First, lets define these words (from http://www.m-w.com):
egre·gious adj \i-ˈgrē-jəs\
Definition of EGREGIOUS
2: conspicuous; especially : conspicuously bad : flagrant
Offense could have several definitions that would be in context of her statement:
Definition of OFFENSE
2: something that outrages the moral or physical senses
4a : the act of displeasing or affronting b : the state of being insulted or morally outraged
5a : a breach of a moral or social code
So, essentially this lady is saying that burning the quran would be a conspicuously bad act of displeasing or affronting, or one that is insulting or morally outrageous.
What then, was the flying of 2 passenger planes into the World Trade Center? What then, was the crashing of an airliner into the Pentagon? What then, is the attempted crashing of a jet into the US Capitol? What then, is the beheading of a journalist? What then, is the suicide bombing of markets? I could list many more "egregious offenses".
Don't give me the crap that these acts were done by 'extremists' or 'radicals'. If you'd bother to look into islam and read the quran, you would find that islam is anything but a peaceful religion. Islam's primary mandate is to convert 'infidels' to islam or kill them if they won't convert. The radicals are the muslims who claim they are peaceful. I say 'claim' because how can you trust any muslim when the quran teaches tactics of deceit and infiltration (this is called Taqiyya and/or Kitman)? These so-called peaceful muslims are just sleepers. Infiltrators waiting for their moment. They point to the parts of the quran that supposedly teach about peace, love and forgiveness. What they don't talk about is the principle of naskh. Naskh is the principle that governs which part of the quran would override another in the case of a contradiction. Newer revelations to muhammad would override previous ones. Surah 9:5 overrides all 114 previous verses about love, peace and forgiveness. It says, "But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful." (Ali translation)
This is known as the verse of the sword, and it explains that Muslims must fight anyone who chooses not to convert to Islam, whether they are inside or outside of Arabia. It is considered to represent the final development of jihad in Islam. The principle of naskh is very strong. If a verse is nasikh, or overridden, it is as if that verse doesn't even exist.1
Don't give me the crap that burning the quran would be an intolerant act. I'll tell you what's intolerant. How about muslims all over the world in violent protests just because someone drew a picture of muhammad? How about the fatwa on Salman Rushdie for writing the Satanic Verses? ("...the novel caused great controversy for what many Muslims believed were blasphemous references. The book was banned in India, was burned in demonstrations in the United Kingdom, and was the subject of a violent riot in Pakistan. In February 1989, the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa calling on all good Muslims to kill or help kill Rushdie and his publishers." Wikipedia) What about Saudi Arabia's ban on any religion but islam? Try taking a Bible into an islamic country. You'll be incarcerated or killed. Islam is the most INTOLERANT religion of all.
Don't be fooled that the mosque they want to erect near Ground Zero is an attempt at reconcilliation and peace, an attempt to help Americans understand muslims better. A mosque is nothing of the sort.
...the mosque during the prophet Muhammad's time was not just the place of worship. It was also a place to store weapons and make military plans. When Muhammad was in Medina, he used the mosque as headquarters for all of his wars. Even after his death, his successors used the mosques for the same purposes.They're wanting to call it "Cordoba House".
A mosque in Islam is the center for worship, justice, war strategy and government. This is because Isalm is both a religion and government. Islam is a pen and a sword.
Prophet Muhammad made it clear to Muslims that the mosque isn't like a synagogue or a church.... When there was an order to fight, the announcement was made at the mosque. The rulers after Muhammad continued this practice. Throughout Islamic history you can see that all movements of jihad came out of the mosque. 2
Córdoba was the capital of the Spanish Muslim dynasty of the Ummayads (756-1031). The Great Mosque of Córdoba (La Mezquita) was founded 785 CE. It was added to and expanded over the next two hundred years to make it the third largest structure in the Islamic world.Sacred PlacesHistorically, muslims build a mosque on a site of a military victory. This is exaclty what the Cordoba house represents to muslims. A victory. They built a mosque in Cordoba, Spain to represent the conquest of the Iberian peninsula, and they want to build one in New York to represent the conquest of the United States.
Wake up, America! Islam is not your friend. They want to convert you, and if they can't do that, they want to kill you.
As Americans, we need to see Islam for what it is - a threat to our country, our freedom and our lives.
As Christians, however, we are called to love our enemies and burning the book that is holy to muslims is not an act of love.
Burning the quran is not the answer. If anything, it will only incite more muslim violence. While these people in Florida have the right via the First Amendment to express their opinion, this is not the best way to do it. I like what Joel Roseberg says on his blog. He says, "turn back to the Bible and follow the words of Jesus who told us to love our neighbors and love our enemies and pray for — not purposefully provoke — those who oppose, mistreat and/or persecute us." and "Call for a day of prayer and fasting for Muslims here in the U.S. and around the world, that they might find the love of Christ and salvation through His name."
1Islam And Terrorism, pp31-31. Mark A. Gabriel, PH.D.
2Islam And Terrorism, pp97-98. Mark A. Gabriel, PH.D.
(Sorry if my footnotes aren't in proper format, I'm no English major!)