Koran Rage, Burning Bibles & Dhimmitude

Evangelical kooks:

Burning Koran Like Crucifying Christ, Says (evangelical pastor) Piper

“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?)

ROP Links:

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 to get angry and kill, then here are the other things we should stop doing:

Educating women. Selling alcohol.  Extra-marital sex. Sharing a non-Muslim religious faith. Democracy.  Disaster relief. Sporting events.  Allowing women to dress as they please.  Being gay.  BeingHindu.  Being Christian.  Being Jewish.  Being Buddhist.  Being Sikh.  Being Ahmadi.  Being Sufi.  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.”

State Dept: Hey, we want to condemn the burning of the Holy Koran too!

By Andrew C. McCarthy

Were they distracted by the secular democratic uprising that has the Muslim Brotherhood on the verge of taking power, or maybe that Mohammed El-Baradei threat to declare war on Israel? Whatever it was, the 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.  Since the founding of our nation, the United States has upheld the principles of tolerance and respect for religious freedom.  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.  Public condemnation of this event has come from a variety of organizations representing the diverse religious traditions that flourish in the United States.

As I mentioned yesterday, bibles — I wouldn’t dream of calling them “Holy Bibles” — 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?

6 thoughts on “Koran Rage, Burning Bibles & Dhimmitude”

  1. Andrew McCarthy forgot one thing that the West should stop doing, in his list of don’ts and that is ADOPTION …..muslims do not believe in or practice the charitable act of adoption ,Mohammad was against adopting motherless or abandoned children..these poor little things are usually made into house servants or sex slaves by muslims in muslim countries , with no rights whatsoever, and generally abused..
    AHH, such is the noblest religion in the world by the most perfect example of the best of men…the muslim..(puke!)

  2. Evangelical hot shot pastor John Piper is a devious nut case leading the blind.
    Can’t he just come out and say; ‘by their fruits you shall know them ?’
    or will he say ;
    ‘You can’t judge a religion by the amount of innocent blood they shed’
    Christian leadership have fallen down.
    Any Christian fruit inspectors would know that the Koran is evil and Satanic.
    If they truly loved and cared enough about the deceived Muslims they would warn them to burn their Koran and flee from this god of hell, allah.

  3. Call the police! Desecrated copy of the Bible on display at Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art! No, wait, the police only come out for Qur’ans…

    As noted here yesterday:

    “Would they have been arrested for burning a Bible? A Bhagavad-Gita? A Torah? A Talmud? The Analects of Confucius? The Tao Te Ching? Why not? Absurdities lie on either end of the spectrum of enforcement: either admit there is a double standard and the Qur’an is protected unlike any other book, or exhaust resources protecting all religions’ holy writ from physical desecration, from the most ornate King James Bible to a paperback copy of Dianetics.”

    Indeed, the British blogger “Archbisop Cranmer” has called attention to this work of “art”, a desecrated Bible sitting on proud display (including the words “F— the Bible” scrawled in it) at taxpayer expense while a Welsh assembly candidate (party affiliation is immaterial to the question of free speech) got hauled into jail for burning his own copy of the Qur’an.

    If authorities do not abandon their double standard, they admit they are already ruled by fear. They will fold like a tent on the issue of free speech when threatened with violence.

    “BNP member arrested for burning the Qur’an in his own garage,” from Archbishop Cranmer, April 10:

    …Contrast the response of the police over this man’s decision to burn a copy of the Qur’an with their complete indifference to the desecration of the Bible. The response to that ‘exhibit’ was measured, but the offence to many Christians was no less palpable. But Sion Owens has been arrested under the Public Order Act.
    Since when has it been possible to commit a public order offence in the privacy of one’s own garage?
    The Home Office is reported to have ‘absolutely condemned’ the book-burning incident. A statement said: ‘It is fundamentally offensive to the values of our pluralist and tolerant society.’
    Curious, that. For there are some who would say precisely the same about the Qur’an. Indeed, Dr Richard Dawkins might even say it of the Bible.
    The state permits freedom of artistic expression, and the Bible is considered fair game. One cannot coerce the non-believer to revere that to which he or she is completely indifferent and, in an increasingly post-Christian and secular context, the Bible is perhaps no more sacred than the latest Harry Potter book.
    But we are reminded time and again that the burning of the Qur’an is one of the most offensive acts to Muslims that could be imagined. Certainly, it is sacred to many millions, who assiduously wash even before touching it and keep it on the very top shelf in a place of supreme honour: they take the word of Allah very seriously indeed. And yet, for millions more non-Mulsims, it is nothing but a book, and for some of these millions, a vile book indeed. Certainly – how shall His Grace put it? – not everyone agrees that it is ‘God’s guidance’ on any matter whatsoever.
    In the UK, there is now pressure even upon public libraries to set aside the Dewy [sic] Decimal Classification and place the Qur’an on the top shelf.
    His Grace has said many times that he is not one to condone the burning of books; that is, unless he is cold and has run out of logs. And he certainly would never condone causing gratuitous offence.
    The right to do so must exist, or freedom of speech is a hollow platitude.

    But there is an emerging state coercion here which is moving perilously close to the need for an ‘I am Spartacus’ moment: not, in any sense, either to support the odious BNP or to cause offence to Muslims; but to stick two fingers up to the ubiquitous, illiberal totalitarianism which denies freedom of expression by negating the right to offend against the supposed sensibilities of minorities. The doctrine of the state is compelling respect and enforcing reverence for that which the majority may consider profane….

  4. “F— the Bible”

    Heaven and earth will come to an end, but my words will not come to an end. (Luke 21:33)

    What is left of decaying Britain will pass away.

  5. Burning the filthy thing in Iran (via Zip)


    [Two anonymous young men in Iran, one Iranian and one Afghan, have burned a Koran in protest. This seven-and-a-half minute long video shows the two men, their faces obscured, holding the Muslim holy book and reading prepared statements. They say that Arabs have foisted this book and their homelands and because of it they have gone backwards for 1400 years. They say they dislike the Koran and want it to disappear, adding “Viva freedom!” ]

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