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Anti-Muslim Crusade Takes On Nazi Tone

The right wing had already adopted the general Nazi tactic of targeting a minority, to make a scapegoat out of them.

Now they’re burning books.

The Dove World Outreach Center sounds like a peaceful place, doesn’t it? Yet, this Christian center has made itself the national headquarters of a neo-Nazi action scheduled for three weeks from now: To hold a massive book burning.

They’ve organized International Burn a Qu’ran Day. Their idea is like Hitler’s: By staging conspicuous book burning ceremonies, they can whip people up into a frenzy of fear. The anti-Muslim crusaders can then use that fear to propel a political movement that will move its leaders into positions of power.

Burning Korans won’t do anything to stop the spread of Islam. Think about it: Participants will have to purchase Korans before they can burn them, thus encouraging the printing of more Korans.

The point of this book burning movement isn’t truly to stop Islam. It’s to bring demagogues into power in the United States.

We need to stand up to this neo-Nazi movement now, before it’s too late. After all, Muslims will only be the first, most convenient target. How long will it be until they start burning the books that are important to you?

5 comments to Anti-Muslim Crusade Takes On Nazi Tone

  • Jim

    Then there’s the ban-a-mosque protester who lives in San Francisco and is offended by the idea of a mosque being built all the way across the country in New York. The protester declares that if a mosque is built, “we will bombard it.”

  • Tom

    This, like gay bashing, is a distraction from this:

    http://www.counterpunch.org/

  • Jim

    I have two questions for you, Peregrin:

    Who or what is hurt by the burning of the Koran?
    Are you suggesting that Americans do something to stop people from burning the Koran?

    • I think people ought to have the legal right to burn the Koran. In the same way, people ought to have the legal right to give speeches saying terrible, hateful things.

      However, I also think that it’s appropriate to take note of these activities, and to note that these hateful activities are a reflection of a negative, dangerous character among the anti-Muslim crusaders.

      When I say that we need to stand up to these neo-Nazi bullies, I don’t mean that we ought to ban the burning of Korans. I mean that we need to speak out against efforts to restrict the constitutional rights of Muslims. We shouldn’t be silent, but we shouldn’t attempt to stop people from burning the Koran, so long as what they’re doing is within fire codes.

      Burning a book is not harmful – except for the air pollution it creates. Burning a big pile of books in order to build support for a movement attempting to deny people their legal rights is harmful.

  • Tom

    i don’t understand how these people can act this way and call themselves Christians! Is this what Christ would do? Would he condone this sort of behavior? Merely pointing out that this isn’t living by the golden rule seems to be too much for them to comprehend.
    Dolts.

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