Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday Morning Stupid Quotes: The Qur'an Burning responses

A special Monday Morning Stupid Quotes since everyone has had so much fun with this topic for the past week.  I hate to endorse anything by the Huffington Post, but here is a decent article outlining the media’s complete failure at doing their job properly or effectively. 

*Note: I’m not giving the cult leader that started this whole thing another word of press.  I have not quoted him anywhere in this post.  Besides, at this point I am sure we have all seen his brand of crazy and don’t need to revisit it. 

"It could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort. It is precisely the kind of action the Taliban uses and could cause significant problems. Not just here, but everywhere in the world, we are engaged with the Islamic community.”
-Gen. David Petraeus

You know what endangers troops in Afghanistan?  Being in Afghanistan.

“This is a recruitment bonanza for al-Qaeda. You could have serious violence in places like Pakistan or Afghanistan. This could increase the recruitment of individuals who would be willing to blow themselves up in American cities or European cities.”
-President Barak Obama

Why does this ring hollow to me?  Oh, that’s right…that’s because there is already serious violence in Afghanistan and Pakistan and “radical” Islam is recruiting no matter what some asshole cult leader in Florida does. 

“We stand here collectively as the world is facing a great threat and danger. What is being planned by Reverend Terry Jones and his followers... not only wounds the feelings of the Islamic Ummah [community], but I am also certain the feeling of the followers of other faiths; and indeed can threaten international peace and security.”
-Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Again, I would like to point out that it is complete madness that this would threaten international peace and security.  What does that say about Islam and religion in general?  Just sayin’.

“We hope that the US authorities will take strong action to prevent such an outrage being committed. While we await the action of the US authorities, we would appeal to the media in India - both print and visual media - to refrain from telecasting visuals or publishing photographs of the deplorable act.”
-Indian Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram

Any "strong action" by any governmental authority within the Unites States of America would be illegal.  Additionally, good luck with your censorship.  

“Each religion, with its respective sacred books, places of worship and symbols, has the right to respect and protection.”
-The Vatican

Too bad innocent, defenseless children don’t have a right to respect and protection. 

“This action cannot be justified at anytime and certainly is doubly unjustified coming at the holy month of Ramadan. To my Muslim brothers and sisters, I urge you to show restraint while we deal with this issue as we continue to build and strengthen our fortress for religious tolerance and continuing peaceful coexistence.”
-Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan

Actually, this response is one of the few sensible comments I have seen.   

And just for fun since he always brings the crazy:

“[The proposed burning is a] Zionist plot that is against the teachings of all divine prophets. Zionists and their supporters are on their way to collapse and dissolution and such last-ditch actions will not save them, but multiply the pace of their fall and annihilation.”
-Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Oh, Mahmoud.