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Gen. Petraeus: Dove World Outreach Center's 'Burn a Koran Day' endangers US troops
Christian Science Monitor ^ | 09/07/2010 | Jonathan Adams

Posted on 09/07/2010 6:19:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

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To: ohioWfan
Burning books is stupid, UN-Christian, and UN-American.

And protected by our Constitution.

81 posted on 09/07/2010 7:28:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Eye of Unk
"Its being talked about as an acceptable act of defiance against Islam."

For the record. I am suspicious of all Islamists or Islamofacists and I don't have good vibrations concerning the Imam of the proposed Ground Zero Mosque. But I don't think anything constructive is accomplished when you stoop so low(at their level) and burn any book, including this one.

Someone on this thread reported that the U.S. Military ordered the burning of Bibles. Is that true? If it is, them it was a stupid act as well.

We are not going to be victorious by burning books. it makes us look silly and desperate.

82 posted on 09/07/2010 7:28:57 AM PDT by wmileo
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To: SeekAndFind

Gen. Petraeus: Dove World Outreach Center’s ‘Burn a Playboy Magazine Day’ endangers US troops


83 posted on 09/07/2010 7:30:22 AM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: SeekAndFind

A bookburning might not be the most mature way of protesting but in this case the message to violent Muslims is that we are through cringing in the face of their threats. We’re done being the ones that are scared of them. We need to give them reasons to be scared of us. That’s the language they speak.


84 posted on 09/07/2010 7:31:17 AM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: John O

Bush had the right idea after 9/11 - take the fight to the enemy and kill as many of them as you can. Seek them out and destroy them. Make their losses so great that it forces them to reconsider their murderous jihad against the West.

I don’t give a sh*t how dedicated they are to their twisted ideology - if they suffer badly enough, they’re going to reconsider their current course of action against us. Kissing allah’s backside is one thing, seeing everyone around you being blown to bits is another.

This is the way to win against radical islam, not by holding a silly book burning.


85 posted on 09/07/2010 7:31:32 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (YouTube My Space and I'll Google your Yahoo.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gen. Petraeus: Dove World Outreach Center’s ‘Burn an Obummer Birth Certificate Day’ endangers US troops


86 posted on 09/07/2010 7:31:40 AM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: Mojave

Bibles in Afgan languages could only be there for prosletyzing. The troops have no business promoting any religion over there and the organization that sent them should know better.


87 posted on 09/07/2010 7:31:48 AM PDT by Lou Budvis (Refudiate 0bama '12)
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To: ohioWfan

They burned books in Acts 19, so it’s not “UN-Christian” UNless you meant “United Nations-Christians”

I agree that’s the kind of Christianity the UN would invent.


88 posted on 09/07/2010 7:33:01 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: reagan_fanatic
Stupid acts like this serve no purpose other than to rile up these animals more than they already are.

When the animals break cover our snipers have better shots.

89 posted on 09/07/2010 7:33:32 AM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: wmileo

We’ll get a lot more converts when they fear us.


90 posted on 09/07/2010 7:33:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Gen. Petraeus: Dove World Outreach Center’s ‘Burn a Whip Day’ endangers US troops


91 posted on 09/07/2010 7:35:00 AM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: Lou Budvis
The troops have no business promoting any religion over there

Then why are our troops dying to preserve Islam?

92 posted on 09/07/2010 7:35:30 AM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Just a lot of Pauls.


93 posted on 09/07/2010 7:35:30 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Demonstrating for the muslim world how a private American citizen can be threatened into willfully suppressing his own constitutional rights will help us defeat the terrorists how?


94 posted on 09/07/2010 7:35:54 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

Gen. Petraeus: Dove World Outreach Center’s ‘Burn Camel Dung Day’ endangers US troops


95 posted on 09/07/2010 7:36:03 AM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: ohioWfan
we don't burn books here.

There is a huge and significant difference between burning a few books sa an effigy in denouncing something and PURGING every book in the country. No responsible people are calling for a purge AFAIK.

For instance, I own a koran (electronically) and I'll keep it and read it yet I support the burning of a limited number of korans publicly to make a point just as offensive to the muslims who support building a mosque at ground zero.

A bit of tit-for-tat defiance is appropriate and good in a real war. We cannot maintain our own freedoms by simply lying down and letting them overrun us.

They need to realize that it is not worth it to them trying to fight against us as they will not succeed in doing so. They won't get that message without a few pointed barbs in their general direction.

96 posted on 09/07/2010 7:36:09 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
GOD forbid (pun intended) we should have allowed any "Proseletizing" and anyone trying to convert the heathen/barbarian/rock-worshipping-pagans.

Ann Coulter had it right nine years ago.

"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war."

97 posted on 09/07/2010 7:38:06 AM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: xzins

You’re really stretching to the point of tearing apart. All those preachers burning books — and no repenters. No analogous scene exists in the New Testament.


98 posted on 09/07/2010 7:38:10 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Mojave

And of course this would only be a new Islam with “Christianity” stamped on the book’s cover. Christianity is not spread by the sword, period.


99 posted on 09/07/2010 7:39:23 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: SeekAndFind

Gen. Petraeus: Dove World Outreach Center’s ‘Burn a Deodorant Day’ endangers US troops


100 posted on 09/07/2010 7:39:54 AM PDT by bunkerhill7
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