Burning a copy of the Koran is morally equivalent to flying a plane into the World Trade Center and equally eternally damnable.
That’s essentially the fatwa of Time magazine’s Joe Klein in an April 1 blog post at the magazine’s Swampland blog.
Klein was condemning Florida pastor Terry Jones’s “trial” and subsequent burning of a Koran which allegedly have sparked a murderous rampage against UN workers in Afghanistan last week:
[T]here should be no confusion about this: Jones’s act was murderous as any suicide bomber’s. If there is a hell, he’s just guaranteed himself an afterlifetime membership.
Oh wait, that’s right, those demonstrations didn’t result in angry Catholic mobs killing completely innocent third parties. Heck, they didn’t even result in the death or injury of the “artists” responsible.