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  • Koran burned in Iran (video)

    04/10/2011 11:31:48 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2011 | James S. Robbins
    Two anonymous young men in Iran, one Iranian and one Afghan, have burned a Koran in protest. This seven-and-a-half minute long video shows the two men, their faces obscured, holding the Muslim holy book and reading prepared statements. Afterwards they stand the Koran on a flat rock, douse it alcohol and light it. The book burns fiercely, and after a few moments one of them sprays more alcohol into the flames. The video ends with them warming their hands over the blazing book.
  • Time Magazine's Joe Klein: Qur'an-burning an "act as murderous as any suicide bomber's"

    04/05/2011 7:40:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 98 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/5/11 | Robert
    Jones, of course, killed no one. Suicide bombers kill as many people as they can for Allah. But Joe Klein is by no means alone in assuming that Muslims cannot control themselves and respond to insult with anything but threats and murder, and thus cannot be held responsible for their own actions. He thus reveals again the multicultural Left's bigotry and ethnocentrism. "Joe Klein Reserves Spot in Hell for Koran-burning Pastor Who's As 'Murderous' As 'Suicide Bombers,'" by Ken Shepherd for NewsBusters, April 4 (thanks to James): Burning a copy of the Koran is morally equivalent to flying a plane...
  • Bill O'Reilly on Florida Pastor Terry Jones and his Koran burning: He has 'blood on his hands'

    04/05/2011 12:08:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 56 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 5, 2011 | Aliyah Shahid
    Bill O'Reilly ripped into the Koran-burning Florida pastor who sparked deadly riots in Afghanistan, calling him an "insane Christian" who has "blood on his hands." The conservative Fox News host said Monday night that Terry Jones "had to know fanatical Muslims would go crazy" when he oversaw the burning of the Islamic holy book on March 20. The act ignited violent protests in Afghanistan, where an angry mob overran a United Nations mission in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Friday. The death toll on Tuesday climbed to at least 24, including seven U.N. workers, with more than 80 wounded....
  • Will Koran Burning Be Banned In The United States?

    04/05/2011 4:50:37 AM PDT · by Scanian · 157 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 05, 2011 | Allan Wall
    As an American in the United States of America, you are allowed to do many things. You can burn the flag. You can burn the Bible. You can produce obscene art and sometimes even get government money to finance it. You can make movies and TV shows that ridicule Christianity, traditional morality, and that take the Lord's name in vain. If anybody objects to this, you can just accuse him of trying to impose his values on others. Then start talking about the Salem Witch Trials and the Spanish Inquisition. Yes, you can do all those things, and more. But...
  • Terry Jones and Preemptive Capitulation

    04/05/2011 12:39:13 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 4 Apr 2011 | Roger Kimball
    Years ago, I picked up a tattered but serviceable edition of the great Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Published in 1910, the twenty-eight-volume monument to human curiosity about the “arts, sciences, literature and general information” is a testament to scholarly industry. Compared to the mealy-mouthed reference works that clutter library shelves today, which typically compete to outdo one another in the exhibition of moral relativism, the Eleventh Edition (the common shorthand by which the work is known) is also a testament to a neglected virtue: robust cultural confidence. For a Westerner, it is refreshing to dip into its unembarrassed...
  • The West Must Not Trade Liberty for Islamic “Good Will”

    04/04/2011 5:16:58 PM PDT · by TheHawksNest · 24 replies
    NewsReal ^ | April 4, 2011 | Rob Taylor
    In a stunning act of bipartisan moral cowardice, Harry Reid told the world that he’s considering a “probe” into the Florida pastor who burned a copy of the Koran, while Lindsey Graham announced his belief that Americans should give up their First Amendment rights to avoid offending Muslims. The irony that this shameful display happened on a show called “Face the Nation” was lost on the spineless appeasers who lack the dignity to feel ashamed when surrendering to barbarians thousands of miles away. In the wake of savages rioting in Afghanistan, two of our senior lawmakers are advocating the implementation...
  • Battered Women and Koran Burners

    04/04/2011 2:09:42 PM PDT · by jazminerose · 17 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 4/4/11 | Joy Tiz
    Any woman who has sucessfully escaped from an abusive parter knows a thing or two about koran burning. She remembers all to clearly how it was always her fault when her husband beat the daylights out of her. She shouldn’t have made him so mad! She knows how he gets, she really ought to watch herself. Believing this kind of insanity is part of the syndrome. Lindsay Graham doesn’t want Americans exercising their 1st Amendment rights it if it’s going to make Muslims mad enough to commit violence. Even Sean Hannity is falling for the Blame the Victim mind manipulation....
  • Burn the Bible, But Not the Koran?

