For Muslims, the bonfire that wasn’t still carries implications

The crowd-control barriers and TV satellite trucks are gone after a Florida pastor called off a bonfire to burn 200 Qurans, but American Muslims say the political firestorm in Gainesville was more than a momentary flare-up. Full Story »

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by Neil R. Anderson - Sep. 14, 2010

Omar Sacirbey considers the implications of the Koran burning incident for Muslims worldwide.

Shahed Amanullah, editor of AltMuslim.com: “There’re some really amazing things that have come out of this,” he said. “One is that the world is seeing Muslims reach out in the spirit of friendship, which completely blows away the stereotype. The other thing is seeing every denomination circle the wagons around Muslims, saying we have a respect for scripture, even if it’s not ours.”

Bravo! I’m not sure why Sacirbey only devotes a parting comment to these implications. This could have been developed much further.

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