The terry jones Koran burning saga played out in the past week that made headlines around the world has ended in a farce with a lovely photo session of two otherwise inconsequential god botheres getting all pally. Lovely stuff for the media but to the man in the street it looks like much do about nothing.
Terry burn baby burn jones got his 15 minutes of fame and a call from the president. WHOOPTY DOO There were street protests in Kabul calling for death to America. What does this mean? What would you replace it with? Arabejamia? Wasn't religious fanaticism the cause of all the trouble there in the first place?
Some were worried that burning the Koran would cause Muslims to get really angry and do some bad stuff to some poor innocent sods going about their daily lives who have no animosity towards any race or religion.
Well Hello! What was 911 about? I thought they were already pissed off about something.
A quick search on the net can get you to all sorts of Muslim sites in english. On one such site I briefly read a sermon delivered by a firebrand preacher which speaks of the crusades as justification for jihad against the west. You've got to be joking - Get over it - It is now 2010
In the west the people got the religious yoke off their necks in the 1950's. It seems the god botheres are trying to turn the clock back to the time when religion stage managed politics.
An appropriate response to any Koran burning in this day and age would be to burn some bibles. I'd gladly help by throwing on the rubbish handed to me by some Jehovah's witnesses when the interrupted my sunday morning loving with the head of the house.
So to terry and his ilk, I would like to say - you are an idiot and a hypocrite and you Christian's have a lot to answer for.
To you Muslims - don't beat yourself up. Terry doesn't speak for the west. The threats from your preachers and your overreaction and orchestrated group offence taking will result in you being taken off my christmas card list.