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Pastor Terry Jones inspires fear, sadness among local Muslims
Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 5, 2011 | Jeff Kunerth

Posted on 04/06/2011 6:29:24 AM PDT by inflorida

For Imam Muhammad Musri, watching the mobs in Afghanistan incited to violence last Friday by the burning of a Quran by Gainesville Pastor Terry Jones was like a nightmare come true. He feared it, he foresaw it, he felt helpless to prevent it.

This is what Musri thought he had prevented last fall when he persuaded Jones to drop his plans to burn the holy book of Islam on the anniversary of 9/11. Instead, it was just a delayed reaction when angered Afghans overran U.N. offices and killed seven civilians.

"Muslims are outraged, but there is nothing we can do. We fully understand who Terry Jones is. This guy is a nut job," said Musri, president of the Islamic Society of Central Florida.

Orlando's Muslim community felt sadness, helplessness and fear while watching from afar as extremists on both sides, Christian and Islam, put their worst behavior on display to confirm their worst opinions of each other. While Central Florida Muslims felt the Afghan mobs no more represented Islam than Jones represented Christianity, they worried about becoming victims of retaliation by Christian extremists.

"There was a great deal of fear that it might cause a backlash here. There is too much hatred in the air," Musri said.

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1 posted on 04/06/2011 6:29:30 AM PDT by inflorida
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To: inflorida; tx_eggman

What a coincidence... local Muslims inspire fear, sadness in true Americans.


2 posted on 04/06/2011 6:30:28 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: inflorida

“Muslims are outraged but there is nothing we can do”

Except kill innocents, or make excuses for the throwbacks who are doing so


3 posted on 04/06/2011 6:31:47 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: inflorida

“We fully understand who Terry Jones is. This guy is a nut job”

And the murderous Muslims are not?


4 posted on 04/06/2011 6:33:30 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: inflorida
Orlando's Muslim community felt sadness, helplessness and fear

Does this mean you're leaving, never to come back?

5 posted on 04/06/2011 6:34:27 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: inflorida

When they say “nothing we can do”, they mean that they don’t know of a way to kill Mr. Jones yet.


6 posted on 04/06/2011 6:35:20 AM PDT by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: inflorida
"There was a great deal of fear that it might cause a backlash here. There is too much hatred in the air," Musri said.

El Toro Pooh-Pooh!

7 posted on 04/06/2011 6:37:49 AM PDT by papertyger
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To: inflorida

Its a real shame we don’t have Patton or MacArthur running the show in Afghanistan. They wouldn’t tolerate this kind of nonsense.


8 posted on 04/06/2011 6:38:10 AM PDT by utherdoul
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To: inflorida
We fully understand who Terry Jones is. This guy is a nut job," said Musri

A guy burns a book, and some blood thirsty savages kill people completely unrelated to the event, and Terry Jones is the nut job?

It is hard to assail such ironclad logic. (sarc)
9 posted on 04/06/2011 6:38:10 AM PDT by ZX12R
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To: inflorida

Burning the Koran and Killing 7 people are equal? I don’t think so. While I don’t see any sense in burning the Koran, it no where compares to the reaction of the Muslims.


10 posted on 04/06/2011 6:44:15 AM PDT by sugarbabe
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To: ScottinVA

No-It means they are building a SCUD missile in their basement.


11 posted on 04/06/2011 6:45:13 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: inflorida

What a shame.

Muslims feeling fear.

Too bad.

Complain about your fear and horror to Christians caught behind the satanic walls of any muslim craphole.

muslims don’t like certain aspects of the American experience? Leave! NOW!


12 posted on 04/06/2011 6:45:50 AM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: inflorida
Ann Barnhardt Burns her koran
13 posted on 04/06/2011 6:47:38 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: inflorida

Taqiyya!


14 posted on 04/06/2011 6:48:15 AM PDT by Dedbone
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To: inflorida

If you’re scared, leave. Book a flight today on a nice, convertible jet.


15 posted on 04/06/2011 6:49:00 AM PDT by RockinRight ([insert tagline here])
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To: SpinnerWebb

bttt


16 posted on 04/06/2011 6:52:40 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: inflorida
they worried about becoming victims of retaliation by Christian extremists.

