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Pastor Terry Jones oversees Qur’an burning in Florida church

A controversial US evangelical preacher oversaw the burning of a copy of the Koran in a small Florida church after finding the Muslim holy book “guilty” of crimes. The burning was carried out by pastor Wayne Sapp under the supervision of Terry Jones, who last September drew sweeping condemnation over his plan to ignite a pile of Korans on the anniversary of September 11, 2001 attacks.

Sunday’s event was presented as a trial of the book in which the Koran was found “guilty” and “executed.” The jury deliberated for about eight minutes. The book, which had been soaking for an hour in kerosene, was put in a metal tray in the center of the church, and Sapp started the fire with a barbecue lighter. The book burned for around 10 minutes while some onlookers posed for photos.

Jones had drawn trenchant condemnation from many people, including US President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, over his plan to burn the Muslim holy book in September. He did not carry out his plan then and vowed he never would, saying he had made his point.

But this time, he said he had been “trying to give the Muslim world an opportunity to defend their book,” but did not receive any answer. He said he felt that he couldn’t have a real trial without a real punishment.

The event was open to the public, but fewer than 30 people attended. Life in the normally quiet city of Gainesville is centered around the University of Florida. And while there were public protests against Jones’ 9/11 activities, this event was largely ignored.

Jadwiga Schatz, who came to show support for Jones, expressed concern that Islam was growing in Europe. “These people, for me, are like monsters,” she said. “I hate these people.”

Jones said he considered this event a success. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” he said.

AFP, 21 March 2011

Original post: Pastor Terry Jones oversees Qur’an burning in Florida church

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  1. First and foremost, I’d like to commend the Muslim community, in the U.S. and worldwide, for not demonstrating violently against the misguided misdeeds of this media-hungry pastor. Many of us voiced our disdain for the hatred of the Facebook page created in an effort to “ drum-up” support for this event.

    By the Muslims not feeding into his act of hatred, this event didn’t draw the publicity that those hateful people sought. I sort of remembered it yesterday, but I didn’t know the time of that whacked “trial” and I was actually getting a decent workout in the gym!! Terry might consider his event a “success“, but, in reality, it was an EPIC FAIL….and he KNOWS IT!!

    30 people attended….” Wow. REALLY? That’s 20 less than the entire congregation of his small 50-member church!!

    I can almost see sane people in that area in a debate now: “Hate speech event or March Madness…….Hate speech event or March March Madness….? To HELL with Terry, er….Whatshisface!! What channel is that game coming on….!!

    ROFLOL

  2. So……..is it time for a trial of the bible? The Christian God supports the slaughter of babies (Hosea 13:16), the killing of disobedient children, giving your young daughter to a guest for sex if you want to be a good host, Etc., etc., etc…………..

  3. Slow news day for this guy, he blew it this time around. Maybe fox will mis-report it for him.

  4. Pastors Sapp and Jones, you’ve got a lot of Bibles to burn now, because if you’re interpreting religious books literally, that Old Testament is guilty of crimes too — shockingly immoral, violent, and vicious acts. If you want to imagine what monsters do, here are some. Start with Genesis. Let’s pick Tamar. Tamar married Judah’s son. He couldn’t impregnate her. It was legally required that she carry on the paternal family line, so she and the next of Judah’s sons were mandated to marry. Son #2 wouldn’t go through with it, so, pursuant to the law, Son #2 was put to death. Tamar then resorted to disguising herself as a prostitute and seducing her father-in-law, Judah, in the hopes of getting pregnant so that she would indeed continue the paternal line. Sleazily, Judah eagerly took up with the prostitute poseur and impregnated his daughter-in-law. Once Tamar began to show her pregnancy, Judah decided to have Tamar burnt to death, as he was legally entitled to do for her disrupting the family line. Tamar, however, proved that it was the dalliance of Judah himself that resulted in the pregnancy … so she was permitted to bear her twins, Perez and Zerah. From Zerah ultimately came, generations later, the revered King David. It’s only fair, Pastor’s Sapp and Jones, to interpret your religious book with as much absurd literalism as you insist on interpreting the Q’ran … and this tale alone is sordid enough to justify burning your book. Surely, you would again have to say, to quote you verbatim, “These people, to me, are like monsters.” Move on to Exodus. The horrible destructiveness and mass murders of the successive plagues on Egypt. Absorbed literally, you’d have to say that is a book portraying a vicious, primitive God and a people, again to quote you, “like monsters.” Move on to Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua … full of violence and killing, full of brutal punishments by death for so many offenses that as a book recording the behavior of a “people … like monsters” as well as a God like a monster, their pages clearly put the Q’ran to shame. And there are Chapters and Chapters more of this to come, vicious story after story after story. I don’t say this to commit sacrilege against the Bible, but to make the point that if you are condemning the Q’ran then you must equally condemn the Bible, because it is far more of a tale of people like monsters than is the Q’ran. Decent human beings remember that the Bible was written thousands of years ago, and that the Q’ran was written 1500 years ago, and that neither should be interpreted absolutely literally by the twenty first century reader. And in closing, Pastors Sapp and Jones, why do you believe that your supposed practice of a Christian religion entitles you to act so counter to all that Jesus Christ stood for, and died for? Surely Jesus Christ weeps at the thought of you spewing out hatred and ugliness and fearmongering toward your fellow man as you so vociferously do. Nowhere in the New Testament will you find anything Christ uttered that would justify what you deign to preach.

