Dr. Rev. Terry Jones decided to burn 200 Korans on 9/11 to get out the message that the Koran caused 9/11. For most Americans this seemed hard to believe because despite 9/11 and spending 5 trillion dolars fighting wars in Muslim Afghanistan and Muslim Iraq most Americans have never read a Koran, especially Sura 9:5, 29-30, 111, Sura 56, not to mention the Hadith.
To make matters worse the media and our politicians have repeatedly called Islam a religion of peace and the countless extremists people who are perverting the wonderful peace loving religion of Islam. This is what led Pamela Geller to say yesterday at the protest against the ground zero mosque that "truth is the new hate speech."
If your lawn has weeds and you mow your lawn the weeds will always come back. The only way to get rid of the weeds is to get down on your knees with your $2 weeder and pull out the roots of the weeds.
Today protests raged in Afghanistan for the third day over the Koran burning plan of Dr. Terry Jones. Two people were killed today in the protest in Afghanistan. In a country with limited T.V., internet and newspapers everyone knew about the plan to burn the Koran but nobody knew that the plan had been cancelled 2 days earlier and no Korans were burned. During the protest the Afghanistan people chanted "Death to America", a popular chant in the Muslim world along with "Death to Israel." Were the Afghan people chanting "Death to America" because of the plan to burn 200 Korans or is there something deeper? What is the root of the problem?
In 2003, after 9/11 George Bush publicly declared a Christian Crusade against Muslim Afghanistan and Muslim Iraq. In the past 9 years the American soldiers have killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Afghan civilians and permanently displaced millions. The true root of the problem is that the human survival instinct contains a killer instinct. We kill for food and to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Therefore, if all humans follow the lead of the Reverend Jimmy Jones and his followers and drink the kool aid tomorrow the world will eventually return to its pristine condition. In order for life on Earth to go on we all need to take the gas pipe, it's that simple.
Short of that solution we need to develop interfaith harmony and stop burning fossil fuels, like oil. How many American soldiers would be in the Middle East if it wasn't for SUVs? The publicly stated mission in Afghanistan changes on a daily basis. First it was to hunt down Osama bin Laden. According to Benazir Bhutto Osama bin Laden died years ago. The new bin Laden on video looks more like the original Michael Jackson than Osama bin Laden.
One hundred thousand soldiers are in Afghanistan to get rid of the 50 remaining al Qaeda members still in Afghanistan. We have them outnumbered but still we are losing. We have our best general there but still we are losing. If General Petraeus cannot defeat 50 al Qaeda members with one hundred thousand troops then what are our chances when 1.5 billion Muslims armed with nuclear bombs and Korans come at us chanting "Death to America?"