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Lawmakers condemn burning of Koran
The Washington Times ^ | April 3, 2011 | David Eldridge

Posted on 04/03/2011 10:22:37 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Congressional leaders Sunday denounced the recent Koran burning in Florida that is being blamed for days of deadly anti-American riots across Afghanistan and hinted at possible congressional condemnation or hearings.

The book burning, done by Florida pastor Terry Jones with little publicity at the time almost two weeks ago, is being blamed for attacks that led to the deaths of seven U.N. workers on Friday.

Protests continued during the weekend, with 10 people killed in rioting in Kandahar on Saturday and Sunday. Hundreds of demonstrators burned an effigy of President Obama on Sunday in Jalalabad while stomping on a U.S. flag and blocking the main highway for three hours, according to reporters in Afghanistan.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was asked by host Bob Schieffer on CBS‘ “Face the Nation” whether he would “introduce a resolution to condemn” the burning of the Muslim holy book, as requested by Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

The Nevada Democrat replied, “Well, we’ll take a look at this, of course. John Kerry, the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, has been on top of this. He’s made many trips to Afghanistan and I think will take a look at this.”

On the same show, Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, made an analogy to wartime free-speech limits and said, “I wish we could find a way to hold people accountable. Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war.”

“During World War II, we had limits on what you could do if it inspired the enemy,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; freespeech; graham; grahamnesty; islam; kerry; koran; koranburning; quran; quranburning; reid; terryjones
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1 posted on 04/03/2011 10:22:39 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why is nobody rushing to condemn the subhuman sludge willing to riot and kill people because some jackass in Florida burned a book?


2 posted on 04/03/2011 10:25:47 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Overwhelm a system and it collapses. Seems like violence pays off big time. Is there a point of no return?


3 posted on 04/03/2011 10:28:55 PM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yah don’t condemn the rioters but some obscure guy in Florida exercising his rights.

I’d love to see the resolution brought up to see which Republicans vote for it.

Hey how about a resolution condemning the murder of Christians by muhammadans in Egypt, Ivory Coast, Iraq, and PAKISTAN!? Think Reid & Kerrey would be in favor of that one?


4 posted on 04/03/2011 10:32:46 PM PDT by jtal
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, made an analogy to wartime free-speech limits and said, “I wish we could find a way to hold people accountable. Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war.”

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Ah, some off key notes from the South’s most simpering flautist. No provocation of the enemy during time of war. Obviously Winston Churchill did not get this important memo.


5 posted on 04/03/2011 10:32:56 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans - Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: pacpam

Cloward and Piven were correct, the Chinese/Russian/Iranian/Venezuelan/Mexican “UN” soldiers will land about 2 million deep in CA, OR and WA to collect their debts.

I am completely serious and think there is a reason we do not protect our border and send hundred of thousands into a war that only benefits government contractors, thousands of miles away, fighting Jihadis and Heroin lords.

I am preparing for the worst.


6 posted on 04/03/2011 10:32:56 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Damn these braying jackasses in the Senate need to wake up and see these people for what they are,Savages.


7 posted on 04/03/2011 10:33:37 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

Great, lets side with the Islamic Terrorists killing Christians....

Terry Jones is right....and sure is exposing those who support our enemy


8 posted on 04/03/2011 10:35:37 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Donald Trump wants Obama's BC released...Glenn Beck attacks Birthers....Now, who is supporting Obama)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Burning Bibles is just great, In fact it’s mandatory.


9 posted on 04/03/2011 10:36:53 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How often do these “lawmakers” flaunt their discontent when the Bible or US Flag is burned or trampled.

They are misrepresentatives.


10 posted on 04/03/2011 10:37:19 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: xjcsa

My thoughts exactly. Why does no one ever condemn the barbarians who go on these rampages? Why is the only condemnation for the guys who burned the Koran?


11 posted on 04/03/2011 10:38:00 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Lawmakers defend Muslim psychosis!"
12 posted on 04/03/2011 10:44:22 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This kooky preacher did America a favor.

If one doesn't have the right to speak out on any religion or belief system, then one invites its domination.

The protection of American's right to freedom of speech is vital to the protection of all other freedoms.

13 posted on 04/03/2011 10:46:10 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But they have not condemned Obama’s war.


14 posted on 04/03/2011 10:46:58 PM PDT by Republic_of_Secession.
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Political correctness is winning a war for a bunch of unenlightened, violent barbarians, and I’m not just talking about the various lefty political activists stateside. The only thing that makes me doubt the wisdom of a full or partial withdrawal from Afganistan and Libya is the honor of the soldiers over there who fight and die for it, but I don’t think nation building/foreign aid by the armed forces is much more effective than any other alternative (if there is any). Whenever we leave, Afganistan will be free to flourish or more likely collapse on it’s own. The forces have largely eradicated Al Qaeda, and they can do it again if needed later, possibly with less American lives, at any bunghole in the world that they’re hiding in. And if that’s the case, why not go?


