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Originally posted by Erasurehead
You don't see the difference between threatening to burn down a building and burning books?
Originally posted by ChemBreather
The general rule is : Never back down for threats or terrorism..
Originally posted by CX
Look at the demonstrations worldwide already, and threats of retaliation.
Originally posted by Digital_Reality
Well it worked. Terrorist threats obviously can control what Americans do.
Originally posted by damwel
people were getting beat up and expelled from shopping centers and schools for wearing antiwar tshirts during the Bush administration?
Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
Why is this even sNewZe?
Muslims have ransacked, burned and looted a Catholic school and convent in Gaza.. Crosses were broken, a statue of Jesus was damaged, and prayer books were burned.
Gunmen used the roof of the school during the fighting, and the convent was "desecrated," according to the community’s pastor.
Father Musalam additionally told The Jerusalem Post that the Muslim gunmen used rocket-propeled grenades (RPGs) to blow through the doors of the church and school, before burning Bibles and destroying every cross they could get their hands on.
Originally posted by Mykahel
reply to post by oozyism
This isn't just about us occupying other countries (something I agree is wrong and we need to end). This is about a violent group of people basing their actions on an extreme understanding of their faith threatening global violence if one man would act on his right to free speech and burn a book. As a Christian I understand the Quran does not equate to the Bible in their eyes. They hold the quran in a similar position as Christians do Jesus Christ. This man burning qurans would be like Muslims burning an effigy of Jesus, which they wouldnt do since they revere him as a prophet. They do however burn down churches and massacre innocent Christians left and right.
This is about a violent religion showing it's true colors, and the world acting surprised about it and blaming one man who is speaking against something he finds evil, even if I do disagree with the way he is going about doing it.
Extreme Islam has existed far longer than the West was ever an influence. It was extreme from the beginning, and that's where it finds its roots. It's at worst a manipulative lie and at best the result of ignorance to claim that the West is the sole force behind why militant Islam is so extreme and violent. I would say that it would be more accurate to say that the behavior that was already programmed into them was at the least encouraged by the foul leadership of the west.