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3 years ago  ::  Apr 30, 2012 - 9:07AM #1
BDboy
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Mr. Terry Jones now hooked into "Stardom". The infamous "Burning" of the Qur'an made his name known world over, now he is at it again. I have a feeling he is going do it again with some new "Causes" to stir the pot again .....


US pastor Terry Jones burns Quran again


MIAMI (AFP) - Controversial United States (US) pastor Terry Jones has burned more copies of the Quran and a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad to protest the imprisonment in Iran of a Christian clergyman, The Gainesville Sun reported.


The newspaper said Mr Jones and another pastor, who carried out their protest in front of their church in Gainesville, Florida on Saturday, demanded the release of Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani from an Iranian prison.


Mr Jones said Mr Nadarkhani faces execution.


According to the report, the Pentagon urged Mr Jones to reconsider, expressing concern that American soldiers in Afghanistan and elsewhere could be put at greater risk because of the act.

Source: www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/...

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 30, 2012 - 10:40AM #2
mytmouse57
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I support free expression.


I support any person's right to publicly make an idiot of themselves. 


I would, however, love to see the look on Pastor Terry's face when his time comes to cross over, and Jesus introduces him to his good friend, Muhammed. 

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 30, 2012 - 10:42AM #3
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As long as those Korans are his, he can burn them. It's a stupid thing to do, but we don't have laws against stupidity. If Muslims would stop it with the feigned indignation Jones would stop acting out in public.


It's kind of like flag burning; it only gets a bunch of extremists upset, no one else cares.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 30, 2012 - 10:47AM #4
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Apr 30, 2012 -- 10:42AM, mountain_man wrote:


As long as those Korans are his, he can burn them. It's a stupid thing to do, but we don't have laws against stupidity. If Muslims would stop it with the feigned indignation Jones would stop acting out in public.


It's kind of like flag burning; it only gets a bunch of extremists upset, no one else cares.





Agreed.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 30, 2012 - 10:50AM #5
mytmouse57
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Apr 30, 2012 -- 10:42AM, mountain_man wrote:


As long as those Korans are his, he can burn them. It's a stupid thing to do, but we don't have laws against stupidity. If Muslims would stop it with the feigned indignation Jones would stop acting out in public.


It's kind of like flag burning; it only gets a bunch of extremists upset, no one else cares.




I agree on that point. As long as an item is your personal property -- be it a flag, Bible, Koran, statue of Elvis -- whatever, you should be free to do with your property as you see fit.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 30, 2012 - 11:12AM #6
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Apr 30, 2012 -- 10:50AM, mytmouse57 wrote:


Apr 30, 2012 -- 10:42AM, mountain_man wrote:


As long as those Korans are his, he can burn them. It's a stupid thing to do, but we don't have laws against stupidity. If Muslims would stop it with the feigned indignation Jones would stop acting out in public.


It's kind of like flag burning; it only gets a bunch of extremists upset, no one else cares.




I agree on that point. As long as an item is your personal property -- be it a flag, Bible, Koran, statue of Elvis -- whatever, you should be free to do with your property as you see fit.




I agree with these statements.


I would only add:  if this is simply the private act of one of the 300+ million citizens of the US-  why is it news?   Is not the press equally responsible for lending credence to this clown?

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 30, 2012 - 11:23AM #7
Fodaoson
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NO,NO NO, Please do not burn an Elvis StatueCool  thank you very much 

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 30, 2012 - 11:33AM #8
Girlchristian
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Apr 30, 2012 -- 11:12AM, TemplarS wrote:


Apr 30, 2012 -- 10:50AM, mytmouse57 wrote:


Apr 30, 2012 -- 10:42AM, mountain_man wrote:


As long as those Korans are his, he can burn them. It's a stupid thing to do, but we don't have laws against stupidity. If Muslims would stop it with the feigned indignation Jones would stop acting out in public.


It's kind of like flag burning; it only gets a bunch of extremists upset, no one else cares.




I agree on that point. As long as an item is your personal property -- be it a flag, Bible, Koran, statue of Elvis -- whatever, you should be free to do with your property as you see fit. 




I agree with these statements.


I would only add:  if this is simply the private act of one of the 300+ million citizens of the US-  why is it news?   Is not the press equally responsible for lending credence to this clown?




Absolutely. The press should be ignoring him and not giving him ANY recognition just as they should do with the Westboro group.

Moderated by Merope on May 18, 2012 - 01:05PM
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3 years ago  ::  Apr 30, 2012 - 12:30PM #9
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Apr 30, 2012 -- 11:33AM, Girlchristian wrote:

Absolutely. The press should be ignoring him and not giving him ANY recognition just as they should do with the Westboro group.


The press is doing what it was created to do, it's only purpose, what it does best; make a profit. They are not there to bring you news, or even the truth. The press exists to make a profit. Burning Korans sells soap.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 30, 2012 - 6:00PM #10
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Apr 30, 2012 -- 9:07AM, BDboy wrote:

Mr. Terry Jones now hooked into "Stardom". The infamous "Burning" of the Qur'an made his name known world over, now he is at it again. I have a feeling he is going do it again with some new "Causes" to stir the pot again .....


US pastor Terry Jones burns Quran again


MIAMI (AFP) - Controversial United States (US) pastor Terry Jones has burned more copies of the Quran and a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad to protest the imprisonment in Iran of a Christian clergyman, The Gainesville Sun reported.


The newspaper said Mr Jones and another pastor, who carried out their protest in front of their church in Gainesville, Florida on Saturday, demanded the release of Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani from an Iranian prison.


Mr Jones said Mr Nadarkhani faces execution.


According to the report, the Pentagon urged Mr Jones to reconsider, expressing concern that American soldiers in Afghanistan and elsewhere could be put at greater risk because of the act.



I was under the impression that if you were trying to get a someone to do something you want him or her to do, you make your case in a positive way. Burning Qur'ans is the best way to insure that the Mullahs who run Iran will execute Mr Nadarkhani. Then again Terry Jones is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

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