Don't burn the Koran, read it

Mladen Andrijasevic
The whole media uproar with the burning of the Koran misses the point. The pastor should not burn the Koran but ask his congregation to READ the Koran. They would get a clear understanding and could not be accused of cherry picking certain verses out of context. The full context would become clear. 

I find it absurd that the whole western world is discussing the burning of a book very few have read. Should not our political elites read it and finally understand the mindset of the Muslims?

 

How different the world would have been if our main stream papers like the Washington Post or the Wall Street Journal had published the Koran immediately after the Iranian revolution? Even President Obama would have had to modify his Cairo speech and include both verses 5:32 and 5:33 , if he would have been elected in the first place.

 

There still would not have been peace in the Middle East, but there would definitely not have been so many futile attempts.

 

It is never too late. If the western media had any interest in the future of the West they would start doing it today.

 


The whole media uproar with the burning of the Koran misses the point. The pastor should not burn the Koran but ask his congregation to READ the Koran. They would get a clear understanding and could not be accused of cherry picking certain verses out of context. The full context would become clear.

 

I find it absurd that the whole western world is discussing the burning of a book very few have read. Should not our political elites read it and finally understand the mindset of the Muslims?

 

How different the world would have been if our main stream papers like the Washington Post or the Wall Street Journal had published the Koran immediately after the Iranian revolution? Even President Obama would have had to modify his Cairo speech and include both verses 5:32 and 5:33 , if he would have been elected in the first place.

 

There still would not have been peace in the Middle East, but there would definitely not have been so many futile attempts.

 

It is never too late. If the western media had any interest in the future of the West they would start doing it today.