Heck, even the AFA’s Bryan Fischer, who openly hates Muslims and wants them all expelled from the country, said that burning the Quran Is not “something I would do were I still in the pastorate, and not something I recommend.”
But I guess he has changed his mind because he is now pointing to an episode last year when the US military burned copies of Pashto and Dari-language Bibles that had been sent to troops in Afghanistant for use in converting the local Muslim population in violation of military rules.
And since the military burned those Bibles, Fischer thinks it is only fair that Jones and his church ought to be allowed to burn the same number of Qurans:
“There’s really a staggering level of hypocrisy and double standard here for the military to burn the Holy Bible and then complain when a pastor’s going to do the same thing to the Quran,” Fischer contends. “You know, if the military was going to be fair here and even-handed, they would count up the number of Holy Bibles that they incinerated in Afghanistan, and then they would allow Reverend Jones to burn the same number of Qurans.”
The AFA issues analysis director believes the whole incident illustrates the difference between Christianity and Islam. “When these Bibles were burned [in May 2009], the Christian community did not riot in the streets; we did not threaten violence against anyone,” he points out. “[But] when even the threat of Qurans being burned takes place, it’s like we’re dealing with Armageddon [or] with World War III.”
Fischer adds that Christianity is a religion of peace, but Islam is a religion of war and violence.