REFLECTION…of free speech gone amok.

I remember in 2005 when some Muslims set fires to the Danish Embassies in Syria, Lebanon and Iran; and desecrated the Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, French, German, British and American flags over the publication of 12 editorial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon Him, in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.  It is estimated that 150 people lost their lives over this exercise of free speech.  I can’t begin to image what will happen when one Mark Twain looking preacher and 20 of his followers in Florida burn not 1 but 100 Holy Qur’ans.  I really hope cool heads prevail here.  The last thing we need is the kind of violence that many news outlets on the far right will use to justify their propaganda against Muslims in this country and the world.

This is one instance where I wish Gainesville, Florida PD would racially profile Terry Jones and pull him over for going even a mile over the speed limit on his way to church Saturday.  It would certainly save lives.

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