Burning The Quran

Posted on September 9, 2010


Hypocrisy: When the U.S. Army burned Bibles in Afghanistan, no one said a word. When churches burn around the world, crickets chirp. Burning Qurans in Florida is stupid and offensive, but so is the double standard.

When President Obama gave a speech at Georgetown University, a Catholic institution, he asked that all images and symbols representing Jesus Christ be covered so as not to be in the frame of any videos or photos of the event. There were no reports of rioting.

Nor did Christians riot when Christian U.S. Army soldiers attempted to hand out Bibles to Afghans in their native language. The soldiers were stopped, and the Bibles were confiscated and burned with the daily trash.

We do not endorse book burning or the burning of the holy book of any religion. We’d advise Pastor Terry Jones of the 50-member Dove World Outreach Center against going through with his planned Quran burning on Saturday, Sept. 11, the day the World Trade Center and the people inside burned in 2001.

Pastor Jones, if in an unfortunate way, is trying to make a point, which is: “Maybe it’s time for America to stand up. How long are we going to be controlled by the terrorists, by radical Islam?” To him, sensitivity seems to be a one-way street.

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