Haider Ajina has, I think, a fascinating perspective on the hypocrisy surrounding the current demonstrations, etc., protesting the mishandling of the Koran by American soldiers. Haider discusses the conference in Baghdad that reportedly was attended by terrorists, including al Qaeda’s number two leader, which we wrote about here:
During this same conference you refer to in your piece (Saddam and His Terrorist Friends), Saddam boasted and showed off a Koran that he wrote in blood and was given praise and admiration (by that same congress) for doing so. He also handed out large amounts of money to the attendees at this congress (oil for food money I suppose). Most of whom were terrorist or terror enticing or terror sponsoring Islamofascists, highjackers of Islam.
Here is the hypocrisy. In Islam exposed blood is considered dirty or defiled. For Saddam to write the Koran in blood is the ultimate insult, sacrilege and heresy. He has defiled the word of God by writing it in blood.
All who attended this congress know this but they did not call for demonstrations, riots. They took their money, kissed Saddam’s feet and went on with their crimson sermons enticing Muslims to hate other Muslims who do not agree with them, hate Jews and Christians and any one who does not subscribe to their version of Islam.
It was an Arab Muslim (Saddam) who defiled the Koran and was praised and admired for it. When Newsweek runs a bogus story and retracts it, the same people who praised Saddam for defiling the Koran called for demonstrations, revenge, caused the killing of over a dozen Muslims. When will we Muslims realize that our own worst enemy are most of our leaders, not Christians, not Jews, not democracy not freedom.
A great point, eloquently expressed.
UPDATE: Egyptian Blogger wrote us to point out “another Koran abuse story we haven’t heard about.” Check out his post on public burnings of the Koran which have generated only yawns in the Arab world, because they weren’t done by Americans.
I note, too, that Egyptian Blogger seems to have appreciated our Miss Universe coverage.