As an editorial note to an article, On the Burning of the Quran, I wrote:
We are against burning books, given that humanity has regretted many such previous incidents. But after studying Islam’s 1400-year history, knowing the Quran’s content in its best of details, and the sufferance humanity continues to suffer because of this book—we believe this is one book-burning incident that humanity would not regret, but may deem it a blessing down the years.
Let us emphasize that life is what value and treasure most. And the number of human beings fall victim to death and other sufferings and inequities in a day due to the Quran and its Islam is a reason good enough to justify the burning of entire collection of this most horrendous book existing in the world today.
Remember, this is a congregation of fifty people. Surely the democrats will try to use this as an example as right wing religious extremism. Clearly it is and it would be wise for the rest of the U.S. to follow the General’s comments. The focus must be on crushing Sharia.
General David Petraeus has sounded an alarm about the planned burning of copies of the Quran on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by the 50-member congregation of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida. He believes that, “Images of the burning of a Quran would undoubtedly be used by extremists in Afghanistan – and around the world – to inflame public opinion and incite violence.”
Afghans burn an effigy of Dove World Outreach Center’s pastor Terry Jones (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
Such concerns are, of course, not unfounded, given the past practice of adherents to shariah (a.k.a. “extremists,” according to Gen. Petraeus and the Obama administration) who seize upon any real or perceived slight to Islam in ways calculated to enforce submission to its dictates. Usually, these involve the actual use or threat of violence against innocents.