Skip to comments.Reactions of the Koran burning Pastor Terry Jones!
Posted on 09/09/2010 10:11:05 AM PDT by iloveamerica1980
Here are just a few:
"The Holy Koran is sacred, just like the Bible is to Christians," Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi, director of community outreach for the Islamic Society of North America, said in an interview. "Desecration of this book is something people will not tolerate."
"Hardball" host Chris Matthews, who called Jones' plans to burn the Islamic holy book "a terrible idea" and warned that it "could cause trouble and even death" when televised in Muslim countries, asked, "What do you think the reaction will be as this goes on international television? What will be the consequence?"
"It's obviously intolerant they're doing it precisely to offend those practicing Muslims," said John Erdevig of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The most chilling reaction is in this video report from AsianCoorespondent.com at 0:51 mark: "If this happens, the first reaction that will follow is that wherver Americans are seen, on matter where they are in the world.....they will be killed!"
(Excerpt) Read more at dittos-rush.com ...
It’s not Holy. Burn it.
So American Muslims will kill themselves?
President Obama is playing to those people in Yemen who cling to religion and guns.
“The Holy Koran is sacred, just like the Bible is to Christians,”
Christians don’t, yet, riot, burn things, and kill people when the Bible is desecrated. Maybe we’d get prayer back in schools if we did.
Thanks for posting the direct link to the video!
The video, incidentally, is the property of AsianCorrespondent:
Obama's policies are supposedly provocating "violent rhetoric from the Right" and we are told that this just shows that the Right should be ostricized and ignored in public debate.
You can spot a leftist by his inability to perceive irony.
Actually, it's not an excerpt. Nothing follows what you have already posted.
Again, thanks for posting the full content and the direct video link.
Why isn't there a hue and cry over Matthews racism and hate speech for suggesting that muslims are violent murders?
Probably defended Marilyn Manson's stunts which were performed in many a civic owned venue:
Ann Arbor, MI - enough said. I once had an old guy call from there. He was retired. He sounded reasonable until he started talking about his fear of the Tea Party people and Plain. I immediately realized he was probably retired UAW.
The is another case of a double standard. Muslims can burn American flags and kill Christians because they are Christians, and the liberal press could care less. I have had a number of Sudanese in my church, and anyone that believes that Islam is a religion of peace should hear what these Sudanese Christians experienced at the hands of Muslims. Whatever Islam is, it is NOT a religion of peace. Here is the elephant in the room which hardly anyone is willing to believe or to express, namely, we are at war with Islam whether we like it or not. It is a reality.
Burn the koran and we will kill babies - muslims
Burn the Bible and we say ‘you are an idiot’ - Christians/Jews
Yep I can see how that is equal.
1. A direct link to the video
2. Attribution to the owner of the video
3. Full content text
The excerpting may simply be habit, and is correctable.
Overall, I'm impressed.
Maybe these people would be happier in some of the countries that burn Christians instead of their Bible.
Personally, I think this little gimmick has gotten way more attention than it should have. And I think the reason for all the attention is that the Muslims won't ALLOW the Koran to be burned. We'll have to wait and see.
Sheesh. Isn't this what we're told about the 9/11 victory mosque?
Maybe we should start burning & killing when muzzies burn a church or a bible. FORCE them to learn tolerance.
I have heard he received a “visit” from the FBI.
What does Saudi Arabia do with the bibles and other non-muslim religious texts that they seize? Do they burn them or give them to orphanages abroad?
I really want to know.
Next he’ll get a visit from the IRS...
I have posted this opinion twice, on other threads. Please forgive me if it offends you, but I am going to post it one last time..........
Last night I submitted a reply to a thread about the Rev. and his Koran burning. I stated that while I was not FOR it, that if he was hellbent on doing it, he should do it in such a way as to UNMISTAKABLY link it to muslim terrorism.
He should burn THOUSANDS of them. And as each one is tossed into the bonfire, the name of a 911 victim should be blared over a PA system. Then toss in some more, blaring the names of the victims on Flight 93, and at the Pentagon. Then some more while blaring the names of the American sailors killed in the attack in Yemen, and the name of Daniel Pearl, and as many more as we can name.
I would also announce that every Sept. 11th henceforth I will burn a copy of the RELIGION OF PEACEs holy book for each and every person killed by muslim terrorists in the preceding 12 months. If they revere their book, let them stop their killing!
