Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Speak Out Against Burn A Koran Day

Speak out against Burn a Koran Day and Hate-Filled Rhetoric around the "Ground Zero Mosque"

Messages of intolerance and discrimination are polluting our public discourse as we approach the anniversary of 9/11. The debate about the "Ground Zero Mosque" trivializes the real tragedy of 9/11 and uses it as an excuse for bigotry. A small group in Florida is supporting a

"Burn a Koran" event on September 11th—sponsored by a church, of all places. The Florida church has posted on their website "10 Reasons to Burn a Koran."

Human Rights First is working with an interfaith movement to affirm religious solidarity and tolerance.

Unfortunately, the "Burn a Koran" day is still dominating the media coverage both at home and abroad.

Help us push back. Send us your top reason NOT to burn a Koran—we'll select the top 10 answers, post them on our website and online to make sure the other side is heard in this debate.

What's your reason not to burn a Koran?


Religion is a product of Homo sapiens (or the humans) who inhabit this Earth. They were created to promote security in an insecure world, to lessen the fear of death and to give human beings a feeling of social togetherness. Today’s religions should
encourage love and teach tolerance. If a religion supports intolerance such as the one in Gainesville Florida called Dove World Outreach Center, it ceases to be a promoter of peace and instead becomes a facilitator of hate and intolerance. The
ordered burning of another people’s religious bible (or sometimes called Good Book) can only spread hatred especially when the head of this so called religion advertises this notorious action as something good. Burning another group’s Good Book will not accomplish what he wishes and that is to spread scorn or prejudice towards the Islamic belief system. In the end, the only thing Pastor Terry Jones will accomplish, is that he and his religion will be thought of as belonging to agroup of sociopathic lunatics, and that is one good reason not to burn a Koran.

Click the below link to give your reasons not to burn a Koran. thinkingblue http://actions.humanrightsfirst.org/p/salsa/web/common/public/content?content_item_KEY=4306&key=138526

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