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  • Jews being 'kept away' is obviously quite "normal" in the (Apartheid) Arab world

    06/24/2011 12:57:01 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 7 replies
    (Dutch) Daily Standard ^ | June 24, 2011
    (Free translation) Jews being 'kept away' is obviously quite "normal" in the (Apartheid) Arab world The Daily Standard What amazes mostly, is that Saudi Arabian Airlines is (largely) state property. Thus Saudi-Arabia is the owner of the business that handles in a form of Apartheid. ...ways on the merits of the islamic culture and the Middle-East as whole. Apartheid is there, the order of the day...(Original text)Joden weren is kennelijk heel normaal in de Arabische wereld‎ De Dagelijkse Standaard Geplaatst door Willem Jan Hilderink op 24 juni, 2011 - 14:18 Delta zou dan meewerken aan de praktijken van Saudi Arabian...
  • Man Police Shot During Traffic Stop Was Armed With Armor-Piercing Bullets

    06/24/2011 2:37:28 AM PDT · by Cindy · 48 replies
    KIRO ^ | Posted June `5, 2011, Updated June 16, 2011 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "KEY PENINSULA, Wash. -- A man who was fatally shot by Tacoma police during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning pointed a gun loaded with armor-piercing bullets at the officer who stopped him and was carrying a large amount of ammunition in his truck, the Tacoma Police Department said. Wednesday afternoon, the Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as Brooks Papineau of Gig Harbor." SNIPPET: "When police searched Papineau's truck, they found a large amount of ammunition and additional ammunition magazines.They also said they found a Koran and several books on converting to Islam. Police said Papineau went home...
  • Egyptian imam: "When I want a sex slave, I just go to the market and choose the woman I like...

    06/12/2011 4:07:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/12/11 | Robert
    This is the second Islamic spokesman to speak out in favor of sex slavery in recent days. And that should come as no surprise: taking women captive and enslaving them as concubines is sanctioned by the Qur'an: "And all married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom your right hands possess. It is a decree of Allah for you." -- Qur'an 4:24 "Video: Shaykh al-Huwayni: 'When I want a sex slave, I just go to the market and choose the woman I like and purchase her,'" from Translating Jihad, June 11: After Egyptian Shaykh Abu-Ishaq al-Huwayni's controversial comments...
  • Over 50 U.S. churches to hold Qur'an readings

    05/19/2011 12:49:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 71 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 18, 2011
    “We want to send a message to the world,” said Tad Stahnke, director of policy and programs for Human Rights First, “that Americans do respect religious differences and reject religious bigotry and the demonization of Islam or any other religion.” Do the Qur'an readings below constitute demonization of Christianity? Would Tad Stahnke care to explain why not? Here are some readings that the congregants in the various churches might enjoy: Christians have forgotten part of the divine revelations they received: "From those, too, who call themselves Christians, We did take a covenant, but they forgot a good part of the...
  • Arab Muslim APARTHEID in the HAJJ

    05/18/2011 9:26:08 AM PDT · by Righting · 5 replies
    The Spittoon ^ | Effendi
    Apartheid in the Hajj By Effendi | Published: December 12, 2010 In Islamic doctrine the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to the holy sites of Mecca and Medinah, represents the highest point of Islamic liturgy. It is believed to be an obligatory experience when men and women of every race, colour and creed stands before God as equals, stripped of their wealth, their worldly possessions and their social status, just as in death.This is how Ahmad al-Akhras describes the Hajj: This great annual convention of faith demonstrates the concept of equality of mankind, the most profound message of Islam, which...
  • VIDEO: Pentagon (Petraeus) Response to Quran Burning

    04/08/2011 3:54:42 PM PDT · by ResisTyr · 25 replies ^ | April 6, 2011 | General David Petraeus
    General David Petraeus on quran burning: "Ambassador Sedwill and I have just released a statement on behalf of NATO and ISAF forces in Afganistan. In that statement we condemn the action of an individual in the United States who burned a holy quran. That action was hateful, it was intolerant and it was extremely disrespectful. And again, we condemn it in the strongest manner possible."
  • More On Koran Burning

