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Burning the Qur'an

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

There seems to be a big controversy over the intentions of a small religious group in Florida to burn the Muslim holy book, the Qur'an.

http://politics.gather.com/viewArticle


Burning the Qur'an will undoubtedly offend some Muslim extremists who already hate America anyway. But in this country, thankfully there is such as thing as the First Amendment. Burning the Qur'an is no different than burning the American flag, and the courts have ruled that flag burning is protected free speech. Of course, many Islamic extremists come from places where freedom of speech is nonexistent, but nevertheless that is no excuse for violence. They can believe in that book of fairytales all they want, but our system of freedoms is more important than what some Muslim in another country thinks or does.

So I am calling for that Florida church to go ahead with burning the Qur'an. I hope that they don't succumb to pressure to abdicate their freedom of speech. Our American freedoms are more important than the Qur'an, the Bible, or any other book.

There have already been calls in places like Pakistan for the death of anyone in America who burns the Qur'an. That just goes to show what type of extremists we are dealing with. These are the same people who called for the death of Danish cartoonists whose only crime was to draw pictures of their prophet Muhammad. And of course it was no crime to draw him. That was also an issue of freedom.

We cannot let Islamic extremists push us around and tell us what we can and can't do. Heck, if they had their way they would impose their stone age Sharia law on all of us too.

It is time to take a stand against extremist Muslims. Enough is enough. If so-called "moderate" Muslims cannot condemn such extremism, then that also is very telling.

Remember when they danced in the streets in the Arab world after 9/11? It was a sickening display. And now the same kind of people are threatening us. We can't let them get away with it.
posted by John, 12:16 PM

4 Comments:

So you say that freedom is more important than any religious identity.

But you've been insisting over the past few weeks that Americans should not have the right to exercise their freedoms if their religion is Islam. See "mosque" and "first amendment" -- specifically the rights to free speech, free association and free religion.

Those two stances contradict one another.

Why not let people build houses of worship where they want and let people conduct religious worship (including burning of Korans) how they want? That's what American freedom is all about.
Well the two stances also contradict themselves in reverse. Many of the same people who are haranguing about the planned Quran burning are the same ones who insist that the mosque be built at ground zero.

If Reverend Jones were a terrorist sympathizer who supports Hammas and who said that the US itself was culpable in the 9/11 attacks, then I would also oppose him just like I oppose that Imam who wants to build the Mosque at ground zero who has said those very things. Yes the Imam also has free speech rights, and freedom of religion is a cherished freedom, but people like that Imam want to take advantage of our freedoms to advance their own pro terrorist anti American agenda.
So people who say things you like should not have freedom and people who say things you do like should have freedom.

That's not freedom. That's Johnocracy.
Not because we all should cherished freedom for all means that after what happened at ground zero on 9/11 should be over look and let a Mosque be built near there. Come on even the muslums should be wise enough to know that non Muslum would see it as an insult.

let the Mosque be built in New york, but elsewhere. Everybody should be happy.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, September 28, 2010 at 5:46 AM  

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