Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, who served under Lyndon Johnson, and now seems to serving under Saddam Hussein, is in hot water from both Christians And Muslims for calling Jesus Christ a terrorist:
Rev. Lou Sheldon, chairman of the Traditional Values Coalition, scolded Clark for his comments and demanded an apology on behalf of Christians and Muslims.
“Mr. Clark has made a very serious error and he needs to apologize both to the Christians and to the Muslims, because the Muslims hold Jesus Christ as a great prophet equal to Muhammad,” Sheldon said. “He has insulted and offended people on both sides of the Christian-Muslim line … I hope he’s forthcoming right away with an apology.”
“Jesus never said, ‘Kill your enemy.’ He said, ‘Turn the other cheek,” Sheldon said. “It appears that Mr. Ramsey [Clark] does not know the New Testament.”
“One cannot be a Muslim unless one believes in the miraculous birth of Christ and in his great mission of promoting love and brotherhood,” said Sayyid Syeed, secretary general of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). “We consider him as a model, we consider him as a great prophet, a teacher and a comforter whose birth we believe was a great miracle.”
Meanwhile, the AG of another liberal Democratic President is considering running for the US Senate.
P.J. O’Rourke, call your office…
UPDATE: Orrin Judd writes:
Add another nomination to the list–along with Al Sharpton in the Presidential; Cynthia McKinney in GA; and Carol Mosley-Braun in IL–of those races where the National Party has to work to knock off a member of its base. The Democratic Party is going to spend the Spring of ’04 opposing blacks and women who are running for office. That should be good for turnout in November.