President Obama criticized Pastor Jones for burning the Koran. Was that appropriate? Of course not.
It is irresponsible for the President of the United States to request that all Americans respect Islam and the Koran, especially under the believable threat of violence from millions of radical Muslims around the world. If a U.S. citizen decides to burn a copy of the Bible, the book of Mormon or even the Koran, it is not the business of the U.S. government to comment upon it. In the name of freedom, President Obama should have insisted that all Muslims must take their chance at being insulted because of another’s opinion. Does President Obama believe that there is some type of mental defect that Muslims have that prevents them from being insulted without becoming dangerous and violent?
Will President Obama insist next that all political cartoonists stop satirically pointing out obvious flaws in the religion of Islam, like misogyny, homophobia and intolerance? Ben Franklin once said, "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Perhaps President Obama should take a refresher course on our founding fathers?
There should never be concessions made to radicals under threats of violence, especially by a world leader.
If President Obama was really an enemy of intolerance, then he wouldn't tolerate the actions of these murderous radicals who kill and commit senseless acts of violence in the name of Allah. The radicals are the one’s who need to change, not those who are exercising their constitutional rights, even if we find their expressed views and opinions wrong or disgusting.