Thursday, September 9, 2010
KORAN BURNING MERELY SUSPENDED BUT NOT CANCELLED - REV JONES!
The man behind the latest anxiety about what Muslims will do if their holy book is burned, Reverend Patrick Terry Jones, have caved in to pressure and will stave off his planned symbolic burning of the Koran. Icheoku while welcoming this about-face, urges those Muslims to also respect other peoples sensibilities and not themselves desecrate what other people hold dearly, in awe and total respect. These Muslims should be told to stop burning our American flags as that represents a lot to every American who solemnly adore their star-spangled banner. These Muslims should also be told that they alone are not sole custodians of violence and that our stooping down for dwarfs(them) does not make us less taller. And finally these Muslims should be told that Americans are not afraid to die fighting for a good cause; and that they should come off their mistaken assumption that we Americans are too lustfully engaged to want to expend our lives fighting for causes bigger than any of us. That Americans plea and cajoling is not out of cowardice but a need to remain the gentle giant which we are. That they should stop threatening violence each time there is a disagreement either in a novel (Rushdie) or cartoon (Mohammed's Danish depiction) or as of the present Koran-burning threat. That civilized people discuss their differences and not threaten thunder and brimstone against one another. But just for the sake of argument, assuming the Koran burning went ahead as planned; Icheoku asks why would the Muslim world hold the entire America accountable for the act of one renegade pastor, when they asked the world not to hold them responsible for the 9/11 Muslim terrorists?Or better still, since there is mosque everywhere in the Western World including in Vatican, may be Saudi Arabia should be asked to provide lands in Riyadh, Mecca and Medina for Christians to build their places of worship. That way it will be much easier to harmonize both civilizations religious outreach and ensure better understanding and friendship between them instead of this living on trigger-edge between the two. Anyway, our thanks to the wanna-be Koran-burning Reverend Terry Jones for calling off his "stunt" and we advise him never to hold the world hostage again in a similar manner. What a notoriety he has garnered for himself as the pastor who wanted to incinerate Koran.