Sad news of many dead in Afghanistan after the recent Qur’an burning in the US. Let’s keep in mind three things as we respond to these senseless acts:
- Burning another person’s religious book is mean and childish and wrong.
- The Pastor who burned the Qur’an should not be blamed for the killing that followed. Those who killed are the ones to blame.
- Calling those murderers “Muslims” or identifying them with Islam would be the same mistake as calling the Pastor a “Christian.” Of course he is a “Christian,” but he does not speak for Christianity in the same way those murderers do not speak for Islam. Certainly Muslims around the world will rightly condemn those killings.