    04/04/2011 4:15:33 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 89 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 4 April 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The protests in Afghanistan about the burning of the Koran in Florida... These protests are now entering their fourth day. Never mind that nobody even knew about the burning of the Koran -- it happened more than two weeks ago -- until these devout Muslims brought it up. And never mind that the Koran gets burned all the time when Muslims blow each other up in their mosques. And never mind that the US burned Bibles in Afghanistan back in 2009. Do you remember that, Dawn? Well, you should, because we talked about it on this program....
  • Hey, General Petraeus, OF COURSE It Is, "hateful, intolerant and disrespectful?"...

    04/03/2011 5:18:21 PM PDT · by realetybytes · 96 replies
    Ron Reale | 4/3/11 | Self
    Hey, General Petraeus, OF COURSE it is, “…hateful,… intolerant and…extremely disrespectful,” to burn the koran. That’s the point! They want us to be cowed by their religion, forced to be told what we can or can’t do, because of their death-cult religion. They have been extorting the world with their terror, because of that book! Is it burning one book that is responsible for the innocent deaths of hundreds of thousands of muslims and infidels worldwide? OR, 26% of the muslims IN THIS COUNTRY who follow that book thinking suicide bombings are legitimate? OR, filthy pedophile following imams preaching from...
  • Lawmakers condemn burning of Koran

    04/03/2011 10:22:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 83 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 3, 2011 | David Eldridge
    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....
  • Anger over Quran burning spreads in Afghanistan

    04/02/2011 12:40:26 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 81 replies
    AP (via Yahoo) ^ | April 2, 2011 | AMIR SHAH
    KABUL, Afghanistan – Anger over the burning of the Muslim holy book at a Florida church fueled a second day of deadly violence half a world away in Afghanistan, where demonstrators set cars and shops ablaze Saturday in a riot that killed nine protesters, officials said. The church's desecration of the Quran nearly two weeks ago has outraged millions of Muslims and others worldwide, fueling anti-American sentiment that is further straining ties between the Afghan government and the West. The uproar even brought violence to the normally peaceful northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Friday, when a crowd of protesters —...
  • Muslims burn effigy of Obama in Afghanistan; Karzai demands Terry Jones be punished

    04/03/2011 11:06:44 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 3, 2011 | Katie Nelson
    Enraged demonstrators took to the streets of Afghanistan for a third day Sunday, killing two and injuring dozens of others after a fundamentalist Florida pastor burned the Koran. President Hamid Karzai repeated his call to the White House, Senate and United Nations to bring to justice Terry Jones, the Gainsville, Fla. pastor who organized a mock "trial" that resulted in the burning of Islam's holy book on Friday, officials said. Jones is the same inflammatory religious leader who threatened to burn a Koran last year on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, triggering worldwide outrage. Protests have erupted throughout...
  • Taliban twin bombers kill 42 at Pakistani shrine

    04/03/2011 11:10:46 AM PDT · by quantim · 11 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Apr 3, 1:48 PM EDT | KHALID TANVEER
    MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) -- A pair of Taliban suicide bombers struck one of Pakistan's most important Sufi Muslim shrines on Sunday, killing 42 people and wounding 100 who were celebrating the anniversary of its founder's death with music, meditation and other practices abhorred by Islamist militant groups. Another bomber was wounded when his explosive vest partially detonated. He was arrested along with a fourth militant who was seized before attacking, police official Ahmad Mubarak said. The attack on the Sakhi Sarwar shrine ended a months-long respite in a relentless militant campaign against the shrines founded by ancient adherents of Sufism,...
  • Anger over Quran burning spreads in Afghanistan; 9 dead

