BURNING BOOKS . . . .Not Cool!

Fun for All!

There was effigy burning, . . .
There was effigy burning, . . .
And American flag burning, , ,
And American flag burning, , ,
And cool signs. . .
And cool signs. . .
and fun for all.
and fun for all.

Middle East Explosion over Koran burning.

It’s hard to understand why a grown man would want to stir the pot by burning a religious book and revving up the lunatics in the Middle East. Everyone knows it takes very little to set off those angry, disturbed men.

Middle Eastern men are tightly coiled springs until provoked by any small thing at which time they explode violently splattering themselves every which way. Are they just waiting and hoping to be insulted and provoked?

The Koran burning in America set off the following:

In Pakistan two terrorists blew themselves up at a shrine killing 30 people and wounding 100.

In Kandahar, Afghanistan two policemen were killed and 30 people wounded during violent protests and the day before ten people died and 80 were wounded. On Friday, 7 UN staff and 5 Afghan protesters were killed. These uncorked lunatics ran through the streets waiving Taliban flags, wavings sticks and screaming “ death to America.”

In Kabul UN workers ran for their lives but they were hunted down and murdered. One man was dragged out alive because he pretended to be Muslim.

In Jalalabad hundreds of Muslims blocked the highway and yelled for US troops to leave as they burned an effigy President Obama, Thousands set tires ablaze and rioted in Parwan.

The rest of the world watches these excessive, violent explosions of pent up rage and hate and they tiptoe daintily trying so hard not to further offend any Muslims Then our leaders apologize and express their dismay and concern over our sins.

And some folks get really wacko and issue over the top statements like this issued by Methodist Bishop Walter M. Itty.

“Every time a Qur'an is burned every religious believer in the world is threatened with harm. Each time a bigoted individual offends the sensibilities of a billion Islamic believers around the world by mocking or depicting the prophet Muhammad, each of us is sick at heart. We people of faith will not permit ourselves to be divided against each other by the apostles of intolerance.. . . .” and so forth and so forth.

And then, I kid you not he said this:

“ On the next occasion when someone commits such a bigoted act against Muslims, when a Qur'an is burned or desecrated anywhere in the world, we in the United Methodist community will respond promptly and concretely, by demolishing one of our own church buildings—safely, with the help of licensed explosives professionals, and under the supervision of the relevant local Islamic authorities. There is no need for armed militants or the use of force; I have asked Sheik Qaradawi to work with me and with Muslim groups in foreign countries to make sure that this process is orderly and non-violent, in the hope that we can take what might be a moment that divides Christians from Muslims, and instead make it a celebration of unity.” (from Jihad Watch)

That’s right, we need to start blowing up our own churches when some fool burns a book.

Will Muslims be asking for reparations soon? Should America pay for all the damage these wild angry people have inflicted on themselves?

Do we still have freedom of speech, which includes burning books and flags and such, or are we going to give that up for Muslims?

No books should be burned. Books are good things but it is not against the law to destroy them.

Deliberately poking sticks at the caged animals in the zoo is not smart. But all things should be seen in perspective and not given undue importance by excessive genuflection and gratuitous apologies.

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breakfastpop 5 years ago

I agree the Koran burning wasn't smart, but it wasn't barbaric. The Muslim response was horrific. What else is there to say.

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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

Not much left to say. It seems like they are just waiting for a new excuse to go nuts.

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

But ask yourselves how these backward Middle Eastern Muslims even knew that this preacher was burning a Koran in the US?

The media of course.

Now ask yourselves what would happen if an Imam in Afghanistan burned a Bible? Would anybody report it? Would anybody care? Would Christians riot?

You already know the answer. Nobody cares what Christians think because Christians are not powder kegs ready to go off at the slightest perceived insult to Christianity.

It's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.

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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

I think they enjoy their rants and killing sprees, don't you?

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

"I think they enjoy their rants and killing sprees, don't you?"

Absolutely. Stonings, beheadings, mutilations, amputations, and other Muslim punishments always draw a large , happy crowd.

So do these ’I’m so offended’ protests.

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sophie_allen 5 years ago from Washington D.C. USA 20002

I agree with WillStar about the media. It is sometimes or maybe most of the time that arouses public interest and makes people rage. Muslims' reaction was incredibly terrible.

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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

It seems to me that they are terribly up tight people. They seem to just explode over nothing.

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mquee 5 years ago from Columbia, SC

What was the purpose or what was to be gained by burning the Koran? Some people are looking for a reason to go ballistic and it doesn't take much. We do have freedom of speech here and most of us use this wisely. On the other hand, many Muslims are demonstrating and claiming to want democracy. Being intolerant of another's ignorant act might show that some are not ready to pursue democracy. Very worthwhile hub, thanks for sharing.

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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

thank you for reading my hub and commenting. I appreciate it.

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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

My spin is the Reverend in question is a loon. He must have forgotten that freedom of religion is a choice.

The Frog

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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

I think you are right. The pastor is not all there :)

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b. Malin 5 years ago

It was wrong to burn the Koran...but we have Never Beheaded anyone, or stoned someone to death...I too agree with Frog Prince as well as my friend WillStarr.

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

While I have not desire to go about offending anyone's religion, I don't give a tinker's damn as to whether the world operates in accordance with what the Islamic religion demands. I am not of that faith and will not be governed by it in my country or my home. We live in a country where our own people have burned the Bible and burned the American flag, in protesting for what they believe. I don't agree with them either but I defend their right in America to do it. Islam does not run America and the sooner they come to terms with that the better. I refuse to recognize or be a part of a religion that is so oriented in a tunnelistic view of male superiority and religious fanaticism. If we draw back in fear from these people, they will only come closer and attempt to scare us more. We need not taunt them but we need not run. This is our ground, our home, our place. Either come here and adapt or stay where you are. WB

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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

Gee, how do you really feel :)

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