On Saturday, Terry Jones, senior pastor from the Dove World Outreach Center in Florida is planning on burning copies of the Quran to mark the anniversary of 9/11, despite the fact that Gen. David Petraeus says his actions could “endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort [in Afghanistan].”
The AFA’s Bryan Fischer says Jones’ plan is a step too far:
Pastor Terry Jones intends to burn copies of the Qur’an at his church on 9/11. It’s not something I would do were I still in the pastorate, and not something I recommend.
Really? What exactly is Fischer’s standard for what is appropriate when it comes to demonizing Islam? He’s already called for the deportation of every Muslim in the US on the grounds that they are traitors and demanded an end to the construction of any mosques anywhere in America. So why would Fischer consider burning copies of the Quran to be beyond the pale? Especially since he seemingly supports it because it proves his point that all Muslims are violent terrorists:
How can American lives be endangered by doing nothing more than putting a match to pieces of paper, if Islam is a religion of peace and moderation? How can this be?
When atheists and secularists like the minions of the ACLU, get the Bible banned from schools what do Christians do? They make phone calls, send emails, and go to court. What do Muslims do under similar circumstances? They start shooting and throwing bombs.
Notice as well that nobody is asking what Muslims might have done that ticked off Rev. Jones, how the Muslim world may in fact to blame for his little demonstration. Nobody is out there saying that Muslim policies are “an accessory” to his bonfire, or he is “made in the Muslim world” because of Islamic attacks against America. Nope.
Islam has defenders galore, all eager to excuse Muslim violence against Americans on the grounds that Muslims have been provoked by the West. But when Rev. Jones does nothing more than commit violence against a dead tree, he has nary a defender to say that Muslim provocation is to blame.
So, according to Fischer, the Quran is just a book and if Muslims react badly to the idea of people burning copies of it, it just proves that Islam is inherently violent … which itself only goes to further demonstrate why the US must take steps to strip all Muslims of their citizenship and expel them from the country.