Okay, things aren’t going as smoothly as we’d like in Iraq. But I was struck by this paragraph in the Associated Press account of the riots:
Gunfire broke out sporadically, but then the Iraqis retired for midday prayers in nearby mosques. When they returned to the market, gunfire erupted again as more U.S. armored vehicles moved in. Ten explosions and machine-gun fire were heard, and American helicopters hovered overhead.
So does “religion of peace” mean that Muslims are peaceful only when they are actually inside a mosque?