The war we are involved in now could evolve into a holy war, is what I meant. "The Muslims started it" is a nice way to point a finger. There is a lot of background to this and surrounding stories that I'm not sure if I even want to get into it again.Did not the OP reference a "religious war"? I'm simply stating that, if it ever comes to that, and if this incident is in any way responsible, the Muslims started it.
If you go back to the origins of Islam, you'll see that Mohammed was responsible for beginning the Muslim tradition of "conquer and convert". It continued for many centuries and, one could argue, is happening today at a different level.The war we are involved in now could evolve into a holy war, is what I meant. "The Muslims started it" is a nice way to point a finger. There is a lot of background to this and surrounding stories that I'm not sure if I even want to get into it again.
cf. First Amendment.This man is a religious bigot, like many of the religious people in America. He is notorious for slenderizing the Islam religion, saying it is the Devils religion. They believe that America is a Christian only country, when in fact the constitution promotes freedom of religion. Recently with Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin's "Rally", a lot of racist, extremist assholes have come out of their shell and shown their true colors. These people are the same people who believe Obama is the sole cause of our current economic downfall, ignoring the facts the of Bush Administration, and promoting hate across the land of the "free". These people are brainwashed, and it will be a serious problem in the coming years.
So you are proposing Martial Law?General Petraeus has warned this man several times since his announcement, that this would cause massive problems for our current troops in Afghanistan, claiming it would give extremists around the world leverage over the "American Image".
Yet he is not committing, as far as I can tell from what I've been informed of the situation, any crime. It is not illegal to burn books. It is not illegal to insult people - or even to call for their execution. It is not (yet) illegal to offend Muslims.This man in Florida is making a very strong, rash decision in name of his religion, and not taking into account the repercussions. He thinks he is speaking for all of America, when in fact America is a "free" land, that welcomes all religions and points of view. This man is wiping his ass with America's face.
Muslims are pouring the salt on the wound by building the Mosque at Ground Zero in the first place!"If Muslims can build a Mosque near our Ground Zero, then I can burn their book!"
My analogy: If you have a scraped knee, you can pour salt on it. But it's not recommended.
I with I were but, unfortunately, this country of mine doesn't tolerate preparedness. Also, in Canada, his actions might just be illegal as well. However, as a Canadian, I can tell you that you definitely do not want America to take on these warped, freedomless Canadian ways where it is illegal to cause offense, or to insult the government via any form of telecommunications, and gun ownership is extremely rare and difficult; and especially not the British way, where it is possible to be arrested for spitting on the street (i.e. ASBO).I hope you all are ready for another revolution.
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man. "I started to write up a paragraph or so, but I believe, as a Christian, this answers well enough for me:
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord." To the contrary, "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:19-21)
If a Christian really views the Muslims as one's enemy, then this is the proper response. Burning a Koran seems more like incitement and spite than showing mercy and love.