IN A DISCUSSION last year, a reader named Charles wrote:
Here is an article from Asia News reporting on a Christian couple in Pakistan who were each given 25 year sentences for allegedly touching a Koran with unwashed hands. The article is dated March 3, 2010 – a little over one year ago. This was before Pastor Jones was in the news. The article is also discussed at Jihad Watch.
Islam is going to treat Christians and other non-Muslims very badly even if no one ever destroys a Koran. Even touching this book with unwashed hands is an insult to them.
So, Muslims and Western liberals, please stop blaming Mr. Jones for inciting Musilm riots and for inciting Musim violence against others. The violence was well underway before Mr. Jones appeared on the scene. In fact, it has been underway for the past, oh, 1400 years.