Skip to comments.Burned texts left at Islamic Center
Posted on 06/16/2005 4:54:07 AM PDT by AppyPappy
Burned texts left at Islamic Center
Blacksburg police have not determined if the Qurans were burned as a hate crime.
By Joe Eaton 381-1665 The Roanoke Times
BLACKSBURG - Members of the Islamic Center of Blacksburg were stunned when they arrived at the building for prayers Saturday afternoon.
Outside the building, a plastic shopping bag filled with burned copies of the Quran sat in front of the door. Blacksburg police say they do not have any leads on who left the burned religious books, but they are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.
On Tuesday afternoon, as a group of men gathered at the center, 20-year-old Idris Adjerid said he was disgusted about what happened to the sacred books.
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Oh yeah, NEWSWEEK.
Probably did it themselves, Pappy.
It is all right to burn the Bible but you better not burn the queeron.
burning someone's holy book is wrong, wrong, wrong.
Burn a flag it's free speach. Burn a Koran and it is a hate crime.
On another note, if you burn a book filled with hate, can that actually be a hate crime? Discuss amongst yourselves. I'm verklempt.
I once threw a worn-out inexpensive bible into the garbage. Is that a "hate" crime?
Cook that Koran up with some pork fat and drop it off at the mosk.
Investigating this as a possible hate crime? A bunch of burned books left on the doorstep? In Blacksburg?
"Al-Qatami said the best way police can help stop hate crimes against Muslims is to treat all religions equally. "I think if someone burned pages from the Bible there would be a certain reaction. This should be the same across the board." "
Yeah, if someone burned a bible and left it on the doorstep of First Babtist, the left would be praising the freedom of speach and suggesting the Christinas inside think about what they did to provoke such an act.
Why does the phrase "Reichstag fire" come to mind?
BTW you might change that tag to "few remember him for that."
I remember. 8^)
"Wonder what precise law covers this book burning, and how could it be proved it was a "hate" crime."
Call the Blacksburg police and ask them.
Beat me to it.
Hate crime? Looks like protected speech to me.
Because you have a brain, and know how to use it.
Ethnic Intimidation, the most common Hate Crime.
"People should open their minds to new ideas and be more tolerant of others."
Oh yeah? Well shouldn't that go for them too?
"Missions Required of the Military Organization:
The main mission for which the Military Organization is responsible is:
The overthrow of the godless regimes and their replacement with an Islamic regime."-Al Qaeda training manual.
... so sue me.
"Probably did it themselves, Pappy."
They were probably returned by fellow Muslims who in their afterlife, noticed that these things just don't hold up where they find their eternal souls post-mortem......
The koran is not a "holy" book...it is a manual for murder, torture, enslavement and repression of women. Allah is a pig if he had anything to do with writing this piece of trash.
John Harrison, a law professor at the University of Virginia, said defining an act as a hate crime is not as easy as people outside law enforcement might imagine.
For example, if a person is assaulted, it is a crime. If that crime is motivated by race, religion or ethnic origin it becomes a hate crime, which carries a greater penalty.
This HATE CRIME Legislation is a suppression of our US Constitutional Rights. Our Freedom of Speech and Expression. It is another ploy to undermine our Civil Rights!!
The US Flag is allowed to be burned as an act of Freedom of speech and expression. These Communists are underming our US Constitution.
You had me going there for a minute. I thought the US Navy was starting to speak German or your fingers slipped on the keyboard while trying to spell verisimilitude.
Fake Yiddish for "overcome with emotion" -- from the "Linda Richman" skits on "Saturday Night Live"
I saw Sally Field with the Oscar. Oy, I was all verklempt.
It's a waste of food however so I'm gonna ask the grocery store if the have any outdated meat.
"Well the fact that the perpetrators actually understood the significance of a book would rule out any VPI students as likely suspects"
too funny! Go Hokie High!
My idea was to put footprints all over the pages.
"Show em the foot."
People should open their minds to new ideas for soiling the koran.
Since when did misdemeanor littering constitute a "hate crime"?
I wouldn't desecrate someone's holy book, because I was brought up better than that. Having said that, I can't help wondering if this is just another case of them "crying wolf" to push their agenda as an aggrieved group.
Seems to me burning the queeran is a form of protest, and a good one at that!
The Koran burned with "gay" flag & copies of Roe v. Wade
Operation Save America With Gods help and an eight page letter from a Christian legal organization, Liberty Counsel, the City of Columbus blinked and Operation Save America was granted a burn permit. Tonight those things detestable to God Almighty were set aflame. Children and youth tore copies of Roe v. Wade and added them to the fire. A "gay" flag was burned. Then Pastor Flip held up a Koran and said, "This book causes young men and women to become suicide bombers, blow people up and call it good, or crash airplanes into buildings
and the lying imams of this land say its not a violent book." He said, "We have three choices: To be killed by the Muslims, to kill them, or to convert them." He indicated our preference is for the latter. He had husbands and fathers come forward to burn the Koran. Several Muslims, who had aligned themselves with the rabble rousers who are present each evening, held pro-Islam signs. One snapped picture after picture of Flip, then spoke into a cell phone for the rest of the evening. A fight broke out among two men on the opposing side (pro-aborts, sodomites, Muslims, heathen, antinomians, etc. fight themselves). They were arrested as the rally ended.
Blacksburg police contact info:
"For more information, please contact: 24hr EMERGENCY: 911; 24hr Non-emergency: (540) 961-1150; Office of the Chief: (540) 961-1152; Community Resources: (540) 961-1810. TDD: 911 and (540) 961-1150"
Hey, tomkat, you peed on a prayer rug! tsk,tsk, tsk
Let 'em get the message that we aren't all DU pussies.
What crime? "Hate Littering"?
You sir, are 100% correct! If I buy it, then it's mine. I have the right to burn it, wipe my islam with it, or anything else I feel justified in doing to it. This is an insult to the the first amendment's freedom of speech! What day here in America do we want to have a crokan burning day, as a freedom of expression day?
Since when is burning books of any kind a punishable crime? It's a moral crime if you are trying to suppress knowledge (as in Hitler's book burning), but is not a criminal act.
The most serious infraction I see here is littering.
A book of hate is going to get hated.
BURN THE KORAN DAY!
Ya'll are so messed up.
Only someone who believes the koran would say that. Get him!
..and yet, here you are, amongst us.