So the Pope quotes a 14th Century conversation and Khamenei calls it the “latest link” in “the chain of a conspiracy to set in train a crusade”.
Hello? *tap* *tap* *tap* Is this thing on?
Where is the crusade? Who’s fighting for domination and subjugation of the infidel? Who’s blowing up buildings and cafes and crowds of bystanders? Who’s running terrorist training camps? Who’s issuing fatwas calling for the killing of whole nations? Who? The Pope?
Eventually folks like Karen Armstrong might wake up and realize that Islam isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The advances with which it’s credited were all borrowed from other cultures (even “Arabic numerals” are actually products of the Indian/Hindu culture). It’s the only major religion with a fully-developed doctrine of war and subjugation.
The West continues to project an enlightened attitude toward this “religion of peace.” And Islam is more than willing to allow the West its delusions while it moves toward global jihad.
Go read some Robert Spencer today.