15 posted on 04/03/2011 10:48:12 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Reid,Kerry,Durbin, Graham, Miller and the narcissist Muslim occupier of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue desperately need a class on the U.S. Constitution; not on the writings of the Koran.

What an absolute disgrace to America these people are.

16 posted on 04/03/2011 10:48:47 PM PDT by afnamvet (Patriots Rising)
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To: garandgal
“During World War II, we had limits on what you could do if it inspired the enemy,” he (Sen. Lindsey Graham) said.

Published by the U.S. gov.

Thanks to garandgal for posting it previously.


17 posted on 04/03/2011 10:49:39 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: xjcsa

Lindsey Grahamnesty:

“I wish we could find a way to hold people accountable. Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war. During World War II, we had limits on what you could say if it would inspire the enemy.”


18 posted on 04/03/2011 10:51:14 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: TigersEye

Excellent find, TigersEye!


19 posted on 04/03/2011 10:51:50 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If they’re gonna play fast and loose with the 1st amendment, why don’t they condenm the LSM for giving this crackpot the attention he craves. What if Christians reacted the same way over the NEA funding of submersing a Crucifix in a jar of urine? Or if mobs of Jewish youths rampaged through the streets whenever some a**hole paints a swastika on the wall of a synagogue?


20 posted on 04/03/2011 10:52:48 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: TigersEye

I thought this war was to protect out freedom


21 posted on 04/03/2011 10:54:10 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Christians are being slaughtered by Muslims and their churches burned down and Obama is silent. Burn a Muslim book and big guv gets into an uproar and they want to suspend our Constitution. This is an insane asylum being run by the inmates.
22 posted on 04/03/2011 10:55:13 PM PDT by Armaggedon
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To: xjcsa

Bad manners don’t justify murder, mayhem, or vandalism. Of course two years ago we saw murder, mayhem and vandalism when a Koran was not flushed down a toilet. Perhaps since not flushing the Koran causes such problems, we should flush it to stop the problems.


23 posted on 04/03/2011 10:56:45 PM PDT by donmeaker ("Get off my lawn." Clint Eastwood, Green Ford Torino)
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To: Gene Eric; garandgal

Thank garandgal she found it. There was loads more in those days too. Remember the MovieTone News reels? Plus full length movies and many other posters all aimed at demonizing and humiliating the enemy. That’s how it’s done ... when you want to win.


24 posted on 04/03/2011 10:56:56 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Burn more and kill anyone that protests, they outed themselves as radical muslims!


25 posted on 04/03/2011 10:57:55 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: wac3rd

This will help you prepare

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com

I’m going to look and see in Sen Graham is up for relection in 2012


26 posted on 04/03/2011 10:59:30 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

‘Was’ being the operative word there. Now it’s about making muzzies happy. Muzzie outreach in NASA. Protect al Qaeda in Libya. Give them reach arounds in Afghanistan.


27 posted on 04/03/2011 11:00:13 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Monthly Jihad Report For the month of March
March, 2011
Jihad Attacks: 146
Countries: 15
Religions: 5
Dead Bodies: 766
Critically Injured: 1190


28 posted on 04/03/2011 11:02:13 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: xjcsa

My thoughts exactly!!

They should be defending his right to do that not condemn it!! They’re setting a terrible precedent.


29 posted on 04/03/2011 11:06:19 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: aquila48

There’s been a lot of setting of terrible precedents since Obama became President. Why stop now.

He’s the only President I know that went to the United Nations to make a complaint against the State of Arizona


30 posted on 04/03/2011 11:11:19 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: TigersEye

Thanks for the ping, and thanks for sharing the poster on this thread as well. I actually collect WWII posters (don’t have this one yet!). Our elders knew how to define a war, and once so engaged, got on about the business of winning in a no-holds-barred fashion.


31 posted on 04/03/2011 11:15:25 PM PDT by garandgal
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To: Free ThinkerNY

C’mon South Carolina, we have GOT to get rid of Graham in 2012. How can you stand the stench?


32 posted on 04/03/2011 11:19:22 PM PDT by Da Mav
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To: garandgal
Our elders knew how to define a war, and once so engaged, got on about the business of winning in a no-holds-barred fashion.

Yes, they did. IMO the most immoral action in war is doing anything that prolongs it and making excuses for the enemy must certainly give them reason to press on.

Are your posters originals or re-makes?

33 posted on 04/03/2011 11:25:56 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another approach to the Koran.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbODywI1t-I

Didn’t someone here on FR have a great post of his dog attaching one soaked in pork fat?


