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Defaced Koran angers Nashville Muslims – Thursday, 06/23/05

“It’s in the heart of every Muslim. We respect and we love (the Koran) more than our families,” said Ab-dishakur Ibrahim, imam of the Al-Farooq mosque. “I don’t know why anyone would do this. I can’t comprehend it.”

If you good church-going folks were told one Sunday that you were expected to love the Bible (the book) more than your parents, your sister, your brother, your children… how would you react?

Respect for the icons of your religion is one thing. Blind faith that your religious texts are the word of “god” is fine, if that’s your thing. But to openly state that the textual representation of your beliefs is more important, more loved than even your family? That’s sick.

And people wonder why I have such disdain for “religion”.