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David Axelrod, Eric Holder join in protesting Florida church’s “Burn a Quran Day”

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Reverend Terry Jones Burn a Koran Day

Rev. Terry Jones, head of a small evangelical church in Florida, has garnered national attention recently over his plans to hold "Burn a Koran Day" (Jesus's favorite day!) on September 11th. Jones believes "it's time to send a message to radical Islam that we will not tolerate their behavior," which is constant with the anti-Muslim teachings he preaches at his World Dove Outreach Center. Why, as educated people, do we give a shit what some nutjob in Florida and his fifty followers are doing? Because it's America, where whoever says the craziest thing the loudest wins!

Gen. David Petraeus, leader of US military operations in Afghanistan, Hillary Clinton, Michael Bloomberg, and Attorney General Eric Holder are all among the notable figures who have come out against the proposed Koran burning, though each duly noted Jones's right to do so. David Axelrod, President Obama's chief political adviser, had this to say:

"The reverend may have the right to do what he's doing but it's not right. It's not consistent with our values … I hope that his conscience and his good sense will take hold."

Good sense, I fear, will not play much of a role in this debate on either side of the aisle. Mohammad Mukhtar, cleric and Parliamentary candidate in the upcoming Afghanistan elections, made sure of this when he told the Associated Press:

"It is the duty of Muslims to react when their holy book Quran gets burned in public. If this happens, I think the first and most important reaction will be that wherever Americans are seen, they will be killed. No matter where they will be in the world they will be killed."

Thanks, Mr. Mukhtar. That really helps.