"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." --Bishop Desmond Tutu

Friday, February 20, 2009

Was the bible written in "Christian?"

The reason I'm asking is because former United States Senator Rick Santorum made the following claim yesterday regarding the Koran:

Santorum said he believes Muslims’ religious views cannot be changed or altered, so Middle Easterners reject American, democratic ideals.

“A democracy could not exist because Mohammed already made the perfect law,” Santorum said. “The Quran is perfect just the way it is, that’s why it is only written in Islamic."

Now far be it from me to chide someone for a little verbal slip, but when you're putting yourself up as an expert on the Middle East and you make this kind of fundamental goof that you fail to correct, you've eliminated your credibility. Completely.

Santorum is passing through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a part of his college campus tour on which he describes to students what he believes are the dangers in not knowing what is going on in the Middle East.

Heh... Someone needs to teach Mr. Santorum that Islam is a religion. Arabic is the language of the Koran.

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