Equivocacy in religious respect

Equivocacy in religious respect

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Just when you think GOP hopeful Rick Santorum couldn’t be any more insensitive, he managed to find a way to raise his own bar.
Recently, President Obama apologized to Afghanistan upon discovering our troops burned multiple copies of the Qu’ran, Islam’s holy book.
Soon after, Santorum criticized the President’s apology, saying that burning the Qu’ran was merely an “unfortunate mistake.” The apology was unnecessary because it implied that we did something wrong which, according to him, we didn’t.
Mr. Santorum, you seem to have a problem understanding those with different political, socioeconomic, or religious views. To help you understand why an apology was necessary, it is best to try to put this event in terms that even you will understand.
Imagine, for a second, that the tables turned. Imagine that a foreign entity, like Afghanistan, decided to invade the United States in order to get rid of terrorism and to push their values down our throats.
To make it worse, this foreign nation’s army burns the Bible, the most coveted book in Christianity.
What would Santorum want if that had happened to him? An apology? I bet an apology would be at the bottom of his list.
In fact, I bet Santorum would want to round some troops up in hopes of kicking the Afghan military out, so America can go back to the life it used to have.
Santorum is right about one thing. The riots that followed the Qu’ran burning in Afghanistan killed two troops.
It’s unfortunate whenever our troops die, but the death count is not even close to equal, and it’s becoming painfully obvious we’ve done more harm than good in that region.
If Santorum does not understand how important the Qu’ran is to Muslims, it is hard to see him understand anything else about any other culture, and that is not very presidential, now is it?


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