“Burning Koran may spark a backlash”
Here are Pastor Jones ‘10 Reasons to Burn a Koran’ and WoJ article Gainsville, Florida: Koran Burning a Desperate Move?
Pastor Jones will be our face to the world. Mine, yours â€” Americans in general. Yes, a preacher to a flock of nearly 50 will be the guy who Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus and atheists from all over the world will identify with America. Everything about our country is about to be boiled down to a picture of a heap of Korans smoldering. Shock and awww.
It’ll be, “Americans burned the Koran.” And it’ll be true.
Never mind that we have soldiers on the ground in two Muslim countries. Remember in 2005, the first scandal of Guantanamo Bay involved the alleged desecration of detainees’ Korans by guards.
That caused outrage across the globe. Way to support the troops, buddy.
(Lets ask Tina Dupuy what it is that she did to support the troops, I suspect she did next to nothing. Besides, is there’s anything that doesn’t cause ‘outrage’ to Muslims?)
Other than a pointless, smoke-filled flip-off to the second-largest faith in the world, does the torching of media these days do what its purveyors want it to do?
(Tina is not concerned by the constant attacks on Christians, the murders, the kidnappings, the burning of churches and all the rest. No. Tina worries about offended Muslims. May the burqa rest lightly on your shoulders, honey!)
The Ancient Library of Alexandria was burned by Julius Caesar in 48 B.C.E.
(Unproven rubbish, as you can see here. Julius Ceasar Â had no interest to destroy the library. The Romans would have taken the scrolls Â to Rome. Â The account of the Muslims seems far more accurate:
In 640 AD the Moslem Caliph OmarÂ took the city ofÂ Alexandria. Upon learning of “a great library containing all the knowledge of the world” the conquering general supposedly asked Caliph Omar for instructions. The Caliph has been quoted as sayingÂ ofÂ theLibrary’s holdings, “they will either contradict the Koran, in which case they are heresy, or they will agree with it, so they are superfluous.” So, allegedly, all the texts were destroyed by using them as tinder for the bathhousesÂ ofÂ the city. Even then it was said to have taken six months to burn all the documents…..
Back to Tina:
The loss of its contents arguably set back technology and culture for millennia. The conquistadors destroyed Mayan codices of their history and religion, obscuring the ancient Mayan culture indefinitely. (Absurd and unproven claims) The Mongol invaders massacred the Library of Baghdad, resulting in the death of a massive “house of wisdom.” (Well, at least miss twitty doesn’t blame GWB for that!) These events forever altered history, mainly because they took place before the printing press. (And what is the price of goat meat in Timbuktu, Tina?)
After the printing press and the creation of multi-copied media, book-burning becomes just a showy homage to the brutes of the past.
Libricide is an act of overt hostility. While Pastor Jones told the New York Times that he hopes this event won’t lead to violence, he’s planning a violent act. Author and professor Rebecca Knuth studied book burnings in Germany, Bosnia, Kuwait, China and Tibet. She concludes libricide often precedes genocide. (Never mind that Islam is a genocidal doctrine and that the believers Â are united in their calls for genocide on Jews: a Christian preacher who Â wants to draw attention to the Islamization of America Â is accused of genocidal intentions. Â Bizarre with a cherry on top, Tina.) Needless to say, this is not an act of “furthering the dialog.” Â (Which “dialog” would that be, Tina?) You don’t exactly make the case for how your religion is the one of peace while you’re lighting things on fire. (The Muslims do it all the time, Tina. What’s wrong with giving them a dose of their own medicine?)
Maybe Dove World has tapped into the conventional wisdom that you can never go wrong blaming the media â€” a literal shooting of the messenger. A book is a symbol. So the tactic preferred by the Nazis and conquistadors alike is still alive as a tone-deaf attempt at cultural criticism.
John Lennon said his band was more popular than Jesus, so Beatles representations were treated like 17th century witches and burned at the stake. In the 1980s metal albums were thought to bring 1980s teenagers to Satan so they also were torched. (Were they? And who was behind that, Tina? Tipper Gore, a far left moonbat just like…. Tina?) Harry Potter books have met a similar fate. Did this eradicate the subjects? No. Do public displays of pitchforks and torches make them any less popular? No. (Good. So you see, there’s nothing to worry about!)
On the contrary, since the creation of copies and more recently the Internet, Dewey Decimal Demolitions and Album Atom Rearrangers seem to make the subject more popular and maligned the source of the spark.
So as all Muslims are apparently judged by their extremists who on 9/11 crashed planes into buildings â€” all Americans will be judged by our extremists who on 9/11 burned Korans into ashes. Muslim-Americans are in an awkward position. (They really need you to protect them, Tina! Who else would be so brave!)
But most notably it means the Muslim world and Americans are about to have more in common than they thought.
Tina Dupuy is an award-winning writer and the editor of FishbowlLA.com, and can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not to worry, Tina: the soldiers of Allah get support from the usual suspects:
- Jews Urged to Oppose 9/11 Koran Burning (Interfaith monkey Rabbi Arthur Waskow of the Shalom Center who has no following at all)
- Religious Leaders Denounce Planned Koran Burning Event (actually: NOT. Its the Hamas front CAIR doing their usual song and dance)
A related post by Mark Steyn Â depicts the inverted brainwaves of Tina:
No matter what Islamic jihadists and Islamic supremacists do, no matter how bloodthirsty they are, no matter how gratuitous and brutal their attacks, for the mainstream media Muslims are always and everywhere the victims. “Macheteculturalism,” by Mark Steyn atÂ The Corner,