The impending Qur’an burning scheduled for September 11th by the fanatical Dove World Outreach Church in Gainesville, FL is likely to do more harm to Christians, specifically Americans, than Muslims.
The extremist pastor orchestrating the hateful act, considered a sacrilege by both Muslims and moderate Christians, is conducting the demonic deed to demonstrate his disdain for Islam.
Bible burnings in reciprocation are unlikely, as Muslims acknowledge the Divine origin of Christian scripture.
It is however probable that the Qur’an burning will spawn hate crimes toward churches and Christians in the non-Christian world, particularly American citizens residing abroad.
This concern is also echoed by military officials.
Americans are also likely to be seen as a hypocritical community that preaches equality of religion only when it suits their interests.
The planned desecration has been outlawed by the state of Florida though no real action has been taken to enforce the prohibition.
Prudent action would be for state authorities to prevent this outrage from wrecking American-Islamic relations and jeopardizing the security of Americans and Christians worldwide.