    04/05/2011 4:28:42 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 25 replies ^ | April 5, 2011 | Richard
    More On Koran Burning In his response to Jonah Goldberg's comments on the Koran burning, Andrew McCarthy makes interesting observations, and, rather appropriately I believe,says that he doesn't find the burning of a Koran any more offensive in principle than its opposite extreme - the bizarre hyper-reverence with which the Koran is handled by the Defense Department. Personally, I'm amazed to learn of the "bizarre lengths" our military goes to in order to appease Muslim sensitivities, which surely serve to only re-enforce Islamists' beliefs and anti-non-Muslim behavior: [...] Down at Gitmo, the Defense Department gives the Koran to each of...
  • 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....
  • Graham: Explore limits on Quran burnings ("free speech is a great idea, but we're in a war")

    04/03/2011 3:19:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 225 replies
    CBS Face the Nation / Politico ^ | 2011-04-03 | Glenn Thrush
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a military lawyer, is the first member of Congress to say the legislature needs to explore the possibility, however unlikely, of limiting some kinds of free speech - like Terry Jones' Quran burning - that help America's enemies. "I wish we could find a way to hold people accountable. Free speech is a great idea, but we're in a war," he told CBS's Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation." "During World War II, we had limits on what you could do if it inspired the enemy," Graham said, adding that he wanted to do "anything we...
  • 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...
  • Terry Jones Burns Quaran After All

    03/23/2011 11:02:01 AM PDT · by TruthBeforeAll · 23 replies · 2+ views ^ | 3/22/2011 | Unknown
    The controversial Gainesville pastor, who threatened to publicly burn a Quran on the anniversary of 911 last year, has gone through with it. Last weekend, Pastor Terry Jones held a mock trial at his church that ended with a book burning. However, his latest stunt received very little publicity. On the Dove World Outreach Center website Pastor Jones announced a trial date.
  • Bill Maher To Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison: The Qur’an Is A ‘Hate Filled Holy Book’

    03/12/2011 12:04:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Media Ite ^ | 03/12/2011 | Glenn Davis
    The emotion shown by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) at Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY) Muslim radicalization hearings garnered much attention, and we have a feeling Ellison’s appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher tonight will get its share of play as well. Maher and Ellison had an interesting conversation about Islam (Ellison converted in college) – but perhaps most interesting were the harsh words Maher had for the radical element of Islam…an opinion he had no problem sharing to Ellison’s face (or the screen it was on, anyway). Ellison, who was raised Catholic, said he was drawn to Islam initially due...
  • Allah is Dead. Why Islam is not a Religion.

    02/27/2011 5:45:12 PM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 37 replies
    Logans Warning ^ | 19 February 2011 | Louis Palme
    “Allah is Dead – Why Islam is Not a Religion” New book by Rebecca Bynum Reviewed by Louis Palme The duck-billed platypus is native to Australia. It is an amphibious egg-laying mammal which has a duck-like bill, web feet, and fur. It electrocutes its under-water prey of worms, shrimp, and larvae, but it also has a venomous claw that can paralyze land-based animals and people. It stores food in pouches in the mouth, but it has no teeth. When the babies are hatched they nurse through the skin, as the platypus has no nipples. One could not imagine a stranger...
  • Ten Myths About Islam

    02/15/2011 5:18:29 AM PST · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 6 replies ^ | Timothy W. Dunkin
    Table of Contents The Qur'an Chapter 1 - The Qur'an is Preserved and Unchanged Revelation from Allah Chapter 2 - The Qur'an is Allah's Perfect and Complete Word Theology Chapter 3 - Allah is the Same as the God of the Bible Chapter 4 - Muslims Reverence Jesus Christ Mohammed Chapter 5 - Mohammed was a Prophet of Allah Chapter 6 - Mohammed was the Fulfillment of Biblical Prophecies Social Impact Chapter 7 - Islam is a Peaceful Religion Chapter 8 - Islam is a Tolerant Religion Chapter 9 - Women are Respected and Equal in Islam Eternal Efficacy Chapter...
  • Hannity debate: chapter 3, verse 28 of Quran instructs Muslims to lie

