Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI in Istanbul's Mufti Mustafa Cagrici
Pope Benedict XVI, second from left, is guided by Istanbul's Mufti Mustafa Cagrici, fourth from left, inside the Blue Mosque in Istanbul on Nov. 30, 2006. (AP Photo/Salih Zeki Fazlioglu)

It's funny that the "Pope gets praise for praying towards Mecca". That's all good, but it doesn't matter if he prays towards Mecca with a Mufti, if he isn't praying to Allah as a Muslim. I guess that it made for a good photo op to pacify the field Muslims who got a little bent out of shape by his comments a few months back. Yeah, this is what we were looking for. Nothing like a little patronizing to make everything honky doory.

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