Dear Dove World:
This is a gentle reminder to cancel your Burn a Koran Day Event. Ok. You’re on the map. Pastor Idiot Terry Jones has gotten attention and your Sunday offerings probably increased. But as I said before, the event is a dumb idea!
Burning a Koran (or any holy book) is anti-Christian. The Koran is about peace and love. So is the Bible. But extremists and oppressors exist in both religions. As you know, the Bible says, “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.” So for the record, WWJD? Not this.
The protest is also harmful to America’s image around the world. Muslims, who mostly live in non-western countries, may not “get” that Terry Jones is not a typical American (Have you seen this? or heard him on TV?) or that average Americans do not support Koran burnings. In fact 42 percent of Americans view Muslims favorably and only 9 percent hold real prejudice against them. (To access a Pew survey report on Muslims in American, access it here.)
Most importantly, your event threatens national security! Our own General George Petraeus shared his own warning saying the protest might put troops and our war effort in danger. Thousands in Afghanistan and Indonesia protested. There was minor Anti-US violence and groups called for an anti-Dove World jihad.
So, here is another gentle reminder to CANCEL the Koran burning event. We’ve heard what you all had to say, even today‘s comment. We disagree with you. You don’t represent Americans. You’re not creating change – only conflict.
Worst still, you’re putting our country’s image and security at risk. So, knock it off!
Me (and most Americans)
- Petraeus warns over Koran burning (bbc.co.uk)
- Koran burning will endanger lives: US General (alternet.org)
- Jim Luce: Evil in America? U.S. Fundamentalist Group to Burn Koran on 9/11 (huffingtonpost.com)