You're charging Muslims with racism? That's is wrong . . . and unjust.
This is awful and offensive on many levels. It had to place on a Catholic radio show blog.
Which Democrat Party organization is paying you to monitor and post comments at Al's blog?
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Right, because one can only disagree with Al Kresta if they're part of the Democratic party. Your comment is idiotic.
Al, I'm sure you don't think calling people racist is helping achieve peace. It makes me think you aren't reading the stuff you post. Do you have any Muslim friends? If not, you need to make some. My Muslim friends have many excellent qualities, including generosity and charming family life. I also approve of their modest dress and good habits. Really this is a shameful on your part.
This is called satire. Good grief Charlie Brown.
I call it hateful.
Well then with all due respect you aren't required to continue to visit this blog or listen to Al Kresta's radio program. The truth is that the cartoon is satire and it is designed to show a real double standard that exist. If you really feel the carton is hateful why would you even waste your time here at this blog?
Interesting that nobody objects to the part of the cartoon where Republicans are called racist, sexist, homophobic, gun-toting religious fanatics. Just the Muslims. Anonymously also. Hmmmmm.
Hillary told me that part is true.
Missing the point of the cartoon. It just represents inequality!!! Let's make sure to respond equally to insults! The world is sooooo sad. Christians getting persecuted all over the world and where is the outcry there? It's all hateful!! Let's be equal in our responses to unjust statements! If we want to live in a society of "live and let live", we must stop the persecution of race, religion (not just Muslim), sex, political views, etc. Is it possible??? Can we live in a society where we can disagree and not be labeled haters or bigots? Start with yourselves and look in the mirror. We are all flawed. We all must change. The world cannot survive with extremists on either side. It will never work.
Bill Maher's "Religuous" was satire, but I also thought it was motivated by disdain. I thought it was disrespectful. The point here is that this cartoon is not worthy of Al Kresta's excellent show. I love the show and always listen. As Al knows better than most, the history of Catholic "satire" is long and painful in the USA. We should avoid do the same to other more recent immigrant groups.
Peter, This isn't about "recent immigrant groups." It's about Islam. Authentic, Koran-based Islam. If you are making your argument grounded in Al's show, you must not have been listening over that last couple weeks. Islamic teaching IS sexist, and racist, "homophobic," and violent. Just because your Muslim neighbor lives differently doesn't change authentic Islam, any more than my Catholic neighbor who rarely goes to Mass, contracepts and finds nothing wrong with gay marriage changes Catholic teaching.
This cartoon is about a double standard.- Al
Ok, but it's kind of ugly. Love the show Al. You're an important voice for traditional values. I enjoy your thoughtfulness and your decency.
Pope Benedict taught that the three great monotheistic religions have a common root and that Catholics have more in common with Islam than with atheism, against which he warned would destroy humanity. He did not say that of Islam.
Pope Benedict may have been wrong. Islam may indeed be our worst nightmare. I don't see atheists blowing up anyone.
The satire works because of the absurdity of both remarks. Yet in America only one set of those remarks is regarded as bigoted and absurd. Both remarks are ultimately indefensible as rawly stated.- Al
Does "satire" excuse use of slurs like "libtard?"