  5. Be nice keep it clean, you must be kidding, this individual should be indicted for inciting a religious war.

  6. This is all about the money. This twit and his twit followers are after the kind of publicity that Sarah Palin gets when she does something crass and stupid. He was probably hoping for the same firestorm he got the first time.
    I am so proud of the Muslim community for not rising to the bait, for not meeting hate with hate. This guy is an idiot, and thankfully, the rest of the world has seen that too. I am not going to share this, cause I’d like to see his nonsense laid to rest for good. No media coverage if we all forget who he is…

  7. Wow are you serious, the Quran basically has the same things as the bible, except agreeing on jesus. muslims respect other religions, and would never, never burn the bible, it saddens me to see religious people like this guy turn hateful. Sir mr. whats your name, maybe you need to read your bible, because you’ll see that ALL the prophets and messengers including jesus washed before prayer, and prayed as muslims do. Tell me pastor, what will you tell God on judgement day? Will you tell him how you were kind to the muslims, will you tell him why you burned the holy quran a book of God. You burned the quran, you better start soaking that bible in karosene too, because they both basically preach the same thing. Muslims just ignore that crazy infidel, he will face God for his crimes.

  8. I agree that we, as muslims, shouldn’t give these people any attention. It’s enough that they will be among the losers. Noone can defeat the word of Allah SWT by destroying copies of the Qur’an, it’s impossible. Even if all the Qur’ans in the world were destroyed, there are many hafiz who have committed the Qur’an to memory. Subhanallah.

  9. Hate is Hate. This event is a product of lack of self reflection media hogging and to much righteous fury. And if they would read there own holy book and follow the example of there Saviour. I do not think they would be committing acts such as these. So to there “Love” all I will ask from them is there Indifference.

  10. meh, why bother with this guy he’s a minority. even if he has thousands of supporters in the world, the numbers are still quite small to those who don’t agree with his actions. we need to just move on, we have more important things to worry about, like fixing ourselves and our community.

  11. HEY I PROUD TO BE A MUSLIM COZ OUR RELIGION GIVE US A RESPECTFULL EDUCATION. OUR PROPHET (S.A.W) PREACH US FOR OTHER RELIGION COZ WE BELEIVE IN THAT MORALL ” DO GOOD HAVE GOOD” AND I BELIEVE IN PEACE ISLAM SAY ABOUT LOVE BUT TERRY JONES DID REALLY BAD I BELEIVE HE IS MAD HE IS OUT OF HIS SENSE HE IS A TERRORIST I REQUEST TO UNITED STATE GOVERMENT ,ARMY , AND FBI PLS GIVE HIM PUNISHMENT AND SHOW UR JUSTICE.. COZ UNITED STATE A FREE COUNTRY. THANKS

