Monday, April 4, 2011

What if it had been a Torah?

What if Pastor Terry Jones had decided to put a Torah on trial and then burn it, rather than the Quran?

Would we be arguing about the nature of free speech vs. incitement?

Would we be passively accepting that this man continues to go free? See the ADL website for a good backgrounder on Jones and his scary ministry.

The ADL has also expressed concern about anti Muslim bigotry, a fact noted in this backgrounder in the American Muslim.

But where is the hue and cry?

What if it had been a Torah?

Note that I am not connecting this to the horrific murders in Afghanistan. Nothing justifies that. But Jones' act is a hate crime in and of itself.

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