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Who's to blame?

Reader comment on item: Should We Blame a Florida Pastor for Deaths in Afghanistan?

Submitted by David B. Klein (Canada), Apr 11, 2011 at 23:02

There's blame enough for both, I think; it doesn't need to be one or the other. That what the Afghani Islamists did is unspeakable goes without saying, but burning a Koran is not at all constructive and insults every moderate Muslim as much as the jihadis. If there were some important principle at stake that had to be upheld at the price of provoking the Islamists then there might be some justification for the act, but destroying scriptures of a major world religion seems pointless at best.

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