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  • Pastor Terry Jones Says Afghan U.N. Violence 'Proves My Point'

    04/01/2011 5:09:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 1, 2011 | NICK SCHIFRIN, AGHA ALEEM, LEE FERRAN and MATT GUTMAN
    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...
  • Supreme Court Justice Breyer Open to Banning Koran Burning

    09/14/2010 6:19:55 AM PDT · by kristinn · 347 replies · 3+ views
    Tuesday, September 14, 2010 | Kristinn
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has expressed a willingness to ban protesters from burning the Koran as the modern day equivalent of shouting fire in a crowded theater.The Supreme Court has ruled burning the American flag in protest is protected speech under the First Amendment of the Constitution.Breyer spoke to George Stephanopoulos on ABC's Good Morning America today:But Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told me on "GMA" that he's not prepared to conclude that -- in the internet age -- the First Amendment condones Koran burning.“Holmes said it doesn’t mean you can shout 'fire' in a crowded theater,” Breyer...
  • U.S. Military Confiscated, Burned Bibles In Afghanistan

    09/07/2010 1:22:42 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 54 replies
    This comes to mind in light of General Petraeus's warning "against" the planned Koran burning protest by an independent fringe church in Florida. The wrong way to protest.In Afghanistan, where General Petraeus is the new commander, Bibles were confiscated by U.S. military authorities from a soldier and burned last year. That was an absoluely repugnant action. One that every U.S. citizen in this country should have protested and denounced. And why did our U.S. military authorities in Afghanistan do that?-because Al-jazerra reported it's "concern" that the Bibles could be given to Muslims and used to share with them the Good News of forgiveness of sins through Yeshua [ Jesus], the Messiah. The U.S. military authorities...
  • US church to go ahead with Sept. 11 Quran burning

    09/07/2010 1:00:50 PM PDT · by South40 · 125 replies · 3+ views
    Cleveland.com ^ | Sept. 7, 2010 | AP
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Christian minister said Tuesday that he will go ahead with plans to burn copies of the Quran to protest the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks despite warnings from the top U.S. general in Afghanistan and the White House that doing so would endanger U.S. troops. Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center said he understands the government's concerns, but plans to go forward with the burning this Saturday, the ninth anniversary of the attacks.
  • Once They Burned Books

    02/21/2010 7:33:27 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 15 replies · 473+ views
    Once They Burned Books by Ari Bussel The flames could be seen clearly in small streets far away from the city square. It was not the smoke or ashes, rather the sense of excitement that provided warmth and exhilaration. Jan came running in from the outside, his face red, eyes shining. His mother looked at him puzzled. Short of breath he exclaimed: They are burning books – tomorrow we are not going to school! It was many years ago in a different part of the world books were burned. Treatises on philosophy, history, culture, the arts, sciences and medicine were...
  • Fahrenheit 451 for Cash-Strapped UK Seniors

    01/07/2010 6:19:25 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 11 replies · 592+ views
    CNBC ^ | Tuesday, 5 Jan 2010 | 9:10 AM ET | By: Antonia Oprita
    Some cash-strapped British pensioners are buying books from charity shops and burn them to keep warm as freezing temperatures gripped the UK, a London newspaper reported Tuesday. Workers at a charity shop in Swansea, in south Wales, told London newspaper Metro that pensioners were looking for thick books such as encyclopedias — which are sold for a few pennies second hand — as a cheaper alternative to coal.
  • Pensioners burn books for warmth

    01/05/2010 12:50:43 PM PST · by Parody · 26 replies · 891+ views
    Metro ^ | 5th January, 2010 | Miles Erwin
    Volunteers have reported that ‘a large number’ of elderly customers are snapping up hardbacks as cheap fuel for their fires and stoves. Temperatures this week are forecast to plummet as low as -13ºC in the Scottish Highlands, with the mercury falling to -6ºC in London, -5ºC in Birmingham and -7ºC in Manchester as one of the coldest winters in years continues to bite. Workers at one charity shop in Swansea, in south Wales, described how the most vulnerable shoppers were seeking out thick books such as encyclopaedias for a few pence because they were cheaper than coal. One assistant said:...
  • Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue #3 In Heterophobic San Francisco Despite Ban

    Liberal booksellers have banned Sarah Palin's book "Going Rogue" and refuse to carry it. They are retarded. I thought Liberals were against banning books. This is anti-free speech. The public in San Francisco demand the book, though, as it is #3 on the San Francisco bestseller list by being sold at Costco in San Francisco (among other stores).
  • Gay Reversal Advocates Say School Libraries Banning Their 'Ex-Gay' Books...

