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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 ^ | 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...
  • Afghanistan: Kandahar protest at Koran burning (Latest on Day 2 of deadly protests)

    04/02/2011 5:23:26 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 46 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/2/2011 | BBC
    Nine people have been killed in the Afghan city of Kandahar during a demonstration against the burning of a Koran in the US, officials say. Hundreds of people took part in the protest. Gunfire was heard and cars were set on fire. On Friday, seven UN workers were killed after a protest over the same issue in the northern city of Mazar-i Sharif...... A large and very angry crowd surged through the streets of Kandahar chanting "They have insulted our Koran" and "Death to America," the BBC's Paul Wood reports from Kabul.......
  • Muslims Burning Bibles

    10/13/2010 3:52:20 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 18 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 13 Oct 2010 | Pam Geller
    Where is the outrage? Where are the scores of reporters camped out in the backwater? Where are Christiane Amanpour's histrionics? Why isn't the affable Eva Braun, Katie Couric, flying the burners in from Malawi to star on the Today show, as she did for a fringe pastor? These bee-yatches make me sick. Outrageous. Muslims Burning Bibles LILONGWE, Malawi -- Muslims in southern Malawi have been burning Bibles to protest their distribution in Islamic schools by Gideon's International, a Muslim Association of Malawi official said yesterday. The Bibles "annoyed some parents and other leaders, who have resorted to burning the holy...
  • Sharia Law’s Threat to Free Speech

    10/11/2010 5:06:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 11, 2010 | Connie Hair
    An organized effort is underway worldwide orchestrated by a powerful Islamic political body to criminalize speech that "offends" Muslims. As much as that may sound like some fantastic conspiracy theory, these Muslim leaders broadcast their group's every move on their website—yet America's ruling elites refuse to listen. The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations representing 57 member states which seek to criminalize speech that violates the archaic tenets of Sharia law. The OIC is comprised of the kings and heads of state of all Islamic countries numbering its membership at...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Declares War on America; Will America Notice?

    10/08/2010 12:57:04 PM PDT · by mojito · 20 replies
    The Rubin Report ^ | 10/7/2010 | Barry Rubin
    This is one of those obscure Middle East events of the utmost significance that is ignored by the Western mass media, especially because they happen in Arabic, not English; by Western governments, because they don't fit their policies; and by experts, because they don't mesh with their preconceptions. This explicit formulation of a revolutionary program makes it a game-changer. It should be read by every Western decisionmaker and have a direct effect on policy because this development may affect people’s lives in every Western country. OK, cnough of a build-up? Well, it isn’t exaggerated. So don’t think the next sentence...
  • We Allow Them to Blackmail Us -- Islam vs. the West

    10/03/2010 11:27:37 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/03/10 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    The Muslim world does not have to fire a single shot; the Western world is capitulating to the Islamists' every demand. Three recent events show the continuing and relentless interplay among Islamists worldwide. The latest assault is playing out in Spain. La Meca, a popular "discotheque in southern Spain, has agreed to change its name and architectural design" because of pressure from Islamic extremists, who find the name of the discotheque and its design "offensive and insulting to their religion." Like the Danish cartoon uproar in 2005 when Muslims took to the streets in outrage because the newspaper Jyllands-Posten published...
  • Ground Zero Mosque's Stunning Symbolic Design Motif Unveiled

    09/30/2010 5:15:07 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 102 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9/30/10 | Thomas Lifson
    The newly unveiled "official" architectural renderings of the Ground Zero Mosque, now being rebranded and sanitized as the "Park 51 Community Center" reveal a disturbing, insidious message. (Big hat tip: Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs) Look closely at the pattern of the facade. It is quite easy to discern the Star of David (two triangles with points up and down), the pre-eminent symbol of Judaism here: and here: But the entire facade shows these shapes dissolving, as if shattered and falling down. Kind of like a window shattered by rocks and fragmenting into pieces. New York City has the largest Jewish...
  • Video Shows Mosque which Hosted Wellesley Public School Students also Sponsored Hate Speakers

    09/25/2010 12:52:51 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 9 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 9/25/10 | Charles Jacobs
    Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT) today released additional disturbing videos demonstrating the radical nature of the Muslim American Society (MAS), which runs the controversial Saudi-funded Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. The ISBCC is the mosque that hosted the Wellesley Middle School field trip, during which students were taught false information about religious warfare and the treatment of women in Islamic history. During the trip some of the school boys joined in the Muslim prayer ritual. According to APT research, there is reason to be concerned about the radical teachings being presented...
  • Jihadists Making Themselves at Home in Philadelphia

