The ingratitude: Islamic State threatens to assassinate Pope Francis


It is understandable that the Islamic State would want to murder the most prominent exponent of Christianity, but in this the jihadis are being short-sighted. Pope Francis and the Catholic Church are among their best and most useful friends. The Pope, like the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, apparently thinks that the problem is not jihad terror, but non-Muslims talking about jihad terror; Muslims would be peaceful if non-Muslims would simply censor themselves and self-impose Sharia blasphemy restrictions regarding criticism of Islam.