Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Now, now, dial down the outrage

Some in Houston don't like it that Korans were left on their doorsteps:

"Some Houston residents are upset after Korans were left on the doorsteps of hundreds of homes in their neighborhood as part of a campaign to educate people about Islam. Residents of Braes Timbers in southwest Houston began finding the holy books two weeks ago, reported. The Korans came with a note saying they had been left by the Book of Signs Foundation, which claims to have distributed 30,000 free copies of the texts to residents throughout the city. "If we went into a Muslim country and left a Bible, we would be in prison and then decapitated a few years later," Sue Ann Pieri, a resident who chose not to destroy the book, as other neighbors did, told"

Hmmm. True. it. Look, no one's forcing you folks to read these Korans, or to pay for them. And the fact is that, in the U.S., free Bibles are handed out to people all the time (by the Gideons, for example). Few complain about that. So why complain about these Korans? No one's forcing you to read them, or keep them.

As conservatives, it's important that we know when our rights and freedoms are being violated--and when they aren't.

At the same time, these Muslims in Scotland are wrong, too:

" Muslims in the Scottish district of Tayside are outraged by the appearance of a wide-eyed, 6-week-old puppy on postcards distributed by the local police force, according to the Daily Mail."