An arrest has been made in the murder of a Turkish Catholic priest.
(ANSA)A Turkish youth reportedly linked to organised crime has confessed to killing Italian priest Andrea Santoro two days ago, according to judicial sources in the northern town of Trabzon.
Any connection to cartoon rage? Well:
Turkish television network NTV identified the arrested youth as Ohuzhan Akdi and said he was linked to the trafficking of prostitutes through Trabzon .
The Italian cleric, who was born near Rome, had dedicated considerable energy in recent years to trying to help prostitutes brought to Turkey from former Soviet republics.
After confessing to the murder, Akdi said that he had been enraged by the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in the European press, NTV reported .
It was unclear whether Turkish police saw this as the real motive for the killing .
Of course it isn’t. He just used cartoon rage as a cover to settle an old score. Countless Christians are harassed in Muslim countries in the same way for “blaspheming the prophet” if their shops are too successful or their houses are too nice.
Perhaps Mr. Spencer will have more to add, but I find the incident emblematic of the whole Cartoon Rage Phenomenon which says “Don’t think about the failure of the Saudi Arabian government at the Hajj, don’t think about Iran’s nuclear weapons program; think about those Danes and their damnable, dangerous cartoons. They are the real threat.”