No Hate

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Finally, the faith community speaks-out against hate committed in the name of religion:

But then this asshole and his brain-washed congregation is sticking to their guns, despite warnings from even General Patreus that they ought not do this

Gen. David Petraeus, the commander in Afghanistan, said the burning of Islam's holy books "could cause significant problems" for American troops overseas.

"It could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort in Afghanistan," Petraeus said in a statement issued Monday.

With about 120,000 U.S. and NATO-led troops still battling al Qaeda and its allies in the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban movement, Petraeus warned that burning Qurans "is precisely the kind of action the Taliban uses and could cause significant problems -- not just here, but everywhere in the world we are engaged with the Islamic community."

Petraeus said he was concerned by the political repercussions of the church's plan.

"Even the rumor that it might take place has sparked demonstrations such as the one that took place in Kabul yesterday," he said. "Were the actual burning to take place, the safety of our soldiers and civilians would be put in jeopardy and accomplishment of the mission would be made more difficult."

He said extremists would use images of burning Qurans to inflame public opinion and incite violence.

"And this would, again, put our troopers and civilians in jeopardy and undermine our efforts to accomplish the critical mission here in Afghanistan," he said.

Plain and simple, this pastor is drunk with the allure of the limelight. He loves the publicity and the only reason he is still pushing his agenda of hate is because it is making him famous. He has no leg to stand-on. He is alone in this endeavor. But what he has is a constant media spotlight and his name in bold headlines across the world. Selfish fame.

You shall have no other gods before me??


Streak 12:32 PM  

I think it is fair to point out, as Steve already has, that this guy only speaks for a small congregation of 50 people. Still a pastor--after all, we don't get to decide that, but hardly a major movement.

But the broader problem is much more than this idiot. The pastor of First Baptist Dallas (one of the bigger churches in Dallas, as I recall) preached a sermon last week where he called Islam evil and accused them of perpetrating and endorsing pedophilia. then he posted that on his website as if he was proud of it.

The bigger problem for me is that conservatives have unleashed anti-Muslim sentiment for political gain, and now have no real clue as to what they have unleashed.

Streak 12:33 PM  

Dammit. forgot to click the email box.

steves 6:19 PM  

I guess I am just sick of the media giving this assbag a huge spotlight. This idiot reminds of the "rev." Phelps and his inbred gang of malcontents. I am glad people are speaking out, but I guess I wonder if it would be better to ignore him, as his views aren't shared by most.

Streak 6:31 PM  

And that is fine with this particular guy, but you seem to continue to ignore the others who are flogging the anti-muslim sentiment.

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