Yesterday a group of liberal religious leaders gathered in Washington DC for a press conference organized by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) to condemn the planned burning of a Koran on the 9/11 anniversary Saturday by a Florida church.
Speaking for ISNA was its president Ingrid Mattson, who angrily condemned the church in question, saying that this act threatens Muslims like never before:
"Having spoken to many families across the country over the last few weeks, I have heard many Muslim Americans say they have never felt this anxious or this insecure in America since directly after September 11," Ingrid Mattson, head of the Islamic Society of North America, told a press conference.
Apart from the fact that America Muslims are a bunch of pussies if they are scared by a bunch of cranks burning a book, Mattson and ISNA are the last to be lecturing us on this score.
In fact, ISNA has not only taken millions of dollars from the Islamic Development Bank, funded and controlled by the Saudi regime, but it hasestablished a partnership with the Saudi regime's IBD for educational scholarships.
As a matter of policy, the Saudi regime shreds Bibles and other non-Islamic religious materials and items confiscated from those entering the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Institute has confirmed this policy:
"As a matter of official policy, the government either incinerates or dumps Bibles, crosses and other Christian paraphernalia," the Saudi Institute said in an article posted on its website.
"Although considered as holy in Islam and mentioned in the Koran dozens of times, the Bible is banned in Saudi Arabia, and is confiscated and destroyed by government officials," it said.
So when Ingrid Mattson starts lecturing us about book burnings, she should remove the log from her eye before trying to remove the mote in ours. Oh, wait, that's a Christian virtue, not a Muslim one. Never mind.