Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My advice ... don't try it buddy

In case there is still anyone out there under the impression that Hamas is a peaceful organization whose sole interest is the establishment of a Palestinian state living peacefully aside Israel, apparently some of them haven't forgotten Lepanto either:

A sermon last Friday by a prominent Muslim cleric and Hamas member of the Palestinian parliament openly declared that "the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital," would soon be conquered by Islam.

The fiery sermon, delivered by Yunis al-Astal and aired on Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV, predicted that Rome would become "an advanced post for the Islamic conquests, which will spread though Europe in its entirety, and then will turn to the two Americas, even Eastern Europe.


"Very soon, Allah willing, Rome will be conquered, just like Constantinople was, as was prophesized by our prophet Muhammad," he added.
Full story here.

One does wonder just what people that say things like this are thinking. I mean hey, even if it's what you think, you don't blather it out there for everyone to make news stories. The most dangerous person out there isn't the one with all the guns, it's the one that doesn't care for his life or that of anyone else. Particularly when they've twisted their theology to a point where they believe they'll be rewarded in heaven for their insanity. It saddens me to think it might take something of that scale to wake Europe from its collective doldrums.