April 5, 2011

Zealotry Is as Zealotry Does

Will Wilkinson, Democracy in America


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Apr 4th 2011, 21:56 by W.W. | IOWA CITY

TERRY JONES, a religious zealot in Florida, burned a Koran. Word got out and a mob of religious zealots in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan stormed a United Nations' building, murdering seven people from around the world who had nothing at all to do with the zealot in Florida. Afghan zealots have continued to rampage in Kandahar, bringing the death toll to 24, according to the New York Times.

General David Petraeus and Mark Sedwill, NATO's senior civilian representative in Afghanistan, issued a joint statement condemning the Florida zealot's zealotry and offering "condolences to the families of all those injured and killed in violence which occurred in the wake of the burning of the Holy Qur'an", omitting to...

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