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The Islamic Mosque of Triumph and Burn the Qur'an Day

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Submitted by Kim Bruce (Canada), Sep 7, 2010 at 23:49

I agree with you, Dr. Pipes. The secret to ridding the world of radical Islamists is through moderate Muslims.

However, the Imam Rauf has not been so tolerant in his decision to move the location of the mosque. It was asked of him by a polite Governor of New York, David Paterson, and was rejected. The Imam also refuses to denounce radical groups like Hamas and Hezbollah. These are not good signs of peaceful moderate Islamic teaching from an Imam who claims as much.

I also disagree with Pastor Terry Jones idea of Qur'anic libricide.

This reminds me of the 1933 burnings of invaluable Jewish books by the Nazis and their supporters. The resultant troubles worldwide could be catastrophic. General Petraeus even worries that, while the troops in Afghanistan have been making progress, this act of libricide could break down all the bridges they have built with the Afghan people. It should also be noted that this past summer was the worst for American numbers of deaths in Afghanistan, regardless of Burn the Qur'an Day.

I condemn the Qur'an as much as I do Mein Kampf. The Qur'an is nothing more than a book of Arabic hatred for Infidels and Jews and a guidepost for conquest. A peace-loving god did not write it. Someone who wanted conquest, booty, rape, incest, and pedophilia and any moral deprivation a Christian mind deplores wrote the text. I do not believe Muhammad was the author. I think it is nothing more than a semi-recollection of distorted sayings passed down through a couple of generations of Arab pirates.

He has every right to burn the book; that is what freedom of expression means, just as the Imam has every right to build his mosque of triumph.

We also have the right to disagree.

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