Most 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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