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US church to go ahead with Sept. 11 Quran burning
Cleveland.com ^ | Sept. 7, 2010 | AP

Posted on 09/07/2010 1:00:50 PM PDT by South40

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Christian minister said Tuesday that he will go ahead with plans to burn copies of the Quran to protest the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks despite warnings from the top U.S. general in Afghanistan and the White House that doing so would endanger U.S. troops.

Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center said he understands the government's concerns, but plans to go forward with the burning this Saturday, the ninth anniversary of the attacks.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; americanpravda; bookburning; doublestandard; firstamendment; koranburing; pravdamedia; quranburning
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1 posted on 09/07/2010 1:00:51 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Maybe a tasteful back yard ceremony would be better, like I do.

I used to cut the cover into the shapes of my shoes and walk around on them all day, but I decided I don’t like being that close to evil.


2 posted on 09/07/2010 1:02:49 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: South40

Personally it just seems kind of pointless to me.

He should use it to put the muslim world on the spot by demanding the release of the iranian woman facing stoning in return for not burning them.


3 posted on 09/07/2010 1:04:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: South40
How much you want to bet some federal judge will somehow magically find some obscure way to halt the Koran Burning ?

Tick, tick, tick ...

4 posted on 09/07/2010 1:05:52 PM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic one Post at a Time)
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To: South40

I’m convinced that this pastor is merely seeking attention for his 50 member congregation.

Koran burning should be conducted during non-church hours.


5 posted on 09/07/2010 1:06:16 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: South40
The talking points are out there, this puts our troops in jeopardy.

8 years of calling Bush a war criminal, chanting that he "lied", and that the "insurgents" are "freedom fighters" who deserve to win (Michael Moore, et al) did "nothing" to put our troops (or contractors) in jeopardy.

I ain't buying it.

6 posted on 09/07/2010 1:07:20 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: South40
Golly gee.... Doesn't the church have the right to burn the Koran? That is what the critics of the church say about Iman Rauf and Bloomberg building that mega mosque on ground zero hallowed ground. Iman Raul, Obama, and Bloomberg say the Muslims have a right to build that mega mosque in the hallowed ground zero vicinity. When that mosque is built (if it is built) it will be a giant middle finger to the 9/11 families and the rest of America.

Is the pc crowd showing a little hypocrisy here?

7 posted on 09/07/2010 1:07:31 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: South40
"Pastor" Terry Jones seems to have graduated from the Fred Phelps school of evangelism.

In any case, he's a damned fool.

8 posted on 09/07/2010 1:08:13 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: SecondAmendment

Or... the Feds could come in and shoot him for having an unlicensed fire.


9 posted on 09/07/2010 1:08:30 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill informed post.)
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To: SecondAmendment

Actually, I believe the FEDS could come in and arrest him for being a NATIONAL SECURITY RISK.


10 posted on 09/07/2010 1:09:22 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill informed post.)
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To: a fool in paradise
8 years of calling Bush a war criminal, chanting that he "lied", and that the "insurgents" are "freedom fighters" who deserve to win (Michael Moore, et al) did "nothing" to put our troops (or contractors) in jeopardy

8 years? When did it end?

Point taken, though.

11 posted on 09/07/2010 1:09:37 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: r9etb

His actions may be foolish but no more so than those Christian ministers who will be reading from the Koran their churches in a counter protest.


12 posted on 09/07/2010 1:09:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: South40

It’s still a free country.


13 posted on 09/07/2010 1:10:12 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: South40

He should say “ok, we won’t burn them, but we went out and bought a heavy duty industrial paper shredder, and we need to test it”


14 posted on 09/07/2010 1:11:16 PM PDT by WhatNot (God Bless our troops, especially the snipers.)
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To: UCANSEE2

I bet some nice hot s’mores would be One of the Prettiest tastes on Earth


15 posted on 09/07/2010 1:11:38 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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To: South40

We must tolerate the muzzies intolerance, or something...


16 posted on 09/07/2010 1:11:49 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Rahm and George at Doe's when the knife came down)
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To: a fool in paradise
His actions may be foolish but no more so than those Christian ministers who will be reading from the Koran their churches in a counter protest.

