Quwut-ul-Islam Mosque

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Some Christians live in another realm of stupidity. The Dove World Outreach Center in Gainsville, Florida plans to burn a copy of the Koran on September 11, the ninth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. What are they trying to prove? There actually are Westernized, moderate Muslims. There are nonpracticing Muslims who do not attend Mosque, just as there are nonpracticing Christians who do not go to church. Muslims are not monolithic; the entire Muslim religion should not be held responsible for 9-11. Yet these “Christians” are planning an act of inane idiocy. Orthodox Muslims revere the Koran far more than even Fundamentalist Christians revere the Bible. They believe that the Koran was dictated by Allah to Mohammad. Although Muslims do not worship the Koran, they hold it in high honor, and burning a copy is a clear insult to Muslims everywhere. I hope the church will reconsider. The action that they contemplate doing will only put American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan in more danger. Do these “Christians” really want to see more harm done to our troops? Do they want to inflame Muslim sensibilities and perhaps encourage terrorist attacks in the United States? They clearly do not wish to convert Muslims to Christianity, for their actions will only anger Muslims. I hope that moderate Muslims realize that most Christians are like that group in Gainsville. I cannot understand the mindset of people who call themselves Christians and who openly plan to pursue a hateful, spiteful act. I pray they think through this before they cause harm to both Christianity and to the United States.

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