Holy Book Burnings Spark Hypocrisy

A pro-family organization says it’s hypocritical for high-ranking officials in the Government to condemn a Florida church’s plans to burn Qu’rans when Muslims groups have burned Bibles on numerous occasions.

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Destroyed Serbian Orthodox church near Preševo, Serbia

Father Musalam a Christian in Priest in Gaza pleaded to the world in 2007 that the Muslim gunmen used rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) to blow through the doors of his church and school, before burning Bibles and destroying every cross they could get their hands on.

In December 2009 Muslims burn a Bible in Pakistan Near Faisalabad, Muslim extremists desecrated a church and burnt a Bible. Local Muslims came out in support of the desecrated Church of St. Paul in the village ‘Chak, ‘Lohekay’.

Even earlier in 2003 a Sacred Jewish site regarded as the grave of the biblical patriarch Joseph has been turned into a pile of rubble by Muslim vandals needed to be completely rebuilt. This type of destruction is not uncommon to Jewish sites by Muslims in the Middle East.

A Serbian Orthodox church near Preševo, in southern Serbia, was desecrated by Muslims on January 7, 2008 during the Orthodox celebration of the Christian holidays. There was nothing left and Muslims celebrated nearby for the “accomplishments”.

Worse yet, Iraqi Muslims have plans to convert the Tomb of the Prophet Ezekiel, one of the most sacred sites for Christians and Jews, into a massive new mosque. What’s more, the Iraqis intend to erase all Jewish markings from the tomb so that no indication of its historic significance will remain for future generations.

Malaysia also has shown an increase in militant Muslim activities as well. Now as reported by Fox News, mad Muslims are fire bombing Christian Churches, certainly there are bibles in those buildings that burn as well. This is happening more and more throughout the world, and it does not get even close to the media attention this Qu’ran event did, why not?

Just this year angry Muslim mobs attacked Christian-owned shops and houses, burned down eight churches and injured several people in the northern Nigerian town of Kazaure. The Muslim rioting in Jos led to 300 people being killed, all this broke out with no provocation from Christians.

In “moderate” Turkey the Turkish State sponsored desecration of Istanbul’s Christian cemeteries, many of them have been desecrated on a number of occasions in the past 20 years. Some of the more recent outrage brings back memories of the tragic events of September 1955 when churches, cemeteries and properties owned by Istanbul’s Orthodox community were desecrated and destroyed in a pogrom.

Eventually dubbed the September pogrom, the event was the brainchild of Turkey’s political-bureaucratic-military establishment, known here as Derin Devlet or ‘deep state’.

These are only a few of many such examples of the intolerance toward Jewish and Christian sites by Muslims that continue to desecrate holy sites throughout the world.

There’s really a staggering level of hypocrisy and double standard here for the Muslims to desecrate Holy sites of Jews and Christians, and then complain when a pastor’s going to burn the Qu’ran. If the U.S, politicians want to be fair here and even-handed, they would count up the number of Holy Bibles that Muslims have incinerated throughout the world, and then they could support Reverend Jones to burn the same number of Qu’rans.

Bryan Fischer of American Family Association believes the whole recent incident illustrates the difference between Christianity and Islam. “When these Bibles were burned, the Christian community did not riot in the streets; we did not threaten violence against anyone,” he points out. “[But] when even the threat of Qu’rans being burned takes place, it’s like we’re dealing with Armageddon [or] with World War III.

[Certainly] we need to be sensitive to people’s religious symbols or their text,” he states. We recognize that in a Muslim country, Christians and Jews are just not welcome. The hypocrisy is pretty well established. It is disconcerting.”


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