One radical Muslim extremist is calling for his execution.
A notorious Muslim extremist told a demonstration in London yesterday that the Pope should face execution.
Anjem Choudary said those who insulted Islam would be "subject to capital punishment".
All because he "insulted" Islam? He didn't kill anyone, he didn't order anyone killed. There were no beheadings of innocent Muslims on Vatican TV and I have yet to find where radical Catholic extremists took an innocent Muslim hostage. No one has even forced a conversion, in the midst of all of this.
Then (as if calling for the Pope's execution isn't enough), we have the Pope burned in effigy and another vow of war from al-Qaida.
Iraqis have burned effigies of the pope and Al-Qaeda have vowed to pursue holy war, as an apology by the pontiff failed on Monday to quell anger in the Middle East.
But here is the clincher in all of this. The Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khamenei has proclaimed this little jewel of a conspiracy.
Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei has said remarks by the pope on Islam and violence were just the latest "links in the chain" of a US-Israeli conspiracy aimed at creating conflict between religions.
"Leaders of the arrogant imperialists have already defined the links of the chain in this US-Zionist project by attacking Iraq," Khamenei said in comments broadcast on state television.
"The issue of insulting cartoons and remarks of some politicians about Islam are different links in the conspiracy of the crusaders and the pope's remarks are the latest links in this," he added.
Now, I do not know about you. But, I have searched high and low. And I have yet to see one story on Jews and Catholics pouring into the streets with hateful signs and Mohammed effigies aflame. I have yet to see one mosque bombed or one Muslim woman killed in direct retaliation for the nun in Somalia's death. And I certainly have heard no calls from local priests, district bishops, or regional cardinals, for war against the "heathen" Muslims.
There is one thing that many Muslims must start to consider, here. Those moderate Muslims that are not wanting to stir more anger and more violence need to come to the forefront and condemn the behavior of these radical socio-paths. They must begin to use their influences in a positive way, before a backlash does begin to form. There needs to be an Islamic "enlightenment or reformation" period.
Because even though there has been no retaliatory attacks (to date), there are elements that are capable of such a thing. And if this is allowed to continue unabated for much longer, these groups can and will begin retaliations against innocent Muslims that live in predominently non-Muslim nations. They won't be Christian or Jewish groups doing the dirty work, either. One only has to take a look at an alarming set of results from Sunday's regional elections, in Germany, to see what these groups represent.
So, the next time Rosie O'Donnell says something as stupid, as she just did recently, maybe those that are inclined to believe her idiotic rhetoric, will give her hateful (and vitriolic) remarks a second thought. Then again, maybe not.