34 posted on 04/03/2011 11:26:25 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: TigersEye

Originals...I have about 40; and a couple from WWI. I also have a Coca-Cola cardboard poster (about 30” x 60”) that features a beautiful USO girl handing a “Coke” to a sailor.

I just love them...the graphics are beautiful...and the range of subjects is endless. My great-aunt was a WAC nurse, so if I had to pick a favorite in my collection it would be this one:

http://library.uncg.edu/dp/wv/results167.aspx?i=869&s=7&c=2

My husband likes the ones with the guns and combat action. I also have a Sullivan Brothers poster that lists them as “Missing in Action”...sadly we know how that turned out.


35 posted on 04/03/2011 11:39:30 PM PDT by garandgal
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

While the behavior of militant Islamists is horrible, nevertheless, I see the Koran burner’s behavior as akin to yelling fire in a crowded theater. What a dumb thing to do when our people are serving in harms way. Right up there with the guy who protests at military funerals because he has a beef with gays, even though the dead soldiers are straight.


36 posted on 04/03/2011 11:54:07 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: garandgal

That is really cool. Amazing that paper and cardboard posters can still be found especially from WWI. The one you linked to is a compelling work of art.


37 posted on 04/04/2011 12:01:31 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Gene Eric

“or US Flag is burned or trampled”

One of the first things I thought of when the Cool Aid Kids
started on this thing was the picture of Bill Ayers proudly
and arrogantly standing on the flag.


38 posted on 04/04/2011 12:05:42 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why are our polititians even commenting on this? They fuel the fire of Islam by doing so and play right into the Muslim trap. They have established a pattern rather than just ignore these uprisings....our soldiers know fully well how to handle themselves on ME soil.

It gets very tiring seeing our politicians play this game with Muslims...who cry out and we respond with empathy. Let them cry...nothings going to change what they do no matter what the politicians say until the Muslims renounce Islam. Our politicians just continue to give them the attention they desire and bring further attacks on our soldiers.


39 posted on 04/04/2011 12:15:26 AM PDT by caww
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To: TigersEye

recently read an article where the Muslims in Spain bought property to build a Mosque....the people buried pigs all over the property and the Muslims would not build there after this.

Seems to me why our military doesn’t take the simple easy way and just line all their bullits with bacon fat....use pigs as Mascots....and drop bacon bits from the sky!

Who was the military general who in a war with them used pigs and it broke up an entire muslim military camp? They ran away!


40 posted on 04/04/2011 12:23:09 AM PDT by caww
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To: gleeaikin

Grandma you mean well and God bless but do you really think the sort of folks who stone women to death and strap bombs to children to blow up other children will not find another excuse to kill infidels

We cannot be bound by parameters these maniacs dictate through heinous bloodshed
If ever a theological book deserved burning the Koran is it


41 posted on 04/04/2011 12:29:47 AM PDT by wardaddy (ok...Trump---Sarah----Michelle.....any of them are ok for now---tain't picky)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is pure crap. The islamic world kills Christians and Jews all over the world and our congress says nothing.
Kill them all and let God sort them out.
The PC political correctness in our congress and in the white house reeks of pure cowardice.
42 posted on 04/04/2011 12:31:29 AM PDT by oldenuff2no (Rangers lead the way...... Delta, the original European home land security)
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To: caww

I think that was Blackjack Pershing. They should put bacon grease in high powered atomizers and spray the perimeters of the camps. Spray the jihadis when they come running too. Bacon grease mist would also be highly flammable.


43 posted on 04/04/2011 12:39:40 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: CrazyIvan

Ditto.


44 posted on 04/04/2011 12:48:33 AM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We burn books. they burn Churches. And people.


45 posted on 04/04/2011 12:52:52 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Insane, Corrupt Democrats or Stupid, Spineless Republicans - Pick America's poison.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Goodness! Don't let the Germans and Japanese people find those old WW2 Warner Bros. cartoons (easily findable on YouTube). Hitler and Hirohito will be piiiiiiissed.
46 posted on 04/04/2011 12:53:05 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: Armaggedon

you’ve hit the proberbial nail on the head!!!!!!!!


47 posted on 04/04/2011 12:57:08 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: gleeaikin

ditto


48 posted on 04/04/2011 2:42:30 AM PDT by Rearden (Deo Vindice)
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To: wardaddy

There are some on here who will not let you ask the questions you are trying to ask. I’m not exactly sure why they don’t want you to ask those questions, but I was pilloried here yesterday for posing the same, reasonable question.

Maybe they are trying so hard to prove a negative?


49 posted on 04/04/2011 2:46:12 AM PDT by Rearden (Deo Vindice)
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To: xjcsa

Because it`s easier ... and safer ... to blame Americans for the murderous acts of a pack of wild muslanimals half a world away.


50 posted on 04/04/2011 2:48:58 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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