I try to avoid inflammatory rhetoric. I really do...
Tonight I read this quote on the newswire:
"It is the duty of Muslims to react," said Mohammad Mukhtar, a cleric and candidate for the Afghan parliament in the Sept. 18 election. "When their holy book Quran gets burned in public, then there is nothing left. If this happens, I think the first and most important reaction will be that wherever Americans are seen, they will be killed. No matter where they will be in the world they will be killed."
Does anyone else have a problem with this?
I am not in favor of book burnings...of any kind. I like books too much.
I would also prefer it if neighborhood adolescents did NOT leave a flaming bag of dog poop on my front porch...
But I doubt I'd call for their deaths.
And I definitely wouldn't call for the deaths of adolescents worldwide because of a dog poop offense.
Take a deep breath.
Let me get this straight...some joker burns a book and there will be worldwide havoc?
Something here is not quite right.