Of course we often go to media which reflects our own views. In wanting to see the bigger picture, I have been cruising around some of the Middle Eastern media. I am utterly astounded and some of the things I see. Forget NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox. If you want to know about Radical Islam, go to the source.
I found the following article and especially it's comments to be just completely irrational. Radical Muslims might be pissed off over the Pope's comments, but given his theme of faith with reason, they are only serving to prove not only the Pope's point, but also the emperor's quote.
From Al-Jazeera Magazine:
Fury continues over radical remarks made by Pope Benedict XVI last Tuesday in a speech during a pilgrimage to his native Germany in which he linked the noble faith of Islam to violence and terrorism, quoting a 14th-century Christian emperor who said that Prophet Mohammed's command to spread Islam by the sword had produced "evil and inhumane" results ...read the rest
The comments are the disturbing part (and they are from all over the world):
"I am not surprised by pop's comment. Zionist are trying very hard to push their agenda, the only obstacle today against Zionist is Islam. Otherwise how pop can ignore the history when Christian crusaders were heading to Jerusalem to slaughter innocent Muslims. Nice one pop for you selective case of amnesia!"
"HEY POP, WE DONT NEED YOUR CRUSADE WARS IN THE 21ST CENTERY, AS FAR AS I CARE, YOUR REPRESENT NOTHING TO ME, SO I SAY THAT TO YOU AND YOUR A LIKE, GO TO HELL AND SHUT UR MOUTH, IGNORANT POPPY, FACTS ARE IN THE BOOKS OF HISTORY AND FOR THE PRESENT ARE BLOODIED BY YOUR BARBARIC CRUSADES WARS, YR JOB AS POP POPPY, IS TO BRING HUMANITY TOGETHER, NOT TO BRING HELL ON EARTH, DOOMED SHALL BE YOU AND ALL OTHERS WHO ARE LIKE YOU HATRED, RACISTS, EVIL SOULS. GO TO HELL, HYPOCRATES LISTEN U ARE LUCKY MUSLIMS ARE PATIENTS. OS, SINNERS, OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND SPEW POISON, U WANT CRUSADE HOLY WAR, HOLY WAR U SHALL GET, DONT BLAME MUSLIMS AFTER THAT FOR TURNING THE SEA FROM BLUE TO RED, BLAME ONLY YOURSELF WESTERM RACIST IDEOLOGY FOR NOT STANDING UP AND PUTTING END TO THIS PLAY, BARBARIC WEST AGAINST INNOCENT MUSLIMS RELIGION, U DISGUST ME POP, AS BUSH DISGUST ME AS ALL THOSE BLOOD THIRSTY BEASTS SUCH BUSH AND PUPPIES AND U ARE ONE OF THEM POP.PLAYING GOD POP, WHILE U ARE BORN A SINNER, GO AWAY."
"One should not forget that Pope is nothing but the stooge of the big christian power.Overtly he talks and preach peace but racist introvertly against the muslims.All the Popes except for John Paul II could not acquire love from all the religions.The christian world was always against the rise of the muslim influence and power in todays world order and Vatican gave direct moral and Papal support.The Vatican talked about violation of HR in China/L.America/Africa(as like their masters USA/UK connivers but never uttered a single word or censured the most atrocious,brutal and marauder nation Israel.It appears that Vatican is happy at the destruction of Muslim heritage,death in millions and unimaginable sufferings of billion muslims throughout.The Vatican is enjoying the undeclared crusade perpretrated on the muslims by the Jews/Hindus and Christian world in the name"war against terror".The muslims are treated like criminals.Respected "Pope Benedict" poured fuel in the already burning fire."
Thankfully there are a few reasoned comments, but you can tell an ideology is at war with reason.
EDIT: - Interesting to note, if you try to comment there is a note which says: "Racism and reference to religion is banned." Nice to see AlJazeera follow their own policies. I rest my case.