Yesterday I commented here about the plan to burn Korans by a Florida church. While I agree it should not be done, I do not agree that the reason it should not be done is because of the likelihood of Islamic terrorism will result. We should never, I repeat NEVER, allow the threat of Islamic terrorism to make us decide on how to proceed. Otherwise the terrorists have won.
As exhibit A I present this:
Click here: Ground Zero Mosque Imam: If You Don’t Build It, They Will Attack
This is the problem. The Imam sees that the threat of terrorism is working in getting people like Sarah Palin, General Petraeus, Michael Medved, and even Sean Hannity, to try to appease the terrorists by telling this church not to burn the Quran.
As I said yesterday, that is never a good reason not to do something. The terrorists win. Next they will say "if you don't pull out of Afghanistan, we will step up attacks". Allowing their threats, their riots, their bullying to succeed even in the smallest of endeavors like this Quran burning, will embolden them to use the same tactics at every turn.
Now the Imam is using the same language. "If you burn the Qurans there will be attacks." "If you don't let us build our Ground Zero mosque there will be attacks." The problem isn't denying the mosque, or even the burning of the Quran. The problem is that Islamic terrorists hate us and want to kill us. Period. They will use any excuse to do so.
On the verge of another 9/11 anniversary we should be reminded of this fact by the attacks on 9/11/2001. America had done nothing to provoke the terrorists, yet they killed 3,000 innocent people anyway. They are plotting to kill us again as we speak. Not burning Qurans and allowing a mosque to go up in what would be the shadow of the World Trade Center towers will not stop that planning.
Patraeus, Palin, Medved, and Hannity are all fooling themselves. I respect all four of those people immensely. But they are wrong to bow to terrorism in asking this church to reconsider. The church shouldn't burn the Quran because it isn't Christlike to do so. Not because it might cause terrorists that are already plotting to attack us, to attack us.