A church in Florida is planning to burn some Korans to prove, well I don't know what. I guess that Muslims don't love Jesus. This has Gen. Petraeus concerned.
(CNN) -- The U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Monday criticized a Florida church's plan to burn copies of the Quran on September 11, warning the demonstration "could cause significant problems" for American troops overseas.
"It could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort in Afghanistan," Gen. David Petraeus said in a statement issued Monday.
The guy running the church seems to be a really deep thinker too.
In a statement on its website, the Dove World Outreach Center said it plans to burn Qurans "to warn about the teaching and ideology of Islam, which we do hate as it is hateful." Its pastor, Terry Jones, has written a book entitled "Islam is of the Devil," and the church sells coffee mugs and shirts featuring the phrase.
They hate it because it's hateful. I think there has been some cousin lovin' going on in the Dove World Outreach Center. Petraeus is also right, this may cause some trouble for our troops.
But guess what, none of that trumps the First Amendment, so these land apes can burn Korans if that is what gets them to paradise. In the same way that Mr. Bridge Builder has the right to build at Ground Zero these clowns have the right to burn Korans. They just shouldn't. Neither one of them. But the bottom line is we should recognize and uphold the right to the most offensive kinds of speech. And the idea that this should be banned under the concept of "fighting words" is wrong. Tolerance does not mean that we have to accept any cry of offense a group claims rises to that level. Muslims have been pushing their comfort zone further and further. If Piss Christ is OK then Mohammed Bomb Head and Koran burning is too.
UPDATE: The perfect solution