It seems like the entire sane world has condemned Florida Pastor Terry Jones and his plan to torch Korans in order to commemorate 9-11. Calls for the good Pastor to stay his Bic Butane came from the President, the Secretaries of Defense and State and General Petraeus who felt that this action on his part would inflame the Muslim world.
But of all the statements issued by the politicians of this country, the one that hit the nail on the head came from, no lie, Sarah Palin who said, " Book burning is antithetical to American ideals. People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to, but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation."
An unnecessary provocation. Perfect.
But I have a question for the hot blooded Muslims that promised to take to the streets, who issued death threats against Pastor Jones and vowed to bring "death to America" if Jones went through with his plan. I would hate to be so insecure in my faith that I could be threatened by some jackleg preacher in Florida who presides over a congregation of FIFTY PEOPLE! OK. So that's not a question. But you get my drift.
But wait! There's more. The good people at The Smoking Gun have gotten hold of the Dove World Outreach Center's Academy Rulebook which you can view on the jump: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/bizarre/koran-burner-creepier-you-think
I ask these same "death-to-America-types" what makes them think that a loon like Jones represents mainstream America or Western Culture even? He was a nobody until the Internet sent his scruffy visage around the globe. And he will be a nobody when this blows over.
Jones has agreed not to torch any Korans because he says the folks in New York have agreed to move the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque." We may not be completely out of the woods yet because this "agreement" comes as a complete surprise to the Muslim leaders up there.
Launching Hellfire missiles at a terrorist training camp is a necessary provocation. Some white trash preacher proclaiming that Jesus would burn Korans is an unnecessary one.
Good for you, Governor Palin.