Friday, April 1, 2011

CNN April fools - Quran much more than a holy book to Muslims ~ Muslim cleric explains UN massacre /beheadings ~ burning Koran like burning Christ

Muslim in Bangladesh holds a Quran during a recent protest against the government

"Symbolically and literally this is the most sacred reminder of God on Earth for a Muslim,"

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"Above any scripture, what is sacred and holy is the human being,"

Even better than your book and your book and your book ~ our holy text written in Syriac is better than all you all's books!!

Safi pointed out that people in these discussions compare one holy book to another, but the Quran is more analogous to Christ, so it would be like someone burning Jesus.

Creeeepy!!


Their aim is to stoke enough angst in mainly Christian non-Muslims that ~ we will see their point ~ that those who offend Islam' holy book ~ should be beheaded / attacked!! Because that is what they believe ~ in spite of what they say ~ Muhammad's sword hangs over every Muslim's head ~ they live in fear and they want us to feel that fear ~ the fear that doesn't allow them to think, to use reason ~ logic ~ when it comes to Muhammad's actions and aspects of Islam that should be questioned. That fear ~ of Muhammad's sword ~ from the time of their conquest ~ is still them ~ and the religion is such that it perpetually keeps people under it.


Two weeks ago, controversial pastor Terry Jones presided over what he called a trial of the Quran.

The holy book of Islam was "found guilty" by members of Jones' tiny church in Florida and burned, according to a release posted on the church's website.

On Friday, 12 people, including eight workers for the United Nations, were killed in the Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif, when people protesting the burning of that Quran attacked a U.N. office.

Jones likely knew that burning the Quran would prompt protests when Muslims learned of the actions of his church, the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville. He canceled plans to burn a Quran last year, on the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks after being lobbied by President Obama, Gen. David Petraeus and others. Petraeus said American service members in Afghanistan would be increasingly in danger if Jones proceeded with his plan.

On March 20, the parishioners at Dove burned a single copy of the Quran, thus "attacking the foundations of Islam itself," says one Muslim scholar.

"Symbolically and literally this is the most sacred reminder of God on Earth for a Muslim," said Akbar Ahmed, the chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington. " More than a mosque ... more than any other symbol it is the Quran that symbolizes the word of God for a Muslim."

But he decried the violent reaction to the burning. He said that Muslims need to understand that we are living in a world that includes atheists and people of faith who have different ideas of how to treat any holy book.

So you can't have them killed?

Exactly!!


"Therefore Muslims need to respond to acts like (Quran burning) by trying to explain why they are so sensitive, by trying to reach out and trying to explain what Islam is, and not to react in anger and promote any hint of violence."

The free world will never come under Islam's repressive yoke!!

Omid Safi agrees.

"Above any scripture, what is sacred and holy is the human being," said Safi, a religion professor at the University of North Carolina and the author of "Memories of Muhammad". "The death of a person because of protesting (the desecration of) religious symbols is to misunderstand the ultimate sanctity of life."

Safi pointed out that people in these discussions compare one holy book to another, but the Quran is more analogous to Christ, so it would be like someone burning Jesus.

What the f** is this!!

The reason for that is that Christ was the very being of the word of God, which has come to live among us and the Quran in the same way embodies the word of Allah, he said.

When nice things sound ~ creepy!! 

That is why Muslims hold the Quran in such high esteem. In their homes the book is often wrapped in satin and put it in a place of respect, usually high above all other books.

Some of those who don't live in the United States, where burning a holy book is considered free speech, have a hard time understanding that concept.

Ah... maybe your 'concepts' are being rejected!!

"It is the right of the pastor to do this, but to Muslims it is violating their religious identity and their faith," said Ahmed who is also the author of "Journey into America." "It's important to point out that in many Muslim countries it's in the constitution that you cannot blaspheme against the Prophet or desecrate the Quran."

You can almost feel ~ that he should be put to death for blasphemy sentiment ~ like a wolf in sheep's clothing ~ trying to contain Islam's repressive violence.

Safi called Jones' actions hate speech intended to divide humanity.

Divide humanity ~ why doesn't he stand up for equal rights for Christians and other non-Muslims in the old world.... 

"I'd rather focus my faith and work to bring it together," he said.

CNN

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