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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Burning Quran Endangers Troops

On Tuesday, U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, issued a warning to American churches not to burn copies of the Quran for fear of endangering American troops overseas and Americans around the world.

Let's give credit where credit is due: Were General Petraeus's comments sincere and valid? I think so. Were his comments coming from a good place? Again, I think so. Could extremists use this as a reason to hurt more troops and Americans? Yes, and no one wants any more of our men and women to lose their lives.

But, do extremists really need a good reason to murder innocent people? No, history has proven that.

Does giving extremists a "reason" to murder innocent people somehow put the blame on anyone else but the extremists? Hell no.

Honestly, I would have also liked to hear General Petraeus denounce burning the Quran, not only because it could endanger the lives of our men and women in Afghanistan, but also, because it is an attack on an ENTIRE AMERICAN population's religion.

What about the danger this action puts our own Muslim-American citizens in? Muslim-American CITIZENS...that are legally protected under the constitution that this country was founded on?
Just something to think about...

1 comment:

  1. I think Rev. Terry and his hole idea of burning the Quran is repulsive and anyone that thinks what happend on 9/11 was a religous matter, is totally confused. I think everyone should have respect for other people's culture, religion, etc. Just because your muslim does not mean your a terrorist. This "rev." is promoting violence, racism, and hate. Freedom of religion for everyone! not only for the christians but for everyone!!