For the record, I like Muslims as a whole. I think that they have been misrepresented and misunderstood in many ways. When I was deployed to Iraq I trained and fought with Muslim soldiers, many of whom would have laid down their life for me if it came to that. However, every religion has a certain group of crazy people…these were the people we were fighting in Iraq. Sadly, they don’t have much of a sense of humor.
Here is a long article I wrote about Islam for a freind’s blog a while back, take a look:
I am against book burning in whatever form it may take, be it goose stepping, jack booted thugs or a Florida Pastor looking to create a controversy. However, the recent Koran burning by Pastor Terry Jones and the reaction of protesters and militants in Afghanistan begs the question, did Muslims just prove Jones’ point? Are Muslims nothing but a bunch of savages?
Let me clear the air up front: Pastor Jones is an idiot. You remember him from when he announced International Burn a Koran Day back on the 9th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. It was only after President Obama and US Defense Secretary Gates interceded that he backed down. Now he’s back at it again, finally following through on his book burning promises. Personally, I think anyone who burns a book is a moron, and those who allow this distraction to consume their lives are even bigger dupes.
Documents were just released showing that billions of dollars of US bail-out money went to foreign banks, including Libya and we choose a Koran burning to get upset about?
Wasting no time in helping Jones propagate his message, demonstrators at Mazer-i-Sharif in Afghanistan responded to the Koran burning by raiding the local UN building. Once inside they murdered a number of European UN workers as well as their Nepalese guards, including two beheadings. American’s can barely concern themselves with their own dead soldiers, much less UN workers hailing from Sweden, Norway, and Romania, so what was the point?
Read the rest at Wayne Bisset’s One Man’s Opinion!