You’ve got a point, Your Holiness. Those mischievous fellows with their nutty hijinks! Sawing off heads and blowing themselves up in restaurants! Flying planes into buildings! Ha ha! What mischief will they be up to next? And then justifying it all by reference to the Qur’an and Muhammad’s teachings! Those mischievous boys! They never cease to make me smile. After all, boys will be boys, and mujahedin will be mujahedin!
“Dalai Lama sees Pope, says few Muslims ‘mischievous,'” by Stephen Brown for Reuters, with thanks to Twostellas:
ROME (Reuters) – The Dalai Lama said after meeting
Pope Benedict on Friday that “a few mischievous Muslims” should not be allowed to give the Islamic faith a bad name….
“Nowadays I often express that due to a few mischievous Muslims’ acts we should not consider all Muslims as something bad. That is very unfair,” the Dalai Lama told a news conference organized by a Rome university hosting him for a seminar.
“A few mischievous people you can find among fellows from all religions — among Muslims and Christians and Jews and Buddhists. To generalize is not correct,” he said.
Right, Holiness. No generalizations. One question: can we speak about the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah?