Media reports today state that seven persons were killed in Afghanistan at an United Nations building when angry individuals stormed the building in protest of a Qur’an, which was burned at Pastor Terry Jones’ church almost two weeks ago.
There is no justification for wanton violence against anyone who states disbelief or disrespects the Qur’an. Moreover, there is absolutely no justification for innocent individuals to have been harmed and killed at the U.N. building, who had nothing to do with the uncivilized behavior of Pastor Jones.
The actions by those in Afghanistan in reaction to Pastor Jones’ incivility are un-Islamic. Those who are guilty of killing innocent persons at the U.N. building if arrested, charged and found guilty of murder are worthy of execution. Their actions are exponentially worse than the burning of the Qur’an.
Islam enjoins peace and the rule of law on its adherents. Islam is free of what those emotional driven zealots perpetrated.