Skip to comments.Sarah Palin: Quran burning insensitive and un-American
Posted on 09/09/2010 11:39:42 AM PDT by pissant
Yesterday, I called on Christian politicians who had opposed, on the grounds of sensitivity, the Islamic community center in Lower Manhattan to denounce the insensitivity of the pastor provocateur Terry Jones, who is planning to burn Qurans at his Gainesville, Florida, church on September 11. I also called out Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich by name.
Today, Sarah Palin, at least, weighed in.
On Twitter, she wrote, Koran Burning Is Insensitive, Unnecessary; Pastor Jones, Please Stand Down.
On Facebook, she spelled out her position in more detail:
Book burning is antithetical to American ideals. People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to, but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation
(Excerpt) Read more at religion.blogs.cnn.com ...
Trying to remember what Reagan said about Salman Rushdie.
Maybe un-American if the government is doing it, but it is free speech and very American if a private individual does it. Palin is wrong on this one.
No, no little Missy.
Don’t got there.
Hey! This could be a new tactic. I’m going to call the news for a press conference. If I do not get agreement that the stoning of the Iranian woman will not occur, AND that the American Spies caught in Iran will be returned, I shall wipe my ass daily with one page of the Qur’an at a time. Daily press releases following each dump/wipe will be issued until my demands are met!
I like your thinking!
By the way, we’re getting over the “being sensitive” stuff.
Normally I would agree with Palin, but Islam has been asking for this kind of response for over ten years. People can only take so much of the BS forced on us. Islam does not fit in the United States and doesn’t belong here.
Considering Rushdie is a British citizen and was a London resident when Satanic Verses was published, why is that on point?
Did he say anything? Satanic Versus weren't written until late '87 or '88, and I don't believe the fatwa (sp?) was issued by the Supreme Leader until sometime after Reagan left office.
Maybe he said something, but it probably wasn't as President.
Versus - Verses.
Actually Palin posted to Facebook yesterday afternoon.
“Daily press releases following each dump/wipe will be issued until my demands are met!”
The aforementioned soiled page could actually BE your press release.
Now there’s some PR.
I don’t like what the guy is doing either.
But I swear the Obamists are doing everything they can to make me sympathize with him, sending in the FBI to harrass him, and getting his website shut down.
If he has freedom of speech to say what he says, his critics have the same freedom to criticize him. Thats fair. But attacking his right to say it is beyond the pale in my view.
Something like a dozen aid workers were killed in Afghanistan, what, a week ago? because they were Christians. The Obamists didn’t have anything to say about it, which leaves them very little room to speak now. They’re all for the Victory Mosque which, again, leaves them no room to speak now.
Methinks Sarah should keep her mouth shut on this one.
I’ll wait until that mosque gets built (it will) and then burns down (it will).
And I’ll cheer and throw a party.
To all the libs to whom this offends, shove it up your smelly Obamahole.
What about burning Al Gore’s book?
I say, if he owns it and wants to burn it, no biggie
"Book burning is antithetical to American ideals. People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to, but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation much like building a mosque at Ground Zero.
I would hope that Pastor Terry Jones and his supporters will consider the ramifications of their planned book-burning event. It will feed the fire of caustic rhetoric and appear as nothing more than mean-spirited religious intolerance. Dont feed that fire."
She isn't worried about the violence of it - she is not taking a fearful stance. I happen to agree with her...especially as she works in a shot at the mosque ...
I couldn’t care less how many pastors want to burn korans. I do care how many islamists are still alive that have an itching to behead Christians. They need to be dead.
So, he called out Sarah and Newt by name! Who is this guy?
Saudi Arabia Desecrates Hundreds of Bibles Annually
Saudi Institute ^ | Friday, 20 May 2005 | by Zachary Liben
Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 10:07:42 AM by paltz
Washington DC - The Saudi government burns and desecrates hundreds of bibles its security forces confiscate after raids on Christian expatriates worshiping privately or at border crossings.
As a matter of official policy, the government either incinerates or dumps bibles, crosses and other Christian paraphernalia.
Hundreds of Christian worshipers are arrested every year by Saudi police in raids on their private gatherings. Bibles, crosses and printed materials are confiscated and later burnt or dumped into trash. Bibles and other Christian paraphernalia found with travelers into the country are confiscated and destroyed.
Although considered as holy in Islam and mentioned in the Koran dozens of times, the Bible is banned in Saudi Arabia, and is confiscated and destroyed by government officials.
...The American State Department had no comment on this issue.
