November 15, 2006

Vatican Asks Muslims To Respect "Traditions, Culture and Religion" Of Adopted Countries, Take Off Veils

Break out the riot gear, there could be more "pope rage" on the horizon:
A senior Vatican cardinal has expressed concern over the use of some Muslim veils by Islamic immigrants in Europe.

This is the first time that the Vatican has joined in the Europe-wide debate on how women who insist on wearing the veil affect the integration of Muslims.

Cardinal Renato Martino said immigrants must respect the traditions, culture and religion of the nations they go to.

They ought to abide by local laws banning the wearing of certain types of Muslim veils, he added.

"It seems elementary to me and it is quite right that the authorities demand it," said Cardinal Martino, who heads the Vatican department dealing with migration issues.
I'm outraged!

Not really.

But don't be surprised to see signs demanding beheadings, riots, or other violence. We haven't yet met our Muslim rage quota for the month of November.


Blogger Rastaman said...

Hmmm. Muslim rage quota. I never thought of it like that. It seems right though. Could all this relative peace and quiet be because they're NOT being appeased lately? I can't help noticing that the more appeasement they get the noisier they get. Things have turned around on them recently and they've gotten a little quieter.

My personal preference would be to send SWAT teams into all the muslim ghettos in Europe and the US and do lots of severe injury to life, limb, home and property. Just to remind them who's in charge. Leave behind thousands of vouchers for a free one-way trip to the Mid-East country of their choice. The silence would be Golden.

A little Western rage quota, if you will.

Their resistance to taking off the veil is deliberate. They know it's abusing their host country, that's why they do it.


Wed Nov 15, 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Dr. Truth said...

You can't out-fart a skunk, and we shouldn't try.

If we get into a competition with the Muslim states over who's going to be nastier to their religious minorities, they win because this is in their cultural DNA, while we in the West have spent centuries learning that religious persecution is a losing game. You don't toilet-train your toddler by losing bowel control.

I could care less if Muslims wear veils in public. If they feel insecure about being scoped out in public, that's understandable these days. And that should be the Christian attitude. Tolerance. Do as you would have done unto you. Remember that?

What I DO care about is setting a standard for treating foreigners with respect and tolerance. We get upset, and rightly so, when Westerners have their Bibles and other religious gear confiscated and destroyed on entering the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have our womenfolk maltreated by the religious police for (gasp!) driving or going around UNveiled... so why is the Vatican weighing in AGAINST religious tolerance in Europe?

It's a good thing no one's nominated the Vatican for a Nobel Peace Prize this year, because it'd be wasted effort.

Tue Dec 12, 08:42:00 AM  

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