- UPDAT-E2 - The first of the Christian Dhimmis speaks up, to criticize the Pope:
In a first reaction from a top Christian leader, the head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church criticized the pope. "Any remarks which offend Islam and Muslims are against the teachings of Christ," Coptic Pope Shenouda III was quoted as telling the pro-government newspaper Al- Ahram."
When it comes to Pope Benedict's recent speech, the hypocrisy of some Islamic clerics is breathtaking. The Crusades were a necessary European political response to violent Islamic aggression and expansion, and yet Ali Bardakoglu, "head of Turkey's powerful Religious Affairs Directorate," frames the Crusades as an attack on innocent Muslims who were, of course, minding their own business (oh, the severed infidel head? It was a gift from a friend - honest!).
The audacity of this cleric to condemn Christian leaders for supposedly having an agenda of holy war is so breathtakingly and unbelievably hypocritical, I'm left speechless. Although it's not mentioned in the article, this cleric also accused western Christians of having a "medieval mentality."
And this guy actually suggests that we should look at ourselves in the mirror.
Read the rest for yourselves here, if you can stomach it.