Not sure shich is more full of fairy tales. The koran or Algore’s book.
The media is accidentally revealing that they think Islam is a violent religion by their assertion that this act by a nut job will cause world-wide violence.
A non-violent religion (ie: Quakers) would not get violent over something like this.
Hence - Islam is a violent religion... or so the media is admitting.
By the way, were getting over the being sensitive stuff.
Also, we’re going to be quite a bit less sensitive to the other “perpetually aggrieved” groups in America as well.
And we’re over being afraid of being called bigots because we don’t bend over for you any more.
I like it, tie a turd by a string hanging over the Koran open with a candle burning under it, every time they do something the candle starts burning the string and countdown begins, nah won’t work, we would be taking a lot of dumps, they are always doing some shite..
Time some politicians noted that as well. At least this goofball pastor understands that.
She’s consistent, unlike 0bama and some freepers.
Ann Coulter said the same thing - her article discussed all the many provocations the Muslims have engaged in, not to mention outright bloody attacks, supported this guy’s right to burn the Koran, but then said that she thought it was unkind and that he shouldn’t do it. I agree with her and with Palin.
This is a childish stunt done to glean publicity for his “church” and there are far better, more serious ways of fighting Islam.
Yes, the “sensitive” stuff makes me vomit. We are far too sensitive now and that greatly impedes our ability to make correct decisions.
He’s in a “Rush to Die”! Or was that SNL?
Why do you do such scummy things? Is cutting that article off where you did supposed to endear people to your position or is it just that the people who follow you and agree with you are such blind, moronic, followers, that they won’t bother to investigate for themselves what the rest of that sentence actually says?
I agree, there is nothing honorable about this.
Yep, let’s make that mountain out of a molehill even higher.
As per your 2nd sentence. That’s why this is so different than bible-burning.
Rove's right, pissant, that was outright "bastardy" of you.
Palin is saying nothing different that what I have heard every single conservative pundit and politician say. The Quran burning is stupid.
And your idol Duncan Hunter - he's is saying burn baby burn? I don't think so.
What are you babbling about?
I believe Rushdie lives in New York, so lighten up ;o)
The Koran really is a “Call to War” by Muhammed against all non-believers. People live in terror in Muslim countries (especially the women). Nothing admirable in that book. Mein Kampf comes to mind. The Bible on the other hand is a book of hope and salvation for all of us sad sinners. Muslims who become Christians really know what I am talking about.
I have no problem with burning the Koran - it is an evil book and not holy by any civilized standard. Our soldiers are getting killed over there right now for no really good reason.
Sorry, Sarah, but I disagree with you on this one. Was she against our military burning Bibles? If so, I missed it. I don’t give a rat’s a$$ about the sensitivities of muslims.
Who is saying burn baby burn? No one that I can tell. But not everyone is a Gladys Kravitz wannabe either.
If Palin had come out and said burn away, her cult following here would be telling us what courage she had.
“Palin is saying nothing different that what I have heard every single conservative pundit and politician say. The Quran burning is stupid.”
I think it IS different in that she is not concerning herself - or us - with the threat of violence. This is a far more palatable argument to me. If I had my way I would burn only pocket editions ... while they were still in their pockets. But I think she is right to take a stand on OUR terms, not theirs.
Quran burning insensitive and un-American..
Nope... it’s an in your face response to Islamic Extremism which is totally what America used to be vice this politically correct, sensitive POS we’ve become.
“Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of Elderberries”
“I fart in your general direction”
” I wave my private parts at you.. you son of a windowdresser!”
No matter how short an article, you have to excerpt it. If she’s equating this to the GZM, then she’s even dumber than I though.
No matter how short an article, you have to excerpt it. If she’s equating this to the GZM, then she’s even dumber than I thought.
It was also crude and insensitive what General Anthony McAuliffe replied to the German commander’s demand for surrender at Bastogne.
Nowadays McAuliffe would probably be fired for his lack of sensitivity.
Actually, maybe not.
From this point on, EVERY Muslim hate-act can be compared to this position..."I said I didn't agree with the book-burning and in the same way I don't agree with Muslim hate-acts."
It can be used every time a Muslim crowd goes on a violent hate-America tirade to point out THEIR duplicity. The Koran-burning episode can be used to clearly point out Muslim hypocrisy from this time forward.
No doubt about it.
Just for clarification,
since you’re stating that the Koran burning is not equivalent to the GZM,
which are you saying is a greater provocation?
“there are far better, more serious ways of fighting Islam.”
I’ll let you figger that out