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Burned Qurans Left at Va. Muslim Center
AP ^ | 6/16/05

Posted on 06/16/2005 7:38:47 PM PDT by ambrose

Burned Qurans Left at Va. Muslim Center

By Associated Press

June 16, 2005, 9:52 PM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- A bag stuffed with burned Qurans was left in front of an Islamic center, shocking members when they arrived for prayers.

The torched copies of the Muslim holy book were inside a plastic shopping bag, members of the Islamic Center of Blacksburg said. They said the bag had been placed at the center's front door sometime before Saturday prayers.

"It is a shame that people are so ignorant," member Idris Adjerid said.

Kevin Foust, the agent in charge of the Roanoke FBI office, said Thursday his office is helping local police investigate. He declined to speculate whether the incident would be classified as a hate crime under state or federal law.

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1 posted on 06/16/2005 7:38:48 PM PDT by ambrose
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To: ambrose

Maybe some barbequed pig knuckles would add flavor.....


2 posted on 06/16/2005 7:41:20 PM PDT by stboz
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To: ambrose

I don't suppose the following is a very saintly attitude. However, it seems very fitting to me to go to a pig farm and wipe several pig's butts with pages from the Koran and FEDEX them to Saudia Arabia and other such places demanding decent treatment of Christians and Bibles before we will stop doing so. At the very least, they could stop killing Christians and forcing conversions to Islam. I'll stop here before I get extremely irate and even more unsaintly.


3 posted on 06/16/2005 7:41:21 PM PDT by Aroha (Watching, waiting, praying, endeavoring to do His will and work.)
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To: ambrose

Damn. People need to stop throwing trash in the street.


4 posted on 06/16/2005 7:41:28 PM PDT by JennysCool (Support bacteria - they're the only culture some people have.)
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To: ambrose

Maybe they were collected from one of the Mosques that were burned by "protesters" in Afghanistan, or maybe from one of the Mosques in Iraq blown up by "insurgents".


5 posted on 06/16/2005 7:41:42 PM PDT by Sthitch
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To: ambrose

What a waste of perfectly good paper.


6 posted on 06/16/2005 7:41:45 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: ambrose
"It is a shame that people are so ignorant," member Idris Adjerid said.

Yeah, I'm sure that those people in the WTC would agree, as they plummeted to their deaths.

8 posted on 06/16/2005 7:43:27 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (FACT: You can get more reliable information in a beauty shop, than from the media)
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To: ambrose

Muslims desecrate the Bible and Torah on a daily basis around the globe. And I should care because somebody burnt a few Korans for what reason?

Islam has to be the deadliest joke ever.


9 posted on 06/16/2005 7:43:41 PM PDT by Bogey78O (*tagline removed per request*)
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To: ambrose
Oook.. but who would think that the muslims did this themselves heh... and then crying that the infidels or non-muslims did it.

CAIR would scream and whine about islamophobia... these bunch of numbskulls

10 posted on 06/16/2005 7:44:02 PM PDT by Random Nonsense
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To: Aroha

This is a time for them to reflect on what they did to provoke such an action.


11 posted on 06/16/2005 7:44:28 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (FACT: You can get more reliable information in a beauty shop, than from the media)
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To: ambrose; Cornpone
"It is a shame that people are so ignorant," member Idris Adjerid said.

No, Sir! It's a shame you didn't see it coming! For the whole time you spent ignoring the evils your co-religionists were committing on the "infidels" who only happened to be humans, you are reaping rich rewards now, aren't you?

You will see more of this coming, not just here, but in every place on this good earth where Muslims commit grave, barbaric injustices. We know you better now, and we have begun getting over our ignorance about you!

12 posted on 06/16/2005 7:44:44 PM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: ambrose

Public service but still littering I guess.


13 posted on 06/16/2005 7:45:17 PM PDT by ncountylee
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To: Random Nonsense

If you don't believe that the Koran is a holy book, is there anything wrong in burning it?


14 posted on 06/16/2005 7:45:30 PM PDT by ReadyNow
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To: ambrose
Kevin Foust, the agent in charge of the Roanoke FBI office, said Thursday his office is helping local police investigate. He declined to speculate whether the incident would be classified as a hate crime under state or federal law.

It it'd been a bag of Bibles you can bet it wouldn't've even made the local papers, let alone the ASS-ociated press - STOP PISSING-AROUND INVESTIGATING THIS AND GO DO REAL WORK!

15 posted on 06/16/2005 7:45:35 PM PDT by solitas (So what if I support an OS that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.4.1)
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To: ambrose

"A bag stuffed with burned Qurans was left in front of an Islamic center,"

Obviously, they mistook the islamic center for a sewer treatment plant, an easy mistake to make.....they both are full of shiite...the difference is that the end product from the sewer treatment plant doesn't contain feces .....end product from the islamic center is feces.


