“Burning the Koran is Worse than Burning the Bible”
If you think that Christians are not still being persecuted in the U.S. and Europe, you only have to look at the hypocrisy of the news media when it comes to religious freedom. Christianity is a second-rate religion and does not rate the same degree of freedom as Islam, according to some of the media and even government officials.
For example, in a published interview between Bobby Ghosh of Time magazine and NBC Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd, they agreed that burning the Koran is “worse” than burning the Bible. Their reason? The Koran is the word of God, whereas the Bible is not!
Bobby Ghosh (Time Magazine): The thing to keep in mind that’s very important here is that the Koran to Muslims, it is not — it is not the same as the Bible to Christians. The Bible is a book written by men. It is acknowledged by Christians that it is written by men. It’s the story of Jesus.
Chuck Todd (NBC Chief White House Correspondent): Yes.
Ghosh: But the Koran, if you are a believer, if you’re a Muslim, the Koran is directly the word of God, not written by man. It is transcribed, is directly the word of God. That makes it sacred in a way that it’s hard to understand if you’re not Muslim. So the act of burning a Koran is much more — potentially much, much more inflammatory than –
Todd: Directly attacking — directly attacking God.
Ghosh: — than if you were to burn a — burn a Bible.
And this phenomenon is not limited to the U.S. As stated by David Simpson, a member of the British (UK) Parliament:
In the United Kingdom, the policy seems to be that people can do whatever they like against Christianity – criticise it or blaspheme the name of Christ – as long as they do not insult Islam.
The UK controversy arose when a public employer, who allowed Muslims to keep religious artifacts on the dashboards of their vans. When a Christian driver, however, put a small cross on the dashboard of a van, he was threatened with termination if he did not remove it, because it might insult Muslims.
I hate to point out the obvious to these people: Muslims, in the name of Islam, are murdering the citizens of your countries. Of course, this does not apply to all Muslims, but to “extremists”. Unfortunately, these extremists appear to be in charge of a number of countries in North Africa and the Middle East, where Christians are regularly arrested for “blasphemy” and, in some cases, murdered.
One can only wonder what our Founding Fathers, who wrote the First Amendment, would think about this.
(April 4, 2011, from a story copyright by MSNBC.)