Republican Politician and former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, compares the planned Quran-burning event at a Florida Church to the building of the so-called „Park 51“ Mosque at Ground Zero, New York City.
Palin writes on her Facebook-Page:
Book burning is antithetical to American ideals. People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to, but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation – much like building a mosque at Ground Zero.
I would hope that Pastor Terry Jones and his supporters will consider the ramifications of their planned book-burning event. It will feed the fire of caustic rhetoric and appear as nothing more than mean-spirited religious intolerance. Don’t feed that fire. If your ultimate point is to prove that the Christian teachings of mercy, justice, freedom, and equality provide the foundation on which our country stands, then your tactic to prove this point is totally counter-productive.
Our nation was founded in part by those fleeing religious persecution. Freedom of religion is integral to our charters of liberty. We don’t need to agree with each other on theological matters, but tolerating each other without unnecessarily provoking strife is how we ensure a civil society. In this as in all things, we should remember the Golden Rule. Isn’t that what the Ground Zero mosque debate has been about?
– Sarah Palin
Seems like Mrs.Palin has an impressive insight into the planned sermon schedule of the not-yet existing Ground Zero-Mosque. Sounds like she now of upcoming „Burn-a-Bible“-Events…or she is just stupid.
Meanwhile the City of Gainesville said it did not approve the request of Mr.Terry Jones´s Church for a permission to the Quran-burning event on September 11th. City Officials said that the Church is facing a fine if they go ahead as planned.