Blaming Islamic Violence on Koran Burning

April 24th, 2011

By Dan Miller

Pastor Terry Jones, Koran BurnerAre the illnesses of those who blame islamic violence on Koran burning contagious?

Have any possible similarities occurred to anyone else as among —

► Those who lay the blame at the feet of some jerk guy who burned a Koran in the United States for the subsequent widespread death and destruction in the Islamist World and

► Those who lay the blame at the feet of those jerks Republicans who may try to use debt limit negotiations to reduce spending?  Something they seem to have been unable to accomplish with their gracious and bipartisan colleagues any other way?

[N]othing sensible or mature is on the horizon. Republicans have vowed to extract more heedless spending cuts in exchange for their votes to raise the debt limit. To that end, they seem likely to demand changes to the budget process, like a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, or spending caps.


► The DPRK which claims that if war breaks out between the South and the North all blame must laid at the feet of South Korean jerks running dog lackeys for shunning dialogue for rapprochement?

On Saturday, the North’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, a semi-official organ handling inter-Korean relations, issued a statement denouncing Seoul for “denying dialogue and driving the inter-Korean relations to catastrophe.”

There is, obviously, no need to consider political correctness and lack of personal responsibility, neither of which has anything to do with anything unfortunate. However, could these suspicious “coincidences” be due to global warming? A Koch Billionaire Brothers conspiracy? Radiation from the Japanese nuclear reactor shutdown? Something Sarah Palin said? Should the Center for Disease Control investigate whether it’s caused by a virus? Should funding be sought for additional research to find the cause, a preventative and a cure?

Oh well. If we can tolerate one we can probably tolerate the others, in suitably multicultural fashion.

(This article was also posted at The PJ Tatler.)

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4 Responses to “Blaming Islamic Violence on Koran Burning”

  1. Tom Carter |

    Far as I’m concerned that fruitcake fundamentalist pastor who promotes Koran burning is as bad as fruitcake fundamentalist Muslims. The only difference is Muslims are far more prone to violence, and that’s what’s intolerable. There’s never an acceptable excuse for violence and terrorism, regardless of which particular religious mania is involved.

    The biggest problem now is that our current government seems unwilling to take the hard actions necessary to deal with all of these problems, for whatever reasons. We need to throw all the bums out in Nov 2012 and replace them with people of whatever party who will do their jobs in the best interests of the country.

  2. Dan Miller |

    Tom, you say

    that fruitcake fundamentalist pastor who promotes Koran burning is as bad as fruitcake fundamentalist Muslims. The only difference is Muslims are far more prone to violence, and that’s what’s intolerable.(emphasis added)

    As bad as? I don’t think so, although he’s certainly a world class fruitcake. Guaranteeing freedom of speech in the United States for “fruitcakes” is even more important than for normal folk; little is done to ban the speech of normal folks expressing normal ideas and the First Amendment issues generally arise when most of us disagree with the fruitcakes. And, as you say, the Muslims are more prone to violence, in none of which the U.S. bred fruitcake or his followers have engaged.

    Why should the predictable actions of a bunch of tribal savages thousands of miles away in an uncivilized group barely amounting to a country impact adversely on the rights, of fruitcakes in the United States, to engage in otherwise lawful and harmless activity?

    People can properly disparage the fruitcake and vent their spleen at him nonviolently; that’s their right. But for the courts to deprive him of his First Amendment rights strikes me as an, I hope, aberrational misfeasance.

  3. Tom Carter |

    Dan, I’m a First Amendment fundamentalist, you might say. No speech is free if virtually all speech isn’t free. Fundamentalist Christians who burn Korans and dance with poisonous snakes are perfectly free to do their thing, stupid as it may be, as long as they don’t infringe on the rights and safety of others. Fundamentalist Muslims in American have exactly the same freedom, with the same minimal limitations. But when they start killing and injuring other people and damaging U.S. interests in the name of outraged religion, wherever they may be located, they’re far beyond the pale and should be dealt with swiftly and effectively. There are no acceptable excuses for violence, and that certainly includes religion.

    I certainly don’t think the government should deprive “Pastor Jones” of his freedom of speech, as expressed in burning Korans. However, that doesn’t mean that society can’t disparage his idiocy and encourage him to stop.

    As far as uncivilized tribal savages are concerned, whether they’re hiding in Tora Bora or beating people in the neighborhood McDonald’s, sufficient force must be applied to stop them.

  4. Julie |

    The fruitcakes, no worse, murderers, are the wacko Muslims who act like children, actually worse, they are murderers, because their book of supersitious nonsense was burned by an insignificant unknown. I believe that crafty old Terry Jones is just worried that the oppressives (the US Government) are trying to take away all American’s right of free speech because of some violent superstitious fruitcakes.

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