Monday, September 13, 2010

This is America, the beacon of freedom

Kourosh Ziabari - The ninth anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks coincided with the offensive insults of the Americans to the holiest book of 1.5 billion Muslims around the globe. According to reports by the Reuters, near Nashville, Tennessee, evangelical Pastor Bob Old and another preacher used lighter fluid and a lighter to burn at least two copies of the Qur’an. Old called Islam "a false religion."

It was also reported that the American protesters objecting to the construction of an Islamic center and a mosque adjacent to the Ground Zero site tore pages from the Holy Qur’an and set them alight. Reuters also dispatched reports from the similar abuses to the Holy Qur’an in Lower Manhattan.

The terrifying plan of burning the Holy Book of Muslims was initially proposed by the pastor of an obscure, small, nondenominational church in Gainesville who had announced that he would be burning copies of the Holy Qur’an on the anniversary of 9/11 attacks. The plan was described by the global media as a publicity stunt by someone whose desire for gaining some reputation and attention by the international media propelled him toward thinking of such an evil action.

Although a global wave of protests which erupted immediately after Pastor Jones announced his plan for burning the Holy Qur’an on Sept. 11 dissuaded the attention-seeking preacher from realizing his mischievous intention, he inspired other people to go ahead with the plan and abuse a Holy Book which is venerated and adored by millions of people in the four corners of the world.

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