But…but…surely the peaceful, tolerant moderates — vetted or no — remonstrated with those who were screaming “Allahu akbar” and reminded them that the Qur’an teaches peace and respect for the People of the Book, didn’t they? Didn’t they?
Anyway, Bishop Kevin would say something about this, but the “Muslim-Christian dialogue” meeting is tonight, and Imam Muhammad is such a nice guy — did you hear the one he tells about the priest, the rabbi and the imam who walk into a bar? — and the hummus is so good over at Masjid Tarek Ibn Zayed…And anyway, Imam Muhammad has assured the bishop that he condemns the persecution of Christians. What’s that? Did Bishop Kevin ask him what programs Masjid Tarek Ibn Zayed had to teach Muslims to reject the understanding of Islam that led to the persecution? Oh, come now. You wouldn’t have expected him to be rude when everyone was being so nice, now, would you? That could harm the “dialogue”! And an ambitious man doesn’t get to be a Cardinal by asking that kind of question. And that hummus — it’s out of this world!
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Islamic State (IS) militants blew up the St. George’s Church and a nunnery in the city of Mosul on Monday, local sources aid.
A resident of Mosul told Rudaw that cries of Allahu Akbar ‘God is Great’ rose from many mosques in the city as Islamist militants blew up the church located in one of Mosul’s Arab neighborhoods.
Since its takeover of Mosul in June, the ISIS has blown up a number of churches, Shiite mosques and other ancient sites, including the shrine of Prophet Jonah.
Saad Mamuzin, head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) 14th branch in Mosul believes that the latest bombings are the group’s revenge for their defeat on the battleground.
“The organization (ISIS) has once again turned to bombing churches and mosques after it lost popularity and many of its members to the airstrikes that have targeted strongholds in different areas of the city.”
The extremist group has also blown up Yezidi and Kakei shrines outside the city as thousands of Yezidi and Christians have fled their homes to the Kurdistan Region.