Saturday, February 18, 2006
A Great Post from David Vance at A Tangled Web. I love Calderoli the first politician out of Europe I've heard being Honest
I had to comment on this story, which you may have already read about. I refer to the resignation of Italian Reforms Minister Roberto Calderoli after a mob attacked an Italian consulate in Libya yesterday over a T-shirt worn by the minister that was printed with a Danish cartoon depicting the prophet Muhammad.
Calderoli, 49, had the T-shirts printed with the cartoons earlier this week and wore one on an Italian television talk show Feb. 14. He said the shirts weren't meant to provoke Muslims, but instead to invite ``real dialogue.''
Naturally, Muslims went on the rampage to demonstrate how they engage in "real dialogue" and as a consequence, Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi ensured Calderoli resigned. Berlusconi also apologised to the next of kin that rioting Muslims killed in Libya!
By way of contrast, Calderoli said;
I may even be sorry for the victims, but what happened in Libya has nothing to do with my T-shirt,'' That's not what's at stake. What's at stake is Western civilization.`It's time to stop making up stories about looking for dialogue with these people,'' Calderoli said on Feb. 14, adding it was ``hypocritical'' to distinguish between ``terrorist Islam and pacifist Islam.''
He has a point - where is the voice of APOLOGY from moderate Muslims for the raging hatred and intolerance of their co-religionists? Berlusconi may grovel and try to ingratiate himself with Islam but they, like we, see his act of dhimmitude for what it is. Hats off to Calderoli!