Well, I suspected ever since the Newsweek controversy that in terms of isolating the Quran mistreatments from the source, it has been true for years now there have been instances of Quran descecration. The only problem was Newsweek got their source wrong, which was indeed quite irresponsible of Isikoff & Co.
So, I'm not really surprised by hearing of these confirmations, and it just reveals all the problems of miscommunication in terms of religion and culture, and the seeming total lack of relational empathy and will to acculturate.
Now, of course, it's not just Qurans that have been descecrated. Bibles too have been known to be descecrated in various facilities from Tunisia to Saudi Arabia.
The bottom line is, I'm just saddened to have seen the way our media especially has often depicted Islam as an evil religion here and comparisons often made to Mohammed as a terrorist, etc. It happens all the time here and that needs to stop, while extreme minds in the Middle East indeed so likewise of Christianity there, and because the tensions keep ricocheting, the two cultures are just continuing to misundersand each other.
That's just one of the main problems too in just rushing to war with Iraq. Besides my own moral condemnation of war, in a more moderate understanding, starting a war without understanding the cultures only opens up a whole Pandora's Box of misunderstanding and problems, which we are seeing continue to inflate there.
It's a huge mess there right now.
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other"