You may have heard of International Burn a Koran Day. On September 11th, the non-denominational Dove World Outreach Center church in Florida will burn Korans to show that “…Islam is causing billions of people to go to hell, it is a deceptive religion, it is a violent religion and that is proven many, many times.” Hemant was lucky enough to interview the church’s pastor here.
…Yeah, it’s a bit insane. I’m not sure what this church is trying to accomplish other than needlessly pissing people off to gain media attention. Thankfully Muslims and and Christians alike have publicly denounced the event, including the National Association of Evangelicals. But of course there has to be one extremist Muslim group to ruin everything:
Members of the al-Falluja online forum have reportedly promised to “spill rivers of your (American) blood” if the event goes forward.
You know, if someone is attacking you by saying you’re violent, the best method probably isn’t to respond with violence. Just sayin’. I know you’re upset and you may even have religious reasoning backing you up, but it’s just not a good strategy to illustrate that your opponent is right.
Bleh. Refreshing to know there are hateful extremists on both sides, no? Oops, I think I meant “terrifying,” not “refreshing.” My bad.