Tuesday, September 7, 2010

MORE FEAR AND LOATHING

Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center, which has an anti-Islamic philosophy, told the Associated Press he would go ahead with plans to burn the Koran this weekend to protest the 9/11 terrorist attacks even though General David Petraeus, the top US general in Afghanistan, has said the Koran burnings could endanger American troops.
“Images of the burning of a Koran would undoubtedly be used by extremists in Afghanistan – and around the world – to inflame public opinion and incite violence.”

What is even sadder is that a press conference was called by interfaith leaders to discuss their united from against these protests against Islam and argued against what organizers called “an atmosphere of fear and intolerance” toward Islam.  And guess who did not bother to cover this press conference?  Right -  Fair and Balanced Fox "News."  Instead, they had  commentator Lou Dobbs holding forth on President Obama and the “sad isolated state this president has put himself in.”

At the interfaith press conference, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former Archibishop of Washington, said the growth of anti-Islamic sentiment was a “powerful moment that calls for a powerful response.” Cardinal McCarrick added, “our message is a message of working together.”And shame on you to Fox "News" and all those people who think they get they actually get the whole story from that source.


The Rev. Richard Cizik, representing the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, said “shame on you” to those who would burn another religion’s sacred texts.

3 comments:

knittergran said...

Unbelieveable isn't it?
Or at least it should be.

hokgardner said...

And yet if another religion were to burn this loon's bible, it would be all over fox news.

smalltownmom said...

People like him make me sick.