So some bass-ackwards little church down in Florida is planning on burning copies of the Quran (Islam’s holy book) on the upcoming 9th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, and holy crap there was not a single part of that sentence that can possibly go well. Anyway, Angelina Jolie (who, overexposed or not, is still one of the more knowledgeable celebrities out there) thinks this is full of shit, and is very, very disappointed in all of you.
Jolie’s criticism echoed that of top U.S. officials, who have described the church’s plan as a disgraceful act and have even warned that it could endanger U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Americans worldwide. “I have hardly the words that somebody would do that to somebody’s religious book,” Jolie told reporters in Islamabad after visiting refugees camps in northwestern Pakistan – one of the areas of the country hit hardest by the floods. SOURCE
I’ll agree with her on this one, and here’s why: Saying that the people who hijacked the planes on 9/11 are Muslim is like saying that Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church (those guys who picket the funerals of dead soldiers and think gays are evil) are Christian. Extremism and hate are not religions. 9/11 was one of, if not THE, greatest tragedy in American history, but this? Burning Qurans certainly won’t make it better for anyone.
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Actress Angelina Jolie meets victims of flooding on September 07, 2010 in Nowshera, Pakistan. Hollywood celebrity Angelina Jolie has been visiting Pakistan’s northwest region to draw the world’s attention towards the plight of 21 million people affected by the country’s worst-ever floods.