By Tom Quiner
The President is against the burning of the Koran.
The Secretary of State is against the burning of the Koran.
General David Petraus is against the burning of the Koran.
The Pope is against the burning of the Koran.
I’m against the burning of the Koran.
The always politically correct Mayor of New York said, that while he finds the whole affair “distasteful,” he backs the right of the Florida pastor to light up.
So, other than Mayor Bloomberg, most voices I’m hearing are vocally opposed to the Koran being burned as an act of protest against the religion of Islam.
There are bigger stories involved here than the burning of the Koran. Here they are, an exclusive from Quiner’s Diner:
Real Story #1: The Christian world is vocal in condemning violence and moronic behavior from their own, even if it’s a nutty Florida pastor going to great lengths to scratch and claw for his 15 minutes of fame. There is no comparable outcry from the Islamic world when their nuttiest members maim the innocent. Christian-Islamic relations would improve if we witnessed more Muslims publicly protesting Islam-motivated violence.
Real Story #2: Why is this even a story? The Florida pyro-pastor heads a church with only fifty members. He’s a nobody unless the media makes him a somebody. So why did the mainstream media (MSM) decide to make this a big story? Could it be a bias against Christianity? In other words, do they like to report about isolated kooks from conservative groups that make conservatives look bad while ignoring stories about left wing kooks?
Real Story #3: This story got so big, the President sent in the FBI to investigate this guy. On the other hand, the government ignored Nidal Malik Hasan’s embrace of radical Islam. They were aware of, but evidently unconcerned, with his e-mail communications with Anwar al-Awlaki, Islamic jihadist guru for terrorists. Of course, Mr. Hasan went on to murder 13 people at Fort Hood and wound 30 others. Why is so much political-correctness granted to Muslim nuts, but not Christian nuts?
Real Story #4: Not only are we not hearing enough public contrition from Muslims regarding the tragedy of 9/11, we’re getting in-your-face defiance on some fronts. You probably did’t hear about this in the MSM, but there was a store in a Houston mall last year displaying this sign:
“We will be closed on Friday, September 11, 2009 to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Ali.”
Imam Ali flew one of the planes into the twin towers. Contrition? No. Defiance? Yes.
Real Story #5: Meanwhile, over in Afghanistan, Al Jazeera showed a video on television of U.S. soldiers praying. They inferred our soldiers were there to spread Christianity. This was so politically incorrect that according to Lt. Colonel Wright, the “troops at posts in war zones are required to burn their trash.” What is this trash to which he refers? Christian bibles translated into Afghan languages. Soldiers weren’t even allowed to send their sacred scripture home. They had to burn it like trash. Why no outcry when Christian bibles are desecrated?
This November’s election will turn on several key issues. One of them is surely political correctness. Liberal elites grant it in lavish quantities to Islamic causes at the same time they loathe Christian ones.