Saturday, April 2, 2011

Qur’an Burning and Deadly Protests in Response

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:

  1. Burning another person’s religious book is mean and childish and wrong.
  2. The Pastor who burned the Qur’an should not be blamed for the killing that followed.  Those who killed are the ones to blame.
  3. 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.

See these related posts, especially American Muslims Make Video to Rebut Militants.

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