While the Obama administration has issued multiple statements over an anti-Islam film that it claims are responsible for all of the violence currently raging in the Middle East, officials have remained silent over a bible being burned by an Egyptian cleric.
Continental News reported that Muslim cleric Abu Islam burned a copy of the Holy Bible outside of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on 9/11. The story reported that the burning was accompanied by applause and anti-Christian cheers from many of the thousands of demonstrators.
As he left the demonstration, before getting in his car Islam said, “Next time I will urinate on it.” Islam is also the owner of a TV channel, the Islamic Nation.
Despite the bible burning, there were no reports of Christians rioting over the issue.
Following the riots in multiple Muslim countries in the Middle East, the U.S. government has issued multiple condemnations of the trailer for a film that portrays Muhammad as a pedophile.
However, the Obama administration has not yet issued any type of similar condemnation over the Bible burning, despite it being as sacred to Christians as the Quran is to Muslims.
The media also appears to have a double standard in its position over actions offensive to Christians versus those that offend Muslims.
The Telegraph noted that in a New York Times editorial on October 2, 1999, the paper defended Piss Christ, which featured a crucifix soaked in urine and a painting of the Virgin Mary with elephant dung.
The paper stated, “A museum is obliged to challenge the public as well as to placate it, or else the museum becomes a chamber of attractive ghosts, an institution completely disconnected from art in our time.”
However, on Sept. 12 the New York Times has now decided that being disrespectful of Islam is apparently different than those exhibits.
“Whoever made the film did true damage to the interests of the United States and its core principle of respecting all faiths.”