Saturday, September 23, 2006
Pope Benedict Is A Jew?!?
Well, that's what some of the Palestinians are saying:
A Palestinian protester holds an unflattering picture showing Pope Benedict XVI during a demonstration against his recent speech about Islam, following prayers in front of the Dome of the Rock mosque in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, Sept. 22, 2006. Thousands of Muslim worshippers staged anti-pope marches in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza on Friday, waving green Hamas banners and denouncing the pontiff as a coward. The Arabic writing on the poster reads, 'There are many lies that go out of their mouths. ' (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
Okay, someone please help me out here. How ignorant, or deluded (or both) does one have to be to associate the Pope with Judaism? (He's wearing a Moshe Dayan eyepatch, albeit on the wrong eye. Please note also the Star of David pendant.)
Personally, I think it's just a little sick -- but also hilarious, in a way -- that certain people cannot think of any way to insult a man without calling him a Jew! (Talk about a limited imagination. Edmond Rostand could have taught them a thing or two.)
I'm reminded of an observation The Sandmonkey once made, that many Arabs (and Muslims) seem perfectly willing to believe:
1. That the Holocaust never happened.
2. That Hitler should have "finished the job".
3. That Israelis are worse than the Nazis.
Could someone please explain to me how it's possible to believe these things simultaneously? (Ahmadinejad seems quite comfortable with all three.)
No, friends, the Pope is not Jewish. (He is also not a coward. The very fact that he is willing to speak out against militant Islam should be proof enough of that.)
hat tip: LGF. (And thanks to my Lovely Wife for pointing it out to me; she reads LGF more often than I do.)