NEW YORK, NEW YORK: What a difference a day makes - 24 little hours...so goes a popular song. But we're not just singing tunes here. For the past 2 days we have witnessed a flurry of activity with rabid Muslims all over the world going berserk as a crazy Florida pastor yanked their chains with his 15-minutes of fame Koran-burning stunt.
Talk about bringing religious leaders of all faiths together! If only such cooperation could happen all the time!
Just yesterday we were told that the world was on the brink of a religious claxplosion; that American insensitivity to Muslims was upsetting the entire Muslim world. How dare Americans not respect them. America is to blame for everything that has gone wrong in the Muslim world, yadda, yadda yadda.
Crazy pastor Terry Jones of Florida whose church has a congregation that you could count on your fingers, went on national TV to express his ignorance of Islam. Meanwhile the imam proposing the building of a mosque on "Ground Zero" land argued moving the mosque would piss off Muslims all over the world.
"Jest who in the hell is runnin' America", complained anti-Obama Muslim haters.
While images of ignorant, wild-eyed Muslims the world over were beamed into our living rooms burning American flags and threatening all sorts of despicable barbarities - 2 men played out their own little narcissistic drama. One a wacko Christian pastor threatening to burn the Koran on the 9th anniversary of the 911 tragedy. The other a Muslim imam who insisted that if the 'Ground Zero' mosque was not built on that site all the poor Muslims in the world would be 'upset'. Both of them stuck to their ridiculous positions while claiming to be sensitive & believing in the rights granted under the Constitution
"Nope - won't stop the Koran burning" said one
"Nope - can't move the mosque site" said the other
Now it seems 'God' has finally got through to crazy pastor Terry Jones [who thus far had been channeling the equally demented Rev. Jim Jones of poisoned Kool-Aid fame who over 30 years ago convinced almost a thousand flock members to commit suicide] - and got him to cancel the Koran burning in exchange for the mosque being moved to another location.
Game end score:
God = 2
Religious crackpots = 0
American media = 0
So while the world lives to see another day the GOP, Tea Baggers and Dems can fight among themselves as to who really saved America.