Friday, February 17, 2006

Same Story, Different Response

What kind of a religious leader calls for the assassination – in cold blood – of people he perceives as enemies?

This kind:

August 2005: Pat Robertson calls for the US to “take out” Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. He is universally denounced as a nut case and has to apologize whether he means it or not.

and this kind:

February 2006: Pakistani Muslim cleric and friends offer rich reward for the murder of cartoonists who drew the offending cartoons.
People merely roll their eyes and preach tolerance, understanding and “civic responsibility”.