Skip to comments.Ron Paul on Quran Burning: "The Real Provocateurs" (Blames the Military)
Posted on 09/08/2010 5:27:57 PM PDT by mnehring
LAKE JACKSON, Texas - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Congressman Ron Paul today issued the following statement about a Florida pastor's plan to ban copies of the Quran on the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
"A professed Christian pastor in Gainesville, Florida, Terry Jones, plans to burn copies of the Quran on 9/11. He indicts all Islam for 9/11 and argues that it is a hate-driven religion. He's convinced he's on God's side even though he is getting little support from other Christians, who believe that Jesus is the Prince of Peace.....
...our policies of torture, targeted assassination, invasion of Muslim countries and unintended infliction of civilian casualties in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan are also provocative. Pictures of victims of torture as well as innocent people killed by drones and stray bombs are every bit as bad as burning the Quran.
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I swear to God the only way I would have Ron Paul as president would be if he agreed to only make domestic policy.
This guy sounds like he doesn’t want the job.
Even a lot of his domestic ideas, while right on the surface, are based on underlying principles that the US is a force for evil.
Yep, the bandwagon is starting to look really funny.
He's so transparent ~ he's been hating the Jews for everything for over half a century.
I always believed the man is pathetic.
I really couldn’t wait for him to weigh in on this. Words of great wisdom, eh?
Ron Paul has lost his mind...and it is just too small to be wandering around by itself.
He believes the Muslims are a peaceful religion and never have attacked anyone else until the US showed up in the middle east.
[ Even a lot of his domestic ideas, while right on the surface, are based on underlying principles that the US is a force for evil. ]
I think Ron Paul is a libertarian gone bad, the government is a problem, but big government especially. Ron has jumped the shark.
He talks about the Ground Zero mosque as being all about the First Amendment and private property rights, but says nothing about the First Amendment with the Koran burning? Ron Paul must be involved with Muslims in some way.
And therein lies the reason this fool will never be President.
He’s convinced he’s on God’s side even though he is getting little support from other Christians, who believe that Jesus is the Prince of Peace.....
While Jesus is indeed the Prince of Peace personally I’m backing the God of War in this instance..
I used to like him...But its all over now.
Just don't fight back when peoples heads start getting chopped off, cause then, they might really get mad at us.
would ron paul agree, that burning the flag and bible is just as provocative? So if any violence that comes out it, we should blame the flag and bible burner? What happened to 1st amendment?
Paul defended the Ground Zero Mosque on the basis of religious tolerance and freedom of expression. Why does he not do so as well for this Pastor, if in fact religious tolerance and freedom of expression is the primary concern?
Not to mention the private property rights of BUYING a book with your own money and burning it.
It is like the government stopping someone from using a broom to push water because that is “not what it was intended for”.
Geez dude STFU
I have to say, this guy’s timing is incredible! He has exposed everyone as Constitutional hypocrites!!!
Amazing, even the Great Dr. Paul.
LOL, I am sorry but this is actually funny now.
The best I can figure, Paul is a non-interventionist, which means, in his world, we can’t do anything outside our borders, but if some nuts want to come in our borders and do something, like fly planes into buildings, we can’t intervene back.
In other words, he is all for the intervention of other nations into our business but we can’t lift a pinkey to defend our own interests.
I’m a Ron Paul supporter, but did Ron Paul really need to make that statement?
Is he worried that people might forget that he’s against these wars? What’s the point?
Saying this stuff just gives everyone here a reason to say how much they don’t like Ron Paul.
Lots of people here like a lot of stuff Ron Paul says. He should say more of that and less of the stuff that the people here hate.
The infideliphobes policies of torture, targeted assassination, invasion of non-Muslim countries and intended infliction of civilian casualties in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Great Britain, France, Russia, United States, Thailand, Philippines, India etc., etc. are provocative. Pictures of victims of torture as well as innocent people killed by Quranic bombers are sufficient reason to burn the Quran.
Ron Paul...you have the right to remain silent. Resign. Idiot. POS.
Ron Paul is better than a typical libertarian. The Libertarians all agree with his war stuff. Libertarians are also typically pro Roe v Wade and Ron Paul is against. Ron Paul would defend our borders, while many Libertarians wouldn’t. Both RP and the Libertarians are in favor of much less government.
I do wish RP would shut up about wars and islam and the like.
He’d be in good shape if all of a sudden people started liking muslims and started really hating wars.
It could happen, but is unlikely in the next 2 years.
