This post is just to strengthen what i earlier wrote in context of what would be the consequences if the Church in Florida implements its decision of observing “International Burn a Quran Day”. This gesture was condemned by many in USA and even the CNN anchor expressed a strong body language and argument in condemnation of this act.
As September is approaching fast, a lot of pressure has started building up against the move and demands President Obama to intervene if nothing else works out. As a true expression of hate speech, it will make life impossible for those who represent Christianity in the countries where Muslims are in the majority. In Pakistan the reaction will make minorities suffer further who are already being killed and persecuted.
It is just selfish to follow your heart which insists on celebration of freedom of expression at the cost of millions of lives. It would not be wise to insult one religion and bring tension between two big religions–Islam and Christianity. If the world has the courage to criticise Muslims for their intolerance whenever it is shown, then the same world is determined to condemn such acts by Christians. It would be in the best interests of world’s peace if we all raise our voice to stop this event just like the one mentioned below.
Read the story:
Pakistan Christian Post
New Delhi, August 8, 2010: Indian Christian human rights activists have sent a protest letter to the United States ambassador to India in New Delhi condemning a plan by an American evangelical church to burn copies of the Quran. The statement described the American pastor’s proposal as an activity of fringe lunatics and a violation of religious freedom and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
“We strongly condemn the provocation of Pastors Terry and Sylvia Jones and urge the president of the United States of America Barrack Obama to take legal measures against such hate speech” two Christian human rights activists J. G. Anthony and RL Francis said in a statement released here today in the capital. The two Christian human rights activists also appealed to the US government to immediately intervene to halt the plan, which they said, could trigger religious conflict around the world.
Such insult to any religious holy book in the name of Jesus is insult to the Christianity, such people cannot be called “true Christians”, and Muslim brothers must ignore such fanatic statement in the larger interest as this does not represent popular Christian feeling, Stated Poor Christian Liberation Movement (PCLM) president RL Francis.