Quran Burning Controversy an Exercise in Selective Outrage

September 9, 2010 at 1:44 pm

A few examples of acts desecrating a holy book. Not the Quran –the Bible. Acts that are not vilified by the left, acts that are not a cause of progressive sanctimonious outrage. The left fall over themselves when it comes to defending Islam. Free speech stands between the free and tyrants, a right that is non-existent in Islam. What does that make Islam? What does that make progressives who unconditionally defend Islam, no questions asked, thank you very much, move along, nothing to see here?

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Since it is not ok to burn Qurans, I assume it would not be ok to immerse a Quran in a jar of urine, or an create a piece consisting of Mohammed surrounded by genitalia.

More to the point, we live in a world where “Piss Christ” is considered a work of art suitable for public viewing. It’s creator hailed as a hero of free expression by the NY Times, became a celebrity in the art world. (More examples here)

And this, the burning of a Quran is considered a highly provocative, intolerant act. Click here to view a video of a Quran burning protest in Iran and learn why it has been set on fire.

It’s time to ask. Why?

Perhaps the Florida pastor should of promoted his Quran burning as “art”. Heh.

Does the pastor in Florida have a right to burn Quran’s? Most certainly. Should he proceed with such a provocative act? That is entirely up to him. Even fools have the right of free expression. And I will always remain on the side of free speech. Regardless of the individual expressing his/her view. Of course, I also reserve the right to speak out in opposition of those which I disagree. That is the beauty of free speech. It works both ways. That is how it is supposed to work anyways. Picking and choosing who should have the right to free speech is not free speech.

The touchy-feely left speaking out against the Quran burning, are more concerned with the tender sensibilities of Muslims, than they are with free speech.

IowaHawk said it best:

1st war in 10,000 years of human history where one side was afraid of hurting the other’s feelings.

Muslims who are protesting the burning of the Quran’s are demanding (in so many words) that non-Muslims abide by THEIR laws against blasphemy. Are you prepared to slide down that slippery slope? Just so you know, there has been a concerted effort by the OIC through the UN that has been underway for years to install a global blasphemy law protecting Islam against ANY and ALL criticism. And by the way, the Ground Zero mosque Imam’s Cordoba Initiative sponsored an Islamic anti-free speech conference in 2008.

Should we worry ourselves with possible retaliation caused by the Quran bonfire? Let’s remind ourselves of the death count which came in at over 100 during the Muhammed cartoon riots (over cartoons people, CARTOONS despite this ), the murder of Theo Van Gogh over his film “Submission”. The fact that Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Geert Wilders and Lars Vilks have Fatwa’s of death placed upon them for their having “offended” Islam and are under protection 24/7.

Where do we draw the line??? This list of things that offends the ‘religion of perpetual outrage’ may or may not astound you, depending on your level of awareness.

Here’s the scoop people. Even if not one American (or any non-Muslim for that matter) [ever] spoke out against Islam, it would remain hell bent on our destruction.

Freedom is the ultimate enemy of Islam.

Our very existence as a free republic, with a demographic majority of non-Muslims offends Islam. No [other] provocation is necessary.

Not standing up to the Muslim bullies is fueling their fire. Their goal is to have the entire globe submit to Islam. We need a united front. Not yellow bellied, weak kneed appeasing cowards bowing down or pandering apologists. Or the submission will continue down a path that, trust me no matter how liberal you are you do not want to take.

It is a dead end road.
Be warned.

Truth is our ultimate weapon.

Wield it.

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