    04/03/2011 2:17:20 AM PDT · by Scanian · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | , April 2, 2011 | Amir Shah
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Anger over the burning of the Muslim holy book at a Florida church fueled a second day of deadly violence half a world away in Afghanistan, where demonstrators set cars and shops ablaze Saturday in a riot that killed nine protesters, officials said. The church’s desecration of the Quran nearly two weeks ago has outraged millions of Muslims and others worldwide, fueling anti-American sentiment that is further straining ties between the Afghan government and the West. The uproar even brought violence to the normally peaceful city of Mazar-i-Sharif in northern Afghanistan on Friday, where a crowd...
  • Obama on riots in Afghanistan

    04/03/2011 9:37:30 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    Polotico44 ^ | 04/03/11 | POLITICO STAFF
    The White House released a statement from President Obama on the riots in Afghanistan that were prompted by one U.S. church’s decision to burn Islam’s holy book, the Koran. The president’s statement: “Today, the American people honor those who were lost in the attack on the United Nations in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. Once again, we extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those who were killed, and to the people of the nations that they came from. The desecration of any holy text, including the Koran, is an act of extreme intolerance and bigotry. However, to attack...
  • Petraeus Says Quran Burning Endangers War Effort (Karzai demands Congress, Senate apologize)

    04/03/2011 8:59:32 AM PDT · by kristinn · 143 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sunday, April 3, 2011 | Yaroslav Trofimov and Maria Abi-Habib
    SNIP "This was a surprise," Gen. Petraeus said. The Quran burning in Florida, he added, was "hateful, extremely disrespectful and enormously intolerant." Gen. Petraeus, U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry and other Western envoys Sunday met President Hamid Karzai to discuss the security crisis caused by the Florida incident. While Gen. Petraeus said he had no doubt that Mr. Karzai is taking the situation seriously, some Western officials have complained that the Afghan president himself has exacerbated the tensions with his pronouncements on the issue. Most Afghans learned about the Quran burning in Florida only when Mr. Karzai on March 24 condemned...
  • Koran-burning pastor says murders of UN staff aren’t his fault

    04/03/2011 9:02:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 213 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/02/2011 | Ed Morrisey
    Terry Jones burned a Koran, and an Afghan mob killed at least seven UN personnel. Connected? Surely, but that hardly makes Jones responsible for murder, he told ABC News in a Nightline interview last night: CLICK ON THE ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO OF TERRY JONES' STATEMENT 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...
  • Obama criticizes Quran burning, Afghan attacks

    04/02/2011 4:35:51 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 69 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 2, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is extending his deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif by protesters enraged by the burning of a Quran in Florida. Obama says desecration of the Quran "is an act of extreme intolerance and bigotry."
  • Afghan riots over Quran-burning: 2 days, 20 dead

    04/02/2011 3:30:21 PM PDT · by YankeeReb · 84 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 2, 2011 | PATRICK QUINN
    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghans rioted for a second day Saturday to protest the burning of a Quran in Florida, killing nine people in Kandahar and injuring more than 80 in a wave of violence that underscored rising anti-foreign sentiment after nearly a decade of war. The desecration at a small U.S. church has outraged Muslims worldwide, and in Afghanistan it further strained ties with the West. On Friday, 11 people were killed, including seven foreign U.N. employees, in a protest in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif. The protests come at a critical juncture as the U.S.-led coalition gears up for...
  • Anger over Quran burning spreads in Afghanistan

    04/02/2011 1:00:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    AOL News/AP ^ | 2/4/11 | Amir Shah
    KABUL, Afghanistan -Anger over the burning of the Muslim holy book at a Florida church fueled a second day of deadly violence half a world away in Afghanistan, where demonstrators set cars and shops ablaze Saturday in a riot that killed nine protesters, officials said. The church's desecration of the Quran nearly two weeks ago has outraged millions of Muslims and others worldwide, fueling anti-American sentiment that is further straining ties between the Afghan government and the West. The uproar even brought violence to the normally peaceful city of Mazar-i-Sharif in northern Afghanistan on Friday, where a crowd of protesters...