    02/15/2011 4:08:53 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 9 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 15, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    Hannity debate: chapter 3, verse 28 of Quran instructs Muslims to lie. On a mini Hannity shootout last night, reliable Islam-exposer Robert Spencer was part of a debate on the direction Egypt’s future, opposite Islamist-defender Mike Ghouse from the America Together Foundation. As the discussion centered on what type of government (possibly Islamist extremist) the Egyptians would vote in, the debate began to scrutinize whether the West can actually trust Muslims and what comes out of their mouths. According to Spencer, the West and particularly Americans cannot! The reason can be found in a little passage of the Quran, which...
  • First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford to host a 'Read the Qur'an' program starting Feb. 6

    01/26/2011 2:09:52 AM PST · by Cronos · 24 replies · 1+ views
    North Jersey ^ | 25-Jan-2011 | South Bergenite
    The First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford has partnered with the Interfaith Dialog Center (IDC) of New Jersey to present a unique educational opportunity for the community to read the Qur'an in an environment designed to promote respect and mutual understanding of all faiths and cultures. Participants will read the Qur'an from cover to cover over a period of 10 weeks and are invited and encouraged to attend weekly one-hour discussions led by IDC experts on the assigned surahs (or chapters). The sessions are designed to review the week's readings, explore similarities and differences with the Bible and foster meaningful discussion....
  • Guantanamo Detainees Said Plotting

    01/27/2002 6:40:10 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 32 replies · 1+ views
    AP through ^ | Sun Jan 27, 9:08 AM ET | Tony Winton
    Guantanamo Detainees Said Plotting Sun Jan 27, 9:08 AM ET By TONY WINTON, Associated Press Writer GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Military guards at a detention camp at Guantanamo Bay say they have noticed a command structure emerging among the terrorist suspects being held there, camp leaders said Saturday. The leaders seem to surface during prayer sessions. Photos AP Photo Slideshows AP Photo Camp X-Ray, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Of the evolving leadership structure, Brig. Gen. Mike Lehnert said, "We have indications that many have received training, and that they are observing actions such as security procedures." Lehnert, a ...
  • Just your average secularist leader [Saddam's blood Koran]

    12/20/2010 8:38:33 PM PST · by Yardstick · 20 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 20, 2010 | Paul Mirengoff
    Did you know that Saddam Hussein had a Koran written in his own blood? I didn't, but apparently it's true. According to the Guardian: Over the course of two painstaking years in the late 1990s, Saddam Hussein had sat regularly with a nurse and an Islamic calligrapher; the former drawing 27 litres of his blood and the latter using it as a macabre ink to transcribe a Qur'an. But since the fall of Baghdad, almost eight years ago, it has stayed largely out of sight -- locked away behind three vaulted doors. It is the one part of the ousted...
  • Jesus and Mary hold positions of respect (In the Quran)

    12/18/2010 2:47:27 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 30 replies · 1+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 12/18/2010 | Sarwat Husain
    O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things). Quran 49:13 The above quote is one of the favorite verses of mine in the Quran. It proves that all people are created equal by the same creator; we can call him by...
  • Barack Obama joined Muslim prayers at school, teacher says

    11/07/2010 6:10:15 PM PST · by kingattax · 79 replies · 1+ views
    The Australian ^ | November 08, 2010 | Anne Barrowclough
    AS a schoolboy in Jakarta, Barack Obama attended Muslim prayer sessions with his classmates against the wishes of his mother. The US President's former grade three teacher said that Mr Obama - who was known as "Barry" when he attended the Menteng One school in Jakarta - studied the Koran and went to classes on Islam, despite the objections of Anne Dunham, a Roman Catholic. The teacher's recollections will add to speculation about Mr Obama's links to Islam during his much-anticipated visit to Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, as part of his ten-day tour of Asia.
  • Obama in India Asked His Opinion of “Jihad”: “Jihad has a lot of Meanings . . .” – Video