Jones is far more foolish than they are.

What, precisely, is his goal? It's certainly not an act designed to attract Muslims to Christianity.

It is, in fact, an act of hatred.

The man is not behaving like a Christian. He is behaving like a nazi.

To hell with him.

17 posted on 09/07/2010 1:12:12 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: mrsmith

True enough. Burning a US flag is offensive to probably 1/2 of all Americans but don’t dare insult a muslim.


18 posted on 09/07/2010 1:12:12 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: r9etb

You’re comparing this to the Phelps family?

Geez.....you gonna call him a “racist homophobe” next?


19 posted on 09/07/2010 1:12:32 PM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: SecondAmendment
P.S. That is why Obama publicly declared that the minister was putting TROOPS at RISK. This 'legitimizes' the National Security Risk issue.

Don't be surprised if you see him arrested, on or before the Eleventh.

20 posted on 09/07/2010 1:12:46 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill informed post.)
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To: UCANSEE2
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> Actually, I believe the FEDS could come in and arrest him
> for being a NATIONAL SECURITY RISK.
>

If that is the case, then why can't anyone burning a flag be arrested by the feds for aiding and comforting the enemy ?

21 posted on 09/07/2010 1:13:47 PM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic one Post at a Time)
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To: r9etb

And preaching from the Koran to Christians in their Christian services is to...?


22 posted on 09/07/2010 1:15:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: Owl_Eagle
Or...


23 posted on 09/07/2010 1:15:38 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: cripplecreek
He should use it to put the muslim world on the spot by demanding the release of the iranian woman facing stoning in return for not burning them.

I agree. But hey, aren't we talking about the "religion of peace"? No retribution worries, right?

24 posted on 09/07/2010 1:17:01 PM PDT by Jane Long (America, while you were sleeping the Socialists took over.)
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To: r9etb

Muslims deny Jesus’ divinity, His death by crucifixion, and His resurrection. It’s the only major religion to acknowledge Jesus yet it also denies Him and His sacrifice.

That leads the flock astray.

Is the goal to attract Christians to Islam?

What good is served by reading from Korans in churches in “counterprotest”?


25 posted on 09/07/2010 1:17:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: South40

All day long on Left Wing hate radio (down in the commercial free spectrum on taxpayer subsidized stations) you can hear about the “horrors” of American “imperialism”.

Yet the spread of the Islamic empire (sharia law) is considered a “good thing”. There is no cultural exchange. Saudi Arabia and other muslim nations have no tolerance for non-muslim faiths.

For there to be “exchange” there has to be give and take.


26 posted on 09/07/2010 1:20:01 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: r9etb

“The man is not behaving like a Christian. He is behaving like a nazi.

To hell with him.”

The Nazis exterminated millions of people in order to have a master race dominate the world......this guy in Florida is burning paper.

You should get a handle on your emotions.


27 posted on 09/07/2010 1:20:04 PM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: DwFry

I wonder... If someone burns a copy of Mein Kampf or Das Kapital, does that also make him a Nazi?


28 posted on 09/07/2010 1:21:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Christian ministers who will be reading from the Koran their churches in a counter protest

Yes, that is incredibly dump and stupid. I've met several Christians who are dumb enough to think the koran is "just another holy book to the arabs, like the Bible".

The ignorance of today is astounding.
29 posted on 09/07/2010 1:21:08 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: DwFry
You’re comparing this to the Phelps family?

And I suppose you don't see the similarities....?

30 posted on 09/07/2010 1:21:16 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: a fool in paradise; All

A Christian woman shows a charred Bible, written in Urdu, to the photographer outside
her torched house in Gojra town located in Punjab province August 4, 2009.

Pakistan: Punjab, Muslim extremists burn Catholic church over alleged blasphemy case

31 posted on 09/07/2010 1:21:28 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: Retired Greyhound
I’m convinced that this pastor is merely seeking attention for his 50 member congregation.

Ya think?

