September 8, 2010
U.S. Military (under Obama): Burn Koran - Bad, Burn Bibles - Good.Topics: Political News and commentaries, Understanding Islam
Worthy of mention is that although General Petraeus has expressed his concern over the Florida evangelical church vowing to burn the Koran on the 9/11 anniversary (which I personally do not approve of) - saying it may fuel an angry backlash and endanger US and allied troops in Afghanistan, the U.S. military had no such concern about burning bibles in the hands of US military members who received them to hand out to potential Christian converts in Afghanistan, and a story in al-Jazeera (video here) was released showing US soldiers praying and talking about conversions of Afghanis.
As Vlad Tepes quips, if the U.S. Military seized a stack full of Korans, would they be burned?
We all know the answer. The Korans wouldn't have even been seized in the first place. So you see what's happening - Islam is given special treatment and Muslims are treated with kid gloves, while no special treatment is given to Christians and other non-Muslim faiths (nor - unlike the case with Muslims - is it even asked for or expected). Why? Because of the fear of violence on the part of angry Muslims, while there's no concern about Christians and other non-Muslims rioting, beheading people, and destroying property (non-Muslims don't kill people over insults, Muslims do)
Again, while I don't approve of burning Korans, I find appeasement of Muslims to be culturally suicidal. And we either take a stand now, and insist that Muslims assimilate into our culture and our way of life, or we wait until its too late and we end up under their faith and culture. The choice is ours, but our time to choose is limited before it becomes too late.
As Michael Ledeen suggests, we have to fight them because their radical imams, mosques, and schools threaten us; they constitute an assembly line for the next generation of home-grown American jihadi killers. But we can't ask the courts to silence them, because we want to maintain our 1st Amendment rights. The first of the basic lines of attack is to stop giving them special treatment and openly contest their odious doctrines and practices. The rest you'll find here...
Another good place to start is the Ground Zero mosque.
Related: "We, as Muslims, need to tear a few pages out of the Quran" (Why are voices like this so rare among Muslims in the West?)
Posted by Abdul at September 8, 2010 4:21 PM
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