Todd had a great commentary this week. It is part of the ongoing up is down, evil is good phenomenon that we are experiencing.
It just amazes me how extreme the contrast is between Christianity and Islam. It plays out every time the same way and yet this world gives Islam a pass and says it’s the Christians or Jews that provoke them.
The real bad guy is this “1984″ world are the “Christians” that burned the Korans (accidentally). The Muslims that rioted and killed dozens of people, they were justified.
Let that sink in a minute.
They killed people over the accidental burning of a book! And they are justified?
Todd’s comment of “shouldn’t they be at the Syrian embassy”, I think speaks volumes for the religion. They value a book (not the message in the book, but the book itself, more than human life.
It truly is the opposite of Christianity.
Feb 27, 2012
A series of riots has swept over the nation of Afghanistan. Thousands of enraged Afghans have taken to the streets to vent their outrage after U.S. soldiers inadvertently set fire to copies of the Koran when clearing out a library of old books.
More than thirty people have been killed since the unrest began, including four U.S. soldiers. A group of demonstrators tried to attack the U.S. consulate in the city of Herat, setting police vehicles on fire.
We’ve been down this road before. Last year, at least twenty-four people died in protests across Afghanistan after Rev. Terry Jones threatened to burn a Koran outside his Florida church. In 2005, there were violent disturbances over claims of the Koran being mishandled, but those allegations turned out to be false.
Top American officials in Kabul are apologizing profusely for the incident. President Barack Obama has sent a letter to Afghan President Hamid Karzai apologizing for the Koran burning.
“I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident,” Mr. Obama wrote in the letter. “I extend to you and the Afghan people my sincere apologies.”
I am just dumbfounded over the idiocy of this situation. It should be obvious that there was no malice on our part. It’s insane to have the president of the U.S. groveling before people who are incapable of understanding the kindness we gave them. Before the American invasion, the Taliban brutalized the nation. We spend over a trillion dollars on this rat hole, and when we leave in 2014, the Taliban will probably be voted back into power.