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Free Korans for the American People
CNSNews.com ^ | 5/17/05 | Susan Jones

Posted on 05/18/2005 3:34:22 PM PDT by abu afak

An Islamic civil rights group is launching a Koran giveaway -- a campaign intended to turn a "negative incident into something more positive," it said.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations planned to hold a Tuesday morning news conference to discuss details of its campaign to offer free Korans to the American public.

CAIR said its campaign is a direct response to the controversy generated by Newsweek magazine's May 9 article claiming that U.S. interrogators at Guantanamo Bay flushed a Koran down a toilet in an effort to "rattle" detainees.

Newsweek retracted the anonymously sourced story on Monday, after first admitting that parts of it were wrong.

CAIR said its campaign, called "Explore the Koran," involves the community-sponsored distribution of Islam's revealed text to Americans nationwide.

"It is our belief that greater access to Islam's holy book will help foster a better appreciation and understanding of Islam by ordinary Americans," said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad.

Last week, CAIR called on the Bush administration to launch a public probe of the Koran-flushing allegations..."

(I wonder if they have a PR version for Americans? .. otherwise ...)

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cair; islam; koran; newsweek; religion
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1 posted on 05/18/2005 3:34:22 PM PDT by abu afak
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To: abu afak

Do I get a free toilet with it?


2 posted on 05/18/2005 3:34:45 PM PDT by zarf
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To: abu afak
I'd take one.

I want to see for myself how vile this "religion" is.

3 posted on 05/18/2005 3:35:10 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Not Elected Pope Since 4/19/2005.)
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To: abu afak

Oh, good. Free toilet paper!


4 posted on 05/18/2005 3:35:52 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: abu afak

Oh, good. I was fresh out of toilet paper. Hopefully it is the embossed version as it cleans better.


5 posted on 05/18/2005 3:36:45 PM PDT by PeterFinn (The Holocaust was perfectly legal.)
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To: abu afak

My tagline is my post.


6 posted on 05/18/2005 3:37:06 PM PDT by yooling (Does that koran come in two-ply?)
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To: abu afak

To burn or to flush? That is the question!


7 posted on 05/18/2005 3:37:17 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (an enemy of islam -- Joe Boucher; Leapfrog; Dr.Zoidberg; ...)
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To: Lazamataz
I want to see for myself how vile this "religion" is.

It's adherents dance in the street at the loss of thousands of innocent American lives. That's all I need to know about "the religion of peace".

8 posted on 05/18/2005 3:38:05 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Spec.4 Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: abu afak

I'll take 50. Can I order a case of lighter fluid from CAIR's website while I'm at it?


9 posted on 05/18/2005 3:38:06 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard ("We'd rather have you dead than incapable" - The Church of Scientology)
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To: abu afak

No thanks. Just got muh terlit flushin' good.


10 posted on 05/18/2005 3:38:10 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: abu afak

And I'll return their favor by sending Bibles to the secret house churches in Riyadh, KKMC, and Jiddah.


11 posted on 05/18/2005 3:38:30 PM PDT by PeterFinn (The Holocaust was perfectly legal.)
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To: All

I thought this thread was pulled! Perhaps it was just identical..


12 posted on 05/18/2005 3:38:38 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (It's time the left - left!!!)
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To: yooling

Bahahahahaha!!!!!!


13 posted on 05/18/2005 3:39:01 PM PDT by PeterFinn (The Holocaust was perfectly legal.)
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To: abu afak

If it's free, I'll take it.

The Koran does have some beautiful poetry in it, even in translation. It's my understanding that it is quite hard to read and make sense of, however, owing to a seemingly random order.

I've criticized CAIR in the past (including in a paper written for my Islamic Legal Studies class at law school--and no, I was not forced to take it), but I'll take advantage of their generous offer. Then it will be right back to lambasting this so-called moderate group (or course, they'll have my address--maybe that's their plan).


14 posted on 05/18/2005 3:39:21 PM PDT by Cyclopean Squid (Time is a wonderful teacher; unfortunately, it kills all its pupils. --Hector Berlioz)
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To: Lazamataz
Other threads have said that the free Korans are the sanitized version.
They say things like "Discuss with them your differences" instead of the more traditional "Kill them".
15 posted on 05/18/2005 3:39:39 PM PDT by joshhiggins
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To: abu afak
An Islamic civil rights group is launching a Koran giveaway

Maybe in my next life.

16 posted on 05/18/2005 3:39:44 PM PDT by Mark17
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To: abu afak

Great news, I've found that when you tear out the pages, they fit perfectly in the tray on the bottom of the bird cage.


