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Monday, September 25, 2006
  Ratzinger [Papa Dont Preach]
(or the Fallacy of Fallaci)
Naeem -found a new t-shirt- "Sometimes it's good to get behind the news cycle. By the time I came back up for air, gallons of ink (and a wee smidgen of blood) had been spilt over the Vatican's new video game "Holy War: Part XXXII". Tariq Ali, Karen Armstrong, everyone and their mother has weighed in on this, so I don't have to.

The Muslim world, as always, genius at PR moves. A nun shot in the back, just to prove that the Pope was wrong. I'm non-violent, and I'll shoot anyone who says otherwise. Smooth.

The interesting concept to tease out is this idea of Muslim rage in response to critique. A rage that is directly proportional to a sense of impotence. There is almost a palpable sense of disappointment among the rightwing that more crazy stuff did not happen."
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"The Pope's remarks were dangerous, and
will convince many more Muslims
that the
west is incurably Islamophobic"

Karen Armstrong
Monday September 18, 2006
In
The Guardian

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SO LET'S SING: RATZINGER PAPAAAA'


 
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