As I posted day before yesterday it’s mind boggling to me that people are rioting about some U.S. interrogators are reported to place Qurans on toilets and maybe even flushed one down. In this country, our culture, if a non-Christian were to make a show of doing that same thing to a Bible about the worst people would do is think him rude and maybe snub him or her in public. As the protests and riots continue and I read up on it makes more sense to me what they are upset about. Not that I agree with it, but I can make sense of it within their framework. From this article:
In Afghanistan and Pakistan, insults to the Qur’an and Islam’s prophet, Muhammad, are regarded as blasphemy and punishable by death.
So… in their frame of reference our interrogators have committed crimes worthy of death sentences and we let them get away with it and perhaps even support those sort of “atrocities“. Our casual acceptance of these “heinous crimes” is as repugnant to them as cannibalism or human sacrifice is to our culture.
This is all extremely interesting to me. I have no solution, short of destroying of their culture, but getting a grasp on the nature of the problem certainly can’t hurt.