I am so outraged over so-called “Pastor” Terry Jones and his vicious promotion of hatred by advocating for the “International Burn a Koran Day”.

He has been quoted as saying “Islam is of the Devil”.  I could not disagree more.  In fact, if you want to speak of the Devil, there is nothing more inherently evil than to target and promote hatred and destruction of a society.  The burning of the sacred Qur’an is just that – destruction of a particular society’s way of life. 

The events of September 11, 2001 was the result of radical terrorism, not Islamic faith.  The actions of Pastor Jones and his church will only inflame those same radical terrorists and result in further hatred and needless loss of life.  The solution to addressing radicalism is to promote understanding.  We need to bring everyone closer, not push each other over the edge.

We all have something in common.  We have only one God, the Creator.  Faith and Spirituality are what bring us all closer to the Creator.  These sacred books, whether it be the Torah, the Bible or the Qur’an – they are all instruments of Faith.  By reading them, and living their message, it brings us closer to the Creator.  I read all three of these sacred books, not because I am Jewish, Christian or Muslim, but because they are the tools and words of the Creator.  The voice of the Creator can easily be heard in the holy scripture and the words of Abraham, Jesus and Mohammed.

The only thing that is “of the Devil”, Pastor Jones, is your hatred and your wanton destruction of Muslim society.  We cannot hear the word of God from your lips, Sir – just the fiery tongue of evil.