The Quran and the NYPD

When Afghan workers at the Bagram Air Base saw our troops put copies of the Holy Quran and other Islamic religious works into a pile of burning trash in a dumpster, they didn’t hesitate. They yelled for them to stop. They ran and “reached into the fire,” according to a Times report, and pulled the burning books out.

When General John Allen, the NATO commander in Afghanistan, heard what had happened, he didn’t hesitate either. He apologized, completely and unreservedly, to President Karzai, his government, “and most importantly, to the noble people of Afghanistan.” He said that it had been a mistake. (“I assure you … I promise you … this was NOT intentional in any way.”) He said that there would be an investigation and that it wouldn’t happen again. He added, “I would like to thank the local Afghan people who helped us identify the error, and who worked with us to immediately take corrective action.” That is, the ones who stuck their hands in the fire. Continue reading

Ahmadi official response to Quran burning saga

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‘Surely We have revealed the Reminder, and surely We are its Guardian.’
[The Holy Quran, Al-Hijr (The Rock) 15:9]

The insane threats of Quran burning by Pastor Terry Jones are an example of extreme bigotry against another religion. Islam, a religion which stands second in the world after Christianity based on the number of adherents, is being portrayed by this person as an extremist religion. The paradox is that he who dubs Muslims as extremists and sets out to burn the Holy Scripture of Islam forgets that he is an extremist himself.

The Muslims as well as non-Muslims, leaders as well as common people, scholars as well as the illiterates; citizens of many Nations and their peoples have condemned the very thought of such an act as ‘an act of intolerance’ and ‘provocation’ and ‘aggression’.
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