I got this in my email this morning. I wasn’t able to verify it at Snopes, but I agree with about 98% of it…
Written by a housewife from New Jersey, and sounds like it! This is one ticked off lady.
“Are we fighting a war or terror or aren’t we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001?
“Were people from all over the world, mostly Americans, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan, across the Potomac from our nation’s capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania? Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn’t they?
“And I’m supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was ‘desecrated’ when an overworked American soldier kicked it or got it wet?…Well, I don’t. I don’t care at all.
“I’ll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.
“I’ll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere possession of which is a crime in Saudi Arabia.
“I’ll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for hacking off Nick Berg’s head while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.
“I’ll care when the cowardly so-called ‘insurgents’ in Iraq come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques.
“I’ll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.
“I’ll care when the American media stops pretending that their First Amendment liberties are somehow derived from international law instead of the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights.
“In the meantime, when I hear a story about a brave marine roughing up an Iraqi terrorist to obtain information, know this: I don’t care.
“When I see a fuzzy photo of a pile of naked Iraqi prisoners who have been humiliated in what amounts to a college-hazing incident, rest assured: I don’t care.
“When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank: I don’t care.
“When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed ‘special’ food that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being ‘mishandled,’ you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts: I don’t care.
“And oh, by the way, I’ve noticed that sometimes it’s spelled ‘Koran’ and other times ‘Quran.’ Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and – you guessed it – I don’t care!!! ”
OK, now for the 2% I don’t agree with. I believe that the Koran is just as important as the Holy Bible. It should be treated with every bit as much respect. I don’t believe that Muslims are violent, any more than I believe that Christians are violent, or Jews are violent, or whatever. People, no matter their faith (or lack thereof), are capable of violence, and the farther they are from God or Allah, the more likely they are to be violent. And I believe that God is Allah, and Allah is God, and to disparage either is to disparage both.
And it’s my solemn prayer that one day, God will strike down all of the infidels of any faith that kill “in His name.” I hope it comes quickly, but happens slowly.