I’ll see your Quran and raise you two Bibles.
After Pastor Terry Jones held his mock trial of the Quran on March 20, the verdict found the book “guilty of crimes against humanity.” Then he burned the “guilty” book.
Jones ceremoniously called it “International Judge the Quran Day.”
Actually, it was just a local Judge the Quran Day. It took place on Jones’ property and was generally ignored in this country.
The media consider Jones easy to ignore. The pastor of a small Florida congregation, Jones has been regarded by the elite as a right-wing, red-necked, raving, evangelical kook ever since last year when he announced he planned to burn a Quran on the anniversary of 9/11.
He was acknowledging that the people who flew those four planes into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and the field in Pennsylvania were believers in the rules of that book – and because of those rules, 3,000 people were murdered.
Jones (and he isn’t alone) sees there’s been no justice for those dead innocents and that despite what we euphemistically called the “war on terror,” what has resulted is that too many politicians, from the president on down, as well as the media and much of society, are so afraid of Muslims that they capitulate at every turn.
When Jones announced the intended 9/11 burning, the you-know-what hit the proverbial fan. He was denounced and ridiculed, and frightened politicians tried to talk him out of it.
The secretary of defense called; the secretary of state spoke out and so did the president.
No doubt they were stimulated by the fact that when word of what Jones planned to do got to the Middle East, rioting broke out almost instantaneously. At least 19 were killed and scores injured, with much property damage.
But we expect that. Islam doesn’t have a “short fuse” when it comes to the Quran or Muhammad; it has no fuse at all. It’s instant ignition and grisly deaths and mayhem.
Jones changed his mind, and the elite thought it was over.
Not so. In March, Jones held the trial and did burn a Quran. The politicians didn’t have a chance to object.
There was barely any media coverage, but in a few days, when word of it reached Afghanistan, President Karzai condemned it. He denounced Jones, demanding the U.S. bring him to justice.
That was enough to stir up the believers, and all hell broke loose. Thousands protested and rioted in several areas, including Kabul, Herat, Kandahar and Mazar-i-Sharif.
There were injuries and deaths everywhere, but the worst was the massacre in Mazar-i-Sharif where rioters stormed a U.N. aid compound. The victims were there to help Afghans.
Four Gurkha guards were killed; they were under orders not to use their weapons offensively. Other victims included Norwegian women aid workers and Swedish and Romanian administrators. Some of these people weren’t just killed, they were beheaded. It’s the signature killing of insulted Muslims. Others were shot or had their throats slit.
None was a Muslim.
There were reports that a Russian diplomat was captured but not killed because he spoke the language and convinced the attackers he was a Muslim.
It certainly sounds as though the killings were retribution against infidel non-believers – something the Quran supports.
Over more than two days, 21 were killed and scores injured. Pastor Jones is on the receiving end of more than 400 death threats. His insurance will be canceled, and he’s the target of cyber attacks and property vandalism.
He admits his action was provocative, but it did not justify killings. According to the New York Times, he maintains his mission is to keep spreading the word that Islam and the Quran are instruments of “violence, death and terrorism.” He says the FBI told him there’s a contract out on him for $2.4 million.
Barack Obama said the desecration of the Quran was “an act of extreme intolerance and bigotry. However, to attack and kill innocent people in response is outrageous, and an affront to human decency and dignity.”
Sorry, sir. The burning of a book is allowed under our Constitution – and not a word about the killers. Where is your outrage at the burning of Bibles or when Muslims torch Christian churches with worshippers in them?
Gen. David Patraeus and NATO Ambassador Mark Sedwill issued a statement offering condolences to families of the injured and killed. They condemned any disrespect to the “Holy Quran.” In fact, they referred to the “Holy Quran” four times, just to be certain Muslims realize that they consider the book “holy.”
They also specified that such actions are not representative of our country or the international community because we’re “in Afghanistan to help the Afghan people.”
Silly me, I thought we were there to get the terrorists.
Hey guys, you missed any condemnation of the bloodthirsty jihadists who murdered non-Muslims with abandon. Or, perhaps you don’t condemn them. How would we know?
Sen. Lindsey Graham ought to get out of politics and take a course in the Constitution. With all the spine of a slug, he wants to hold “people accountable” and said that “free speech is a great idea but we’re in a war.”
Wow! With just a few words, he rewrites the First Amendment. It appears Harry Reid and Dick Durban agree. According to them and others, objecting to Islam’s excesses will get our troops killed.
Now war casualties are OUR fault!
Pastor Jones, he isn’t giving up. He plans a demonstration April 22 in Dearborn, Mich., in front of the country’s largest mosque, to protest Shariah, jihad and Islam’s oppression and violence.
The West is playing Islam’s game. They deal with a stacked deck, and we expect the result will be peace.
Perhaps, but only if you consider a world ruled by Islam, peace.