These killers are monstrous. They have assassinated innocent people for something that did not happen, and that the murdered people couldn’t conceivably have had anything to do with. And yet instead of calling them monstrous and demanding that Islamic leaders stop inciting and approving of such behavior, Barack Obama and David Petraeus urged pastor Terry Jones to drop his plans. It is, apparently, the West’s responsibility to make sure the Islamic world behaves in a civilized manner. How paternalistic and ethnocentric of Obama and Petraeus. “Two Afghans killed as Koran protests simmer,” by Paul Tait for Reuters, September 12:
KABUL (Reuters) – Two people were killed on Sunday in a third straight day of violent Afghan protests sparked by a U.S. pastor’s threat to burn copies of the Koran.
Hundreds of Afghans kept up the angry demonstrations, some apparently unaware that pastor Terry Jones had dropped his plans. Two protesters were shot and killed in the eastern province of Logar, a district official said, taking the death toll since last Friday to three.
The furor over Jones’s plan — a grave insult to Muslims who believe the Koran to be the literal word of God — overshadowed the lead-up to commemorations of the September 11 hijacked airliner attacks on the United States….