It is worth noting that politicians rarely make these reflexive defenses of other faiths when their adherents place them in a bad light.
To the Slaughter
British lions come up lambs in Woolwich.
To David Cameron, Drummer Rigby’s horrific end was “not just an attack on Britain and on the British way of life, it was also a betrayal of Islam. . . . There is nothing in Islam that justifies this truly dreadful act.”
How does he know? He doesn’t seem the most likely Koranic scholar. Appearing on David Letterman’s show a while back, Cameron was unable to translate into English the words “Magna Carta,” which has quite a bit to do with that “British way of life” he’s so keen on. But apparently it’s because he’s been up to his neck in suras and hadiths every night sweating for Sharia 101.
How many non-Catholics race to the microphones to remind us that a few bad priests should not tarnish the image of the Church?