Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.
The Pope makes a speech which was widely mischaracterized
by the press, and used as a tool to fan the flames of Islamic anger. A week of anger ensues, including a very dramatic day of fluffy pillows (AND RAGE)
, after which the Pope clarifies his remarks and makes nice with a handful of Islamic diplomats.
Yet, after all of that, the head
of the Iranian "Guardian Council" (mullahs, in other words) has the audacity
to suggest that the Pope has disgraced himself?
Who's the extremist here?
From the caption, Head of the Guardian Council Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati delivers a sermon in Tehran September 29, 2006. Jannati said on Friday that Pope Benedict's recent remarks that angered Muslims were an 'act of madness' and said the leader of the Catholic Church had 'disgraced himself'. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN)
I don't suppose that the good cleric thinks that the day of "Fluffy Pillows" was an act of madness... After all, madness is all in a day's work for the Religion of Peace (and death threats