An Al Qaeda-linked extremist group warned Pope Benedict XVI on Monday that he and the West were "doomed," as protesters raged across the Muslim world to demand more of an apology from the pontiff for his remarks about Islam and violence.
The Mujahedeen Shura Council, an umbrella organization of Sunni Arab extremist groups that includes Al Qaeda in Iraq, issued a statement on a Web forum vowing to continue its holy war against the West. The authenticity of the statement could not be independently verified.
You guys any thoughts on the whole forced conversion thing?
The group said Muslims would be victorious and addressed the pope as "the worshipper of the cross" saying "you and the West are doomed as you can see from the defeat in Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya and elsewhere. ... We will break up the cross, spill the liquor and impose head tax, then the only thing acceptable is a conversion (to Islam) or (killed by) the sword."
Spill the liquor? Listen al Qaeda, you've already got the Marines on your tail. The last thing you wanna go doing is wasting liquor. It will just make things worse for you.
Also, the FoxNews website totally threw me off just now. Did they warn us that was gonna happen? It looks nice, though it's mighty similar in feel to CNN.com. I don't think I liked the look of the old site as much, but it was more easily differentiated from all the other news sites out there.
Update: "The wages of critical academic speeches is death." Pretty sure that's in the Scriptures.
LGF has pictures of that protest outside Westminster Cathedral in London.
Update: But who was throwing the Westminster partay?