Sad but Hilarious: the Pope

Tim Blair keeps it simple with a simple quote from ABC:

Middle Eastern leaders and analysts have warned of a potentially violent backlash in the region to the Pope’s remarks implicitly linking Islam to violence.

As evidence, the Washington Post notes that 2 west bank churches have been firebombed.

In a phone call to The Associated Press, a group calling itself the “Lions of Monotheism” claimed responsibility. The caller said the attacks were meant as a protest against the pope’s remarks about Islam.

You know the remarks, the ones suggesting that religions should protest, not encourage violence. (do these bombers have any self reflective tendancies??)

The good news part is that in the above story and in the NYTimes editorial today asking for the pope’s apology, both, yes both newspapers of record have actually quoted the pope! Vs explaining what he said while veiling the actual words. Remember the cartoons? These papers refused to print the cartoons because they were offensive. Has the MSM found their cojones? Here’s the quote:

he pope quoted the emperor saying, “Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”

(ht Environmental Republican)