(Original post by Suetonius)
I'm only opposed to this because I'm vehemently opposed to the burning of books (especially considering its connotations). I also think its terribly hypocritical for another faith-based organisation to be doing this. Nonetheless, if this was something other than a book - for example, "Burn a maniquin of the Prophet Mohammed Day" - and carried out by non-believers then I'd have no objections at all. Muslims don't have to do it if they don't want to, but there can be no credible argument made to prevent me from doing it. I don't believe in this nonsense. As far as I'm concerned, Mohammed was a nobody who deserves to be condemned because of his perverse sexual behaviour. Any religious arguments are meaningless to me. I saw people burning maniquins of Gordon Brown on bonfire night. The reaction Muslims should show to cases of non-believers doing this to their so-called prophet should be exactly the same as Labour Party supporters on that occasion. Either complete indifference or acceptance that their faith is held to be irrational and destructive by many across the globe.
You see, it's all about who's more powerful... many centuries ago, when the Muslims had the upper hand, no one could do or say such things as the west is saying/doing today, in fact, some Muslims (sometimes) transgressed and oppressed people belonging to other faiths (Christians, Jews, Hindus)... and it wasn't so easy to forget for the oppressed people.
Once the oppressed got power, they remembered how they were being treated, and until now, Muslims suffer... because they aren't powerful any more...
But do you think that this will last forever? don't you think that like in the past, the Muslims won't restore their lost power?
Anyone who's familiar enough with history, would say that this situation isn't static, it will change, maybe it will take time... but some day, the Muslims will restore their power!
And then, what do you think will happen?
The west will suffer, as long as the Muslims are on top, the west will be oppressed...
& It will be globally just, because the Muslims were hurt so many times that they aren't about to forget how they were treated!
And they will treat twice badly those who treated them badly.
I'm not saying that I wish this scenario to occur, I'm only saying that this is the normal pattern of humanity Vs Power... because if you oppress others when you're strong, others will surely oppress you twice when you'll be weak.