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Monday, May 11, 2009

A Man’s Gotta Do What a Man’s Gotta Do

The Pope walks out on a crazed Islamic cleric. According to the Jerusalem Post:

Chief Islamic Judge of the Palestinian Authority, Sheikh Tayseer Rajab Tamimi, launched a poisonous verbal attack at Israel at a Monday night gathering attended by Pope Benedict XVI.

In a meeting with organizations involved in inter-religious dialogue at the Notre Dame Jerusalem Center, Tamimi called upon Muslims and Christians to unite against what he said were the murderous Israelis.

Taking the podium after the pope without being on the original list of speakers scheduled for the evening, Tamimi, speaking at length in Arabic, accused Israel of murdering women and children in Gaza and making Palestinians refugees, and declared Jerusalem the eternal Palestinian capital.

Following the diatribe and before the meeting was officially over, the pope exited the premises. Army Radio reported that the pope shook Tamimi's hand before walking out.

Why is this so shocking? Because nobody else has the balls to do it. Please take note BHO, and anyone else who pretends to be a world leader. This is how you deal with lunatics, fanatics and those who insult your fundamental values. Assuming you have any. Don't greet them like old college buds, don't accept their tawdry propagandist "gifts", and for the sake of all that's right and holy, don't bow to them.

PS Dewey met with the Pope in April of last year