16 posted on 06/16/2005 7:46:37 PM PDT by ArmedNReady (Islam, the Cancer on Humanity.)
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To: ambrose

People whose faith is a byword for intolerance and persecution of other religions whereever they are the dominant majority or even a substantial minority really should complain when they are at the receiving end of some mild actions like this.

But this is not the kind of actions we need to take.

We need Congressional action to stop the spread of Islamofascism in the United States and to stop immigration of Muslims into the U.S. unless they are clearly westernized in their political thinking.


17 posted on 06/16/2005 7:47:01 PM PDT by ZULU (Fear the government which fears your guns. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: ambrose

Who cares? Why is this a story?


18 posted on 06/16/2005 7:47:20 PM PDT by Theo
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To: ambrose

This sounds like another hoax. Ten to one odds the Muzzies did it to reap publicity sympathy.


19 posted on 06/16/2005 7:47:23 PM PDT by xJones
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To: Paul Atreides
This is a time for them to reflect on what they did to provoke such an action.

What, exactly, did these American Muslims in Virginia do to provoke the desecration of their holy book?

20 posted on 06/16/2005 7:47:25 PM PDT by sinkspur (If you want unconditional love with skin, and hair and a warm nose, get a shelter dog.)
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To: ReadyNow
If you don't believe that the Koran is a holy book, is there anything wrong in burning it?

If flag burning is protected free speech, why is koron burning a hate crime?

21 posted on 06/16/2005 7:48:21 PM PDT by magslinger (I'd take to those Korans like Gallagher to watermelons)
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To: ambrose

Guess which is more offensive to liberals--burning korans or burning WTC, Pentagon and jetliner?


22 posted on 06/16/2005 7:48:45 PM PDT by rabidralph (Michael Jackson will celebrate at Chuck E. Cheese's)
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To: ReadyNow
.. Koran is a holy book ..

What are you on now ? Koran or Qur'an is crap. By the way, have you read it ?

23 posted on 06/16/2005 7:49:02 PM PDT by Random Nonsense
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To: ambrose

What a great use of time and taxpayer money for the Federal Bovine Institute to investigate a legitimate expression of free speech.


24 posted on 06/16/2005 7:49:29 PM PDT by FreedomAvatar (Gravity is only a theory - Teach the controversy)
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To: sinkspur

The same thing that those 3,000 people did to provoke 9-11, so we're told.


25 posted on 06/16/2005 7:49:54 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (FACT: You can get more reliable information in a beauty shop, than from the media)
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To: ambrose

I'd rather be a Koran in the U.S. than a Bible in Saudi Arabia.


26 posted on 06/16/2005 7:50:22 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (And our prisoners at Gitmo eat better than I do)
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To: rabidralph

I hope you're joking.


27 posted on 06/16/2005 7:51:05 PM PDT by cdbull23 ("If it's brown, drink it down. If it's black, send it back." - Homer on what's good to drink.)
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To: Paul Atreides
The same thing that those 3,000 people did to provoke 9-11, so we're told.

You were told that, by these Muslims in Virginia?

28 posted on 06/16/2005 7:51:23 PM PDT by sinkspur (If you want unconditional love with skin, and hair and a warm nose, get a shelter dog.)
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To: ncountylee
Public service but still littering I guess.

Nah. Simply misplaced garbage dumping.

29 posted on 06/16/2005 7:52:03 PM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: sinkspur

Nope. I was told that by the anti-American left. You see, if it applies to us, then it must apply to them.


30 posted on 06/16/2005 7:52:38 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (FACT: You can get more reliable information in a beauty shop, than from the media)
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To: sinkspur

"American Muslims"

There are no American muslims, there are only muslims whose first and only allegiance is to islam and other muslims.

Islam is NOT a religion. It is a terrorist organization that masquerades as a religion so it can "fly under the radar".


31 posted on 06/16/2005 7:52:50 PM PDT by ArmedNReady (Islam, the Cancer on Humanity.)
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To: ArmedNReady
There are no American muslims,

There are American Muslims. That you don't realize that is ignorance on your part.

32 posted on 06/16/2005 7:54:35 PM PDT by sinkspur (If you want unconditional love with skin, and hair and a warm nose, get a shelter dog.)
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To: Paul Atreides
I was told that by the anti-American left. You see, if it applies to us, then it must apply to them.

That's pretty dopey.

33 posted on 06/16/2005 7:55:12 PM PDT by sinkspur (If you want unconditional love with skin, and hair and a warm nose, get a shelter dog.)
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To: ambrose

This isn't right. I am a Christian, and people should treat others with more respect than this.


34 posted on 06/16/2005 7:55:28 PM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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To: sinkspur

Don't blame me, I didn't make up moral relativism.


