April 2, 2011
A couple of weeks ago Jones followed through on his promise to burn a Quran, the Holy Book of Islam. In retaliation of Jones’ actions protesters in Afghanistan murdered as many as 20 people yesterday. Eight of them were said to be United Nations staff members and two were beheaded. No doubt we will be hearing other reports of the same thing in other Muslim countries; and quite possibly, right here in the USA.
I could write for hours on the subject of those who have used a Holy Book to justify murder and hundreds of other atrocities throughout the history of mankind. In fact, I’ve been working on a post on that subject for some time and will publish it in the near future.
UPDATE 1 – April 3, 2011: Reuters has reported that 10 more people have been murdered and 83 wounded in the 2nd day of protest over Jones’ burning of the Quran. That brings the total to at-least 30 that Jones should be officially charged with.
UPDATE 2 – April 3, 2011: The New York Times reports that protest over the Quran burning has gone into a third day. At least 24 deaths are now attributed to Jones’ action. May Jones “rest” in hell.
Never underestimate the difficulty of changing false beliefs [with] facts.
Economist Henry Rosovsky