“Much misunderstanding between Christians and Muslims has arisen from the assumption that the Quran is for Muslims what the Bible is for Christians,” wrote Walls, who was one of the first scholars to study the global church shift away from the West. “It would be truer to say that the Koran is for Muslims what Christ is for Christians.” (that’s why Christians always go on a murderous rampage when ‘artists’ put a crucifix in a jar of urine, right?)
- Episcopal Church: You Know What Global Warming is Kind of Like? It‘s Kind of Like Christ’s Crucifixion
Quran Burning and Muslim Murder (FrontPage Magazine)
Is it really the West’s responsibility to make sure that the Islamic world behaves in a civilized manner?
If we should respect the Quran because not doing so causes Muslims toÂ get angry and kill, then here are the other things we should stop doing:
Educating women. Selling alcohol.Â Extra-marital sex. Sharing aÂ non-Muslim religious faith. Democracy.Â Disaster relief. Sporting events.Â Allowing women to dress as they please.Â Being gay.Â BeingHindu.Â Being Christian.Â Being Jewish.Â Being Buddhist.Â Being Sikh.Â Being Ahmadi.Â Being Sufi.Â Going to the wrong mosque…
Time to burn the State Dept: More on the Quran Burning
“The Defense Department now piously condemning Koran burning is the same Defense Department that itself did not give a second thought to confiscating and burning bibles in Afghanistan.”
Were they distracted by the secular democratic uprising that has the Muslim Brotherhood on the verge of taking power, or maybe thatÂ Mohammed El-Baradei threat to declare war on Israel? Whatever it was, theÂ U.S. embassy in Cairo has finally gotten around to joining the condemnation parade involving the “burning of the Holy Koran.”
Here’s the statement:
The Ambassador and staff of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo condemn the burning of the Holy Koran that occurred several days ago in the state of Florida by a small group of individuals who represent no one but themselves.Â Since the founding of our nation, the United States has upheld the principles of tolerance and respect for religious freedom.Â Millions of Muslim-Americans practice their faith freely throughout the United States and enjoy the full rights guaranteed to them by our laws and constitution.Â Public condemnation of this event has come from a variety of organizations representing the diverse religious traditions that flourish in the United States.
As IÂ mentioned yesterday, bibles â€” I wouldn’t dream of calling them “Holy Bibles” â€” are torched in Muslim countries all the time and have been ordered destroyed by our own military commanders in Afghanistan in order not to offend the delicate sensibilities of Muslims, whose sharia prohibits the proselytism of religions other than Islam and calls for the killing of Muslim apostates. Does the State Department in Cairo condemn any of that? How about the burning of Coptic churches, the persecution of Copts, and the recent “secular, democratic” campaign during which Egyptians were widely urged to vote in favor of quick elections because that would enable better organized Islamist groups to keep the Copts in their second-class place (an admonition that appears to have been quite persuasive given the Islamists’ 77-23 percent victory margin)? I somehow don’t recall much in the way of U.S. embassy condemnation.
I’d mention that that the embassy, like General Petraeus and other American officials, doesn’t condemn the killing of human beings carried out by Muslims over the burning of a book, but by now you have to ask, what would be the use?