Do you remember how the media went insane when a pastor from Florida wanted to burn a copy of the Koran? Here’s how one paper reported the story
Wearing black robes and sitting as self-appointed judge, the radical evangelical pastor called the “court” to order from behind his pulpit.
On trial in the mock tribunal in Terry Jones’ small and once-obscure Florida church was Islam’s holy book, the Koran.
In the role of prosecutor was a former Egyptian Muslim who had converted to Christianity, while a Texas-based Sudanese imam defied death threats to fly in from Dallas to provide the defence.
A jury of nine men and three women – all members or supporters of Mr Jones’ tiny congregation at the Dove World Outreach Centre in Gainesville – listened for several hours to proceedings often conducted in heavily accented English or translated from Arabic.
And they then reached the unanimous verdict that the Koran was guilty of several “crimes against humanity,” including the promotion of terrorism and “the death, rape and torture of people worldwide whose only crime is not being of the Islamic faith.”
Then there was the reaction from the “religion of peace”:
Seven UN staff members were killed in Mazar-i-Sharif after a mob enraged by a Koran burning in the US stormed a UN compound, in the worst attack on the world body in the country since the 2001 invasion.
The mainstream media covered the Koran burning for weeks. Denouncements were heard from congress, the president, and the liberal elites. But have you noticed that no such denouncement has come from these same pontificators of tolerance when a group of atheists tore pages from the Bible on Saturday (August 17, 2011)?
By the way, these Bible-tearing atheists are chickens. They know that Christians aren’t going to hunt them down and cut off their heads. Now let’s see them tear pages from the Koran. I dare them.