I love the United States of America. I have a great deal of respect for our servicepersons whether they are on home soil or overseas. I have a great deal of respect for our public safety departments (EMT, Fire, Police, etc.)
I do, however, believe there is a large number of individuals out there that are misguided patriots.
I heard on the radio this morning, and I read online that a church in Gainesville, Florida is promoting an "International Burn a Koran Day" on September 11th in "honor and memory of those lives lost on 9/11." Since when is doing something hateful considered honorable?
I thought we, as American adults, were mature enough to realize not to judge an entire group based on individuals or a sect of that group? I've seen many videos posted lately of Muslim Americans that were also firefighters and police officers who responded to 9-11. How many Americans following the Islam faith do you think there are in our Armed Forces?
You know Hitler probably thought he was being "honorable" when he set out to exterminate the Jewish population.
Stalin? 23,000,000 Ukranian famine
Kim Il Sung? 1.6 million - "purges"
I'm pretty sure the aforementioned rulers thought they were being "honorable" as well. Yes, yes. I know that The aforementioned executed humans, and this is about burning a religion's holy book. I know, you can't measure human lives versus a book.
Is this what 9-11 has come to symbolize? Forget actually remembering. Instead let's promote hate and, better yet, possibly put our servicepersons (who are overseas keeping us safe) in danger because of our ridiculous and absurd behavior.
Remember the buttefly effect, folks.