With the 9/11 anniversary fast approaching, the emotionally charged atmosphere over the mass murder of thousands of innocent people by crazed Islamists is being supercharged by number of avoidable factors the most talked about one being the planned Quran burning.
The Gainesville, Florida-based Dove World Outreach Center which last year distributed T-shirts that said “Islam is of the Devil,” has announced plans to burn copies of the Quran on church grounds.
Sporadic demonstrations against the planned Quran burning have already been held in couple of predominantly Moslem countries and with the holiday marking the end of month of fasting coinciding this year with the anniversary of 9/11, possibility for more robust and certainly violent outburst of anger is ever present.
Aside few off the shelf statements of condemnation, the folks over in IRR, the Islamist Rapist Republic have not yet shown their hand on the Quran burning controversy.
But being as opportunistic as they are and given their track record in similar cases namely the “Satanic Verses” and the Muhammad’s cartoons, they tend to get into action once protests elsewhere have gained momentum and then milk it to their own advantage.
Today a large crowd of Afghans protesting the planned burning threw rocks at a passing American military convoy in Kabul. When asked why, Abdul Shakoor, an 18-year-old high school student said: “We know this is not just the decision of a church. It is the decision of the president and the entire United States,”
Under U.S. Constitution the Florida group or for that matter anyone else has every right to burn Quran, they can do it on the hour every hour should they wish to and no one can legally prevent the burning.
But should they do it?
Except playing into the hands of rabid Islamists what else will be gained from the burning?
And is putting the lives of brave Americans already in dangerous situation in greater jeopardy worth the burning?
Democracy is a beautiful thing, but responsible use of the freedom it allows is a civic duty.