You can’t make this stuff up. With regard to the Muslim outrage at Pope Benedict’s comments about aspects of Islam’s inhumanity, we get this:
“Anyone who describes Islam as a religion as intolerant encourages violence,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said.
I think that statement — from the most moderate of Islamist countries, yet — pretty much sums up why the liberal dream of negotiating peace with jihadists, rather than fighting them, is always going to remain a dream. Rational discourse is not possible with a group that (a) holds ridiculously illogical views and (b) takes no responsibility for its failings and negative behaviors.
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