Let's burn the Koran
Have you notice the Korans being burnt on campuses of American Universities? You missed that? How about the Koran burings in Union Square by the usual anarchists? No, you missed that also? Such acts seem to be a major concern for our honorable men and women in Congress … or at least one, Mr. John Conyers, who, according to this article, has introduced a resolution that “condemns bigotry and intolerance against any religious group, including our friends, neighbors and citizens of the Islamic faith.” (Hat tip: Sixth Column)
I find this offensive. In response, I will send my representatives the following letter:
I must protest any resolution, such as that offered by Rep. Conyers, or any law that specifies respect for a religion. The 1st amendment, which allows freedom of religion, also allows freedom to speak out against religion. In addition, Islam is a political ideology first and foremost. To restrict political speech is a gross violation of the 1st amendment which threatens the very discourse required for a functioning democracy.Come to think of it, why not respond to their flag burning with a Koran burning? That, of course, is how some of us feel about Islam. Why not be honest about it? Why don’t we tell them what we feel about their culture and religion? Islam is a shameful religion. As Muslims kill for any perceived slight or merely to reaffirm the religion, they earn our contempt. Shame and honor are a central focus of Islamic societies, shouldn’t they hear about the shame and dishonor that they’ve brought upon themselves?
If there is a resolution or law in response to the allegations of disrespect to the Koran, I will join with others to organize public desecrations of the Koran to demonstrate that Americans can and will be free to criticize any idea or belief system in any way they choose. This offensive resolution requires a severe response. We will not be silenced.
Of course, an articulated refutation of the Islamic ideology is preferable. But they are mostly illiterate – as illiterate as their Prophet. A good Koran burning – or perhaps one on a regular basis – is something they are not expecting. They will certainly wonder why. Or perhaps they might face the fact that the world is sick and tired of the bullshit that emanates from Islamic countries.
Well, I was intending this to be a family website but I guess that last sentence was a bit impolite. Sometimes I get carried away. Oh, by the way, feel free to send the above letter to your representatives or paste this article with or without credit.