    09/24/2010 7:18:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 24, 2010 | Ryan Mauro
    Extremists in the city and the countryside are spreading hate against America and the West. The state of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia in particular), the home of the Liberty Bell, is attracting Islamists peddling a softer, slicker form of jihad. These Islamists are careful not to raise alarm lest they jeopardize their long-term goals. It’s not clear what is attracting the groups, but staying true to the Keystone State nickname, Pennsylvania is becoming a common congregating point for Islamists.An article I recently wrote, “Muslim Enclaves U.S.A.,” went viral and brought enormous reaction. One of the stories contained in the piece was about...
  • Constitutional Law Trumps Sharia Law in Michigan

    09/23/2010 2:43:41 PM PDT · by MaggieCarta · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Andrew G. Bostom | Andrew G. Bostom
    Diametrically opposed governmental reactions to recent Koran burning episodes are on display in Britain and the United States. The British reaction demonstrates the extent to which our "mother country" has retrogressed toward a full self-imposed dhimmitude of the non-Muslim majority under Sharia-based tenets dictated by its mainstream fundamentalist Muslim community -- despite the latter being a relatively small demographic minority. According to The Daily Mail, Six suspects were seized after allegedly torching the Muslim holy book in the backyard of a pub... Two men were arrested on suspicion of stirring racial hatred, and have since been released on bail. On...
  • Quran Burning Comes to San Francisco

    09/19/2010 11:10:08 AM PDT · by Inappropriate Laughter · 70 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sept. 18 | AP
    A burned copy of the Quran, Islam's holy text, was found in a trash can outside a San Francisco mosque last weekend, a spokeswoman for the Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Saturday. The burned Quran was discovered Sunday in a trash can outside the Islamic Society of San Francisco, located at 20 Jones St., according to Zahra Billo, programs and outreach director of the Bay Area chapter of CAIR. The Quran was found in a trash can had been taken out for collection the night before, Billo said. "It was partially burned but you could...
  • Obama's Muslim Mess

    09/19/2010 3:59:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | September 19, 2010 | Austin Hill
    “The bottom line is this – if the Koran is burned, our troops will be in greater danger. It’s that simple…” That remark came from a certain military officer (an officer who will remain unnamed here), during a special press briefing I attended regarding upcoming foreign troop deployments. The news of a threatened “Koran burning ceremony” to be held in Florida was being widely reported at the time, and a journalist had asked the Officer for comment. In response to the Officer’s comment, I followed up by asking “if Americans didn’t exercise their Second Amendment rights, would the troops be...
  • Stephen Breyer backtracks, now says Koran Burning may be Constitutional

    09/17/2010 7:50:46 PM PDT · by jdawg2010 · 39 replies ^ | 9/17/2010 | Joe Newby
    Appearing on CNN, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told Larry King that burning the Koran was protected speech. When asked if Pastor Jones of Florida had a right to burn the book, Breyer said, "Yeah, I said it depends on what analogy you use, but the most one analogous case is that there was — you have the right to burn an American flag as a symbol." Earlier, Breyer told George Stephanopoulos that burning the Koran may not be protected by the First Amendment and compared it to yelling 'fire' in a crowded theater.
  • Death for Libricide, Sweets for Genocide

    09/17/2010 5:04:55 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 17, 2010 | Janet Levy
    September 17, 2010 Death for Libricide, Sweets for Genocide By Janet Levy On this past 9/11, near the site of the New York City rally in opposition to the Ground Zero mosque, I saw a young man tear pages out of a Koran and burn them. Police officers hastily escorted him from the premises, as much to remove the spectacle from public view as for his own safety from Muslim retaliation. As I walked from the rally draped in an American flag, I felt sure that the flag made me a target for hateful invective and that I would be...
  • Radical Islamists and Leftists Replacing American Freedom with Islamo-Correctness

    09/16/2010 4:43:51 AM PDT · by jcpryor · 4 replies
    The Right Angle ^ | 9-16-10 | J. Christopher Pryor
    Yesterday we learned that Derek Fenton was fired from his job for burning a Koran at Ground Zero. Despite Supreme Court cases permitting such acts as protected speech, the Constitution seems to take a back seat to Islamo-Correctness. Are the actions of Fenton a sign of increased intolerance or just a healty American defense of liberty? The National Review has an excellent article written by Clifford D. May entitled, Cry Islamophobia! And let slip the dogs of culture war. May argues that there is not an increase in American disdain for Muslims, but for Islam. One reason for this is...
  • Crawling Out from under the Rauf

