To the editor:
We have heard about the burning of the Quran by a Rev. Jones in Florida. I must report that he did nothing that Muslims don’t do with a Quran that is old, worn out, incomplete and useless. In his act of burning it, he has made himself old, worn out, incomplete and useless. A true man of God, regardless of the faith he practices, would never destroy a book revered by another religion. A real man of God would have self respect and fear of God.
I don’t believe that Rev. Jones understands what that means. He knew that his foolish action meant that a few hundred people would die; some of his own faith. As a Muslim, I am not angered or astonished by his actions. Instead, I am weary of the constant bashing of Muslims and fear of Islam. Yes, we know there are those who have hijacked it and have committed terrible and despicable crimes against others. We hate that, too. But all of us, like millions of other Americans, want to live in peace and harmony with our neighbors and are good citizens in this land of the free.
We totally and unequivocally disparage the actions of those terrorists who have stolen our religion. But Rev. Jones, in his ignorance, has burned our holy book as a show of defiance. Like all actions we make, it is God who shall judge on what is right and what is wrong. It promised that in the book he burned.