We already know that even though Islamists are violently opposed to nonbelievers, and that ISIS would as soon decapitate Pope Francis as look at him, you’ll never see “moderate” or “liberal” religious leaders criticizing Islam. That’s because they’re all in the same boat—the leaky S. S. Faith—and if you denigrate another faith for having false or violence-promoting beliefs, you’re by proxy questioning your own faith.
That’s why, despite ISIS’s avowed aims, and its clear statement yesterday that it’s waging war from a purist interpretation of Islam, Pope Francis still refuses to blame Islamist terrorism on Islam. His Superstitioness is still in Poland, but on a flight from Krakow yesterday did everything he could to exculpate another Abrahamic faith, as well as to blame Islamist terrorism on the West. The Wall Street Journal reports:
Pope Francis said the inspiration for terrorism wasn’t Islam but a world economy that worshiped the “god of…
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