Skip to comments.Pastor Terry Jones Says Afghan U.N. Violence 'Proves My Point'
Posted on 04/01/2011 5:09:06 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who oversaw the burning of a Koran last month, said he did not feel responsible for the violent protest at a United Nations compound in Afghanistan today that left at least 11 dead. Instead, he said the violence proved his point.
"We wanted to raise awareness of this dangerous religion and dangerous element," Jones said. "I think [today's attack] proves that there is a radical element of Islam."
As for the 11 dead, which included seven U.N. staffers and guards, Jones told "Nightline" anchor Bill Weir, "We do not feel responsible, no."
The deaths followed a protest march in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif today against the Koran burning. Jones supervised while another pastor, Wayne Sapp, soaked the Koran in kerosene and burned it.
"We decided to put the Koran on trail," he told Weir. "I was the judge but I did not determine the verdict. I was just a type of referee so that people got their time to defend or condemn the Koran."
Jones said that a "jury" of people from all over Florida debated the radicalism of Islam, and the "Koran was found guilty."
"If the Koran was found guilty then there were four forms of punishment: burning, shredding, grounding, a firing squad," he said. "The one that the people chose was burning. That is why the Koran was burned after it was found guilty."
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The Saudi ISLAMIC government seizes privately owned Christian Bibles and burns them every year.
ABCDisney news and our pro-Islamist president say NOTHING about this human rights abuse.
This guy is a dramatist looking for attention.
I personally would have preferred he shoot the Koran. Burning is so yesterday.
Paper and ink are worth more than human lives...where do I sign up for this enlightened belief system?
This is actually a pretty mild opposition to Christianity compared with a lot of the ‘stans.
So let me get this straight , eleven people died because one muslin book was burned? recently 600 Bibles were burned by muslins, does this mean we need to kill 6600 muslims to restore the honour to the Bible?
Unless we want this kind of animal behavior to start happening in America, we need to make sure that any mullah peaching hate be banned from our shores.
Many Muslims over there are a murder looking for a victim and any excuse will do.
Now all we need to do is execute the punishment.
There is a death penalty for any non-muslim (including Christians) who’d dare enter the segregated cities of Mecca and Medina.
That doesn’t seem so mild.
Add six zeros.
Whatever Islam is, we are in a religious war, and that’s the least our leaders ought to admit. But hell, “our leaders” are either Communists or RINOS.
We are told that moderate muslims abhor violence and jihad.
But that it is so easy to “radicalize” the muslims by engaging in such actions.
The moderates aren’t so non-violent after all. It’s akin to a “moderate nazi”.
How about taking it out on the warlords, chieftans, and princes who keep them broke, ignorant, and enslaved to Mohammed's death cult?
A change is gonna come.
He is 100% right as far as it proving his point.
There is also of course the New Jersey public worker who did burn the Koran at the time that this pastor orginally said he would do it. There is also video of a fascist angry mob surrounding guy and then he was fired for his personal protest from his government job. I think there still is a lawsuit on going.
The point of the protest in burning the Koran was a protest against the oppresive radical murderous behavior of those who use it as their excuse.
They did prove the point of the protest.
AMERICANS FOR A MUSLIM FREE AMERICA.
We found out all we need to know about Islam on 9-11.
If I hadn't read it elsewhere earlier, I would not be aware that the frickin religion of peace zealots IN THE SAME COUNTRY THAT U.S. TROOPS ARE DYING IN sawed the heads off of two innocent UN workers there!
Nuke the freakin poppy fields and pull out of the 3rd century rat hole. Now. And I am absolutely serious. Level the poppy fields and shake the dust off our feet.
thanks Free ThinkerNY, and thanks Nachum:
Only 14, Bangladeshi girl charged with adultery was lashed to death
cnn | 3/31/11 | Farid Ahmed and Moni Basu
Posted on 03/31/2011 9:33:09 AM PDT by Nachum
Any other Rights we should be flushing while we're at it?
If I were a Company Comander in Afghanistan, I would think about visiting Pastor Jones on my return and kicking the sh!t out of this attention whore. I don’t like rabid dogs but, recognizing their nature, I’m not going to poke them with a stick unnecessarily.
“The lead story on Google News screams all about the Pastor. The Pastor, as if he’s a serial killer!”
He’s a murderer. This scumbag did this knowing people would die...but he didn’t care, not if he could get some ink.
It would be a real shame if his building got burnt down.
Here come the boys from the South: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHibGC21VpQ&skipcontrinter=1
The value of a Bible is much higher than 10 damned souls.
Even to this agnostic.
You're right. The US lamestream media are hiding the fact that at least two UN workers, most likely Europeans, were BEHEADED.
I am noticing other extreme political correctness in the reporting of this story.
Each time it is mentioned on ABC radio news, the newsreader carefully begins the story with "The demonstration began peacefully, but...."
ABC is trying to make it sound as if the demonstrators were nice decent fellas .... but some nasty men with knives just happened to show up and ruin the Kumbayah.