I CANNOT believe how many people on a “conservative” forum respect this POS.
Ron Paul has gone way past the kook stage and is a total dirtbag. I want to spit in his face as much as I want to do the same to Nancy and Harry.
We have liberated 50 million people from despotic rule in the Middle East....And this is all he ever has to say about our military???
They are all America-hating leftists of the same lowly cabal and can rot in hell together.
What do you get when you have a basic defensible argument gone awry?
Bloody nutter and someone one day is going to pull out an audio tape where he blames it all on the jews. It’s only a matter of time.
It is actually in writing with his name on it (his newsletters from the 80s) but even though it was written in first person and has personal stories in it, the Fraud Paul camp claimed he never wrote it, they were ghost written (possibly by Lew Rockwell).
If Ron Paul ever made domestic policy there would be rioting in the streets - but why would you ever trust someone who hates our armed forces with any responsibility?
Yawn Paul is at it again. I’ll bet Rand is doing facepalms every time the old man opens his mouth.
“It is the duty of Muslims to react ... the first and most important reaction will be that wherever Americans are seen, they will be killed. No matter where they will be in the world they will be killed.”
~ Mohammad Mukhtar, cleric and candidate for the Afghan parliament
Sura [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
“a Christian...is not a full citizen and cannot exercise political rights in any of the countries which were once conquered by Islam.”
Other European travelers to the Holy Land mentioned the practice whereby “a dhimmi must not come face to face with a Muslim in the street but pass him to the left, the impure side,” and described how Christians were humiliated and insulted in the streets of Jerusalem until the mid-1800s. The British consul in Jerusalem wrote that in the Holy Land, particularly in Jerusalem until 1839, Christians were pushed into the gutter by any Muslim who would swear: “turn to my left, thou dog.” They were forbidden to ride on a mount in town or to wear bright clothes.
In the early 1900s, sporadic attacks on Christians by bands of Muslims occurred in many Palestinian towns. During the Palestinian Arab revolt in the late 1930s, which involved very few Christians, if Christian villagers refused to supply the terrorist bands with weapons and provisions, their vines were uprooted and their women raped. The rebels forced the Christian population to observe the weekly day of rest on Friday instead of Sunday and to replace the tarboosh with the kaffiyeh for men, whereas women were forced to wear the veil. In 1936, Muslims marched through the Christian village of Bir Zayt near Ramallah chanting: “We are going to kill the Christians.”
From 1953 until 1967, Jordan undertook to Islamize the Christian quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem by laws forbidding Christians to buy land and houses. It ordered the compulsory closure of schools on Muslim holidays and authorized mosques to be built near churches, thus preventing any possibility of enlargement.
Good Lord! That last one fooled me!
I never smelt the beans in the kitchin burning!
Or has joined the L.Ron Hubbard Sea Org
I vote for the latter.
As usual, when it comes to Constitutional issues, he is laughably wrong. The right to life is guaranteed to all persons on a federal level in the XIVth Amendment.
His position transforms a fundamental, God-given right into a privilege that can be granted or taken away whenever a state legislature feels like it.
Is Larouche drinking that silver solution or something?
What’s up with them teefies?
El Ron Hoover was a contender LoL
Nothing surprises me but yes I recall that too now. He’s a crank.
I’ve been tempted to recreate a SeaOrg poster with Paul and his merry band of Tards.
Youre just gonna piss off the true believers. ;)
Curiously I would like to see the results of the Gold audit at Fort Knox that RP has called for
Idiot. These collectivists have been killing people, innocent people, for about 1400 years. RESIGN. POS.
begins with ‘A’
ends with ‘HOLE’
No, Pat Buchanan sings the same song.
... he unfortunately fails to see the whole picture and understand that our policies of torture, targeted assassination, invasion of Muslim countries and unintended infliction of civilian casualties in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan are also provocative. Pictures of victims of torture as well as innocent people killed by drones and stray bombs are every bit as bad as burning the Quran.
I would behead a few of the worst and throw that in for them to mull over, too. Those people understand only one thing - force and power. (Or is that two things?) If we would take the gloves off and let them know we are serious and that we intend to win this no matter what it takes, unintended consequences and all, I think they would get the message real quick. However, just like Vietnam, they know they have strong allies in our government and in our media and if they will just scream loud enough we will quit. Bad on us!
We must refuse to allow all this political correctness to stop us and do what's right for ourselves regardless. The liberals who impose all this softness on us are our enemy. They seek our defeat just as they did in Vietnam.