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Religion of peace strikes again

Reader comment on item: Islam: Religion of Peace?

Submitted by Ted (United States), Apr 2, 2011 at 12:29

Dear Dr Pipes:

Did we take note that 12 people including 7 United Nations workers were killed in Afghanistan in retaliation of a Quran burning in Florida? These things happen with such regularity in Islamic countries that we have stopped taking note of them. The cruelty of the practitioners of religion of peace comes with unmistakable consistency. These people have no qualms about killing other humans not even the UN workers who are there to help them. Under which doctrine the punishment of burning a scripture is death of innocent humans? To call this killing madness will glorify it. It was not mad it was premeditated: the leaders incited the crowd to take revenge and the crowd obliged.

All of us who are observing this behavior and ignoring it are in dereliction of our duties. This madness must stop.

What Afghanistan's leader Hamid Karzai said on this occasion illustrates what is wrong in that part of the world. Karzai requested United States to bring justice to those who burned the Quran. Karzai must understand that we have already punished those guys. In our non-Islamic societies the punishment for burning scriptures and flags and other such revered objects is not death. Not by any stretch of imagination it is death. We punish the people who dishonor revered objects by ignoring them. And our scriptures get stronger and better each time they are burned and our societies move toward growth, prosperity and happiness and move away from exploitation, poverty, and indiscriminate murders. Do you and your partners understand that Mr Karzai?


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