We now find out, surprise, surprise, that the “U.S. Long Had Memo on Handling of Koran”. From the WaPo story:
The three-page memorandum, dated Jan. 19, 2003, says that only Muslim chaplains and Muslim interpreters can handle the holy book, and only after putting on clean gloves in full view of detainees.
The detailed rules require U.S. Muslim personnel to use both hands when touching the Koran to signal “respect and reverence,” and specify that the right hand be the primary one used to manipulate any part of the book “due to cultural associations with the left hand.” The Koran should be treated like a “fragile piece of delicate art,” it says.
This is multiculturalism and political correctness running rampant. If the Koran is your holy book, read the Bible for the actual truth. If it is not, then know that the Koran denies Jesus Christ as the Son of God and has quite a few harsh words on what to do with us “infidels” who will not submit to God exactly as written in the Koran. It is, in short, a wicked and evil book as used by the radical Islamists. It is demonstrably the prime source and justification of murder, rape, and mayhem the world over as Islam attempts to conquer by the sword — it’s preferred and demonstrably only means for wide proselyetization.
The point, which I trust is obvious by now, is that just because a large number of ignorant people believe the Koran is holy does not make it so. Further, we are at war with radical Islam. Those who say this is not the case perhaps have not been paying close attention. We are, in fact, precisely at war with those in Islam who make a fetish of their Koran, who idolize (is in the sense of idolatry; see previous post).
So, why are we being so extra-special concerned with the feelings of those radical Islamist terrorists that we’ve caught? I don’t know. But I do know this: an analogue would be instructions given during World War II to treat “Mein Kampf”, Hitler’s blueprint for world domination and genocide, with the utmost care and concern, to avoid offending German POWs. After all, Hitler created a cult of personality, with himself as the Leader with (at least) quasi-divine attributes. It would have been quite the offense, I suspect, to have flushed a copy or two of that trash down the crapper.
I don’t advocate giving insult gratuitously. On the other hand, if we do not believe a thing, a book, to contain truth, and those that do are our sworn enemies, one must ask: How far do we need to go to worry about the feelings of those who are a) wrong, b) dedicated to converting or killing us? The Pentagon, in this sorry episode, has bent over so far that they are kissing their own behinds.
| technorati tag | Christianity|