Compare and contrast:
“Terrorism: Italian PM and Christian convert targets of Islamist death threats,” by Hamza Boccolini for AKI, June 17 (thanks to Bat Ye’or):
Dubai, 17 June (AKI) – Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and a prominent Italian journalist who recently converted to Christianity, are the targets of new death threats posted on one of the most popular Islamist websites said to be close to al-Qaeda, on Tuesday.
The threats are aimed at Berlusconi and Magdi Allam, an Egyptian-born newspaper editor who converted from Islam to Roman Catholicism during the Vatican’s Easter vigil in April 2008.
A writer and deputy editor of Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Allam was named the winner of the prestigious Oriana Fallaci journalism award on Monday night for writing about immigration, Muslim integration and terrorism.
Previous threats to the Italian premier were made in Arabic but Tuesday’s internet message was for the first time posted completely in Italian with the title, ‘Berlusconi and Magdi Allam’.
“They are two dead men walking.. just like Falcone ..” an apparent reference to the anti-Mafia judge, Giovanni Falcone, who prosecuted the Sicilian Cosa Nostra. He and his wife were assassinated in a bombing in 1992….
“Uganda: Islamic Meeting Discusses Terrorism,” by Henry Mukasa for New Vision (Kampala), June 17, via AllAfrica.com (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist):
THE Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) council of ministers meeting in Kampala will discuss conflicts in member countries, Islamophobia (fear of Islam) and international terrorism, the head of the national task force has said.
“The OIC’s position on terrorism is clear: It does not condone the killing of civilians,” Ambassador James Mugume told The New Vision yesterday.
Referring to the Dakar Declaration, passed in Senegal last year, he said the OIC wanted to combat Islamophobia and the general belief that Islam stands for violence.
“When there is a terrorist attack, the picture that comes to one’s mind is a man in a turban. That is Islamophobia, equating Islam to terrorism,” Mugume said….
Why does that picture come to one’s mind, Mugume? Might it have anything to do with the violence committed by Muslims daily in the name of Islam? Might it have anything to do with the threats to Berlusconi and Magdi Allam, and so many other threats like them?
Here again we see the OIC pretending, like so many Muslim spokesmen in the West, that it is non-Muslims, not Muslims themselves, who have equated Islam with terrorism. Even worse is that so many non-Muslims fall for this.