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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Bono is shocked by Muslim intolerance

By Aussiegirl

Bono is shocked at the intolerance of the religion of peace. Funny, I thought it was only Americans who were insensitive and intolerant, and who failed to appreciate the customs of other cultures. Perhaps Bono could instruct these Muslims in the proper way to achieve cultural sensitivity.

Perhaps he could share his dismay with his newfound buddy, President George W. Bush, who recently related how much he admired the good Bono, and how much he learned from him about the needs of Africa, where the administration has just pledged to spend countless hundreds of millions of dollars -- all of which will go into corrupt pockets of corrupt politicians. Another bottomless pit.

Bono shocked by Muslim women's reaction to breastfeeding

U2 frontman Bono was horrified during a visit to Ethiopia, when he saw local women pelting a breast-feeding aid worker with stones.

The American woman was oblivious of the offence she was causing, and had to escape the angry onslaught from female Muslims who had no qualms about injuring her or her baby.
Bono recalls: "I remember one vision of the people who are with World Vision, which is an American aid agency.

"One of the women was breast-feeding a child on the horse. She was so comfortable. She didn't mean to be insensitive.

"But the Muslim women did not like this and came out and started throwing stones at her because she was showing her breasts."

4 Comments:

At 7:45 PM, Blogger Billy D said...

Bono. The guy from Ireland. He's shocked by religious intolerance. Has he ever traveled around Belfast?

 
At 11:48 PM, Blogger Aussiegirl said...

Touche!!

 
At 3:26 AM, Blogger The Fly said...

I don't think the right gives Bono the credit he deserves. I don't agree with everything he stands for, but I personally consider him to be my "pope". He's rather intelligent, and genuinely cares about and understands the plight of the world's most wretched and miserable people.

Bono's pretty good to go if you ask me.

 
At 8:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does that mean it's ok to stone Muslim women wearing the jihab if you find it offensive?
They'd obviously understand and consider it fair.

 

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