Re: Quran burning
- From: Frederick Williams <frederick.williams2@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 13:45:37 +0100
Peter Tan wrote:
On 8 Sep, 14:03, Kendall Down <kkd...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On the other hand, I would remind him that all the man is burning is
paper and ink in a particular pattern. The Qur'an, like the Bible, is
not confined to a particular instance of paper and ink.
My understanding is that the Muslim attitude towards the Koran is not
the same as the attitude of the Christian towards the Bible. For a
Muslim, the Koran is the literal word of God, completely unmediated.
For a Christian, the real Word of God is Jesus. So the Koran burning
would certainly have been taken very seriously and I'm glad that it
was called off.
I am very sorry that it was called off. Had it gone ahead, muslims
would have attacked Americans and American interests, and it's
reasonable to guess that people would have been killed. That would have
demonstrated that muslims are a violent and irrational bunch.
The burning would have been nothing worse than insensitive, a bit like
the proposed building of a mosque near the WTC. In Multan an effigy of
Pastor Jones was burned, that, it seems, is acceptable.
Needle, nardle, noo.
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