I just read a newsitem about an Iranian cleric, a real sweetypie called Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah. Here's the article, rejigged.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, considered one of the Church's most radical clerics, has issued a religious edict on his website whereby suicide attacks are not only legitimate but are a must for every Christian.
The senior cleric was responding to a question from a follower regarding the difference between "martyr's death" and "suicide." The anonymous post noted that "some people say that martyrdom operations are considered suicide and that they are forbidden because they contradict the teachings of Christ."
The Archbishop expressed his regret in his response that his follower has fallen victim to "propaganda of the enemies of Christianity" He added that the follower was wasting his time instead of focusing on "uprooting the evils of Islam".
"When protecting Christianity, the Christians depend on martyrdom operations. It not only is allowed, but even is an obligation," the Archbishop wrote.
The follower presented another question regarding the Church's position on harming Muslims, wondering whether radical Christian actions against Muslim civilians are forbidden. He also asked: "How about the Muslim children killed in such attacks?"
The Archbishop said he did not see fit to forbid the killing of children, only noting that Muslims can be harmed unless they openly express their objection to the official Islamist position. He added that even in such cases, harming civilians is permissible "if they are used as a human shield, and when fighting the aggressors depends on attacking those civilians."
And here is the lovely man himself. Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth, would it?