Tuesday, August 03, 2010

"Flames on the side of my face..."

I know a lot of you read Chookooloonks but in case you don't swing by her place regularly I wanted to alert you to her Photobomb project. After reading an article about a church that is planning a Koran burning event this year on 9/11 she's decided to gather as many photos, cards and messages of peace as possible to send to the church in hopes of getting them to reconsider the event.

As you may know I purposely do not speak much here about September 11th but I have to say that this sort of fear mongering and publicity seeking built on a scaffolding of people who died in my city's biggest tragedy to date makes me feel quite unpeaceful feelings. I don't, of course, require that you join the photo bombing but if you support this kind of event I can definitively say that I can't support you.

On a lighter note, I'd like to send a photo or two out for the cause but I can't decide which one. Any suggestions?


  1. ahhhh, I've got a few photos to send :-) Thanks for the heads up about this!

  2. My sister teaches History at a private Islamic school. She's not Muslim or really all that religious (we were raised Southern Baptist). But she puts up with a lot of hate mongering. When she's gone to trainings and teacher conferences outside of her school, people actually move away from her when they find out where she works. I don't think I will ever understand this way of thinking or this kind of hate.

  3. While I may not approve of the idea of building a mosque so close to Ground Zero, I also absolutely cannot condone a Koran-burning event. That's bigotry, plain and simple. There's a difference between true Islam and radical Islam, people!

  4. Since no one brought the mosque question up I'm not sure why you did. There's a conversation about the mosque here if you're looking for one: http://mcschmanky.blogspot.com/2010/08/newt-world-odor.html

  5. WHOOPS! Sorry, that's what I get for skimming - I saw 9/11 and immediately thought of the current controversy surrounding the mosque.

    My bad. :(