Koran Rage & the Headless Chicken Response

Demonstrators battle police, one officer shot dead in Qur’an-burning protests in southern Afghanistan

No Moe Free Speech:

Sen. Lindsey Graham:

Did these gov people not take an oath to protect the Constitution of the US? Anyone of them supporting sharia, which is what this is, needs to be arrested and charged with treason. Free Speech is a Great Idea, But… (GoV)

Beating a burning effigy of Obama: all that pandering and dhimmitude, and for what?

The madness continues, with no one daring to label it madness or stand up for the freedom of speech. “Quran protests spread to turbulent Afghan east,” by Rahmat Gul and Rahim Faiez for Associated Press, April 3 (thanks to Jihad Watch):

JALALABAD, Afghanistan – Demonstrators battled police in southern Afghanistan’s main city on Sunday and took to the streets in the turbulent east for the first time as Western pleas failed to halt a third day of rage over a Florida pastor’s burning of the Quran.

Why only “Western pleas”? Where are the “moderates” pleading with their coreligionists to calm down and trying to attain some semblance of rationality about this?

An officer was shot dead in a second day of clashes in the city of Kandahar, said provincial health director Qayum Pokhla. Two officers and 18 civilians were wounded, he said.In Jalalabad, the largest city in the east, hundreds of people blocked the main highway for three hours, shouting for U.S. troops to leave, burning an effigy of President Barack Obama and stomping on a drawing of a U.S. flag. More than 1,000 people set tires ablaze to block another highway in eastern Parwan province for about an hour, said provincial police chief Sher Ahmad Maladani.

The violence was set off by anger over the March 20 burning of the Quran by a Florida church — the same church whose pastor had threatened to do so last year on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, triggering worldwide outrage….

Thousands of demonstrators in the previously peaceful northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif poured into the streets after Friday’s Muslim prayer services and overran a U.N. compound, killing three U.N. staff members and four Nepalese guards.

On Saturday, hundreds of Afghans holding copies of the Quran over their heads marched in Kandahar before attacking cars and businesses. Security forces opened fire and nine protesters were killed but the governor of Kandahar said officers had only fired into the air. He said 81 were wounded and 17 people, including seven armed men, had been arrested.

Military commander Gen. David Petraeus and the top NATO civilian representative in Afghanistan, Mark Sedwill, said they “hope the Afghan people understand that the actions of a small number of individuals, who have been extremely disrespectful to the holy Quran, are not representative of any of the countries of the international community who are in Afghanistan to help the Afghan people.”

The Taliban said in a statement emailed to media outlets that the U.S. and other Western countries had wrongly excused the burning of the Quran as freedom of speech and that Afghans “cannot accept this un-Islamic act.”…

But the U.S. didn’t excuse the burning of the Qur’an as freedom of speech. It should have, but it didn’t. Obama condemned it as “bigotry” without saying a word about the freedom of speech.

“Holy” for whom?

Obambi Burning

Pastor Terry Jones:

Just for laughs, read the comments:

9 thoughts on “Koran Rage & the Headless Chicken Response”

  1. “The principle of free speech is not concerned with the content of a man’s speech and does not protect only the expression of good ideas, but all ideas. If it were otherwise, who would determine which ideas are good and where forbidden? The government?”

    “Once a country accepts censorship of the press and of speech, then nothing can be won without violence.

    Therefore, so long as you have free speech, protect it. This is the life-and-death issue in this country: do not give up the freedom of the press — of newspapers, books, magazines, radio, movies, and other forms of presenting ideas. So long as that’s free, a peaceful intellectual turn is possible.” Ayn Rand

    “We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.” Ayn Rand

  2. Sultan Knish


    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants an investigation into Koran burning. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer suggested that this form of free speech could be banned. Senator Lindsey Graham is also looking for ways to limit free speech, saying, “Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war”.

    Free speech is more than a great idea, it’s a fundamental freedom untouchable by legislators. But all it takes is a few Muslim murders– and Reid, Breyer and Graham eagerly hold up their lighters to the Constitution. Free speech has been curtailed before in the United States during a time of war– but only free speech sympathetic to the enemy. During WW1 a suspected German propagandist filmmaker was jailed. But could anyone have imagined anti-German propagandists being jailed? The Wilson administration was behaving unconstitutionally, but not insanely.

