Sunday, March 05, 2006
Al-Qaida deputy leader blasts West for insulting prophet in Al-Jazeera video
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Al-Qaida No. 2 leader Ayman al-Zawahri criticized the West for insulting Islam's prophet, in a video broadcast Sunday on Al-Jazeera Arab satellite network.
"The Prophet Mohammed, prayers be upon him, and Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, are not sacred anymore, while Semites and the Holocaust and homosexuality have become sacred."
I'm glad al-Zawahri mentioned that people in the West don't consider Jesus Christ sacred anymore. In other words, they don't burn down embassies, burn flags, and kill people if someone insulted Jesus. The vast majority here think that the cartoons issue is just one face of the alleged war against Islam waged by the West. By including Jesus, al-Zawahri might have just weakened this thought. I saying "might" here.