    11/07/2010 12:15:42 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 18 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 7, 2010 | Brian
    Nothing like a tough, clear answer to a simple question! Here is video of President Obama in India taking a question from a young lady who asked Obama very straightforwardly, “What is your opinion of Jihad?” Obama’s answer? “Well, the phrase Jihad has a lot of meanings within Islam, and is subject to a lot of different interpretations.”He then droned on about how Islam is a peaceful religion and the vast majority of adherents are peaceful people. He did say that violence on the part of any religion against others is not justified. This young lady asked a very clear...
  • Christian Jailed in Ethiopia Accused of Desecrating Quran

    10/18/2010 2:59:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies ^ | 10/12/2010
    A Christian in Ethiopia’s southern town of Moyale has been languishing in jail for two months after his Muslim business partner accused him of writing “Jesus is Lord” in a copy of the Quran, local church leaders said. Tamirat Woldegorgis, a member of the Full Gospel Church in his early 30s, was arrested in early August after the Muslim co-worker in the clothes-making business the two operated out of a rented home discovered Woldegorgis had inscribed “Jesus is Lord” on some cloth, area Christians said. Woldegorgis returned from a break one morning to find that the inscribed words had been...
  • Terry Jones: Florida pastor wins car for canceling Quran burning

    10/15/2010 8:15:50 AM PDT · by subterfuge · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 15, 2010 | Beth DeFalco-Associate Press
    SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey car dealer plans to keep his word after offering Florida pastor Terry Jones a new car if he promised to not burn a Quran. Snip... He said he plans to donate the car to an organization that helps abused Muslim women. "We are not trying to profit from this. We are not keeping the car for ourselves," Jones said. Jones had threatened to burn the Muslim holy book on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks over plans to build an Islamic center ... His plans drew opposition [AND SUPPORT!] across the...
  • Fla. pastor wins car for canceling Quran burning

    10/15/2010 8:23:16 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies
    hosted ^ | October 15, 2010 | BETH DeFALCO
    SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey car dealer plans to keep his word after offering Florida pastor Terry Jones a new car if he promised to not burn a Quran. Car dealer Brad Benson made the offer in one of his dealership's quirky radio ads, which focus more on current events than cars. But he was surprised when a representative for Jones called to collect the 2011 Hyundai Accent, which retails for $14,200......
  • Jihadist Infiltration On Capitol Hill?

    10/15/2010 6:24:02 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 39 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 15 Oct 10 | Christopher Holton
    Jihadist organizations, including Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood, have infiltrated America and are carrying out successful influence operations directed at our government and media. Judging from the results, our media is both clueless and sympathetic to the Jihadists’ efforts and our government is so eaten up with political correctness that our elected officials seem powerless to do anything about what amount to enemy espionage and influence operations inside of the halls of power.
  • Ex-radical: No peace in Quran

    10/10/2010 9:45:44 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 11 replies ^ | October 10, 2010 | Tricia Pursell
    A former extremist Muslim who once trained others to kill Jews and Christians defied his own possible death on Saturday night by charging the Quran’s reasoning as hopeless and its commands as hateful and immoral. Muslims and non-Muslims risk death by speaking out against Islam, said Dr. Daniel Shayestah, a key leader in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Yet he did, and also admonishes Christians to wake up and take a stand for their faith, based on the one true God of love and grace. “It’s important to know Islam personally,” Shayestah told a group of about 120 people inside...
  • 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...
  • “Holy War: Should American’s Fear Islam?”, part 3 of 4

