Book Burning Time!

Volcano ButningMost Americans are just finding out about one of 300,000 churches in America’s plans to burn the Koran. However, protests in the Muslim world have been going on for a while. This is due to the fact that supposedly moderate Muslims are worked into a frenzy with ease and seem to constantly be on the lookout for something to be pissed off about.

This issue signifies the massive divide between sane people and nut jobs. 50 people plan to do something that is admittedly in bad taste, and we hear things like: “He says if the event happens Muslims will certainly fight back, and he cannot predict what form the retaliation will take.” Seriously? They don’t know how to respond to a book being burned? How about burning another book, how’s that sound for fair retaliation? However, the threat of violence is there and Patraeus is worried about it. Quite frankly that is complete and utter bullshit.

Moderate people might march and protest, or even burn the Bible or similar retaliation. Moderate people will not even consider violence. I’m sick and tired of being told that we are dealing with a supposedly peaceful group of people, while at the same time being constantly told not to piss them off because they might kill people. Which is it? I understand we might be dealing with a minority of violent people, but where are the protests against their actions? Where is the outcry in the Muslim world against violent responses to things like drawing pictures? Christian leaders are tripping over themselves to apologize for the actions of a handful of people, yet the moderate Muslim reaction is that there might be violence and that’s ok?

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4 Comments

  1. RW
    Posted September 7, 2010 at 11:55 pm Permalink

    I agree with this 100%. Nothing more to be added. The media should have left well alone but it was just too easy a cauldron to stir; they couldn’t help themselves. Now it’s everywhere..

  2. Posted September 9, 2010 at 7:17 am Permalink

    Moderate people will not even consider of burning Holly Quran, won’t they???
    Another contradictive article above…. Seek and tired of brainwashed bunch of people… Why don’t we condemn our own religion before judging someone else’s???
    Lets leave our jealousy and greed (one of the deadly 7sins in Christianity!) behind and stop being manipulated by the cold hands of dirty politicians. Lets talk sense.

  3. Posted September 9, 2010 at 10:32 am Permalink

    I went out of my way to specify that it was a group of 50 people. The responses have had thousands of participants. The problem is, while the vast majority of people in America have spoken out against this act, the tone of the protests in the Islamic world is that of a threat of violence. That is in no way equitable. If they learn to use free speech instead of violence I’d have no problem. I’d tell them to burn Bibles but in some Islamic countries owning a Bible is a crime.

    Please do explain the contradiction though. Oh, and I don’t have a religion. I condemn all acts of violence done purely in the name of religion.

    To reiterate, I am sick and tired of being told how moderate the Muslim world is yet at the same time being told how violent they are. Even the religious leader behind the so called “Ground Zero Mosque” said that if they don’t build it, it could lead to terrorist attacks. Seriously? You now have to build Mosques just to appease terrorists? It’s come to that?

  4. Chaos
    Posted September 9, 2010 at 11:29 am Permalink

    We might as well just roll over.

    I should burn some books, just because…

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