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  1. Misha Mathew
    September 9, 2010

    I love your post! I have seen Muslims in my country suffer and I hate all the bias. Terrorists have no religion!!! Why can’t there be acceptance and tolerance? Hatred and prejudice doesn’t get us anywhere.
    Misha

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    • Carina
      September 16, 2010

      Indeed, I definitely agree! Hatred is never the answer.

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  2. Helen Murdoch
    September 9, 2010

    Great post! The thought of “Burn a Koran Day” scares me to no end. I just don’t see what is wrong with people! They need an enemy to make themselves feel better and more “right”, when in reality all it does is hurt everyone involved. They are just making things worse all around. So much for Christian tolerance and acceptance

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  3. zibilee
    September 9, 2010

    I think it’s “Burn a Koran Day” is frightful and terrible. Thanks for sharing this with me.

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  4. Colleen
    September 9, 2010

    I actually just found out about this “Burn a Koran Day” yesterday and the thought of it sickens me. Not all Muslims are extremists. And while I am not a huge fan of the Muslim extremists, I also I don’t have a whole lot of love for Catholic or Baptist extremists, either.

    Seems to me that this dude is forgetting the whole “Do onto others” thing that any good Christian is supposed to follow. He would throw his head back and howl if a Muslim group decided to hold a “Burn the Bible day” so I don’t understand where he gets off promoting the burning of the Qur’an.

    People like this might want to remember that violent, hateful acts like 9/11 usually start off small and gain fire. Who’s to say that it wasn’t triggered by a book burning? And that’s what scares me the most: not the actual “Burn a Koran day”, but what could flow from it. :0(

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    • Carina
      September 16, 2010

      I’m actually really frightened by all the scariness that has come about because of this planned book burning. Even though it didn’t happen in the end, he still triggered a whole lot of craziness!

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  5. Amy
    September 9, 2010

    I can’t believe that they want to do that. In my opinion it is a huge act of hate – those people do not represent Christians in the same way that the terrorists do not represent Muslims. At the same time, I do with that Muslims around the world would understand that. In the same way that they say we aren’t them, I wish they could see that we aren’t them either! Know what I mean?

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    • Carina
      September 16, 2010

      Yup, I know what you mean! It’s scary to watch the news and see what’s happening now because of this. I think it’s just hard for people elsewhere to see that this guy is an anomaly, especially when the American (and world) media have given him so much attention.

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  6. Shelley
    September 9, 2010

    I went to a book club recently and was surprised at how much anti-Muslim sentiment was voiced. It scared me a bit, and this burning of the Qur’an scares me even more. I hope that the event comes across and so heinous that people will stop and reflect how their own prejudices me be wrong. But I won’t hold my breath. Thanks for the post!

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    • Carina
      September 16, 2010

      I’m always surprised when a whole bunch of anti-Muslim sentiment comes up in conversation. It’s a bit easier for me now to face it, since I know more than I used to – but still.

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  7. Valerie
    September 10, 2010

    I’m glad that the Quran burning has since been called off, but it’s so disturbing that people would even consider it.

    I am reminded of a recent USA Today article about Muslims who died in the 9/11 attacks; one was actually an EMT who went out to try to help. Here is the link to the article http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-09-03-1Amuslims911_CV_N.htm

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    • Carina
      September 16, 2010

      Apparently some isolated people still burned Qur’ans, but not in the large organized fashion that this guy wanted. CAIR (Center for American-Islamic Relations) has put out a bunch of public service announcements to do with Muslims who were affected by 9/11.

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  8. Valerie
    September 10, 2010

    By the way, happy Eid!

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    • Carina
      September 16, 2010

      Thank you!

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  9. erisian23
    September 11, 2010

    crossing my fingers someone repeatedly slaps some sense into that man before he begins tomorrow.

    .. for a religious man, he sure hasnt read his own texts.. else this wouldnt even be a discussion

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    • Carina
      September 16, 2010

      Mhm, on both counts. People like him are why it scares me that so many states have lenient gun laws.

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  10. Julie
    September 12, 2010

    Great post! Thanks for standing up for what you believe in – religious and racial tolerance. People like the “pastor” and I use the term loosely are disgraceful kooks. I’m so tired of the angry, racist and anti-Muslim rhetoric coming from the fringe and moderate conservatives in the US. As President Obama said yesterday, we are a nation under God, and we may call that God by different names, but we remain one nation. What happened on Sept 11th is awful, but many Muslims died on that day responding to victims and in the towers. Americans forget it was the “World Trade Center.” Muslims, are also, members of our military and fight to keep the freedoms we so preciously guard safe. Anyways…I can go on for days. I’ll get off my soapbox now. LOL

    No book should ever be burned! EVER!

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    • erisian23
      September 12, 2010

      @Julie

      i agree with you for the most part.

      however, some printed books should be burned, so this is where we will deviate.

      Jerry Seinfeld’s 1993 book ‘Seinlanguage’ is one prime example…. burn them all

      🙂

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      • Carina
        September 16, 2010

        Hee hee. I don’t disagree that some books really suck, I just think that it’s desecration to burn the written word.

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      • erisian23
        September 16, 2010

        agreed.. that is why i mentally burn every copy i see, though i would not burn an actual copy 🙂

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    • Carina
      September 16, 2010

      Bravo, thank you for your comments. 🙂

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