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Koran Burnt in Florida Church
AFP ^ | 3/21/11

Posted on 03/22/2011 6:28:16 AM PDT by marshmallow

GAINESVILLE, Florida (AFP) – A controversial US evangelical preacher oversaw the burning of a copy of the Koran in a small Florida church after finding the Muslim holy book "guilty" of crimes.

The burning was carried out by pastor Wayne Sapp under the supervision of Terry Jones, who last September drew sweeping condemnation over his plan to ignite a pile of Korans on the anniversary of September 11, 2001 attacks.

Sunday's event was presented as a trial of the book in which the Koran was found "guilty" and "executed."

The jury deliberated for about eight minutes. The book, which had been soaking for an hour in kerosene, was put in a metal tray in the center of the church, and Sapp started the fire with a barbecue lighter.

The book burned for around 10 minutes while some onlookers posed for photos.

Jones had drawn trenchant condemnation from many people, including US President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, over his plan to burn the Muslim holy book in September.

He did not carry out his plan then and vowed he never would, saying he had made his point.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Charismatic Christian; Current Events; Evangelical Christian; Islam
KEYWORDS: islam; koran; korancanburn; lol; muslims; radicals

1 posted on 03/22/2011 6:28:19 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

I bet this makes bigger news than the driftwood cross that was removed from the shore of Orange Beach AL.


2 posted on 03/22/2011 6:31:34 AM PDT by sweet_diane (Adoption, the beautiful choice!)
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To: marshmallow

About darn frigging time people stood up to Islam!

Myself I would have used thermite on it.


3 posted on 03/22/2011 6:31:34 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: marshmallow

Peculiar way to observe Lent.


4 posted on 03/22/2011 6:33:37 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: paterfamilias
Peculiar way to observe Lent.

I was thinking it was a little early for Ash Friday.
5 posted on 03/22/2011 6:35:02 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: marshmallow

Somebody asked me “What if I burned a Bible?”

I said “Go for it”. You can destroy a Bible but you cannot destroy the Word of God.

Of course, once the muzzies riot, destroy, maim and possibly kill over this, the MSM will use it as an incident to show how “intolerant” Christians are.

Because that is the bizarre thinking these days.

Biblical Christianity is not compatible with islam but many idiot churches think they are “sister faiths” because some clown tells them so.

We do not wage war on islam. We offer them the Gospel; as it was offered to us. If they reject it, we move on to the next person.


6 posted on 03/22/2011 6:35:48 AM 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: marshmallow

It was like the Klan burning crosses......he wasn’t burning the Koran. He was lighting it, as a way to show people the light. /s


7 posted on 03/22/2011 6:36:07 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: marshmallow

The old Etch-a-Sketch toys were full of very fine aluminum powder, or with some effort and with the use of a grinder and a shop vac you can grind up some aluminum thats fine enough to use, then you buy a couple bags of cheap very fine steel wool, soak them in a vinegar/water mix and then put out to dry.

The steel wool will turn into iron oxide, the mixture is roughly 2 parts aluminum powder to iron oxide but I may be wrong, it requires a little heat to ignite, a torch or a highway flare will work.

If this is too much of a project a poormans thermite can be made by just buying several highway flares, cut them open and pulverize the material, cover the Koran with this material and ignite, makes a beautiful awesome red glow seen a long way away.


8 posted on 03/22/2011 6:38:41 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: Renderofveils

Ash Friday? Hmmm. New holy day? I didn’t get that memo.


9 posted on 03/22/2011 6:40:48 AM PDT by Mercat ( I remain nestled in cognitive dissonance)
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To: marshmallow

A waste of perfectly good toilet paper.


10 posted on 03/22/2011 6:43:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Eye of Unk

They could have hung it on a coathanger in the Outhouse. It is as big as the old Sears Catalog.


11 posted on 03/22/2011 6:44:54 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: screaminsunshine

I want paper to take the $hit OFF my behind, not to slap more on!


12 posted on 03/22/2011 6:51:57 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: marshmallow
I don't think that you should burn the Koran. Medium well-done is probably good enough.


13 posted on 03/22/2011 6:52:11 AM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so..)
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To: marshmallow

Somehow I am sure the media will blow this out of proportion to whip up a Muslim Jihad.


14 posted on 03/22/2011 6:52:43 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: marshmallow
Idiots burn books, unless they are, like many of the rural poor, burning unwanted books in a woodstove for heating fuel. But with a book like the Koran, Mein Kampf, or the Bible, far better to read and understand and discuss the book, hayna? Or no?
15 posted on 03/22/2011 6:52:55 AM PDT by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: marshmallow

And “Burnt”? My grandparents say, and write, “burnt”, “learnt” and such, but I’ve never seen either in a newspaper headline.


16 posted on 03/22/2011 6:56:33 AM PDT by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: GeronL

Burning a Koran is a combination turkey call, scent attractant and salt lick all rolled up in one.

Sometimes the prey is very hard to flush out, a burning Koran almost positively guarantees they will come running.

After all look what Obama did the last time someone burnt a Koran, he sicked his SS on them!


17 posted on 03/22/2011 6:56:51 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: flowerplough

Rare words of sanity.


18 posted on 03/22/2011 6:57:44 AM PDT by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: marshmallow
Jones had drawn trenchant condemnation from many people, including US President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

Wow! The Trifecta!!! Congratulations, Pastor Jones!

19 posted on 03/22/2011 6:59:02 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Libya is NOT our fight. Think LONG TERM!!)
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To: Eye of Unk
After all look what Obama did the last time someone burnt a Koran, he sicked his SS on them!

