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January 23, 2006

Pope Benedict feels that 'Islam is incapable of reform'

Diana West of the Washington Times hits us HARD with some non-primary source pessimistic action from da pope. Apparently, according to his friend Father Joseph D. Fessio, the pope has been saying things like---gasp!---"handicapped" instead of "handicapable"...and that he believes that "in the Islamic tradition, God has given His word to Mohammed, but it's an eternal word. It's not Mohammed's word. It's there for eternity the way it is. There's no possibility of adapting it or interpreting it."

Now, Benedict, that's just a wee bit hyperbolic, is it not? NO possibility?

According to his friend, the pope believes there's no way to change Islam because there's no way to reinterpret the Koran β€” i.e., change Koranic teachings on infidels, women, polygamy, penal codes and other markers of Islamic law β€” in such a way as to propel Islam into happy coexistence with modernity.

Color me crazy, but I do believe that there are some things we Helpless Westerners (TM) can do to assist.

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