims are offended by Christianity and the Holy Bible, will he continue on his road to appeasement, or will he steadfastly cling to Biblical principles? With the ease that he was able to toss out the great commission, I'm not very confident in his ability to cling.

Unfortunately, I feel an apology coming on. As all apologists go, Rowan Williams, The Archbishop of Canterbury, is an all-star.

h/t Dhimmi Watch

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