Burning of Koran Incites Violence Against Innocents
Imagine there’s no countries, it isn’t hard to do; No need to kill or die for, and no religions too; Imagine all the people living life in peace.
– John Lennon
Burning a book, any book, should be against the law. It impinges on freedom of speech in this country. Also, religious freedom and the expression of a person’s faith freely and openly, is a highly valued principle embodied in our Constitution. A Christian pastor should not incite violence or hatred, but stick to the teachings of Jesus Christ. On the other side, Islamic Mullahs should do likewise and not incite people to violence and hatred. Men of God violate the tenets of their faith when they encourage hate and violence towards others.
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
Do you love your creator? Love your fellow-beings first.
NY Times reports: Stirred up by a trio of angry mullahs who urged them to avenge the burning of a Koran at a Florida church, thousands of protesters overran the compound of the United Nations in this northern Afghan city, killing at least 12 people, Afghan and United Nations officials said.
Friday’s episode began when three mullahs, addressing worshipers at Friday Prayer inside the Blue Mosque here, one of Afghanistan’s holiest places, urged people to take to the streets to agitate for the arrest of Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who oversaw the burning of a Koran on March 20.
According to Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai, spokesman for Gen. Daoud Daoud, the Afghan National Police commander for the country’s north, the crowd soon overwhelmed the United Nations guards, disarming some and beating and shooting others.
Gen. Abdul Rauf Taj, the deputy police commander for Balkh Province, put the death toll at eight foreign United Nations staff members, but he said there had not been any beheadings. “Police tried to stop them, but protesters began stoning the building and finally the situation got out of control,” he said.
Mr. Ahmadzai, however, put the death toll at ten foreigners in the United Nations compound, eight killed by gunshots and two beheaded.