Thursday, 14 March 2013

Making fun of the new Pope.... isn't that Cathophobic?

Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt. Where are the Twitterati jokesters?
Gomaa is on record approving death to apostates... But don't you dare say that,
you Islamophobe!
There's daily news on the trials of catholicism -- financial scandals, "inappropriate" sexual behaviour, da da.... and then there's a new Pope elected yesterday, and so start the funsters, eg "Holy Smokes! Twitter's funniest Pope Reactions"
All fair enough, right?  All's fair in love and.... No rampaging Catholics, no apologia, no claims of "Cathophobia".
There's no Pope equivalent in Islam.  But there are senior clerics, such as Al Qaradawi ("what a creep!") and the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Ali Gomaa (above).  Imagine if one were to make fun of them.  Or if one were to point out the inherent paedophilia in Islam?  Or -- heaven, or Allah forfend -- if one were to draw cartoons!
Not just cries of "Islamophobe".  That would be the least of it. Rampaging mobs: guaranteed.... Killings in the name of the Religion of Peace: pretty certain.  Death to you, infidel!  To the cries of "Allahu Akbar!"
And the crazy thing is that many or most mainstream media in the West, especially, one must note, on the Left, would be complicit in this and helping Islam apologists find justification in it.*
Sad state of affairs.  Banish the bogus word "Islamophobia".
*From JW: ".... here are three recent examples from mainstream media enemies of the freedom of speech: Eric PosnerSarah Chayes, and Nathan Lean."