Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Maybe Ken needs a hug and some new windchimes.

London Mayor Ken Livingstone’s stupidity is breathtaking:

«KEN LIVINGSTONE provoked outrage yesterday when he compared an outspoken Muslim scholar who backs suicide bombings to the reforming Pope John XXIII.

The Mayor of London said that the position of Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi was similar to that of the late Pope because he was the most senior Islamic scholar saying that Islam must engage with the world.

“Sheik Qaradawi is I think very similar to the position of Pope John XXIII. An absolutely sane Islamist,” Mr Livingstone said. »
I’m just guessing here, but I don’t think what John the 23rd had in mind by engaging other religions was to engage them with weapons fire, improvised explosive devises, and killing commuters.

What’s missing here (beside Livingstone’s lack of contextual grounding in religion) is good judgment. He has to decide if he’ll be duped by Jihad’s sideshow of using lesser proponents of violence to run a disinformation operation with the soft target of the minds of Britain’s leftists.

To oppose Jihadist Terror, one need not feel any sort of need to make a show of publicly engaging Britain’s Muslim political types, unless you are so convinced that they are the enemy of your own ideological enemies that you have to be their friend. It’s absurd. It even undermines leftism.

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