They have no more to worry about than before it was burned. We do not behave the way they do.

Terry Jones may or may not be a nut job, I don't know him, but burning a book does not make him into anything.

17 posted on 04/06/2011 6:52:59 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (1 Cor. 15: 1-14)
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To: inflorida

The Muslims need to deal with their own and tell them to grow a thicker skin.


18 posted on 04/06/2011 6:53:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: inflorida

If Terry Jones is inspiring fear and sadness in the Arab population, then he should be hailed as a true American patriot. We shouldn’t go along with the liberal media and Hussein Osama’s coalition of cronies in denigrating him, but should instead recognize him as a force to scare off potential and actual terrorists living in America. It’s a shame that Jones has to do the work the government should be doing in dealing with Islam.


19 posted on 04/06/2011 6:53:37 AM PDT by Objective Scrutator (Liberals will kill your family if they are keeping a Democrat from a Congressional seat)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Jones has the ability to make a huge statement on political correctness and the double standard that allows acceptance of anti-Christian works in the US.

He should submerge a Koran in urine and call it “Piss-Koran”. He should then ask for $15,000 for the work from the taxpayer-funded National Endowment for the Arts. If he is refused and attacked for his “bigotry”, he should ask why the work “Piss Christ” got just such a deal from tax payers.


20 posted on 04/06/2011 6:54:04 AM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: ZX12R

Does any one really thing that if some “Christian” goes on a rampage, because the local museum is showing “Piss Christ”, that they will blame the “artist”?


21 posted on 04/06/2011 6:55:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SpinnerWebb

I like the part about Jones inspiring fear...perhaps it will be contagious.


22 posted on 04/06/2011 6:55:07 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: inflorida; All

Welcome to the generation of illiterate and ill-informed grads.

If Obama (and his wrecking crew) gets his way there will be no America.

Free speech being limited to promote Islam and leave it’s growth unabated?

“Most people do not recognize that what happens in a mosque is sedition. Pure and simple. Islam is not just a “religion”, it is a cult. Larger than that though, it is a political system, it is it’s own government, a economic system (which includes funding new mosque construction), it’s judicial…all wrapped up in the word sharia. This is inclusive of its military (jihadis) all rolled into one with one intent …and that is to rule wherever they take root. It is an invasive, systemic infection looking to take over the host once it has quantum.

This is not a “religion”, but something that cloaks itself in those terms so it should not be given the same treatment contemplated under the first amendment. The Koran’s Sharia rules are to consume whatever government there is wherever it goes. Islam is political, and it’s goal is to supplant and replace. Globally.”

Supplant and replace? That is a direct threat to the American constitution.

Innocent religion? ~~~ NOT!


23 posted on 04/06/2011 6:56:59 AM PDT by himno hero ("armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"...Barrack Obama)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Ouch!

No idea who she is, but she gave her home address as she burned the Koran and basically said “come get me if you have a problem with this”.


24 posted on 04/06/2011 6:58:29 AM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: inflorida
Some Muslim, somewhere, is going to feel compelled to kill Terry Jones for insulting Islam, much like that Muslim in Holland felt compelled to murder film maker Theo van Gogh.

I think Jones understands that there's a good chance that he may become a martyr, and welcomes it.

If it happens, American Muslim spokesmen are going to be called upon to denounce the murder (without qualifications). They won't be able to.

25 posted on 04/06/2011 6:58:50 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: inflorida

“Muslims are outraged, but there is nothing we can do. We fully understand who Terry Jones is. This guy is a nut job,” said Musri, president of the Islamic Society of Central Florida.

And WHAT would they say about U.S. government officials who burned Bibles?

What about crucifixes in urine and elephant dung on pictures of the Virgin Mary as an “Art Form”??

Why is it that MUSLIMS and the Koran and their stinking filthy paedophilic founder can’t be attacked but everyone else’s religion is fair game?

I would like to burn the koran - ONE PAGE AT AT TIME - to make it last longer.

