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September 20, 2006

He Said It

Lord Carey of Clifton just gave a speech at Newbold College in Berkshire. In it, he included an academic quote from political scientist, Samuel Huntington:

Lord Carey, who as Archbishop of Canterbury became a pioneer in Christian-Muslim dialogue, himself quoted a contemporary political scientist, Samuel Huntington, who has said the world is witnessing a “clash of civilisations”.

Arguing that Huntington’s thesis has some “validity”, Lord Carey quoted him as saying: “Islam’s borders are bloody and so are its innards. The fundamental problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism. It is Islam, a different civilisation whose people are convinced of the superiority of their culture and are obsessed with the inferiority of their power.”

Lord Carey went on to argue that a “deep-seated Westophobia” has developed in recent years in the Muslim world.

In other words, Nice Religion, Assholes!

h/t American Princess

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How sad it is when saying the obvious has the potential of sending shock waves.

Unfortuately, the West loves to hate itself; so, I won't hold my breath waiting for other leaders to begin speaking frankly about the topic.

Good for Mr. Carey. Gotta dig a Lord who has got a pair.

Posted by: Blu on Sep. 20, 2006

like wow man don't you know that islam is a religion of peace? they only behead people on television because we like made them do it...like us and all the big corporation thingie dingies. can't you see we're the ones to blame? our greed and desire for world domination like totally make them act like assholes? otherwise, they never would be so aggressive.

islam is like totally a religion of peace.

sheesh! i wish the pope would just come out and say if y'all are so damn peaceful, how come you conquered 2/3 of europe a few centuries back? what was that little invasion of india that happened a while ago? this is a barbaric religion based on a document - the koran - that clearly spells out a cultural blueprint for bigotry, hatred and stagnation. let's call a shovel a shovel.

Posted by: michael on Sep. 20, 2006

Annie, you get cooler every day.

Posted by: Scof on Sep. 20, 2006