Quote of the Day: Cardinal Gerhard Mueller

Above all we have to clarify that we are not misogynists, we don’t want to gobble up a woman a day!

–Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, quoted in L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s semiofficial newspaper, speaking about the investigation into the American nuns.

Quote of the Day: Ft. Hood shooter Nidal Hasan

“I formally and humbly request to be made a citizen of the Islamic State. It would be an honor for any believer to be an obedient citizen soldier to a people and its leader who don’t compromise the religion of All-Mighty Allah to get along with the disbelievers.”

–Nidal Hasan, convicted shooter in the 2009 Fort Hood massacre quoted on Fox News in a letter he wrote to the leader of the Islamic State. 

Quote of the Day: Letter to President Obama from religious leaders

“While the dire plight of Iraqi civilians should compel the international community to respond in some way, U.S. military action is not the answer … There are better, more effective, more healthy and more humanizing ways to protect civilians and to engage this conflict.”

– Letter to President Obama signed by 53 religious leaders, academics and ministers urging alternatives to U.S. military action in Iraq and Syria.

Quote of the Day: Robert P. George

“Let’s hope it doesn’t come to the need to send American troops. But if it does, we’re going to have to stop them. We’re going to have to fight them somewhere. Do we want to fight them in New York? Or in Washington, D.C.? Terrorist attacks? Or should we fight them and defeat them in Iraq, joined with the international community? I say the latter.”

Robert P. George, Catholic conservative and political philosopher at Princeton, speaking to televangelist Pat Robertson on CBN’s ‘The 700 Club’ about the moral imperative for the U.S. to destroy the Islamic State militants in Iraq.

Quote of the Day: The Rev. Al Sharpton

 “Religion should confirm what we’re doing, not be an escape. Some of us are so heavenly bound that we’re no earthly good. When Michael Brown was on the ground, what did you do?”

–The Rev. Al Sharpton, speaking at the funeral for Michael Brown, an unarmed teen fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Sharpton was quoted by The Washington Post.


Quote of the Day: President Obama

“No just God would stand for what they did yesterday and what they do every single day. … Their ideology is bankrupt.”

– President Obama, speaking after militants from the Islamic State beheaded freelance journalist James Foley.

Quote of the Day: Martin Luther King III

“What I would say to anyone who is engaged in violence is that approach will not ultimately yield the greatest benefit for the community. It may temporarily accomplish an objective. If the philosophy of an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth was one we all embraced, most of us would be without eyes and teeth.”

– Martin Luther King III, son of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., asked what he would say to violent protesters in Ferguson, Mo., where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed  Aug. 9 by a police officer. He was quoted by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Quote of the Day: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

“What’s gone on here over the last few days is not what Missouri is about. It’s not what Ferguson is about. This is a place where people work, go to school, raise their families, go to church. But lately it’s looked a little bit more like a war zone and that’s unacceptable.”

– Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Ferguson, Mo., where unarmed teen Michael Brown was shot by police officer Darren Wilson. He was quoted by USA Today.

Quote of the Day: Abu Bakr Naji

“The increase in savagery is not the worst thing that can happen now or in the previous decade or those before it. Rather, the most abominable of the levels of savagery is [still] less than stability under the order of unbelief.”

– Abu Bakr Naji, from his 2006 book, “The Management of Savagery,” as quoted in The Washington Post in an article on the seeds of the Islamic State’s brutality.

Quote of the Day: President Barack Obama

“He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most — from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets.”

– President Barack Obama speaking about comedian and actor Robin Williams who died Monday at age 63.