Here is my question this morning.
Did we not, as the United States of America, round up people of Japanese descent and place them in “camps” because we freaked out and thought they were all bad, bad people?
Have we not, not all of us I know, but have we not created huge outbursts of outrage (to use Mr. Romney’s word of the hour) at the building of a mosque near a certain site in New York City?
Has there not been discrimination in this country for centuries against people who believe differently, look differently, speak differently and simply love differently?
Have we not been quick to protest things we think are an affront to our very beliefs, our core?
Then I ask, why must there be an outcry and big to-do when people around the world who are offended by someone’s deliberate denigration of their idea of their god make a statement? (Statement meaning protests here, NOT the violence and death of American citizens.)
Do not get me wrong here. I do not think violence is EVER the answer. But to act as if people of a different faith should not be allowed to voice their dismay at such a complete and utterly ignorant act (the video that sparked it all), then I think some Americans should check to see if they are the pot or the kettle.
(I don’t think I can categorize this a political post, so no apologies here. It’s just something that troubled me all day/night yesterday. )