Over the last week or so, news has come out of Pakistan that a Christian girl has been arrested under blasphemy laws for desecrating a Koran. There have been conflicting reports that the girl has downs syndrome and that she can’t even read. Other reports suggest that the pages desecrated were from a children’s work book that contained passages from the Koran, but not a Koran itself. Regardless, facts and the status of the girl have been elusive.
Now, however, we’re hearing that there’s a problem with the story of the Cleric who brought the charge against the girl. According to the Associate Press, “a member of the mosque where the cleric works came forward Saturday and said man said the imam had placed the evidence in the bag. According to police, the man claimed Chishti said it was a way to get rid of the Christians.”
So, a respected Cleric of the Religion of Peace™ lied about the acts of a child in order to attack and vilify Christians, because he wants to get rid of other religious faiths. He let that child go to jail. And in the meanwhile, hundreds of Christians have fled the neighborhood out of fear.
But yea. What war on Christians?
Meanwhile, the Washington Post is giddy in reporting that retired Bishop Desmond Tutu believes George W Bush and Tony Blair should face a war crimes tribunal for the Iraq invasion in 2003. From the article:
Tutu, the retired Anglican Church’s archbishop of South Africa, wrote in an op-ed piece for The Observer newspaper that the ex-leaders of Britain and the United States should be made to “answer for their actions.”
The Iraq war “has destabilized and polarized the world to a greater extent than any other conflict in history,” wrote Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel prize in 1984.
“Those responsible for this suffering and loss of life should be treading the same path as some of their African and Asian peers who have been made to answer for their actions in the Hague,” he added.
Well. Alrighty then! The Iraq war “has destabilized and polarized the world to a greater extent than any other conflict in history.” Thanks for rewriting history in a histrionic attempt to vilify the evil George Bush. After all, two World Wars didn’t do anything to destabilize or polarize the world, did they? Nope. Napoleonic Wars? Nope. Crusades? Nope. Arab Israeli war? Nope. Hundred Years War? Nope. Jihad? Nope.
George W. Bush and Iraq. Numero Uno. Seriously.
And you know who agrees with Bishop Tutu? Noted intellects including anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, Code Pink co-directors Rae Abileah and Jodie Evans, Muslim Representative to Congress Keith Ellison, former Representative Cynthia McKinney and other well-documented fringe leftists.
Tony Blair responds:
“To repeat the old canard that we lied about the intelligence is completely wrong as every single independent analysis of the evidence has shown,” Blair said. “And to say that the fact that Saddam (deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein) massacred hundreds of thousands of his citizens is irrelevant to the morality of removing him is bizarre.”
Indeed. One of the reasons that our world is so dangerous is because of the intellectual dishonesty of so many humans, for whatever reason. I’m sure both the Pakistani Cleric and Bishop Tutu both feel strongly about their words. But the simple fact that their passion overrides objective truth is simple proof that the world is a dangerous place filled with broken people who wouldn’t think twice about taking your freedom or even ending your life if it meant forwarding “their truth” because to hell with you.
On a personal note, I’m not at all surprised that a Pakistani Muslim Cleric would lie about an innocent Christian child. Islam is a cult of brutal submission and its adherents are savages. I might begin to reconsider this, as soon as I hear a single Muslim denounce jihad. But I’ve been waiting for this for over a decade. No denouncements and plenty of reminders that “Islam is peaceful”.
Sure it is. In a world gone insane.
I feel a haiku coming…
Islam is peaceful.
Kill the infidels!