A church in Florida is planning, to mark September 11, to burn the Holy Quran. The US Government can’t do anything to stop the church and its organizer, Terry Jones. He is conducting the burning on church property, and the Quran, while holy for Muslims, doesn’t constitute a flag.
The reaction has been hot and swift from Muslims all over.
The crowd in downtown Kabul reached nearly 500 today, with Afghan protesters chanting “Long live Islam ” and “Long live the Quran,” and burning an effigy of Terry Jones, senior pastor from the Dove World Outreach Center in Florida who is planning the event.
This is the stuff that really stings, and will, if nothing else, lead to constant friction between the Muslim world and the United States. The same Constitution that protects the rights of Muslims to build a church on Ground Zero will also protect the Terry Jones and their Muslim-hating expressions.
What can you do but pray for tolerance and a calm heart.