    10/22/2009 3:06:04 PM PDT · by TaraP · 20 replies · 856+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 22nd, 2009
    Visit most public school libraries and you'll find an array of books that address the subject of homosexuality. Many include sexually explicit content, and some even include graphic images. But if you're looking for a book that refers to the possibility that homosexuality can be "reversed," a Chicago-based group says your best bet is the banned books list. Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) says there's an entire community of people across the world who say that their sexual orientation changed from gay to straight. But they're not getting their message out, the group says, because libraries across...
  • Next chapter for radical right: Burn books (BARF!)

    09/18/2008 9:37:00 AM PDT · by Southside_Chicago_Republican · 45 replies · 231+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Fr. Andrew Greeley
    Let's fill some trucks with books, drive them downtown and burn them in front of the Chicago Public Library. Let's drive other trucks to the regional libraries and burn them, too . . . I mean the books, not the libraries, though libraries are the source of the problem. If it weren't for the libraries, it would be hard for innocent young people to be corrupted by the filth pouring out of the country's printers. Instead of burning books or libraries, perhaps we ought to start smashing printing presses. They have served as tools of sin and the devil since...
  • Andrew Greeley: Evangelical Mobs to Burn Books if McCain Wins

    09/18/2008 5:21:39 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 50 replies · 202+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 18, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Get the scene. The McCain/Palin ticket wins in November and soon afterwards mobs of wild eyed bible-toting evangelicals will burn stacks of books in giant bonfires. Sound ridiculous? Well, that is exactly what Andrew Greeley is laughably claiming in his latest Chicago Sun-Times column ominously titled, "Next Chapter for radical right: Burn books." Years ago, Greeley sounded somewhat sane but lately he has gone off the deep end such as his claim in June that it is racist not to vote for Obama. Greeley's latest sanity-challenged screed presents a bleak future of crazed book-burning evangelicals taking over the country. Try...
  • Store Owners Burn Books In Protest

    09/03/2007 2:27:31 PM PDT · by decimon · 35 replies · 840+ views
    KCTV 5 ^ | September 3, 2007 | Unknown
    Book Store Owners Protest 'Decline In Reading' KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The owner of a midtown bookstore set fire to hundreds of books on West 39th Street on Sunday. "We hope to spark a conversation about the importance of books in the face of a marked shrinking in reading trends, and staggering waste streams of actual books," said Prospero's Books owner, Tom Wayne. Prospero's has publicized for months that it was looking for a good home for thousands of books, and saying it would burn the books if no one wanted them. Prospero's maintains three outdoor shelves of books for...
  • More Academic Free Speech Hypocrisy

    08/18/2007 10:32:35 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies · 511+ views
    National Review ^ | 8/18/07 | Michael Rubin
    Cambridge University Press—in sharp contrast to Yale University Press—has agreed to recall and destroy copies of Alms for Jihad, a critically-acclaimed examination of terror finance which a Saudi businessman found inconvenient (I'd link to the Amazon.com page which listed the accolades, but Amazon has now erased the book's listing as if it has never existed). When those involved in terror finance-soiled charities sued Yale University Press over Matt Levitt's examination of Hamas, Yale University Press stood up to them, defended academic rigor and free speech, and won. How disappointing it is, then, to see that the American Political Science Association...
  • Gay Artist Burns Rare $60,000.00 Koran

    07/27/2007 4:52:28 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 106 replies · 3,158+ views
    marketwatch ^ | July 26, 2007 | COMTEX
    NEW YORK, July 26, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Charles Merrill, the artist who recently edited the Holy Bible with a black marker and pair of scissors, has lately burned a rare Islamic Holy Book, The Koran, valued at $60,000.00, in an undisclosed Chicago location. "The purpose of editing and burning Abrahamic Holy Books is to eliminate homophobic hate," Merrill stated. "Both ancient books are terrorist manuals."..."Airplanes are flown into buildings because of words, and hate crimes against gays," Merrill said.
  • Read a Burned Book for Freedom

