The Koran Burning by the Gainesville preacher hasn't happened yet and already American flags were being burnt. American flag burnings occurred in Afghanistan and Pakistan. What should our response be? Should we ignore it?
No! A country you invaded set fire to a piece of cloth?
I think we already ignored it too much.
It's fine to ignore it in other Countries.
But when that mentality of tolerance for anti-Americanism is brought HERE and sanctioned by the apathetic/pathetic notion of American liberties being given to other Countries in THIS Country, then we've gotten way off-base.
Our own Military burned Bibles in Afghanistan and I don't recall any body being too upset.
Bibles were printed in the two main languages of Afghanistan.
Some Muslim got upset and demanded they be done away with, he informed everyone that leaving Islam is punishable by death.
Thats worse than what the Baptists do.
U.S. Flags being burnt by citizens of other countries is kind of a hobby for them, I guess its better than having your head severed by a knife.
Yes we should ignore it, hell we can even burn the flag in this country if we want. I'd like to see someone try to burn the Koran in Saudi Arabia or Iran or Afghanistan for the matter. That's why we're a better country because we're free and because even when threatened with violence by other countries we can still burn there Holy book and there isn't a darn thing they can do about it! Ha!
But does ignoring it mean the same thing to them as it does to us. Ignoring it for us means it's not worth the effort to do anything about it because their act is pointless. But for them our nonresponse can be seen as a sign of weakness and impotence. Actually with Obama as president we are impotent, he's apologized to everyone including the sheik's footstool.
No, we should ignore them because burning the flag is free speech as upheld by our own courts. What else would we go?
As far as burning the Koran, I think we should do it just because they threatened us if we do!
Normally I wouldn't advocate such action, but I don't like being threatened especially by third world backward barbarians that subjugate women, hate freedom, and don't eat pork the other white meat! LOL
They've been burning American flags for years. Nothing new.
Burning sticks and newspapers for campfires is much more fun :p
I do wonder why it takes so little for them to get so aggressive. And they do have a lot of difficulty discerning what an individual does and what government does. Are their actions so tied to their emotions that they can't take a step back and think it through?
9/11 happened when obama was in presidents position ?
No matter which president US comes up with now, these islamics have enough hatred filled in them against US that bashing your own people(that includes obama) by relating it to different scenario will only lead to your loss.
Can you clarify what you're saying? Mocking the president, regardless from which party, is an American pastime. How does mocking a president relate to the islamists and our "own loss"?
When US was manipulating Taliban and Pakistan i never came across any conservative talking about safety of troops. At the same time i never came across any liberal in US opposing US's action in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Now that US citizens are busy bashing each other on political stance, they failed to see the hatred of islamics. Whether obama drops down and palin stands up to presidential position, America hatred in the hearts of islamics will not change. Do you think burning quran has no impact on islamic extremists ? Bashing your own people in this case will only bring ignorance to extremist on the other side. This was my point.
Oh I see you think the fighting between the two sides will prevent us from watching out for the Islamists. I doubt that, the two sides agree that Islamists are a danger. What I doubt is whether what we do will prevent any harm that Islamists are planning.
Such fights does create some holes. Too much liberal stance can be dangerous for country like US. Especially when US funds those countries which contains maximum people who hate US in return. Not even US intelligence can figure out where the funds are going. I don't want to sound hysteric for that religion but keeping strict restrictions on religion in states is necessary (be it any religion).
It is not the custom of Americans or the American government to restrict religious practices unless it breaks our laws. No amount of preparation will prevent all attacks from Islamists, that's just a fact of life. In the meantime we try to minimize the effect of these attacks on our way of life and the lives of our troops. I will keep mocking the president and the two sides will continue in the "spirited" discussions -- that's just how we do things, a bunch of sex-starved, life-hating Islamists isn't going to change that.
Geez, there wasn't this big a fuss when all the women burnt their bras in the 60s.
The very best people dis the American flag. It's the thing to do. What's the big deal? It's just a symbol of aggression.
And who says America isn't tolerant?!
We no longer kill traitors, we give 'em a slap on the wrist and eventually they settle into our stream of politics and educational system, spreading their terrorist agenda under the umbrella of American freedom.
well thanks to some non entity spouting rubbish to gain notoriety in his pathetically small congregation, attacks against British troops in Afganistan increased yesterday and my step son was shot. But as long as one religious nut railed against other religious nut, we can all sleep safe in our beds.
I'm sorry to hear your stepson's been shot! Is he okay?? Or hospitalized or what??
Thanks Brenda, he is Ok apart from the hole in his shoulder. He's being shipped back to the UK to a military hospital. We were really lucky. 50% of his intake have lost a leg.
But please place blame where blame is due, not on a man who was exercising his rights as an American, and who, incidentally, backed off from his initial intent. Unlike, apparently, the actual ENEMY.
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