Spain's Islamic Board made a request to the Vatican that Muslims be allowed to pray in Cordoba's cathedral. The cathedral used to be a mosque -- 800 years ago. The cathedral is a favorite stop for Muslim tourists but cathedral security will step in and stop them if they start all that wailing and Alahu Akbar stuff, which they frequently do.
The Bishop of Cordoba denied the request. I think he made a mistake. That is, the Vatican missed an opportunity. I think the Pope should have responded personally. I think he should have replied,
Sure you can. When Christians and Jews can freely enter and pray in Mecca and Medina -- and leave with their heads still attached.
Over to you, Muhammed.
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