Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Islamists are Upset That the Pope's Death is Getting So Much Coverage

The poor ol' Islamists have their turbans all bunched up in knots because their favorite TV stations Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya have been talking about the death of Pope John Paul II.
It's not only American networks providing non-stop coverage surrounding the death of Pope John Paul II, but Arab stations as well, sparking anger from Islamic extremists.

Satellite channels including Qatar-based Al-Jazeera and Dubai-based Al-Arabiya have been providing widespread information about the pontiff's life and death since he died Saturday at the age of 84.

Documentaries have been airing throughout the Muslim world highlighting John Paul II's appeals for peace and dialogue between all faiths and civilizations.

But according to Agence France-Presse, Islamic websites are filled with heated rhetoric, blasting the Arab networks for assigning the pope such importance.

One writer said viewers of Al-Jazeera were "annoyed" with continuous reports eulogizing the pontiff, whom the user described as an "old tyrant."

"What is mortifying is that this hooligan channel pretends [to defend] Islam," added the user, who wrote under the name Muhib al-Salihine on the Islamic News Network, a website often used by Islamist terrorists operating in Iraq.

"What is more humiliating – I think that it was Al-Arabiya channel – is that the imam of a mosque ... praised the memory [of the pope]," said Seri Eddine le Libyen on the same site, according to the wire service.

"I have started to hate Al-Jazeera for the multiplicity of information on the grieving" for the pope, said another.

Can't you feeeeel all the Love and Peace eminating from these people? Too Bad, Muhib, the Pope was way more important to the world than any imam or any Muslim cleric. This Pope did things in the name of Peace, not just LIED about being peaceful, like your Clerics. Get over it, if you don't want to watch it, turn the TV off and go back to playing with your Anti-Semitic coloring Books, and stay within the lines this time.

Mr Minority