Dr. Abdullah Badr, an Egyptian Muslim scholar, said during a conference last week (video here) that a true Muslim should love and help fellow Muslims, but that it’s a believer’s duty to hate non-Muslims.
He explained that he is “disgusted” by Christians; so much so that, if a Christian were to touch his cup, he’d refuse to drink from it.
On the nominal Christian side, such scurrilous buffoonery is matched by hotheads like Ann Coulter. The hateful hussy once famously remarked that the West “should invade [Muslim] countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.”
It’s only fair to point out that one or two prominent atheists advocate similar solutions. Take Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who told a Reason interviewer that Islam must be attacked and crushed, militarily “and in all forms.”
It’s enough to drive a man to exasperation.
I came across this picture today — three drowned deer, their antlers interlocked — and thought I’d share it here; it seemed like a sadly apt metaphor for how militant faith and humanity’s fate are all tangled up together.