A dear friend of mine, when faced with anti-Catholic bigotry expressed her bewilderment and said quite simply, “I don’t think I hate any religion, but I like Islam the least.”
It is hard to remain calm and open minded about Islam. What I find difficult is the stupidity of some Muslims. Some time ago there were violent Muslim riots when someone suggested that Islam was not actually a religion of peace. Duuh.
Now in this article we read that the Anglican bishop of Rochester (that’s in England, not New York), has had to tighten security because of death threats to himself and his family. This is the bishop who, a few weeks back, had the temerity to point out that in parts of present day England the cities are so dominated by radical Islam that they are are no-go areas for Christians, and that Christians are under threat. “I know boys,” say the bearded ones, “let’s get that Christian for daring to say that we might be a violent threat! What he needs is a warning that we’ve got him and his kiddies lined up for torture.” It’s an own goal isn’t it?