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I am sick to my stomach. News out of Somalia is that a nun has been shot and killed.
I don't know how you can shoot an elderly woman, a pious woman who left her home to help the sick and poor people of your country, a woman who has devoted her life to godliness and goodliness. Not only that, but the cowardly murderers who took her life shot her in the back as she left the hospital where she worked. Can you imagine shooting and elderly woman in the back?!?
I can think of few more depraved, more reprehensible acts. It reminds me of the nuns who were killed in Guatemala.
How can anyone think this is a reasonable or justifiable reaction to one unpleasant sentence of a long lecture? Obviously, they are reacting to far more than the Pope's comments -- to Western intervention in Somalia (remember the disastrous mission under Clinton), to feelings that the West is out to get Muslims and/or Islam, to the pressures of living under warlords, in economic no man's land, etc . But even so, the specific provocation was a few words. How can a life be equated to a few words?