    Today we aren’t jailing filmmakers who traffic in anti-American propaganda in wartime. If we did that half of Hollywood would be behind bars. Instead Democratic and Republican Senators are discussing banning speech offensive to the enemy. Because even though they’re killing us already– we had better not provoke them or who knows how much worse it will become.

    Traditionally it’s the victors who give their laws to the defeated. But massive immigration at home and nation building occupations abroad mean that the defeated of failed states are imposing their Sharia law on us. We’re asked to trade in our Constitutional freedoms out of fear of Muslim violence. And so the murderers impose the terms of peace on us. And then don’t abide by them.

    Violence in the Muslim world is a constant. We have been fighting Muslim violence since George Washington’s time. And we have been subject to it even longer. Whether it’s Muslims killing Hindus, Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians or any and every religion under the sun– there is a pattern here. It’s a story as old as time. And it’s not one that we can stop by ladling out honeyed words of appeasement

  3. Another Norwegen murdered by muslim arab who is being protected by muslim arab government.

    Martine Vik Magnussen’s semi-naked and battered body was found buried in rubble in Farouk Abdulhak’s basement after the pair were spotted leaving a nightclub together in the early hours of the morning in 2008.

    Farouk, 23, fled to Yemen via Cairo on his father’s private jet 14 hours after Miss Magnussen was declared missing by her flatmates the following day.
    Abdulhak, who is one of Britain’s most wanted men, is now believed to be living in a large holiday property protected by armed guards in the remote village of Thaba Abous in southern Yemen. The country has no extradition treaty with Britain and the government has refused a request to return him on rape and murder charges.

  4. “Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war”.
    Good One Scoop !!!!,Yes knuckle head we ARE in a WAR… against Pious allah fearing Muslims (and their leftist cheer squad) who are sworn to prohibit FREE SPEECH at every opportunity possible,as a Religious duty.

  5. Their war is against an enemy they cannot name, in case the nameless enemy carries out more anti-islamic attacks and man-caused disasters.

  6. If Pastor Jones wanted to be really effective, he would have announced that he was going to burn the Koran , Hadiths, and Sira. All three texts spell out Islam in its entirety, and what a lesson in Islam it would have created.

    CBS Reporter : “What is a Hadith?”

    Pastor Jones : “You mean you have had 10 years to find out and you still don’t know? We are at WAR, according to Lindsey Graham, and you have failed to investigate the enemy and his doctrine, including his military doctrine.”

  7. Appeasement rears its cowardly head. As Winston Churchill said, “Appeasement reflects the hope that the crocodile will eat you last.” Or something similar, anyway.

  8. Burning a book is an ignorant, but tolerable use of free speech. Murder is a crime and should receive swift punishment- imprisonment or a death penalty. Mob violence and murder? Terrorism! Far far worse than any book burning in the world, and murder over cartoons! Isn’t that a ridiculous inflation of Idolatry to respect a thing, an object above a human life? I cannot see anyone’s god respecting the murder over and object’s destruction.

  9. Why It’s OK for the U.S. Govt. to Burn Bibles But Condemn Burning the Koran

    The U.S. government under Barack Obama is deeply committed to battling any belittlement, criticism, or questioning of Islam. (“I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States,” he said, “to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”)

    At the same time, however, it is OK, in the Obama regime [SEE BELOW FOR AN UPDATE], for the U.S. government to burn Bibles. Yes, that’s right. Bibles were sent to U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. But the U.S. government determined that the presence of Bibles in this “devoutly Muslim country” might inflame the natives. So they burned them. Why did they burn them? Because it is military policy to burn its trash.

    So, the Bibles, according to U.S. policy, are trash, garbage, and it’s OK to burn them.

    When it comes to the Koran, however, an official Department of Defense memo specifies a rather different procedure. Item 4, “Handling”:

    Clean gloves will be put on in full view of the detainees prior to handling.
    Two hands will be used at all times when handling the Koran in manner signaling respect and reverence. Care should be used so that the right hand is the primary one used to manipulate any part of the Koran due to the cultural association with the left hand. Handle the Koran as if it were a fragile piece of delicate art.
    Isn’t that nice? Handle it “as if it were a fragile piece of delicate art.” But burn the Bible because it is just part of your trash. (More)

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