    10/09/2010 6:21:44 AM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 15 replies ^ | Oct 9, 2010 AD | Mariano
    ...Before getting to the answer note the points: 1) Islamic jihadis point to texts of the Koran (aka Qur'an), the actions of Muhammad and the teachings of Islamic law. 2) This is something that moderate and peaceful Muslims have to confront. 3) Instead, they displace responsibility. 4) Imam Rauf advocates for Sharia. 5) Sharia denies the equality women. 6) Sharia denies freedom of speech. 7) The Koran allows for wife beating. 8) A Saudi Arabian television show discusses the right implements with which to beat one’s wife. You get the picture; this is a specific and detailed set of questions....
  • “Defensive” Jihad Is In the Eye of the Beholder (Andy McCarthy)

    10/05/2010 4:57:32 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | October 5, 2010 | Andy McCarthy
     As Dan reported here earlier, would-be Times Square bomber Feisal Shahzad was sentenced to life-imprisonment earlier today. Defiant and remorseless to the end, Shahzad made a number of chilling statements, but the most interesting moment came when Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum asked him — in a “you can’t possibly be serious” sort of way — whether he really believed the Koran wanted him to kill innocent people. “The Koran gives you the right to defend,” he replied, adding, ”That’s all I’m doing.” It would be nice if Western apologists for Islam and its sharia law would listen to that — even...
  • Two Gateshead men (Britain) arrested for watching 9/11 Koran burning video

    09/21/2010 9:53:36 PM PDT · by Steve Van Doorn · 57 replies · 1+ views ^ | 20th September 2010 | Civil Liberty correspondent
    In a disturbing development, Northumbria Police in Gateshead last week arrested two men after they watched and shared a video on Facebook of a man burning the Koran in the US during the recent 9/11 commemoration at Ground Zero in New York. The men were drinking in the Bugle pub, Leam Lane, Gateshead, when they were arrested after watching and sharing the videos. Around 30 people staged a protest outside Gateshead police station on Wednesday evening, the 15th of September, following the arrests. The group stood outside the doors to the police station with an England flag for about three...
  • 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...
  • $10,000 Reward In Koran Burning Case [East Lansing, Michigan]

    09/18/2010 11:56:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 53 replies ^ | Posted: Sep 15, 2010 12:27 PM | n/a
    SNIPPET: " It was found at the front door of the Islamic Center of East Lansing." SNIPPET: "The department is offering $10,000 for any information that would lead to the identification and prosecution of those responsible for this act. Those with information are asked to call Det. Sherief Fadly..."
  • Public School Field Trip: Inside Video Captures Kids Bowing to Allah

    09/16/2010 11:02:13 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 176 replies
    big peace ^ | 9/16/10 | Charles Jacobs
    My organization, Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT), just released a video showing 6th graders from Wellesley, MA as they rise from prostrating themselves alongside Muslim men in a prayer to Allah while on a public school field trip to the largest mosque in the Northeast. Teachers did not intervene. Parents have not been told. embedded by Embedded Video YouTube Direkt The video was taken inside the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center – Boston’s controversial Saudi-funded mega-mosque – during a Wellesley Middle School social studies trip to the mosque, ostensibly taken to learn about the history of Islam first-hand....
  • Justice Breyer: Burning a Quran may be wrong, but it’s a right

    09/16/2010 9:53:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/16/10 | cnn
    A Florida pastor who canceled plans for his congregation to burn Qurans on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks had the right to follow through with his intentions, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said Wednesday. In an interview Wednesday on CNN’s “Larry King Live,” the associate justice compared the act of burning Islam’s holy book to setting the American on flag on fire when asked whether the Rev. Terry Jones had the right to carry out the controversial plan. “We protect expression that we hate,” he said. “When you have a country of 300 million different people who think...
  • 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

    09/15/2010 1:48:58 PM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2010 | The Washington Times
    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...
  • Australian Lawyer May be Fired for Burning Koran Online

    09/15/2010 7:38:43 AM PDT · by Gennie · 20 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 09/15/10 | Chana Ya'ar
    A commercial contracts lawyer at Queensland University of Technology is likely to be fired after posting a video of himself burning a Koran on the YouTube video sharing website last Friday. Australian attorney Alex Stewart is on a leave of absence while his employer conducts an investigation into the privately-made 12-minute video, according to the Brisbane Times. The self-declared atheist appears to be smoking marijuana rolled in pages from the Koran, which he then rates according to which ones “burn better.”
  • Terry Jones and the Koran / Qur′an burning fracas

