September 11th, 2012
Dear Mr. Jones,
It’s been two years since your Nazi-esque book burning and still the world is reeling from the consequences. Who could have known at the time that 50 people could do so much damage to the world? Of course, there were articles written and politicians giving statements about how bad it could get, but even they got it wrong.
The “recruitment bonanza for Al Qaeda” was of course, just the start. The loss of ties with previously friendly Country’s was inevitable after that. The number of Muslim’s who became radicalized American hating jihadists tripled over night and by the end of the month the number of young men and women joining the terrorists cause was staggering.
People, American People, began to die all over the world. We couldn’t move our troops out soon enough and paid that price with the death of 5,000 soldiers in a coordinated attack at the Afghan/Pakistan border. Tourists died by the drove just for looking like American’s whether they were German, Australian or actual American’s. People living in the area’s surrounded by the now newly ruled Al’ Qaeda lands suffered as much as those living within it. Death camps abounded, people were rounded up and tortured until they confessed the sins of being American (even in some cases when they were not).
The stoning. The beheading. In mass production. It was as if God was punishing American people for hesitating to enter the Second World War. We were being exterminated from the east as surely as Hitler wished to exterminate those different from himself. I wish you could have been here to see it, but of course you were safe in your guard protected home in Florida. I hid in obscurity in a small town in southern India, all passages of escape cut off for me. Even though India did her best to protect us all, no Government can be everywhere at once and the Mujahedeen in the India were assiduous in their strength and support from Al’ Qaeda.
And they did it in retaliation of the book burning that you held on September 11th, 2010.
What should have been a day of remembrance, prayer and work to bring about peace so that nothing like that ever happened again, was a day of infamy in the religious wars that the earth now suffers under.
What took you 30 minutes to do, was enough to undo the peace that the world was heading towards. The 75 Quran that you burned that day became a cry from the extremists of “75 Jalāyā!!” or “75 Burned”. How we cringed from it as we listened to it in the dead of night. Wondering if they would find our hiding places. How real Ann Frank’s diary became to us then.
And now today, we hear that America was attacked. One in Florida. Your very own church. The news tells us that 10 of your followers died in the explosion but you are safe. Safe in your parishioner paid for house with parishioner donated guards.
But and yet that was the smallest price America had to pay.
The reports we are hearing is that 2000 are dead in Washington DC when they bombed St. Patrick’s Church. In New York, 500 died and 300 injured when they bombed St. Paul’s church near Ground Zero. And the deaths do not stop there since the bombings were also in Chicago and San Francisco.
We’ve heard that they plan on continuing the attacks until 75 American churches are burned and destroyed.
With how many untold deaths to follow.
All because you wanted your moment of fame.
They snuck newspapers to us today. In it there is an interview with a Pastor from Christliche Gemeinde Köln which was the church in Cologne Germany that you ran for some time. He said “He (Jones) didn’t project the biblical values and Christianity, but always made himself the center of everything.” You were fined $3800 dollars by the Cologne courts for using the title “Dr” and then were removed from leadership of Christliche Gemeinde Köln and you came back to the states to resume your “work” at DWOC. The paper also says that you never graduated or even attended a theological University.
I’m wondering if you’ve even read the book that you say so incited you that you need to organize an “International Quran Burning Day”. For that matter, I wonder if you’ve even read our Bible. You do know that the Quran is based on our Bible don’t you? That it holds the same laws? That they follow the Quran to the letter, never deviating in over 1500 years since the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad? There are many of their laws which deviate from the Christian Bible, but there are just as many laws in the Christian Bible that we no longer follow. We deviate consistently from the words of the Bible….we pick and choose the good parts version as we like and then point fingers at those who do not and call their laws “inhumane”. But there is only a small sect that follows those arcane and inhumane laws to the letter, should all of Islam be condemned for this? I’m wondering if you realize that some of those inhumane laws were in the Bible?
But all of that is neither here nor there. Because you are safe in your protected home in Florida while the rest of the world pays for your sins. You do not repent. You do not apologize. You sit quietly. Some say you are contemplating or praying. Others say you hide your face. I do not know which the truth is.
Mr. Jones, I do not address you as Reverend or Pastor for two reasons. The first is that you have only an honorary degree in Theology and did not actually attend any classes or schooling to obtain a hard-earned and well deserved degree. The second is that I was raised that using Reverend or Pastor is a term of respect and for you I haven’t any.
But here is what I will do for you, I will pray every day of my life that you are never enslaved and imprisoned as the rest of the world (and I) have been since your day of book burning. Yes, I will pray for you Mr. Jones. Because it’s said that even the darkest and most degenerative soul can be brought back to light. I pray that there is still some redemption left for you.
And should I ever make it out of here alive; I will find you and show you the scars you helped to inflict. I will tell you of the year or more that people like me suffered. I will show you the photographs of the dead and dying. And I will tell you how even with all of that, I forgive you and pray for your soul.
Good day to you Mr. Jones.