35 posted on 06/16/2005 7:55:47 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (FACT: You can get more reliable information in a beauty shop, than from the media)
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To: stboz

The Mosque would have made a bigger flame...


36 posted on 06/16/2005 7:56:44 PM PDT by CommandoFrank (Peer into the depths of hell and you will find the face of Islam...)
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To: Paul Atreides
I didn't make up moral relativism.

But you've adopted it.

37 posted on 06/16/2005 7:56:59 PM PDT by sinkspur (If you want unconditional love with skin, and hair and a warm nose, get a shelter dog.)
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To: ambrose
A bag stuffed with burned Qurans was left in front of an Islamic center, shocking members...

"It is a shame that people are so ignorant," member Idris Adjerid said...

Ignorant /ig-no-runt/ adj. - A serious affliction characterized by irrational overreactions, such as being "shocked" at the site of burned sheets of paper.....

38 posted on 06/16/2005 7:57:45 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: GSlob
What a waste of perfectly good paper.

The paper was already wasted when it went through the printing press.

39 posted on 06/16/2005 7:59:39 PM PDT by hunter112 (Total victory at home and in the Middle East!)
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To: ambrose

I'm waiting for some enterprising soul to make a video clip of himself taking a great big ol' royal whiz on the Quran, then dousing it in lighter fluid, topped off with a match and great big *WHOOOOMP* (that's the sound you get when something ignites suddenly, eh?), and be sure that video gets distributed round 'n round the world via that marvelous Al Gore invention, the Internet.

Hmmm, maybe I'll get out the ol web camera tonite... ;)


40 posted on 06/16/2005 7:59:46 PM PDT by Mad Mammoth
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To: ambrose

If this was the forties Bugs Bunny would be slapping Bin laden on the big screen!


41 posted on 06/16/2005 7:59:52 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: ambrose

Wow, Blacksburg, Virginia has its own federal hate officer? How much are citizens there fined for frowning and scowling?


42 posted on 06/16/2005 8:00:00 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Marxism has not only failed to promote human freedom, it has failed to produce food)
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To: sinkspur

"That you don't realize that is ignorance on your part."

Wah, wah. Wah, wah, wah, wah.....The facts regarding muslims actions and inactions speak for themselves. Ignorance is ignoring the facts.


43 posted on 06/16/2005 8:00:01 PM PDT by ArmedNReady (Islam, the Cancer on Humanity.)
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To: sinkspur

Sure, if it's going to be the order of the day among our leaders.


44 posted on 06/16/2005 8:00:24 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (FACT: You can get more reliable information in a beauty shop, than from the media)
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To: sinkspur; ArmedNReady
There are American Muslims. That you don't realize that is ignorance on your part.

Count me in with the ignorant then. You have absolutely no clue what America really is if you truly believe someone can live as a devout muslim and still hold to the tenants this country is founded upon. They are as different as capitalism and communism.
45 posted on 06/16/2005 8:01:02 PM PDT by so_real ("The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: ambrose

islam IS a hate crime


46 posted on 06/16/2005 8:03:16 PM PDT by porkchops 4 mahound (there is one GOD, HIS name is NOT al lah)
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To: ambrose

yea what a real pitty. Wonder how many jihad cells are under this supposed house of worship. Whatever that really means to them. The only act out physical movements, obey all daily living actions without blinking an eye to question things, and learn to at best "parrot verses" from the Quran. Who is kidding who. Keep em dumb and obiedient so that they can be convinced to join in the jihad. That is a basic premise of Islam in all it's various teachings and flavors. Hard to get around it.


47 posted on 06/16/2005 8:03:57 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: so_real
You have absolutely no clue what America really is if you truly believe someone can live as a devout muslim and still hold to the tenants this country is founded upon.

Hundreds of thousands of American Muslims are doing it, every day.

You really need to get out more.

48 posted on 06/16/2005 8:04:42 PM PDT by sinkspur (If you want unconditional love with skin, and hair and a warm nose, get a shelter dog.)
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To: ambrose
He declined to speculate whether the incident would be classified as a hate crime under state or federal law.

I dare any local, state or federal agency to declare such a determination.

There is a limit to what even American sheep will tolerate.

No damage was done to persons or property. The precedents have been clearly set: this is a form of expression which has been tested in thousands of cases since the wonderful sixties.
Apply those precedents selectively at your own risk.

49 posted on 06/16/2005 8:05:33 PM PDT by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are ignorance, stupidity and hydrogen)
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To: solitas

Bibles... or American flags. Nope, burning those isn't a hate crime. Let's put that another way: if a legitimate exercise of one's First Amendment freedom of speech is to burn a flag, then it must also be a legitimate exercise to burn Korans, otherwise, it's religious discrimination on the part of the government (for prosecuting one and not the other) which also violates the First Amendment.


50 posted on 06/16/2005 8:07:15 PM PDT by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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