This delightful fellow posed to be photographed during a protest march and rally in London. Does Western freedom and toleration include activities that directly espouse insurrection and violence? We have surely taken the viper to our breast.
In any case, what constitutes an insult worthy of the death sentence? If you have been following the news, it is clear. Cartoons and editorials, books that are critical of fanaticism, converts to Christianity from their numbers, indeed, some would argue that the mere "presence" of the Christian infidel is an offense worthy of persecution, imprisonment, torture and death. Islam means peace, when the whole world is Moslem, and the Jew and Christian are only footnotes in history.
Islam means SUBMISSION. Now that the West has lost its Christian soul, it should be easy pickings for the followers of Mohammed.
What is the Christian response? The Gospel would have us sow love and forgiveness, even if the blood of thousands or even millions of martyrs should be poured out. We do have Islamic brothers and sisters who want to live in peace with us. However, there is no guarantee that their fellowship with us will win the day over angry voices that hate us. Christianity has been extinguished or forced into the ghetto in most all Islamic nations. Even Turkey, which seeks membership in the European Union,
outlaws socially penalizes conversion to Christianity. Moslems sometimes kill their own, particularly if they are seen as collaborators with the West and with believers in Jesus. If even citizens of England can espouse such hatred of those outside of Islam, are any of us safe?
Who would have thought that people in 2006 could have such a mindset? "I don't like your criticism! I despise your religion! Off with your head!"
"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."