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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.