Sunday, April 03, 2011

"No religion tolerates the slaughter...of innocent people"

After seven UN staff were killed in Mazar-i-Sharif, and ten more killed in Kandahar in protests over the burning of a Koran, President Obama said,
No religion tolerates the slaughter and beheading of innocent people, and there is no justification for such a dishonorable and deplorable act.
Unfortunately, Mr. Obama's ignorance of Islam is also deplorable. According to the very earliest Muslim biography of Muhammad, Muhammad himself ordered the beheading of hundreds of people. Muhammad himself ordered the executions of others for no other reason than the fact that those people renounced Islam. Thousands and thousands of Muhammad's followers have been following his example ever since.

(Fox News reported this morning that thousands of Muslims in Afghanistan have turned out for a third day of protests over the burning a single Koran by Florida pastor).

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