Pastor Backs Down from Burning Quran; Congratulations, Death Threats Work
Breaking news: Pastor Terry Jones of Florida has backed down from his plan to burn Korans on Saturday in the face of personal death threats from his fellow Americans and multiple applications of pressure from the military, the FBI and the White House. The military, FBI and White House applied that pressure because of threats from Islamic militants to kill people if Jones went ahead with his constitutionally-protected free speech.
Thank goodness, says the world, that crazy Terry Jones has been stopped.
Who’s crazy here? The idiot who wants to buy some books from Islamic publishers and then burn them? How about the people in the U.S. and around the world who threatened to kill Jones or other non-violent bystanders? How about the U.S. officials who just taught violent people in the U.S. and around the world that you can stifle free speech if you just threaten to kill someone? Maybe they’re all crazy, but there are layers of insanity, and I say the latter two categories fit right on top of the whole sour cake.
Might makes right after all. That’s what I learned today.