A cleric's thoughtful response to an atrocity has a lesson for those who want to punish all Muslims
Robert FiskFaced with the murder and beheading of seven of his monks by Islamists 20 years ago, the Archbishop of Algiers went one better than the Archbishop of Rouen this week. He didn't talk about the slaughter of an elderly priest as the "unnameable". He saw the road to Calvary. In fear of his own life amid a ferocious conflict, Monseigneur Henri Teissier, 67 years old and a French professor of Arabic, responded all those years ago by celebrating Mass for six nuns and monks, reading from St Matthew, Chapter 25, verse 13: "Watch, therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of Man cometh."