As for Afghanistan, we should get the heck out of there as soon as possible. Not one more American should die or one more dollar should be spent on these vile savages unless we are bombing them or throwing tomahawk missiles at them.

Liberals have no problem letting people vilify any religion except Islam or allowing people to insult our flag or dead American soldiers and their familes, but burn a Koran - HORRORS - they want an amendment or law banning that.

Americans should be OUTRAGED at this punk Imam, Islam, the Koran and our pandering politicians - like Lindsey Graham and the rest of them.


26 posted on 04/06/2011 7:02:11 AM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescent excrement)
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To: PapaBear3625
I think Jones understands that there's a good chance that he may become a martyr, and welcomes it.

Even though he may welcome the attempt, I don't think Mr. Jones is going to just allow himself to be martyred. I believe he carries a gun everywhere. Even when preaching, he has a handgun on the podium right next to his bible.
27 posted on 04/06/2011 7:04:52 AM PDT by ZX12R
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To: inflorida
Christian and Islam, put their worst behavior on display to confirm their worst opinions of each other.

So, the Christians worst behavior is to burn a book, and the Muslims worst behavior is to riot and kill. Another reason I praise God every day for finding Christ.
28 posted on 04/06/2011 7:05:48 AM PDT by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: inflorida

Jones is a media whore without a congregation. If he disappeared tomorrow then the Muslims in Afghanistan would just find another excuse to justify cutting people’s heads off. To say that this pathetic little moron caused the deaths is giving credit where no credit is due.


29 posted on 04/06/2011 7:07:52 AM PDT by K-Stater
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To: Red_Devil 232

I watched her video yesterday ....brave woman and ready to die if need be for her country and religion...pray for her safety


30 posted on 04/06/2011 7:08:08 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (MadelineAlbrightZapeezda)
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To: inflorida
"Muslims are outraged, but there is nothing we can do. We fully understand who Terry Jones is. This guy is a nut job," said Musri, president of the Islamic Society of Central Florida.

But those murdering muzzies in Afghanistan, they are not nut jobs? Are they just run-of-the-mill animals? imam muusri the muzzie needs to look within his own religion for some answers....

31 posted on 04/06/2011 7:08:33 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: inflorida

ISGAS

I Scarcely Give a S....er....SmellyObama.


32 posted on 04/06/2011 7:10:49 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: inflorida

ISGAS

I Scarcely Give a S....er....SmellyObama.


33 posted on 04/06/2011 7:10:56 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: inflorida

The Muslims rioting (again, hohum) should cause SHAME and angst among Muslims around the world.


34 posted on 04/06/2011 7:16:58 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: SpinnerWebb
Wrong Musri! The nut jobs are your insane Muslims buddies reacting like lunatics to Jones burning of a quoran. Christians would never behave in such a way if some muslim screwball burned a million Bibles.
35 posted on 04/06/2011 7:26:31 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (America is ailin' and the one and ONLY cure is Palin.)
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To: SpinnerWebb
“Did you know that burning the Koran is worse than burning the Bible? That’s what MSNBC guest and Time Magazine world editor Bobby Ghosh told host Chuck Todd on Friday.

According to him, the Koran is directly from God, while the Bible isn’t. Mediaite offers a transcript:

GHOSH: The thing to keep in mind that`s very important here is that the Koran to Muslims, it is not — it is not the same as the Bible to Christians.

The Bible is a book written by men. It is acknowledged by Christians that it is written by men. It`s the story of Jesus.

TODD: Yes.

GHOSH: But the Koran, if you are a believer, if you`re a Muslim, the Koran is directly the word of God, not written by man. It is transcribed, is directly the word of God.
That makes it sacred in a way that it`s hard to understand if you’re not Muslim. So the act of burning a Koran is much more — potentially much, much more inflammatory than –“

http://nazarenespace.com/forum/topics/burning-a-koran-is-much-worse

The Bible actually IS the Word of God.
The Quran may have a few historical truths (and even some things that agree with the Bible from the Old Testement)in it, but it is not the Word of God.

