STAFF BLOG FAITH FORUM Local Muslims react to Quran-burning controversy
Sameer Abufardeh recalls hearing an old proverb in his native Palestine.
If one man throws a stone into a well, the saying goes, it takes 1,000 men to get it out.
That axiom reminds the Fargo resi... Posted on 9/11/10 at 8:55 PM
What interested me most about the official reaction to this month’s Koran Sniper story — apologies galore, a kissed Koran for probable former insurgents, a punished soldier — was what it made vivid about our society: American deference to Islam, from the sacralization of Islam’s book to the ideology of anti-infidelism, supremacism and totalitarian conquest within it. After all, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Hammond called the sniper’s action “criminal behavior,” but the only law broken was Islamic law.
, June 02, 2008
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