Sunday, September 17, 2006

Irony threshold attained--surpluses expected

Todays Papers, a news summary column on Slate, which is very neutral in its relaying of news, openly lays out the irony involved:
The pope's suggestion that compulsion and violence are inherent features of Islam has outraged the Muslim world. In Afghanistan, where apostates are subject to execution, the parliament and the Foreign Ministry demanded an apology. In Yemen, where religious conversion is punishable by death, the president has threatened to sever diplomatic ties. In the West Bank, Palestinians attacked four churches with guns and firebombs. And a Somali cleric added his two cents: "Whoever offends our Prophet Muhammad should be killed on the spot by the nearest Muslim."

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hah. awesome.

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss this blog!

J

11:28 PM  

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