I fully support the First Amendment. I will gladly pick up a rifle and defend someone’s right to say something that with every fiber of my being I disagree. That being said, I think that Terry Jones is going too far.
Terry Jones – a pastor at the Dove World Outreach Center – plans on buring 200 copies of the Quran on September 11th. He says, according to CNN, that “his message targets radical Islamists.”
Oh, is that all? You’re going after the guys like the ones who flew planes into the World Trade Center? Well, in that case, go ahead. After all, burning a Quran will not offend a moderate Islamist who still believes that America is a great country and not a western, evil empire. How could the nice Muslims be upset about the burning of 200 of their Holy books?
And, why does this man think this is okay? How could this man think that this is okay?
If an Islamic religious leader stood up in Gainesville, Florida and said he was going to burn 200 Holy Bibles – we’d all be having a fit and falling in it – including Terry Jones – wouldn’t we?
This man is a nut, an absolute religious nut. I hope his followers realize that he is leading them down a path of condemnation and scorn. I hope they realize that burning a Quran is not something of which Jesus would approve.
But, probably not, after all, it is Florida we’re talking about.
One last thing: The blood from the next terrorist attack is on his hands.
And, may God have mercy on his soul.