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Old 09-09-2010, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Church Plans on Burning Qur'an on September 11th

So this is pretty much all over the news and I couldn't believe it when I heard it in past days. But The Dove World Outreach Centre says that it is planning on burning the Qur'an on the September 11th...

This is the news article for more information:

Church plans Quran-burning event - CNN.com

So, what are you guys' thoughts on this?
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think anyone quite realizes the **** storm this will bring. Not only is this incredibly offensive, but it is taking place on one of their biggest holidays (Hari Raya Puasa). This guy is an idiot and makes all Americans look even more like idiots than they already do. If Glenn freaking Beck says this is a bad idea, it really must be. On top of all this, this will be the perfect argument for oppressive governments to restrict free speech even more. All they have to do is point at us and say, "See? Look what they do with their free speech...**** that".
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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As this is potentially a threat to world peace and people who are alive now could well be soon dead because of it, then it's about time the U.S. government did something to stop this idiot from abusing his rights.
He should be arrested for incitement and transported to Guantanamo Bay with the other religious extremists.
I understand the freedom of speech, but common sense should take precedence here.
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I saw that, too. I think someone should stage a bible burning. Another backwards redneck giving Americans a bad name. >:|
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Considering America is a nation more than willing to give up individual rights for public safety, I'm a little annoyed by the hypocrisy when it comes to freedom of speech. You can search and seize me at the airport or wiretap my phone, but don't touch our freedom of speech. While I can see their argument, nothing good will come of this and this idiot racist will do nothing but create more anger and contempt from the rest of the world.

I'm also with Right-Track on this issue, this even will create a public safety concern.
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Does he want the troops in Afghanistan to get bombed? Really? You want to give other Muslim countries more reason to hate us? This is petty at best.

I agree with the previous posters, this is going to create a massive **** storm. I doubt he realizes the ramifications of this. He has the right to do this, but I would strongly discourage him to carry this out.

Am I the only one that thinks this (seemingly) rapidly spreading Islamophobia is unsettling?
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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this guy sincerely believes that god has told him to burn the qur'an (as it is a book of the devil) and that the only thing that will stop him is that god comes down and tells him no!....except this morning when he said he may stop if the president gives him a call he would deeply consider stopping the BURN!

when asked about him getting his 15 minutes of fame he replied....'oh nothing i do is ever about me...it's all about god'....a side note is the his congregation has less than 30 people in it

when asked if he has read the qur'an...he replied 'yes. some of it'....so then when asked what part of the qur'an has upset him...he tried to change the subject...when confronted with the same question he replied 'the part that says they don't accept jesus as their personal saviour'

yeasterday he stated that he an overwhelming support from the citizens of america having received 200 qur'ans to burn

this guy is a complete idiot and i honestly feel he may not have any intention to actually burn these books....but at the last minute will have some divine vision or phone call form the president....and will stop the burn....this seems to me to more about publicity and his own personal ambition....just like this

its a real shame that imbeciles like this get press
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I woul be interested to hear the American Christian community's reaction to this guy. He's violating the very precepts of his religion by staging this thing. "The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no greater commandment than these." -Mark 12:31 This verse is mentioned multiple times throughout the Bible. This man is obviously deeply offended by the Muslim religion, but he is choosing to blatantly ignore his Lord's command to "Turn the other cheek". So many things wrong with this situation :\
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Book burnings have a different meaning in the 21st century. Books are easily reproducible and readily available. Someone tell the Floridian pastor this isn't the 17th century and that he is basically just donating money to the publisher of the Qur'an. Attention whore.
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
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His logic is to take a religious book and burn it as a protest against those responsible for the attack on 9/11.
In other words, he's going to commit what will be perceived as an atrocity, in order to demonstrate his objection against another atrocity.
One religious nutter provoking a multitude of religious nutters is just what the world needs right now.

I doubt there's any reasoning with a blind bigoted moron like that man, no more than there will be any reasoning with the extreme lunatics hell bent on revenge and self righteous enough to retaliate.
In the meantime, decent men and woman are duty bound to stand by and watch this man burn the Koran, probably live on television too. And the most that can be done would be to arrest him for making a fire in a smokeless zone!

Where are all your crazy lone gunmen when you need one?
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