As I write this, there has recently been a controversy that arose over some US soldiers who burned a Quran. Prisoners were writing in it, apparently plotting together, and when it was confiscated, it was destroyed. The populace rioted, and in the last two weeks six Americans have been killed. One news story claimed at least thirty people were killed. President Obama apologized and commanded that the US military leaders apologize also.
Besides the fact that the muslims had already desecrated the book by writing in it, the muslims blamed the US. Instead of demanding that the Afgans apologize to the US for the death of its soldiers, the US apologized to the Afgans. Further, it has long been the policy of the US military to burn Bibles that they have confiscated in Arab countries, and Christians barely whimper.
Of more importance is not the burning of books, but the burning of people. While the mainline press focuses on muslim riots over book burning, one muslim father attempted to burn his grown daughter to death for being “too emancipated.” The daughter claimed it was because she had been seeing a Jewish man. This was in France, which appears destined to become a muslim-dominated country. (read the story here). This is in addition to the burnings that apparently happen fairly regularly in muslim societies, several of which I have already written about here. For more updates on muslim atrocities, see www.answeringmuslims.com.
I am continually amazed that when Christians in the US merely stand and speak in the public square, we are shouted down and every means necessary is used to silence us. But when muslims riot, kill people, and threaten violence, the liberals in the west do their utmost to be respectful, then back away with their tails between their legs.