Friday, April 22, 2005

ROP Shows Itself Again!

The Religion of Peace (ROP) is now out to get a Swedish preacher, HT: LGF. According to this story in the Aftenposten (a Norwegian daily newspaper in English).

Pentecostal preacher Runar Søgaard is a 37 year old preacher who did say something that would obviously provoke of that there is no doubt. This statement leads to this comment:
"Even if I see Runar while he has major police protection I will shoot him to death," a radical Islamist told Swedish newspaper Expressen.
Source: Afterposten - Norwegian preacher kindles religious strife

Hmmm, what can one say? Obviously this fellow does not believe in counteracting Søgaard with their own speech and instead immediately goes to the bullet and knife, just the same thing situation we see in the Netherlands with Theo, Ayaan, Pim, and Geert. Unfortunately, it does not appear those in a real position to see what's going on see that instead this is offered up:
Islam expert Jan Hjärpe at the University of Lund told Expressen that such an assassination is a real risk, and he wondered if conflict was the motive for the sermon.

"It was a statement from an odd man in an odd sect but the effect is stronger antagonism between different groups. It becomes a pure religious polemic and is extremely unpleasant," Hjärpe told the newspaper.
Source: Afterposten - Norwegian preacher kindles religious strife

Perhaps Runar wanted to start something but how did he start it? Did he bomb a mosque? No quite the contrary he just said something. In the west it is believed we have the freedom, no the God given right to express our opinions and this is what Runar did. Those who threatened death of those who speak out in Sweden are the ones in violation here and are the ones to be castigated, not Runar.