The National Review editors say — again:
Ayatollah Sistani has called the publication of the cartoons a “horrific action,” not surprisingly. But he also has condemned the “misguided and oppressive” Muslims who “have exploited this . . . to spread poison and revive old hatreds with new methods.” They, he continued, project “a distorted and dark image of the faith of justice, love, and brotherhood.” In a better world, Sistani would have a Nobel Peace Prize. This is hereby a call for someone out there who is eligible to make a nomination “” a category including congressmen and professors “” to make the nomination.
Query: If Sistani won the Nobel, would he deign to accept the prize from the unclean hands of an unbeliever?
Hugh Fitzgerald discusses Sistani’s Nobel qualifications, and his classification of unbelievers as on a par with blood, feces, and animal sweat — in other words, Sistani’s tendency, disturbing in a Nobel Laureate, to spread poison and revive old hatreds — in this March 21, 2005 Jihad Watch article.