|Martin R. Mark||April 4th 2011|
Mosques are supposed to be places of peace not violent agitation--we are told this every time a community objects to the construction of yet another giant mosque. But look at what happens every Friday in the news after Muslim prayers. Riots and horrid violence break out. Not just in one place--but throughout the Muslim world from Afghanistan to Tunisia. Last Friday, after prayers, the crowds in Afghanistan raced over to the UN headquarters and murdered seven people--including the beheading of two--because they were angered over an unknown preacher in Florida supposedly burning a Koran. The Christian church, the Mormon temple, the Jewish synagogue, and the Catholic cathedral are all places of peace where people emerge in peace and brotherhood. My church ends its mass telling all to "go in peace." So explain what is happening at the mosque that produces such violent effects?