The difference between Muslims and Christians is that the god of the Muslims is too small to defend itself. It cannot love like the true and living God of the Bible, it demands submission without love. Jesus fulfilled many prophesies from hundreds of years before He was born to show us that the real God is a loving God. No where in the New Testement does it tell us to kill in order to convert. (What the crusaders did is NOT a Christian act. What they did came from the pope, not the teachings of Christ).

If someone burns our Bible, we do not like it. It’s disrespectful. It actually is much much worse than burning a Quran.

The difference is, our God and our people can handle it.

36 posted on 04/06/2011 7:28:28 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: inflorida

Jones needs to be ignored into obscurity. That said, he proved his point. Not that it needed to proved, as the Danish cartoons showed us the true face of Islam. Until Islam condems their violence around the world, nothing will ever change.
moderate Muslims may denounce the violence, but that’s as far as it goes.


37 posted on 04/06/2011 7:28:34 AM PDT by No_More_Harkin
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To: achilles2000

* I like the part about Jones inspiring fear...perhaps it will be contagious.*

The peaceful Muslims should have no fear. The ones that mean to kill us should continually have tremendous bone-chilling fear and nightmares that never stop even during their waking hours. They should feel what all those persecuted by them in Muslim countries feel, times ten.


38 posted on 04/06/2011 7:32:18 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: himno hero

*Islam is not just a “religion”, it is a cult. *

I’d say it’s as much a system of government, or more so, as it is a religion


39 posted on 04/06/2011 7:34:27 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: utherdoul

General Charles Napier is another great candidate for that job! ;-)


40 posted on 04/06/2011 7:42:10 AM PDT by Jan_Sobieski (Prov 30)
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To: PapaBear3625
Perhaps the Lord has given Pastor Jones the green light to do this in order to expose the lies that our leaders are spouting to placate this blood cult?

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome."

Is this not as true today as it was 100 years ago? I wonder what Winston Churchill would say?
41 posted on 04/06/2011 7:55:17 AM PDT by Jan_Sobieski (Prov 30)
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To: No_More_Harkin
I don't know much about Pastor Terry Jones (and his doctrine), however here is an honest question:

Doesn't burning a Koran seem insignificant compared to what Gideon, Asa, Elijah, Jehu, and many other men of the Bible did to expose idolatry in their times?

The Koran is a demonically inspired (ask Salmon Rushdie) death cult guide that has plunged the world into submission or dhimminitude. No other book deserves a good burning as the Koran does...(but then again, I am not politically correct ;-))
42 posted on 04/06/2011 8:08:18 AM PDT by Jan_Sobieski (Prov 30)
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To: No_More_Harkin
Jones needs to be ignored into obscurity.

Well our idiot politicians and General Petraeus made that an impossibility.

43 posted on 04/06/2011 8:10:01 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: inflorida
In tourist rich Orlando with the theme parks there I would be very suspicious of any Muslim group. Personally I do hope Muslims are living in fear, maybe they are just now realizing that America isn't like any other country that its the one that was founded by religious extremists escaping oppression. Here is the flag I will fly.
44 posted on 04/06/2011 8:11:41 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("These people are either at your neck or at your knees" A quote by Winston Churchill)
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To: sugarbabe

7? try many hundreds. When there were more easy targets of westerners they went after their usual targets.


45 posted on 04/06/2011 8:15:06 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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46 posted on 04/06/2011 8:17:21 AM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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47 posted on 04/06/2011 8:24:00 AM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: inflorida

Lyle: Excuse me, Mr. Muslim, sir, but I sure do hate to see you like this. What if me and the boys was to shoot that preacher dead? Would that pep you up some?
Muslim: That might help.


48 posted on 04/06/2011 8:27:44 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: inflorida
We fully understand who Terry Jones is. This guy is a nut job,"

We fully understand who Terry Jones is. This guy is a person who just exposed what muslimes are - maniacs,"

49 posted on 04/06/2011 8:42:47 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (TX and MI - When the going gets tough, the dims run and hide.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

LOL. I watched that and loved the way she called Lindsey Graham a jackass on several occasions.


50 posted on 04/06/2011 8:44:26 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (TX and MI - When the going gets tough, the dims run and hide.)
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