32 posted on 09/07/2010 1:21:56 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: South40
Although I don't think burning the Quran is of any usefulness, this is no different than what that idiot Penn Jillete does with the Bible.
33 posted on 09/07/2010 1:22:58 PM PDT by mtg
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To: DwFry
The Nazis exterminated millions of people in order to have a master race dominate the world......this guy in Florida is burning paper.

Hey, you gotta start somewhere....

You should get a handle on your emotions.

You should stop defending idiots.

34 posted on 09/07/2010 1:23:13 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: South40

If he were preparing to burn a truck load of Bibles this wouldn’t even be a story......free country... he can burn the the damn thing all he wants!!!


35 posted on 09/07/2010 1:23:19 PM PDT by ontap
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To: r9etb

Not yet. Do you know something I don’t?

So far they are showing that not everyone will be bullied by Islam.


36 posted on 09/07/2010 1:23:51 PM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: South40

Great pic! FYI Photo Bucket censored my Mohammed cartoon but Team Sarah and FR have the guts to allow our political commentary.


37 posted on 09/07/2010 1:24:08 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Stepan12

The Left supported an "entertainer" who's schtick was to tear up Christian Bibles onstage even when he would do it at civic owned venues.

There is a double standard on display. And the man at this 50 person church is doing it for the same reason as Mary Manson; to attract attention.

38 posted on 09/07/2010 1:25:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: r9etb
“...I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

- Barack Hussein Obama

39 posted on 09/07/2010 1:25:07 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: r9etb

I suppose the guy who ran over the Dixie Chick’s CD with a tractor will be the next “Nazi” on your lists?

lol...for goodness sakes...


40 posted on 09/07/2010 1:25:41 PM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: r9etb

You need to lay off the latte!!!


41 posted on 09/07/2010 1:25:41 PM PDT by ontap
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To: mtg

What did Penn Jillete do with a Bible?

I knew about this:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/826169/posts
Penn & Teller ridicule Christ’s crucifixion
WorldNetDaily ^ | Posted: January 20, 2003 | unknown

The magic-comedy team of Penn & Teller has performed a stunt parodying the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, offending some attendees of a major magicians’ convention, reports columnist Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review.

The skit, performed last week in Las Vegas, included Teller, dressed as Christ on a full-size cross, entering the room on a cart. According to the column, a midget dressed as an angel “performed a simulated sex act on the near-naked Teller.” Penn, in a Roman gladiator costume, unveiled the scene by pulling away a “Shroud of Turin” that covered the cross.


42 posted on 09/07/2010 1:27:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: Stepan12

Isnt this just a “local issue? per odumbos liars logic


43 posted on 09/07/2010 1:28:31 PM PDT by italianquaker (obama all hat no cattle)
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To: DwFry
The Nazis exterminated millions of people in order to have a master race dominate the world......this guy in Florida is burning paper.

And long before the Nazi's got into the exterminating business they were burning any books that conflicted with their ideology in organized book-burning ceremonies. This Pastor Jones may be more media whore than mass-murderer, but the analogy still fits.

44 posted on 09/07/2010 1:28:54 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: UCANSEE2

“Actually, I believe the FEDS could come in and arrest him for being a NATIONAL SECURITY RISK.”

Do you understand what an absolute abrogation of our freedoms that would be???


45 posted on 09/07/2010 1:29:30 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: South40

Flag Burn


46 posted on 09/07/2010 1:29:41 PM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: Gabrial
"Islam has a long tradition of tolerance."
~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt
47 posted on 09/07/2010 1:30:53 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: ontap

You need to get a clue about what sort of damned fool you’re defending.


48 posted on 09/07/2010 1:30:56 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: Non-Sequitur

Media whore? Could very well be...but the Nazi stuff is crap.

If anything, he’s standing up to the closest thing we have to Nazis today.

Call me when he chops his first head off...


49 posted on 09/07/2010 1:31:21 PM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: r9etb

Where was your outrage when the military destroyed Bibles?

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/05/bibles-destroye.html


50 posted on 09/07/2010 1:34:04 PM PDT by CajunConservative
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