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The Koran’s Cosmo Rule


According to the AP: “At weekly prayers on
Friday, a cleric condemned the mutilation of four slain American
contractors in this conservative city, but did not criticize the
killings.” The cleric explained, “Prophet Muhammed prohibited even the
mutilation of a dead, mad dog and he considered such a thing as
religiously forbidden.” So, the barbaric killing of civilians is OK,
but following death their remains deserve the same respect accorded to
dogs. It will be interesting to see if this condemnation holds up as an
example of a “moderate” cleric’s welcome influence. (No insult to Cosmo
intended. We know he’s not mad, just a little angry sometimes.)


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