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Hatered raises it's ugly head

Reader comment on item: Amazon.com's Koran Desecration Problem

Submitted by yonason (United States), May 20, 2005 at 18:45

This article, (www.postgazette.com/pg/05140/507784.stm), reports the story.

The words of the accuser don't correspond to reality, at least as I know it.

a) "I saw that and I immediately dropped it." What? She dropped the "holy" Koran?

I'm an Orthodox Jew, and we are so conditioned to revere the holiness of our Torah and copies of it that dropping it or any other holy object (G_d forbid), even reflexively, is highly unlikely. More likely, she either didn't drop it, or her sense of its holiness is lacking.

b) "You read about these things happening to other people."

Um, ...huh? Where? Al Jezeerah? Al Ahram? No, you DO NOT read about these things anywhere else but in propaganda rags. Hate crimes are so scrutinized here that the credibility of this statement can quickly be checked and found to be totally false.

It's interesting to continue reading that news item, where they report her further embellishments of her story:

The article also reports how the Islamist propaganda machine steps in to affirm her claims, and to assert how it is just one illustration of the many that they falsely assert are endemic to our culture.

c) " 'This manifestation of hate has raised its ugly head in different sectors of American society
in government, in schools, in media -- both entertainment and news -- and here with
booksellers. We're asking Mr. [Jeff] Bezos, the CEO of Amazon.com, to publicly say he
condemns this, to say there's a zero tolerance policy,' said Salam Al-Marayati, executive
director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council."

Fortunately that would NEVER happen in the noble Islamic world, right? (Pay no attention to head severings, riots, hijackings, Torah and flag burnings, etc., etc.).

Yes, hatred HAS raised its ugly head, but the face it has is Islamic.

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