    02/23/2007 6:48:26 PM PST · by concentric circles · 8 replies · 502+ views
    Laurel Leader-Call ^ | February 23, 2007 | Nat Hentoff
    For years, I have been covering the Castro regime’s imprisonment — often for very long sentences — of what Amnesty International accurately calls “prisoners of conscience.” Among them are independent journalists, labor organizers, women’s rights supporters, authors and independent librarians. The latter are brave Cubans and women’s-rights supporters who make available books that their neighbors and other Cubans are not allowed to read in the state-controlled library system. Whatever direction a post-Fidel government takes, this punishment of free thought will continue. From kangaroo-court records I have seen, when independent librarians are sent to the gulags, certain confiscated books — and...
  • Ann Coulter banned in New Jersey?

    06/13/2006 6:12:39 AM PDT · by radar101 · 68 replies · 1,736+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | June 13, 2006 | WorldNetDaily.com
    Best-sellers were once made by being banned in Boston. Now a pair of New Jersey state legislators are trying to ban a book already atop the best-sellers list. Once again, the book stirring all the controversy is Ann Coulter's "Godless: The Church of Liberalism." Two Democrats – Assemblywomen Joan Quigley and Linda Stender – are pushing to ban "Godless" from all bookstores in their state because of Coulter's biting criticism of four 9-11 widows known as "the Jersey Girls," who demanded investigations into President Bush's role in allowing the terrorist attacks. No one in New Jersey should buy this book...
  • ITHACA COLLEGE PAPERS STOLEN AS "RACIST"

    04/30/2005 11:42:39 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 52 replies · 2,015+ views
    ITHACA, NY—Another college newspaper was stolen and thrown out to protest its “racist” coverage earlier this month.According to published reports, “hundreds” of copies of the April 21 edition of the Ithacan, the official student newspaper of Ithaca College, were stolen and thrown out that evening.One of the thieves was later identified, reports indicate. “She said she had been upset with the paper for …what she saw as the lack of coverage of the Erase the Hate rally,” the Ithacan editors reported. The “Erase the Hate” rally was a billed as a response to a series of “racial slurs” that were...
  • Schools asked to ban book; Parent of seventh-grader says it promotes hatred toward Arabs

    01/11/2005 3:02:55 PM PST · by danno3150 · 51 replies · 1,784+ views
    The Patriot Ledger ^ | January 11, 2005 | KAREN GOULART
    DUXBURY - The parent of a Duxbury Middle School student wants a book banned because he believes it teaches hatred toward Arabs. George Shamma filed a formal complaint about the use of ‘‘One More River'' by Lynne Reid Banks in his daughter's reading class after she came to him upset about passages that use expletives and slurs to describe Arabs. He wants it out of the seventh grade reading curriculum and said he may take legal action if it isn't. Use of the book is being reviewed, Superintendent of Schools Eileen Williams said. She said the book has been part...
  • Hispanic groups call for destruction of Schwarzenegger's movies

    10/06/2004 3:51:25 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 135 replies · 2,104+ views
    KESQ ^ | 10/6/2004
    LOS ANGELES(AP) - A group of Hispanic activist is promising to "punish" Governor Schwarzenegger for his veto of legislation that would have let illegal immigrants get drivers licenses.Leaders of Latino Movement USA held a rally today in Los Angeles. The group is soliciting the donation of movies the former actor starred in for a symbolic destruction in December.Last month, Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that would have let up to two million immigrants drive legally.The legislation's supporters have vowed to go after the governor, whom they think caved in to public sentiment.Schwarzenegger has said the bill ignored his requirement of key...
  • According to Borders' employees' own website: Booksellers Intentionally Damage UNFIT FOR COMMAND

    09/15/2004 8:08:11 AM PDT · by bigsky · 180 replies · 9,380+ views
    Borders Union ^ | Sept 15, 2004 | Borders' Employees
    Take a second to read through the astonishing postings (link below) on Borders unions website. As you will see... the attached postings are primarily from really annoyed liberals, and a couple of them refer to ongoing tactics to keep UNFIT FROM COMMAND away from the public. Here's one example: "We're 'finding' that most of the few copies we're getting are damaged and need to be sent back, so sad. Too bad, Bushies! Regnery needs to be more careful. I'm hearing from people at 2 other stores that this seems to be common.Why should we help destroy what's left of our...