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QURAN: Enough hate on 9/11 anniversary

Letter by Paul Kaperick, Lakewood on Sep. 9, 2010 at 9:32 am with 6 Comments »
September 9, 2010 2:30 pm

Nine years after we were attacked by cowards without the decency to face us and fight, I’m still angry. I can never forget the images of the destruction or the faces of people desperately searching for information on their loved ones.

Now I have more to be angry about: a “Christian” minister who plans to light a match to the powder keg of intolerance by burning Qurans. The Quran details the life and teaching of the Prophet Mohammed, much like the New Testament details the life and teaching of Jesus. here are no instructions for flying jumbo jets or building IEDs.

It will always be easier to find someone to hate than to find common ground with someone who isn’t like us. It’s differences between people from different places and backgrounds that make the world interesting and allow us to learn.

A “Christian” minister should know that the message of Christianity is of tolerance and forgiveness – not of hate. He may have missed the passages about turning the other cheek and loving your neighbor. Instead, he chooses to make himself important by adding to the problem we have with the extremists by committing an act that can serve no other end than to incite them to act. His little bonfire will do more for extremist recruiting efforts then he will likely ever realize.

We should all take a step back and look for common ground. That is what we are supposed to do. We’re Americans!

Leave a comment Comments → 6
  1. It appears that he was bluffing, Paul.

  2. I think Terry Jones is a fraud and a bigot. But he has the exact same Constitutional right to burn Korans that the folks in New York City have to build a mosque at Ground Zero.

    The Constitution does not protect anyone from having their feelings hurt or their views questioned.

    If the Muslims who support building the mosque at Ground Zero think Terry Jones should show more sensitivity to their beliefs, they are right.

    But their complaints would be worth a lot more if they showed even the slightest sensitivity to the 70% of Americans – including many of their fellow Muslims – who believe it is offensive to build the mosque at its proposed site.

  3. Sumner401 says:

    Most christians are anything but.

  4. iamjimbo says:

    “If he’d gone through with it, it would have been tantamount to war,” the Indonesian cleric said in the coastal town of Lhokseumawe. “A war that would have rallied Muslims all over the world.”

    Read more: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/09/09/1333661/bahrain-calls-quran-burning-plans.html#ixzz0z8vGKQSs

  5. iamjimbo says:

    Kooky… the islamic cleric is an islamaphobe.

  6. sumner is a Christophobe. He/she hates our military because he/she thinks it’s a Christian military. I don’t know why I like to pick on sumner, I guess it goes back to when I was in elementary school on the playground and always smacking the little sissy around. Was it mean? Yes! Was it fun? Absolutely!

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