    09/16/2010 12:38:16 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/16/10 | Pamela Geller
    Look what's crawling out from under the Rauf. Without his Albright résumé and subdued dhimmedia running interference, it is plain as day that this hustler, the renowned "moderate" Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf of the Park 51 Ground Zero mega-mosque initiative, is a lowlife. He has been exposed as a rat and vermin slumlord whose tenants live without basic services like hot water. He scammed New Jersey politicians and got taxpayer dollars for rehabilitation of his infested, dilapidated buildings in Union City and Palisades Park, but still his victimized tenants live in squalor. So where's the money? The New Jersey Record...
  • Save the Koran, burn the Constitution--Justice Breyer sacrifices the 1st Amendment to placate Islam

    09/14/2010 5:07:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 14, 2010 | Editorial
    You can't burn a Koran in a crowded theater, and Supreme CourtJustice Stephen Breyer suggests that to placate foreign extremists, Koran burning might be banned everywhere else in America too. In an interview aired Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America,"Justice Breyer, who is on tour promoting his new book, averred that in the Internet age, speech traditionally protected by the First Amendment may have to be weighed against its global impact. George Stephanopoulos asked the justice about the canceled Sept. 11 Koran burning proposed by Pastor Terry Jones, and whether the fact that people riot in Afghanistan over what happens...
  • 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...
  • Would You Buy a Used Mosque From This Man?

    09/12/2010 11:11:42 PM PDT · by joeblough_freerepublic · 7 replies
    NewsRealBlog ^ | September 12 | Joe Blough
    A new serpent has appeared in the nest of vipers that is making its home in the crater of the toppled Twin Towers, among the remains of the 9/11 dead. This particular model citizen goes by the name of Imam (of course) Muhammad Musri.SnIp ... If this Imam Musri isn’t yet under investigation by the FBI he should be. To summarize, Musri is among other things, a fundraiser for Hamas. He operates primarily in Orlando Florida. (Where do your grandparents live?). Big Peace writer Patrick Poole informs us that Musri hosted a Hamas fundraising event at his own mosque, featuring...
  • Fifteen Minutes Of Fame (Ground Zero Koran Burner)

    09/12/2010 3:15:05 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies ^ | September 12, 2010 | annem040359
    When I got home late yesterday afternoon, early evening from my day at the Rentschler Field area, Home Depot, and Protectors of Animals, I came upon this video about this man who took a couple of pages out of the Muslim Koran and had BURNED them at the Ground Zero site today (yesterday).
  • FBI Warned Quran-Burning Pastor He Could Face Revenge Hit

    09/11/2010 6:06:58 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | 09.10.10
    When Federal Bureau of Investigation agents visited Terry Jones, the preacher whose Quran-burning plans caused world-wide outrage, the question on many minds was, what was the nature of the agents' comments to him? ~snip According to officials familiar with the situation, the FBI visited Pastor Terry Jones several times. There is no law against what he wanted to do, they told him, but they were concerned about what might happen to HIM if he went ahead with his Koran Bonfire.
  • Should Americans Agree To Live Under Sharia Law, In Order To Help US Troops in Afghanistan?

    09/11/2010 9:31:30 AM PDT · by pinochet · 105 replies · 1+ views
    Prohibitions against desecration of the Koran, is part of Islamic Sharia law. American law and the US Constitution, does not forbid desecration of the Koran, because the Founding Fathers did not establish America to be a Muslim nation. But the American government and the entire US political and military establishment, forced an American Christian clergyman to submit to Islamic Sharia law. I used to think that the US military was established to defend the US Constitution. Silly me. Winning the war is more important than protecting American freedoms, and we need to get rid of offensive parts of the contitution,...
  • On 9/11 Its Too Easy To Call Koran-Burning Terry Jones The Nut

    09/11/2010 5:52:17 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 11 replies · 2+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 09/11/2010 | JoeClarke.Net
    Well, here it is 9/11 and the United States is again under attack, but this time the Moslems are using psychological warfare to bring us to our knees via Terry Jones possibly burning the Koran. This time Islam has the aid of practically every newspaper, religious leader, and even the President of the U.S. to aid them in their terrorization. The Huffington Post, as well as conservative icon Charles Krautheimer, calls him a "looney tune." Indeed, Charles used his Dr. of Psychiatry creds to diagnose Terry Jones as "a nut," but Krautheimer has never to my knowledge labeled either Jeremiah...
  • Expert: Media need to ask themselves questions in Quran coverage

