Protecting speech we despise

April 1, 2011

Probably my last posting for the week, another odd intersection of religion and politics today. So it is up on Daily Kos.

Seems one Pastor Terry Jones finally went and had a quran burned. He made a stink last year and I’m sure al’Qaida used it as a recruitment tool. They will undoubtedly use the actual burning, now, as well. And then in addition, a protest in Afghanistan about it today turned deadly for some hapless UN workers.

I guess the US embassy was a harder target.

What do we do about this sort of thing? What did those people hear in their mosques, during Friday prayers, to come out and do this? But not all of them did. It may be just a few extremists using it as an excuse. Preachers, or otherwise. Time will tell.


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