17 posted on 05/18/2005 3:40:50 PM PDT by HEY4QDEMS
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To: abu afak

Isn't the koran already available on the internet? Well, I guess it would be better to have a copy paid for by someone else that I can flush.


18 posted on 05/18/2005 3:41:36 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: abu afak

Last i checked, America was a Christian nation, not a Muslim or Jewish one (or Buddhist, Hinduist, or any other -ism).


19 posted on 05/18/2005 3:41:43 PM PDT by Windsong (FighterPilot)
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To: zarf
Do I get a free toilet with it?

1.0 kpf (Koran per flush)
20 posted on 05/18/2005 3:42:02 PM PDT by itsamelman (“Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.” -- Al Swearengen)
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To: abu afak

OK .. I'll take them all. I need lots for my shooting targets. :)

21 posted on 05/18/2005 3:42:14 PM PDT by Random Nonsense
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To: Lazamataz

Careful.

You'll end up on a mailing list and then they will call you just as you're trying to sit down for supper.


22 posted on 05/18/2005 3:42:36 PM PDT by tiamat (Can't sleep...clowns will get me..can't sleep...clowns will get me...can't sleep....clowns will get)
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To: joshhiggins
Other threads have said that the free Korans are the sanitized version.

I'm not surprised, I've heard from numerious places, and people that their are edited versions of the quran, edited and unedited.

Most of the time, the edited version is considered a more modern translation.

But no idiot, ever uses it, and no muslim does either.

23 posted on 05/18/2005 3:42:52 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: abu afak

Try as I might, I still read the thread title as "Free Korean".

I've watched too much Senate debate today, I guess.


24 posted on 05/18/2005 3:43:11 PM PDT by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com)
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To: abu afak
I'm not touching mine unless it is only touched with rubber gloves prior to receiving it. If it isn't then I am going to go out and throw a tantrum... maybe start a riot.
25 posted on 05/18/2005 3:43:44 PM PDT by SaveTheChief (<insert clever, witty, or silly statement here>)
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To: abu afak

I recommend all Freepers partake of this offer. Any course of action that depletes CAIR's resources seems to be a wise one.


26 posted on 05/18/2005 3:44:03 PM PDT by Petronski (A champion of dance, my moves will put you in a trance and I never leave the disco alone.)
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To: zarf

TP back-up.


27 posted on 05/18/2005 3:44:08 PM PDT by toddlintown (Your papers please.)
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To: Larry Lucido
Isn't the koran already available on the internet? Well, I guess it would be better to have a copy paid for by someone else that I can flush.

http://quran.net/

From the responses, I guess I should have posted this string in 'Political Humor'.

28 posted on 05/18/2005 3:44:12 PM PDT by abu afak (abuafak@yahoo.ie)
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To: abu afak

I'll take all I can get. It's dollars they can't spend elsewhere.


29 posted on 05/18/2005 3:44:31 PM PDT by Flyer (I've seen your king come and go here)
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To: abu afak

I'd take a bunch to start my fireplace in the winter with.

I don't respect their religion, they worship the pagan god of the moon...which is their right.

But if they keep producing terrorists with their religion, then I am all for converting them forcibly at one point to Christianity.

If there leaders can purge the terrorists out of their religion, then I don't care if they want to worship the colon of Michael Moore.

If they don't handle the problem, the rest of the world will.


30 posted on 05/18/2005 3:44:39 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: abu afak

Can I sue CAIR for damage to my septic system?


31 posted on 05/18/2005 3:45:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Anyone who thinks we believe Hillary on any issue is truly a moron.)
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To: abu afak

I want a Koran ... in case I run low on Charmin


32 posted on 05/18/2005 3:46:05 PM PDT by clamper1797 (To say that there is no difference between a liberal and a jackass ... wrongs the jackass)
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To: joshhiggins
"Other threads have said that the free Korans are the sanitized version."

One would certainly hope that they're sanitary. I can't think of a worse place to get an infection than around ones koranus.

33 posted on 05/18/2005 3:46:40 PM PDT by yooling (Does that koran come in two-ply?)
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To: joshhiggins; Lazamataz

That is exactly right. In the mosques they use the original Arabic version. As a matter of fact there are millions of Moslems around the world who don't speak Arabic who have never seen or heard a translation of it!

There are several cleaned up translations for the consumption of Infidels. You can bet this translation bears little or no resemblance to the Arabic version they worship by.

Additionally, the Arabic version is virtually untranslatable since it has no punctuation or diacritical marks. It is basically an incomprehensible string of syllables that could have many meanings.