True , but the muslims make do with burning Bibles until they get a chance to burn churchs and kill Christians.
A friend of mine is a Baptist minister and he has been talking online with a Saudi convert for the past several years. The man is hoping to get out of the country soon, for he is afraid his family might be growing suspicious and would either turn him over to the religious police or deal with him themselves, and he wouldn’t survive either encounter.
Why dont you come and visit me then and I’ll burn the Koran publically for you and we will see how quick you can take away my right to free speech with your pansy threat of violence.
You want Americans to be afraid of upsetting radical Islamists because they do not accept free speech?
Instead of displaying anger for these evil terrorist scum you instead want to squelch free speech with threats of violence?
I doubt that anyone with the type of fear you display will do much if face to face.
Yea let’s see our own troops target Americans for acts of free speech based upon your logic. For years upon years I have seen the left-wing give moral support to our enemy and claim that we have to support them and now you here at FR want to call for anyone burning a Koran in protest to be assualted by our troops? How many of the left-wing human shields and other left-wingers who supported the enemy got assaulted?
Bumping both of your posts.
How is this different than yelling “FIRE!” in a crowded theater?
I’m not faulting your reasoning, only the quantity of the retribution. 10:1? Nah, maybe 1,000:1 or even higher?
Because their is no crowded theater at all. It is instead a terrorist movement that seeks to take away our rights.
That is a BIG difference that obviously you fail to see.
“You’re right. The US lamestream media are hiding the fact that at least two UN workers, most likely Europeans, were BEHEADED.”
They don’t want to make the crowd seem as extremists :)
In all seriousness, if we had no US soldiers in the ground, it would be totally different. But if this spreads, and it will, many 19 year old soldiers will pay with their lives. So the “preacher” had the right to do it, but...
Well not too long back I read about how young girls were not able to go out in public in certain parts of France without being beaten and raped unless they wore the burka.
Of course they had a right to go out without a burka but.....
Then of course there freedom of expression might upset the radical Islamists so I guess they shouldn’t do it.
Maybe we should go beat the crap out of anyone who trys to stand up for these girls. They may cause the radical Islamists to get upset and murder.
So what you're both suggesting is that we appease the rabid Islamist murderers.
And when do we get to stop appeasing them?
You know, it doesn't take a Koran burning to set off these cretins. A Danish cartoonist had to audacity to draw a cartoon with an imaginary Mohammad in it. PEOPLE WERE KILLED in the riots over ... a cartoon.
Both Valin and JimSEA suggested far more than just appeasing radical Islamists. They both suggested punishing anyone who dares not toe that line.
It is a not a shame if he gets burned down to the ground or beaten for his freedom of speech seemed to be the suggestion.
I don’t hold the pastor to nearly the same level of blame as the killers or those that incited the mob. Yet, I can’t hold him blameless either.
Must sleep on the story and discussion, but this just hasn’t set right with me since reading it this afternoon.
How about taking care of the real problem?
The terrorists who committed the murders!!!
Or should be careful not to incite them with our freedom of speech?
The Islamists must be cackling with glee when they read posts like that.
They’ve got their jihad against the West half won — by getting Americans to scapegoat their own.
I do admit that the pastor with his actions walks a very fine and dangerous line but....
There are many of us who fear losing our rights more than we fear radical terrorists of Islam.
I will publically burn A Koran tommorrow if I feel like I have to stand up for my rights. Screw anyone who wants to try and kill me for it.
He did prove his point.
What if they end up killing innocent others because of it?
(ok, I’m off for the night now for sure, will look for your response tomorrow if you care to post one)
I will just add that I know that the positions each of you take come from a deep love and support for our troops and that you want Americans to act in ways that will support them and not put them in harms ways.
I apoligise for the passion I displayed against your posts. I do overall disagree with the position you are all taking but I do 100% respect the place whereas it is coming from.
I do not want to see our troops be underminded and I know this issue has two sides to it.
Please accept my apoligies if I over-reacted with my counter points.
Oh, yeah, blame the pastor not the frickin' muslim loonies who actually committed the murders of someone who was totally innocent in the burning of the frickin' sh** book of the muslims. Your kind of thinking is why the MSM and politicians keep their mouths closed and allow this murderous cult to stay in business.
Another point is that muslims seem to lack the ability to apply some self-criticism now and then.
Where are all the statements from Mohammadans to the media claiming that while they are critical of the Koran burning, they denounce the slaughter of innocent people by Afghan extremists who were not behaving as Muslims should?!?
.... waiting.... waiting.... (crickets chirping).... waiting....
Well Jones is a moron. HE had to know that innocents would die as a result of his stunt. He is an attention whore. Had he traveled to Afghanistan or some other insane Muslim country and put his butt on the line he would be walking the walk.
Of course the Muslim religion breeds savagery nothing more nothing less. These people are insane and the people who try to portray the savages as a Religion of Peace are kidding themselves.
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