September 9th, 2010 09:34 EST
Angelina Jolie Outraged By Preacher's Plan To Burn Korans
"Angelina Jolie has spoken out against the proposed burning of the Koran by a small Florida church on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. When asked about the church`s plan, Jolie responded, `I have hardly the words that somebody would do that to somebody`s religious book.`"
Let me preface my remarks by stating that I`m a freethinker, I consider all organized religions an abomination.
If a group held a Bible burning ceremony, I doubt that we`d hear a peep out of Angelina Jolie. It`s cool for liberals to come to the defense of Muslims, but Christians are fair game.
I`ve written hundreds of essays condemning the homophobia, misogyny and intolerance of evangelicals, but I`m one of the few liberals who speaks out against the much greater threat of Islam.
Where is the outrage from Angelina Jolie when Islamists call for the death of Western cartoonists?
The world would be better off if every copy of the Koran were set on fire. Islam has a blood-drenched history, and we ignore the threat of Islam to our peril.
However as a lover of books and free speech, I`m against burning the Koran or any other book.
It`s or soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq and Americans living in Muslim nations who will pay the price for the "bravery" of the preacher, Terry Jones, who plans on setting copies of the Koran on fire.
Pastor Terry Jones is a Christian nut job who rails not only against Muslims, but homosexuals, feminists and liberals.
A pox on all houses of worship, religion should be anathema to everybody who treasures peace, love, and harmony.
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