    09/15/2010 5:55:21 AM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 3 replies
    True Freethinker ^ | Sep 14, 2010 AD | Mariano
    With regards to Terry Jones—pastor of the Dove Outreach ministry and not the bloke from Monty Python—it was certainly interesting to watch the media that created the monster attempting to condemn the monster for being monstrous... Is it not deeply offensive that we are being told that if we speak, write and act in certain ways some Muslims worldwide will go on murderous rampages? Is this what we are to think of Muslims? This means that terrorism wins. Besides, what is the big deal about threats of Muslim violence? We are constantly told that only an extreme minority of Muslims...
  • Man who burned Koran at Ground Zero fired from job as NJ Transit employee

    09/14/2010 5:44:20 PM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 66 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 9/14/2010
    <p>The man captured on camera ripping pages out of a Koran and burning them near Ground Zero in lower Manhattan Saturday -- the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks -- was fired from his job at NJ Transit, the New Jersey transportation provider told NewsCore Tuesday.</p>
  • Iranian-backed TV broadcasts US Koran desecrations, inflames deadly Kashmir riots; 15 dead

    09/13/2010 12:15:20 PM PDT · by Gennie · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 13th 2010 | Rocco Parascandola and Corky Siemaszko
    Iranian-backed TV broadcasts US Koran desecrations, inflames deadly Kashmir riots; 15 dead The Iranians seized on reports of Koran burnings near Ground Zero and elsewhere in the U.S. to fan deadly riots Monday in mostly-Muslim Kashmir. Indian forces killed more than a dozen people and wounded scores more rampaging rioters, who chanted "Down with Koran desecrators" as they attacked a Christian school in one town and government buildings in other cities. They also chanted "Down with America" and "Down with Israel," cries rarely heard in Kashmir where Muslim rebels have long waged a bloody rebellion against Indian rule. U.S. Ambassador...
  • SoCal Churches Respond to Quran Burning With Blessings [UGH]

    09/13/2010 2:16:25 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 35 replies
    NBCLA ^ | Sept. 10, 2010 | Jonathan Lloyd
    ...In Orange County, two churches also are planning events. Irvine mega-church Marines will conduct an all-day "Bridges" seminar. Organizers said the events is designed to replace fear and misunderstanding of Muslims. "Our goal at Mariners is to provide a contrast to the growing polarity and conflicts and tear down some of the walls of misunderstanding that lead to fear between communities," Sophia Marsh, a Laguna Beach resident and three-year member of the Christian church, told the OC Register. Irvine United Congregational Church will conduct a "Quran blessing."
  • Report: Suspected suicide bomber arrested in Copenhagen

    09/10/2010 1:56:24 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 71 replies · 1+ views
    M&C News ^ | 9-10-10 | STAFF
    Copenhagen - Police in Denmark arrested a suspected possible suicide bomber Friday following a small explosion at a hotel in central Copenhagen, media reports said. Danish daily Extra Bladet showed on its website a photo of the suspect, who had reportedly attempted to blow himself up. Police did not immediately confirm the report. No one was injured in the explosion at the Jorgensen Hotel. Police handcuffed the man after he was seen running away from the hotel and into the nearby Orstedsparken park. The park was evacuated and the surrounding streets were cordoned off as explosive experts were called in....
  • Just Read It!

