2 readers online now  |  69 million page views

a few too many points made

Reader comment on item: Intimidating the West, from Rushdie to Benedict
in response to reader comment: Donald O....

Submitted by Donald O (United States), Oct 1, 2006 at 20:23

ok infidel, let's review

1). You state that this spiritual leader willingly compromised the dignity of those that were killed by his mistake? yes it was obvious to the world the pope made a big mistake by expecting a moderate discourse by the islamic community

2). Whose dignity was compromised? the 9 people that were killed and the property damage caused by reaction to his remarks

3). And who was killed by his mistake? from what I heard last, there were at least 9 people - once again, due to this latest proposal for discourse started by ther pope - by referencing a speech from the 1400's etc..

4). And if some outraged Muslim kills an innocent person, why is the dignity of the innocent person compromised? because after several apologies the pope concedes to further apologize by convening a meeting of islamic leaders from italy and other places to further apologize 'in a much more congenial manner'.

5). And why is it the Pope's fault if anyone was killed? because [once again] it was his intention that backfired and caused mobs to go on a rampage looking for easy victims

6). And what was his mistake? [are you in 4th grade or what?] he used an inappropriate speech to inflame a community to justify a rampage whenever or wherever thay want

7). And is the Pope only entitled to speech pre-approved by and sanctioned by Muslims? obviously yes, he feels he has to use every form of the word 'apology' to be presented to this community to back off from their violent responses.

8). And if not sanctioned and approved, it becomes a crime? well I guess it's, 'welcome to part I of the pope's sanctioned dhimmitization for his followers'

9). And quoting a sentence from 1391 AD is now the latest outrage? that was the debated issue, yes

10). What do you mean when you title your remarks; "Pope justifies dhimmi outlook"? by his various apologies...

11). Don't you know that dhimmi is an Arabic word used to refer to humans below Muslim status, specifically, Christians, Jews, and Infidels? yes, this is what peeves me about his stance on what has transpired

12). Donald O, what are you talking about? well, I went over all your questions infidel whith further basic statements

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to a few too many points made by Donald O

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)