Anti-Islam Billboard in St. Augustine Beach, Florida. Maybe we should stop and think, for just a moment.
It seems to me, that we conservatives, those of us who have actually read the Koran, are taking our hands-on knowledge of the Koran and insisting that all or most American Muslims [do] practice the more violent sections of their religious book with no regard as to what they actually believe.
Christianity has a similar problem. Many if not most Christian believe that the Old Testament is a part of the New Testament, at least as far as historicity is concerned. Me? I believe the Old Testament are the scriptures for the Jewish faith. As far as I am concerned, The New Testament is the end of the Old. Problem solved.
At any rate, the fact of the matter is this: most American Muslims simply ignore any instruction that calls for violence against their fellow man.
That is what is wrong with the billboard: It ignores the personal faith of several million American Muslims. They were raised "Muslim," and have come to ignore those passages that demand death to the Jewish/Christian unconverted population. I am one who is willing to allow them this inconsistency. Having said that, I do not trust them so I keep my distance, but this is a personal issue with me, and, does not violate their rights as American citizens.