the ante at the inter-faith dialogue table
A Wall Street Journal Europe editorial hits the nail on the head regarding the Pope's Regensburg speech, the Muslim reaction, and the implications. The conclusion:
This is not an invitation to the usual feel-good interfaith round-tables. It is dialogue with one condition -- that everyone at the table reject the irrationality of religiously motivated violence. By their reaction to the Pope's speech, some Muslim leaders showed that they are not ready. The day Muslims condemn Islamic terror with the same vehemence they condemn those who criticize Islam, an attempt at dialogue -- and at improving relations between the Western and Islamic worlds -- can begin.
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