    09/11/2010 2:49:15 AM PDT · by 240B · 7 replies ^ | Published: September 11, 2010 | PETER BERNARD
    The massive amount of attention the Rev. Terry Jones has received over his threat to burn Qurans on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has many questioning the role of the media in covering the story. more at the link...
  • Schultz Guest Suspects Palin-Gingrich 'Fingerprints All Over' Koran Burning

    09/10/2010 5:51:45 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If fire doesn't melt steel, then a Florida pastor presumably isn't capable of burning a Koran without a diabolical plot by Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich behind him . . . On The Ed Show this evening, guest Karen Hunter, responding to a leading question from host Schultz, went deep conspiracy theory, saying she "wouldn't be surprised at all" if the "fingerprints" of Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich were "all over" Pastor Terry Jones' plan to fire up some Korans. View video here.
  • Why did the FBI visit Rev. Jones?

    Bill Otis, at the Crime and Consequences blog, notes an under-reported aspect of the story of Rev. Terry Jones plan (which he subsequently called off) to burn the Koran. It is this: FBI agents visited Rev. Jones shortly before he changed his mind about the book burning. The AP story about the FBI's visit linked it to concern about public safety. But, as Bill observes, any reasonable public safety concern stemming from the action of Rev. Jones and his church would have only a local dimension -- i.e., retaliation against him and his church. Thus, Bill, a former federal prosecutor,...
  • Koran Burning: Pastor's Two-Hour Deadline (HUGE YELLOW BREAKING NEWS BANNER ON SKY)

    09/10/2010 10:53:44 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 199 replies · 1+ views
    Sky News ^ | 6:33pm UK, Friday September 10, 2010 | Sky News
    The pastor at the centre of the Koran-burning row has challenged a New York Imam to call off the building of a mosque at Ground Zero. Pastor Terry Jones and his colleague Pastor K A Paul read out their telephone number live on television and said the Imam has just two hours to respond. "It appear that the pastor has reconsidered his earlier deal over the New York mosque."
  • The Constitution Trumps Islamic Law (Great piece by Diana West)

    09/10/2010 8:47:41 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 8 replies
    Diana West ^ | Friday, September 10, 2010 3:57 AM | Diana West
    One answer is because people who do not believe in Allah, from Sarah Palin to Gen. David Petraeus to assorted ministers and rabbis, have succumbed to a specifically Islamic brand of blackmail (the "or else" of violence or other outbreaks of "extremism"), thus accommodating and even lobbying for the uniquely Islamic prohibitions against written, pictorial or symbolic criticism. In so doing, they have also succumbed to the Islamic narrative. That narrative, or rationale, tells us that burning a Quran causes murder and mayhem, putting our troops, our citizens, our cities and our interests at increased risk. In this narrative, the...
  • Buchanan & Deutsch: Imprison Pastor To Prevent Koran-Burning

    09/10/2010 4:19:52 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 113 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about your strange bedfellows . . . Both Pat Buchanan and Donny Deutsch have advocated the arrest of Pastor Terry Jones to prevent his possible burning of Korans and the danger to US troops such act would threaten. The paleo-conservative and the New York liberal made common cause on today's Morning Joe. They were outnumbered by Mika Brzezinski, Dan Senor and John Heilemann, all of whom opposed the arrest-the-pastor proposal on First Amendment grounds. Buchanan and Deutsch expressed disregard for the First Amendment implications. Buchanan asserted that if Pres. Obama were to follow his advice, conservatives would support him...
  • Sarah Palin: Where is the media's focus?

    09/10/2010 1:05:00 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    texas4palin ^ | texas4palin
    Sarah Palin has updated her Facebook post on the Koran burning, adding the following: Book burning is bad. But the Muslim cleric who is running for parliament in Afghanistan is calling for the murder of American children in response to scorched Korans, which is worse. Where is the media's focus?
  • Muslim President or Misguided Pastor? I Choose The Right To Preserve America!

    09/10/2010 12:32:15 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 5 replies
    9/10/10 | Self
    All this uproar by liberals over one man who threatened to burn a Koran, even sending the FBI to talk to him, is a prime example of their warped sense of perspective, priorities, and blatant anti-Americanism. Our economy is in shambles, we have record deficits, suffer from mass illegal immigration, and our civil liberties are slowly being eroded by a Marxist who may not even be a natural born citizen. What's being done about those issues? So why is the FBI never sent when the American flag is burned; which happens all the time here in the states and just...