To tell the truth, I felt a little sheepish when I posted that reply; but after reading THIS thread, and thinking about the victory mosque to be built at GZ, etc., I think it would be a fine idea. These are slavering, frothing at the mouth animals we are dealing with, and it will take unrelenting push-back, in many forms to stop it, if at all.
Surely you jest! Do they burn them? Is the Pope a Catholic?!!!
With the exception of the excerpt excellent job!
>>>I really want to know.
Looks like I've found my answer. Unfortunately this article is down (can't find the site).
Luckily the text of the article is still on FR (which is part of the reason that blog pimping is frowned upon beside the "website" hits pimps are shopping for).
Saudi Arabia Desecrates Hundreds of Bibles Annually (Saudi Institute Friday, 20 May 2005 by Zachary Liben)
Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 10:07:42 AM by paltz
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.
How is it appropriate to be tolerant of intolerance? Burning copies of the Koran is no different than burning copies of Mein Kampf or Mao's Little Red Book. The motivation and symbolism are precise and identical.
If this is not acceptable then war is the only acceptable response.
You can find aricles like this everywhere yet I don't even hear about it on the news. Because it doesn't advance their agenda.
On the other hand the nice thing about it being televised is we all get to see how committed "moderate Muslims" are in their threats to commit violence at the event.
We are all told day after day that there are no Muslim extremists living in the US so they couldn't do anything there and any attacks would be from moderates...right?
What would we do without your congratulatory posts to freepers you approve?!
Anyone getting as sick and tired of seeing this as I am:
""""COMMUNITY outreach, COMMUNITY Center, COMMUNITY service, and the big one COMMUNITY ORGANIZER.******
Just too much "COMMUNITY SOMETHING OR OTHER" going in, and all in relation to Islam or the OBAMAS Acorn group.
All those words just gives warm fuzzies, doesn't it? lol Watch for it in every article you see about the MUSLIMES religion of hate and Obama.
Who knows? It's a grim prospect.
Personally, I’m beginning to think this attention has been good in fostering a conversation about all the hypocrisy.
Good. A bit slow but still within acceptable limits.
good to know.
You missed a capital letter there.
Here's a question for you to ponder:
How do you feel about blogpimps using FR as a free business platform
in order to cause folks to "pay" them a blog hit for the privilege
of viewing a video the blogpimp had nothing to do with?
Answer that one honestly and rethink your position.
If this is the spark that gets this finally going, let’s do it. I personally won’t burn the koran, but I will fight for his right to do it.
Get used to it! The Muzzies have a huge population in your state.
Burn the damn piece of **** pornography.
If they don't like it, they can get all upset and murderous, as if that would be any different from the way they are now.
Obama’s chorus is out in full force I see. Suck up that ten minutes of hate, people!
What’s the constitution - a mere piece of paper - mean in the face of jihadist death threats. Our founders always warned us that they day might come when we would have to peacefully become slaves in order that the elite might have global rule and tolerance for beheading rulers.
No material item is “sacred” to Christians. They can burn all the books they want in retaliation.
For Islam, however, all their authority rests upon adherence to their demand for submission to the rules. Westerners burning the Korans, drawing pictures of Mohammad, and just generally disobeying their orders and rules of control, will weaken their religous authority. They only have control if we obey and that is the central weakness of Islam’s system of government. In truth, they don’t have the power to control the whole world unless the elite of every country gives them that legal power.
A lot of uppityness in Islam’s face from the Western people is in order if we want to upset the apple cart of Islam’s grip on a billion people. This is way the Indians sank all powerful imperalistic Britian...and the way Martin Luther King upset the unconstitutional racial order in the US. Freedom is worth pantsing Islam.
No material item is sacred to Christians.
I’m not sure that all branches of Christianity would agree with that. I’ve seen objects in reliquaries that many considered sacred. Generally, though, you are right about printed books.
As you said, it’s more about control than about sacredness. Nobody expects a turn-the-cheek Christian to go postal over a crucifix in urine. otoh, nobody would put a crucifix in urine if they thought so.
I like your analysis.
I used to think that this was just silly publicity stunt but after watching the reaction of the journalistic elites and of muslims around the world I’ve come to believe that it is in fact a necessary action.
The elites need to be humbled and shown that they don’t control the agenda anymore and muslims need to learn that all they accomplish by their violence and threats of violence is to provoke us.
As of now, my only objection to the event is the number of korans to be burned. It should be 2,792. One for every person murdered on September 11.