Moderate Muslims Respond
I just know you are going to be as uplifted by this information as I was:
"Cairo (AFP) - Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's most prestigious centre of learning, expressed outrage at the Islamic State group for burning to death a captive Jordanian pilot, saying its militants deserve to be killed or crucified.
After a video was released showing the caged fighter pilot, Maaz al-Kassasbeh, dying engulfed in flames, the Cairo-based authority's head, Ahmed al-Tayib, expressed his "strong dismay at this cowardly act".
This "requires the punishment mentioned in the Koran for these corrupt oppressors who fight against God and his prophet: killing, crucifixion or chopping of the limbs."
As we all come together to condemn those who attack all Muslims because of the acts of a few, I think it is so hopeful that we have moderate, educated Muslims clarifying that the behavior of ISIS is not acceptable. Burning to death- NO! Crucifixion or "chopping of the limbs"- that's just fine.
You know, I am sitting here thinking and thinking; and despite my usual felicity with the genre, I can't think of a single remark that is sarcastic enough to respond to this. It's enough to make you believe that the world is doomed.