Millennium Fulcrum

Who should apologize for burning Korans?

by Jeremy Griffith

When Korans were burned inside a jail at Baghram Airbase in Afghanistan on Feb. 21, the local populace was so enraged at the desecration that they rioted for days, according to the Huffington Post. In the violence that ensued, 25 have been killed and more than 100 injured, including four Americans murdered inside a well-guarded Interior Ministry, military officials say .

Local Muslims made the discovery after finding the burnt pieces of the Koran in the rubbish. According to a column in the Daily Caller, officials say soldiers at the base discarded the books after detainees wrote codes on the pages in order to transmit secret messages to one another, a practice that takes place in many corrections institutions around the world, including the United States.

The Army Commander of the Afghan theater Lt. Gen. Allen as well as the President of the United States have apologized for the destruction of the books, but that has done nothing to quell the unrest. Afghan President Hamid Karzai and leaders of the Taliban have demanded the apology from US leaders.

The Millennium doesn’t condone the willful desecration of holy books and artifacts, but we will ask the question, who needs to apologize? We  agree that someone should apologize, but it is not the Americans!

Muslims always show feigned outrage whenever someone insults the prophet or draws a controversial cartoon or criticizes the practices of Islam. Most of these reactions are way over the top and involve violence. Yet, the Muslims never apologize for their outright disrespect for religions of others. In fact, they are outright contemptuous, destroying holy sites and building mosques on top of them, burning Bibles and other holy writings, desecrating Jewish Shrines, and destroying Buddhist Statues. Sometimes their outrage includes murder, like when the body of a filmmaker critical to Islam was found outside his home with a Muslim manifesto stapled to his chest.

Muslims should get a grip on themselves and stop with the murder and violence every time someone does something, purposely or not, to insult their religion. There are ways past that don’t involve murder. A  life is more important than the pages of a book.

See related source stories that contributed to this column below.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3974179.stm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/22/afghanistan-protests-turn-violent_n_1292935.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/25/afghanistan-nato-officers-killed_n_1300918.html

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines01/0301-04.htm

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/08/canada-muslim-thugs-prove-writer-correct-beat-threaten-to-kill-him-for-writing-that-islam-is-a-relig.html

http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/india/delhi/quwwat.php

http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/02/another-apology-another-disaster/

 

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Fans of Radio Personality Tom Ostrom Show Support After Controversy

(A supporter of radio personality Tom Ostrom explains their friendship in a show of support. -video by KROC-Radio)
 

Supporters of Tom Ostrom show support outside KROC radio station in Rochester Tuesday. -photo by Len Griffith

By Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium

 

On Tuesday morning, fans of local radio host Tom Ostrom gathered outside of the KROC radio station where he takes part in a radio show and demonstrated in support. The group gathered after another group, Progressive Voices of Rochester, threatened to protest the radio station over controversial comments made by the radio show talent. The other group, however, canceled their protest at the last minute.

The controversy started when Ostrom made some comments on air about Muslims, wondering out loud if Muslims advocating Sharia law on college campuses should be considered hate speech. This angered local Muslims and progressives garnering harsh criticism from both groups. Ostrom made an appearance on local TV station KAAL to explain himself. You can watch that full interview here.

When PVOR threatened a protest, local conservatives heard of it and a blast email of support went out calling for a counter protest. The conservatives showed up in force, but the progressives canceled their protest at the last minute. One of the leaders of the group, former State Representative Fran Bradley was there to show support for Ostrom and spoke to the media.

Representatives of PVOR called on Ostrom instead to have a private meeting with them to have a “dialogue” about what he meant about by his comments and promote “understanding”. We think that Ostrom’s comments are pretty clear. We are pro-legal, anti-illegal immigration. If you support western values and are able to integrate your religion and culture peacefully with ours, you are welcome. If you preach hate in your churches, mosques or meeting places, if you promote violence against anyone who is not like you, doesn’t look like you, think like you, worship God as you do, you can pretty much stay away.

The United States was founded on certain principles and we hold those principles as sacred. The freedom of expression and freedom to worship or not to worship as we please is one of the most sacred of those values. You can say what you want, when you want. But if you’re a Nazi, you can get on the stump and preach your rhetoric of hate, but watch out. When you are done, I’m going to get up on the same stump and explain to your audience why you are an idiot. That’s how it works. Everyone gets their say.

A Muslim taking part in a panel on religion and diversity can explain her belief about how non-Muslims should be purged from society for their disbelief, but watch out. If you give those remarks in a public setting here in America, you will be videotaped and the video will be broadcast on YouTube. We will hear of your comments and we will blast you publicly for your irresponsible, intolerant positions. This has happened, by the way. A student journalist did in fact videotape a Muslim talking about Sharia law, and purging people who are non-believers. Oddly enough, the journalist who did so got fired from his student publication for “endangering the safety of a minority student”. What? Why? Huh? I thought this was America? I went to J-school! What are they teaching there these days?

While we don’t promote violence against a student for professing her faith as she interprets it, we also don’t agree with the firing of the student journalist who videotaped the comments and then broadcast them without comment or editorial for all to see. That still is the American way, as far as I know.

Islam has a real problem with integrating with western culture and society. Any group with over a billion participants worldwide should not be treated as a minority group. When you call for Sharia law in the west, people should here in America should be made to understand what that means and what they would require giving up. Sharia law is not compatible with the Constitution of the United States and we will not allow Sharia to usurp our laws and western values. Sorry, not sorry.

Former State Representative Fran Bradley talks to media in support of radio host Tom Ostrom. -photo by Len Griffith

 

More reading for your consideration:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/447563/free-speech-islam-portland-state-vanguard-editor-fired-tweets

http://krocam.com/tom-ostrom-fans-rally-to-show-support/#photogallery-1=1

http://www.kaaltv.com/news/in-depth-630-tom-ostrom-protest/4486507/

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