The King, the Pope, And the Sword

By Ted belman

YOUSSEF IBRAHIM in the NY Sun writes

Saudi Arabia’s king visited the pope at the Vatican this week, and the leader of Catholicism expressed grief over the draconian discrimination experienced by Christian minorities in some Muslim lands.

During the unprecedented and historic encounter, Benedict XVI gave the Saudi monarch an old painting of the Vatican. The king’s gift to the pontiff: a sword.

As a gift from from a leading Islamic fundamentalist nation, a sword is about as clear a symbol of intolerance as there can be; and indeed, swords are used for public decapitations in Saudi Arabia.

Enough said. I wish.

November 8, 2007 | 4 Comments »

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