And they just don't see the irony...

So Pope Benedict XVI, quoting Manuel II Paleologus, said:
I quote, 'Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.'
Via the Infidel Bloggers Alliance:
Sheikh Abubukar Hassan Malin urged Muslims to find the pontiff and punish him for insulting the Prophet Mohammed and Allah in a speech that he said was as offensive as author Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses.

"We urge you Muslims wherever you are to hunt down the Pope for his barbaric statements as you have pursued Salman Rushdie, the enemy of Allah who offended our religion," he said in Friday evening prayers.

"Whoever offends our Prophet Mohammed should be killed on the spot by the nearest Muslim," Malin, a prominent cleric in the Somali capital, told worshippers at a mosque in southern Mogadishu.

"We call on all Islamic Communities across the world to take revenge on the baseless critic called the pope," he said.
And how exactly does this prove the Pope had it wrong? Clearly irony, like reason, is completely lost on these...

[INSTANT UPDATE] Open Orthodoxie has both a link to the original speech (DE) and the EN translation in .pdf.

[UPDATE001] Excellent commentary by Father Raymond J. de Souza: Rioters' madness shames Muslim world (via Jihad Watch).

[UPDATE002] Good long exegesis of Benedicts lecture by Dymphna of Gates of Vienna. Conclusion:
No, Benedict didn’t “blunder.” He said what he meant and he meant what he said.

Let the fatwas begin.

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