    09/13/2010 9:50:21 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 8 replies ^ | 9/13/10 | Joy Tiz
    Joy Tiz ©2010 We have in store for the unbelievers heavy fetters and a blazing fire, choking food and harrowing torment: on the day when the earth shall quiver with all its mountains, and the mountains crumble into heaps of shifting sand. Koran 73:12 The Florida Koran burning has been called off. The Obama administration elevated an obscure Florida pastor’s antics to the status of international incident. Reverend Jones should have been ignored, as are Muslims who burn American flags and Bibles. Instead, the media and the administration focused like a laser on a minister with a flock of fifty....
  • Boom On 9/11/2010 In the North GA Mountains

    The Rev. Terry Jones caved. We did not. Here's what happens when one pound of Tannerite meets the Quran. One shot from an AR15 sends this hate manual straight to Allah. After the smoke cleared, we celebrated by eating a delicious pulled pork BBQ sandwich. MMMMM PORK. This is how we do it in the hills of North Georgia, USA. Florida, not so much.
  • Quran Burning In East Lansing "hate crime"

    09/13/2010 8:39:39 AM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 40 replies
    Detroit News | 9/13/2010 | Steve Pardo
    A national Islamic group has called for an FBI investigation after a burned Quran, its pages allegedly covered in feces, was found Saturday at an East Lansing mosque frequented by the Michigan State University community. link:
  • Kashmir riots over Qur'an 'burning' leave 13 dead

    09/13/2010 7:15:29 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 68 replies
    Guardian ^ | 9-13-10 | Associated Press
    Indian forces killed 13 protesters and wounded scores of others today in confrontations across Kashmir fueled in part by a report that a Qur'an was desecrated in the United States, a police official said. The violence, the worst since separatist protests erupted in June, came as Indian officials debated whether to relax harsh security regulations to try to ease tensions in the disputed territory. Despite a rigid curfew across the region, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets, throwing rocks, torching government buildings and chanting, "Go India, go back. We want freedom."
  • Exploding Quran on September 11, 2010 (A particularly entertaining video, IMHO)

    09/12/2010 8:15:28 PM PDT · by Stoat · 95 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 12, 2010 | redblooded1776
    YouTube - Exploding Quran on September 11, 2010  redblooded1776 | September 12, 2010 The Florida pastor caved. We did not. The Quran meets its demise with 1 pound of Tannerite lit off by an AR15. Once the smoke settled, we celebrated with a delicious pulled pork BBQ sandwich. That's how we do it in the hills of North Georgia, USA.
  • Inspired by Terry Jones, Man burns Quran near Ground Zero

    09/12/2010 7:58:02 PM PDT · by RC one · 43 replies
    breaking news online ^ | Sunday, 12 September 2010 13:49
    News Desk: Breaking News! In a condemnable incident, an unidentified low-profile man ripped pages out of a Quran and burnt them outside the proposed Community Center and Mosque near Ground Zero. Even though Pastor of the Florida Church Terry Jones cancelled his plan to burn the Quran due to international pressure and criticism, the unidentified zealot did not bother and set the Quran pages on fire. "If they can burn American flags, I can burn the Quran. Americans should never be afraid to give their opinion", he said. The news was first reported by the New York Daily News. Even...
  • Queensland Lawyer smokes pages from the Koran and Bible

    09/12/2010 4:00:49 PM PDT · by ozguy · 29 replies ^ | September 13, 2010 | Margaret Wenham and Alex Dickinson
    A BRISBANE-based atheist has risked inflaming political and religious tensions by posting a video on YouTube showing him burning pages from both the Koran and the Bible. The video, by lawyer and Brisbane Atheists member, Alex Stewart, 29, comes as international outrage continues over the proposed burning of multiple copies of the Koran by a radical Christian pastor in the US. Yesterday, the president of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, Ikebal Patel, slammed the video. "I think it's highly offensive that he has done this to two of the holiest books in the world," Mr Patel said. "It does...
  • Sacramento interfaith leaders plan 9/11 "blessing of peace" on Quran

    09/11/2010 8:05:40 PM PDT · by bibletruth · 120 replies ^ | 9/11/2010 | Stephen Magagnini
    More than 50 members of Sacramento's interfaith community - including Catholics, Jews, Sikhs, Quakers, Muslims and Druids - will meet at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday, the ninth anniversary of 9/11, for a "blessing of peace on the Quran."