Who Needs Reason When You Have Rage?
The Mujahedeen Shura Council, an umbrella organization of Sunni Arab extremist groups that includes al Qaeda in Iraq, issued a statement on a Web forum...
The group said Muslims would be victorious and addressed the pope as "the worshipper of the cross" saying "you and the West are doomed as you can see from the defeat in Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya and elsewhere. ... We will break up the cross, spill the liquor and impose head tax, then the only thing acceptable is a conversion (to Islam) or (killed by) the sword."
So, the Pope quotes a 14th century Byzantine emperor who believed Islam was inherently violent and evil. To protest, radical Islamic groups threaten to conquer us and then either kill us or force us to convert. Because, you know, that proves them to be people of peace and love.
This whole thing doesn't just border on insanity, it frolics freely in the fields of crazy.