Monday, September 6, 2010

9/11 Koran burning

Granted, this hasn't happened yet. I hope it won't. Such ignorance reflects poorly upon us all, especially when it feeds right into the mass belief in the Middle East that all Americans hate Islam and Muslims. How can a "Christian" (and I say that loosely, since that type of person isn't someone I really want to be associated with) leader advocate such mindless hate and intolerance? Hmmm... Sounds like the same bigotry that those "leaders" accuse Muslims of harboring for Christians and Jews. How lame. I mean, really, really lame.

What is even harder to believe is how the guy said on tv that it would be "tragic if someone were to die" as a result of his actions. Yeah. Okay. Let's see how tragic you'd think it is if you were the one facing injury or death overseas because of the actions of a stateside pastor you'd never heard of, much less met.

*sigh* People can be such morons. Sorry, I'm not too articulate tonight. Really peeved off about this whole situation. It's so senseless. I mean, some 60 Muslims died in the WTC attacks 9 years ago. Innocent people who worked in the towers, or were EMTs, or firefighters... Americans aren't all lily-white Christians. We're all different religions, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, we speak different languages.... and we're free to be and do so. That's what makes America so beautiful.

Also propagates the "ignorant redneck" issue that Florida (really, the South as a whole) can't seem to overcome. Thanks. Really appreciate that, guy.


  1. Well said. This kind of bigoted hate harms everyone, not just Muslims. And what, exactly, do they think is going to come of this? I recognize the symbolism of the act and that symbols can be powerful, but how is burning Qur'ans going to change things for the better? They're simply adding fuel to an already raging inferno. The last thing the world (Muslims in particular) need is for the extremists to become more angry and hateful than they already are. Worse yet, this is the kind of stuff that creates new extremists, as outrage and offence are powerful emotions and even moderates are subject to them. Nothing good is going to come of it.

    That having been said, I recognize their legal right to hold the book-burning, despicable as I find it, and I'm not saying that they deserve to be harmed (I'm completely against the use of violence against these kinds of people unless one is defending their life), just stating the reality of it: If you jump into a snake pit and taunt the animals, you risk being bitten.

    Upsetting as it is, however, I do still find it kind of funny that they're going to waste THEIR time and THEIR gas driving to a store to spend THEIR money on a book that they won't even read. In fact, the royalties from the purchase could even go towards funding the printing of even more Qur'ans. These are the same types of people who went out and purchased Dixie Chicks' CDs to burn after they made negative comments about Bush, thus increasing their record sales.

  2. I agree. I wish the media never made this guy famous.