Besides the idea that burning anyone’s holy books is wrong, and in my view UnAmerican (take that, Senator McCarthy) – my own view had come to be that Pastor Jones’ actions were treasonous given that General Petraeus had said burning Korans would put the lives of American soldiers at risk and harm our efforts in Afghanistan.
According to the current reports, Imam Rauf who is the spiritual leader of the Muslim group building an Islamic Center in New York City somewhere in the general vacinity of “Ground Zero” and Pastor Jones will meet.
I don’t know if President Obama will be there with the cold, nonalcoholic drinks (lemonaide, maybe, as in we make lemonaid from lemons?)in stead of beer as my understanding is that observant Muslims don’t imbibe alcohol.
I also don’t think an Islamic Center (which is a sort of Islamic ‘YMCA’) some number of blocks from the place where the Twin Towers were destroyed is a “Mosque” or an insult to anyone, really, though these days some group or other seems to get hysterical about anything.
I bet one of the Photoshop Crew can plug in a map showing where things would have been in New York City. (Please?) It may be the site will change. It may be that triage will mean fewer recreational mob marches in the Middle East.
Only time will tell.
What do you all think, though