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Monday, May 16, 2005

Desecrating Symbols

In regards to Newsweek's recent publication of unsupported allegations of Koran desecration by U.S. military personnel, and the international response...

What U.S. officials ought to say:
Decent people don't throw copies of the Koran into the toilet, immerse crosses in urine, or burn American flags. As always, we condemn such behavior in the strongest terms.

3 Comments:

Blogger Fargus... said...

Nobody needs to bring specifics into it. We could just say that we don't support the intentional desecration of the symbols of anyone's faith. That's it.

10:58 AM, May 16, 2005  
Blogger clint said...

The cross was really just there to make it three things.

The point I'd like to see them make, indirectly at least, is that folks who scream about this while burning American flags deserve our contempt.

I'd also like to see the issue reframed as decent, respectful behavior vs. childish insults and cries for attention, rather than as America vs. Islam.

12:39 PM, May 16, 2005  
Blogger The Party Crasher said...

You make an extremely valid point. But, of course, flag burners are just expressing their First Amendmant right according to the media. Laughable, isn't it?!

8:08 PM, September 06, 2005  

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