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Koran burning and the role of Congress

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Submitted by Bob Jack (United States), Apr 7, 2011 at 16:31

There is now a brewing debate over whether Congress should denounce the burning of the Koran by an American minister in the United states which resulted in protests and wanton murders in the Middle East. Since when is it the responsibilty of Congress to denounce the actions of someone who is exercising their right of free expression, as offensive as it may be to some people.

Since when should it be the job of Congress to pander to the interests of fanatical Islamic thugs who have decapitated and murdered innocent human beings because they were offended by the act of someone exercising their right of free expression.. All elements of the United States government should refrain from getting involved in this matter, except for hunting down and bringing to justice the perpetrators of the brutal murders on Middle East soil.

Since when has the United States government denounced the acts of fanantical Muslims for burning American flags or the Holy Bible---I cannot recall that such a denouncement ever was made. Nor can I remember that the populations of the free democratic nations of the West have ever murdered Islamists who have burned the Holy Bible, persecuted other religions or burned the flags of their nations. It's time that all pandering to the followers of Islam be stopped. Enough is enough!

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