I don’t normally discuss politics here, because that is not the main purpose of this blog. But I am sick of hearing about the guy who threatened to burn a copy of the Qu’ran.
At the risk of possibly pissing off a bunch of religious folk, what is the big deal?
He could be burning a Bible or cookbook for all that it matters. It’s a book. Yes, it holds value for the people who follow its teachings and yes, it is disrespectful and stupid and a waste of trees, but legally speaking, this is his property and his choice to waste it on some dumb political stunt. If your faith in your religion is so easily shattered, that all it takes is one asshole to burn one copy (btw. You can buy more of them at any book outlet or religious center) of your religion’s book, then you’ve got problems. Why create this media frenzy about it and provoke an even bigger reaction in the Middle East? As well as encourage other redneck spinoffs?
Why give assholes like him and Anne Coulter who actively go around spreading hatred any mention at all? (Yes, I know talking about them on the blog feeds into this, but this post is more about trying to stop people from taking these idiots seriously then about reaction, which is what they want) They hate extremists like the Taliban and yet they spew practically the same conservative nonsense. Therefore they are hypocrites and morons. End of story.
Nine years ago, the World Trade Center was attacked. Why waste this time focusing on ignorant, hateful individuals? There is still a lot of work to do in middle eastern and western relations, we can’t let people like them hold us back. Let us focus on the people and groups who are trying, even if perhaps in vain, to bring peace to the world and prevent more acts like 9/11 from happening.