With all the controversy over the burning of one copy of the Koran in the United States followed by rioting and murders in Afghanistan, I decided to look into the burning of Bibles by Muslims. I already knew they did it but needed some source material to document it.
I came across the following articles already compiled on another site which was free to use.
Free Republic, 25 May 2005, Saudi Arabia Desecrates Hundreds of Bibles Annually
Washington DC – The Saudi government burns and desecrates hundreds of bibles its security forces confiscate after raids on Christian expatriates worshiping privately or at border crossings.
As a matter of official policy, the government either incinerates or dumps bibles, crosses and other Christian paraphernalia.
Hundreds of Christian worshipers are arrested every year by Saudi police in raids on their private gatherings. Bibles, crosses and printed materials are confiscated and later burnt or dumped into trash. Bibles and other Christian paraphernalia found with travelers into the country are confiscated and destroyed.
Although considered as holy in Islam and mentioned in the Koran dozens of times, the Bible is banned in Saudi Arabia, and is confiscated and destroyed by government officials.
Recently, there has been a crackdown on symbols of Christianity in Saudi Arabia. On April 21st Saudi authorities raided a make-shift church in Riyadh and arrested 40 Christians. Many Christian religious symbols, such as crucifixes and bibles were later destroyed by Saudi security forces.
Justify This!, 10 Dec 2006, Muslim Students Urinate, Spit On Then Burn Bible
TWO Muslim students have been expelled from an Islamic school in Melbourne for urinating and spitting on a Bible and setting it on fire.
The explosive incident has forced the East Preston Islamic College to call in a senior imam to tell its 650 Muslim students that the Bible and Christianity must be respected.
Anxious teachers at the school have also petitioned principal Shaheem Doutie, expressing “grave concern” about an “inculcation of hatred and radical attitudes towards non-Muslims” at the school, including towards non-Muslim teachers.
…The boys come from a variety of ethnic Muslim backgrounds — one is believed to be an Albanian/Malaysian, another Lebanese and another Indonesian.
Associated Content, 18 Jun 2007, Christians in Gaza Fear for Their Lives as Muslims Burn Bibles and Destroy Crosses…
Father Musalam additionally told The Jerusalem Post that the Muslim gunmen used rocket-propeled grenades (RPGs) to blow through the doors of the church and school, before burning Bibles and destroying every cross they could get their hands on.
Spero News, 19 Dec 2008, Muslims burn Bible in Pakistan
Pervez Masih tells AsiaNews that on that day, he and others were whitewashing and decorating the little church for Christmas. They stopped at noon for lunch, leaving the church open. When they returned, they found the bible and other sacred texts reduced to ashes, and a handwritten letter telling them to convert to Islam if they wanted to “live in peace” and avoid hell. In Pakistan, there is significant controversy over the law on blasphemy, condemning even to death those who offend the sacred book of Islam, the Qur’an. But nothing is done against blasphemous acts toward the books of other religions.
I felt a need to post on this subject to highlight the difference between the behavior of Muslims and Christians. Can you even imagine Christians killing someone over burning a Bible? And, if they did, can you imagine the outrage that would be expressed around the world? They would be mocked and harassed and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. No excuses would be made for them. The Bible burner wouldn’t be condemned.
But notice how differently Muslims are treated. Who gets the blame for their behavior? Pastor Terry Jones and Christianity, of course. His action is compared to a Muslim terrorist killing people. Now this takes some twisted thinking.
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD. Proverbs 17:15
I am not justifying or agreeing with Terry Jones for burning the Koran but I certainly won’t justify Muslim murderers. No one made them do what they did. They are responsible for their own actions and deserve censure and prosecution.
To excuse their beastly behavior is to treat them as beasts. They are in desperate need of the truth about Jesus Christ that can set them free from the terrible deception and oppression of Islam.
If you are a Muslim, I pray you will be delivered from the veil over your heart and eyes which keeps you from seeing the truth and finding salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Jesus loves you. He died for you.
You can receive eternal life through faith in Him alone.
No Pillars of Works required.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16