I think that person simply threatened to burn one.

We should all be holding rallies in the town square where we burn Korans.

20 posted on 03/22/2011 6:59:29 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: marshmallow
If you Google “Muslims Burn Bibles”, you'll find more than 1.1 million hits on the subject. So, why would they get all bent out of shape if we return the favor?
21 posted on 03/22/2011 6:59:46 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: marshmallow

It looked the headline said, “Korean burnt ...”

All these reflections.


22 posted on 03/22/2011 7:00:59 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Nadie me ama como Jesus.)
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To: Eye of Unk
After all look what Obama did the last time someone burnt a Koran, he sicked his SS on them!

I think that person simply threatened to burn one.

We should all be holding rallies in the town square where we burn Korans.

23 posted on 03/22/2011 7:02:35 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Mercat
Ash Friday? Hmmm. New holy day? I didn’t get that memo.

My apologies. I'll only ridicule mock churches with official holy days from now on.
24 posted on 03/22/2011 7:07:28 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: marshmallow

Good! Great news. We should be burning the Koran all over the country. Show the filthy Muslims who this country really belongs to - it isn’t them.


25 posted on 03/22/2011 7:09:07 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: marshmallow

So, a private citizen burned his personal property.

He could have burned a bible, a dictionary, an encyclopedia, or a signed first edition printing of ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’; as long as it was his property, he can do what he wants with it.


26 posted on 03/22/2011 7:17:27 AM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: GeronL
I think that person simply threatened to burn one.

If you threaten to burn one, you might as well burn it, because in the minds of the Islamo-Fanatics, it doesn't make a difference, just threatening to burn one is enough to send them off the deep end.

27 posted on 03/22/2011 7:20:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: marshmallow

Why they these people hate Koreans so much?


28 posted on 03/22/2011 7:23:35 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Yes We Can, have smaller government)
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To: marshmallow

“Koran Burnt in Florida Church”

This needs to be done in every church in the Western World.

Perhaps every Christian church EVERYwhere (and in Jewish synagogues, too).

Yes, I know. Christianity is supposed to be a _peaceful_ religion, vis-a-vis Islam, which is barbaric in nature, right?

The primary reason why Islam is “ascendant” and Christianity and Judaism are in decline is that Islam is willing to “fight for its future”, and the Western religions are not.

Until the Western religions find [again] within themselves the fighting spirit to put down Islam, they face doom and Islam faces victory.

I wish I could be more optimistic about this.
But I’m a cold-hearted realist at my core.

And that’s how I see it.

Kudos to pastor Wayne Sapp.

At least there’s someone left who sees what must be done.


29 posted on 03/22/2011 7:35:01 AM PDT by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: marshmallow

“I will not submit!”


30 posted on 03/22/2011 8:37:06 AM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: marshmallow

This is stupid. Not because of any PC reasons, but because of....well, what does an act like this really accomplish?


31 posted on 03/22/2011 9:16:27 AM PDT by Grunthor (hcg diet, down 32 lbs in 5 weeks)
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To: Grunthor
True ‘nuf - may as well get some use out of the thing. That's why I heartily approve of koranic toilet paper.
32 posted on 03/22/2011 9:37:33 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Grunthor
This is stupid. Not because of any PC reasons, but because of....well, what does an act like this really accomplish?

It is an act of defiance.

33 posted on 03/22/2011 10:07:42 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: MarkBsnr

Hey that looks like the koran I have! Bought it off an individual on Amazon. He sent me all kinds of material on converting. Didn’t have the heart to tell him wasn’t gonna happen.

Mine has the Arabic and English in two side-by-side columns.


35 posted on 03/22/2011 11:33:55 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: F15Eagle
Hey that looks like the koran I have! Bought it off an individual on Amazon. He sent me all kinds of material on converting. Didn’t have the heart to tell him wasn’t gonna happen.

Awww, poor dude. Better that you didn't tell him or he might ride his bike into an old folks' home with some firecrackers tied to the handlebars, or blow up a telephone booth or something.

What a lot of people do not understand is their reverence for the colour green - they live in parched lands and the colour green is of lush vegetation. There are actually a cadre of yoyos here who think that any green book is a Koran, completely dismissing green cover Arabic language Bibles such as this one from Amazon.com:

and Biblesource.com sells a Hebrew language Bible with a green cover and so on.

By the way, did you take the pig's head option on your purchase? :)

36 posted on 03/23/2011 4:30:30 AM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so..)
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To: MarkBsnr

No, no pig’s head. LOL

However if he knew what I was going to use it for (a source document to show others what was in there) he would not have been very happy at all.


37 posted on 03/23/2011 4:35:52 AM 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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38 posted on 03/23/2011 4:38:49 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: sweet_diane

Hallelujah. Glory, Glory, Hallelujah. Burn, Baby, Burn.


39 posted on 03/23/2011 4:38:49 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: marshmallow

This is a true story:

A few years ago, my son spent two summers in Sudan helping coach their olympic and junior olympic volleyball teams. While there, he met a young woman who had recently converted from Islam to Christianity - a serious offense for any Muslim.

Because of the offense, her family put all of her belongings from the house out in the yard and set fire to it. It all burned, except for one thing - her Christian Bible - it didn’t even get scorched. Upon seeing that, her entire family converted to Christianity.

It doesn’t sound like the power behind the Koran that was burned in Florida is quite as powerful as that behind the Bible that didn’t burn in Sudan.


40 posted on 03/23/2011 4:54:01 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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