The Haddiths or Traditions are the meat of Islam. This is where the Osamas and Khomeinis of the world get their instructions.


34 posted on 05/18/2005 3:47:50 PM PDT by OK
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To: abu afak

I see that pretty much every thought that popped into my head has already been posted...


35 posted on 05/18/2005 3:48:41 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Electricity: the high priest of false security.)
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To: clamper1797

I'll use it to wipe the Al Queda from my Mulla


36 posted on 05/18/2005 3:48:44 PM PDT by clamper1797 (To say that there is no difference between a liberal and a jackass ... wrongs the jackass)
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To: Petronski

Not a good idea to get on CAIR's mailing list, pal.


37 posted on 05/18/2005 3:49:07 PM PDT by combat_boots (Dug in and not budging an inch. NOT to be schiavoed, greered, or felosed as a patient)
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To: yooling

Wonder if they carry the New Aloe coated Koran...it causes less chafing..


38 posted on 05/18/2005 3:49:35 PM PDT by Xenophon450
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To: Leapfrog

We haven't bought charcoal for BBQ season yet...


39 posted on 05/18/2005 3:51:06 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Don't retire to Florida. They murder their "useless eaters".)
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To: abu afak
"It is our belief that greater access to Islam's holy book will help foster a better appreciation and understanding of Islam by ordinary Americans,"

This is very true. More Americans will understand the vile and putrid religion that is Islam. More Americans will see the goal of Islam is not the salvation of soul but world conquest and domination. More Americans will see that the book is not about our Creator but about imposing harsh penalties,pain, death and destruction for those opposed to Islamic conquest.

40 posted on 05/18/2005 3:51:31 PM PDT by A message (Counter-revolutionary Capitalist)
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To: Windsong

Don't you know judges have ruled we are NOT A CHRISTIAN NATION! And judges rule this country. They, not the people, have the power!


41 posted on 05/18/2005 3:51:35 PM PDT by mlc9852
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To: Lazamataz
I just Google it, that way I wont have to have an actual copy of it in my home.

(online searchable Koran)

For grins, click on 'simple search' and type in 'kill'.

42 posted on 05/18/2005 3:52:14 PM PDT by wyattearp (The best weapon to have in a gunfight is a shotgun - preferably from ambush.)
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To: abu afak

Is this the actual Koran they read when in Mosque, or is it the sanitized version they give to round eyes?


43 posted on 05/18/2005 3:52:59 PM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: abu afak
ENJOY:

[9.29] Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Apostle have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection.

[9.30] And the Jews say: Uzair is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!

[9.31] They have taken their doctors of law and their monks for lords besides Allah, and (also) the Messiah son of Marium and they were enjoined that they should serve one God only, there is no god but He; far from His glory be what they set up (with Him).

[9.32] They desire to put out the light of Allah with their mouths, and Allah will not consent save to perfect His light, though the unbelievers are averse.

[9.33] He it is Who sent His Apostle with guidance and the religion of truth, that He might cause it to prevail over all religions, though the polytheists may be averse.

[9.34] O you who believe! most surely many of the doctors of law and the monks eat away the property of men falsely, and turn (them) from Allah's way; and (as for) those who hoard up gold and silver and do not spend it in Allah's way, announce to them a painful chastisement,


http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/k/koran/koran-idx?type=DIV0&byte=282392
44 posted on 05/18/2005 3:53:29 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth...)
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To: abu afak

I don't think the sewage systems of most cities could take the overload!


45 posted on 05/18/2005 3:53:52 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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"Other threads have said that the free Korans are the sanitized version."

Distribute these versions to the mid east, eventually replace the 'hard' version with this soft version.

46 posted on 05/18/2005 3:55:25 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (It's time the left - left!!!)
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To: abu afak

Ooh! Free kindling!


47 posted on 05/18/2005 3:57:42 PM PDT by lsee
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To: wyattearp

Ahah! I found the word "niggarly" in there 16 times. That would prove Muslims (or maybe Allah himself) are racists according to some "scholars". Of course, they actually do like to give black people a pretty bad time, don't they.


48 posted on 05/18/2005 4:00:37 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Right Wing Assault

niggarly = niggardly


49 posted on 05/18/2005 4:01:35 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: yooling; zarf; Lazamataz; Spktyr; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard; Billthedrill; Larry Lucido; ...
"My tagline is my post."

Tagline update...

(More here.)

50 posted on 05/18/2005 4:02:50 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (an enemy of islam -- Joe Boucher; Leapfrog; Dr.Zoidberg; Lazamataz; ...)
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