Burn, baby, burn

Once again we are in fear of giving offense to Muslims. Some of that fear is justified, insofar as Muslims, at least some of them, are ever ready to take to the streets and kill and maim at the slightest provocation. Bloody Muslims are just so fragile, it seems.

This instance is the egomaniac pastor in Florida who, in an obvious stunt, stated he will burn the Koran on 9/11. Yes, I think we get the message: Islamists attacked us on 9/11; we will repay the favor, at least symbolically.

Look, this pastor in Florida, Terry Jones, is being unchristian, making a political statement rather than preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is flat wrong to burn the Koran.

On the other hand, what does it say about Islam that Muslim nations threaten death and destruction over a symbolic act? Some who might defend the pastor note, correctly, that our Bible is burned with regularity in places such as Saudi Arabia.

So, tit-for-tat, as they say. What I say is that burning the Koran brings us down to the level of human garbage that is Saudi Arabia. We are better than that, Pastor Jones.

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