  12. This kid is ignorant and has no class! He should be ashamed!

  13. Islamophobia or Just Israeli-Phelia?!

    Abraham Lincoln was shot by a Christian

    John Kennedy was shot by a Christian

    John Lennon was shot by a Christian

    Charles De Gaulle was shot-at by a Christian

    The Kings of France were beheaded by Christians

    Ronald Reagan was shot-at by a Christian

    Dr. Martin-Luther King Jr. was shot by a Christian

    Nelson Mandela was jailed by Christians

    Marilyn Monroe was poisoned by a Christian

    Mahatma Gandhi was enslaved by Christians

    Al Capone, Jack the Ripper, Dr. Frankenstein & the Klu Klux Klan were all Christians

    Africa was robbed and colonised by Christians

    South & North America were robbed and colonised by Christians

    Asia was robbed and colonised by Christians

    Hiroshima & Nagasaki were bombed by Christians

    Jerusalem was robbed by Christian-Crusaders & 900 years later, robbed by Jews

    World War One & Two were done all by Christians and in spite of all that , We never hear that Christianity, itself, has being blamed for the above.

    “For to us will be their return; then it will be for us to call them to account.”
    (Holy Quran 88:25-26)

  14. Study The history you have as well.One voice can find a thousand ears. Millions can take up the chant of one fool or madman when it is what they want to hear.

  15. I don’t agree with burning some books , it won’t change anything .
    we should educate people about these types of evil books should not taken seriously .
    a better idea is that we can make toilet papers by recycling Quran and bible . there is two benefits out of it . through recycling we can save our planet , also we can save our coming generation .

    i was a practicing Muslim for 28 years of my life , but once i came to middle east i learned many new things about Islam. which changes my mind, and now i become an atheist.
    islam is terror . not suitable for humanity

  16. there is no freedom of speech even in this website , it needs to be moderated , this is the proof for islam is a cult . they

  17. In my entire life i have never seen a hater like this guy Terry and his members. Terry! Don’t you have any sense of shame?? My dear brothers n’sisters in islam, as a muslim, what Terry did i know was damn painful, i mean it really pains to the heart, but please do not bother yourself about his monstereous act against Islam. Why? because he knew he’s just doing it to Allah not any human being, no one can fight for Allah, He (ALLAH) the almighty is going to fight for Himself I asure you, sooner or later. Just wacth out !!!

  18. Hate for America will increase because of this ,,, I hate America and peopls doing all this with planning, Now this is not a human matter , Inshallah very soon all peopls involve in this act will see , mainly the church , govt, all americans and who support this …….
    I cant express my feeling but this is really very painfull 2 me and with tearful eyes i req evryone 2 please stop this, otherwise u cant affford the azab of Allah.

  19. God is great. This man put God’s Book on trial….the day will come when he will be put on trial. It will be a very very painful day. People like this do nothing but spread hate, and try to demean Islam. Had this person actually taken the time to understand The Quran, it would have been a very different scenario. Allah is supreme and He alone is the final judge, juror and excecutioner. You challenge the All-Mighty? Worst irreversible decision you could have done.

  20. I COULD NOT REVIEW OF THIS TOPIC BUT MY HEART WANTED TO FACE THE TERY JONES AND I BURN THE AGAIST PLACE OF WORLD TRADE CENTER
    I WANT TERY JHONES TO MEET ME AND I PUT THE GUN SHOT
    TERY JONES IS DOG AND
    DOG
    BITCH
    BITCH

  21. Muslims burn american and british flags, they burn bibles, they burn churches in Nigeria, Egypt and elsewhere and you people are complaining over a pastor that burns ONE bible!!! Islam stands for nothing but hate, death and misery and a couple of hundred years ago Christianity wasn’t far behind but have luckily evolved.

  22. These guys r ignorant peace of shyts.. if I ever see them burning the koran I would kill em on the spot.. la ilaha ila allah muhamedin rasool allah…

  23. good to see the comments of people that is 1000 percent true that every people hate terry and they like us and they are with muslims i request u guys pls pls make a group and go with us for humanity for peace pls think and do something coz very low amount people want war bt we every body want peace i dont want we say anything bad about ur religion coz all prophet belong to GOD AND WE RESPECT THEM BT PLS PLS ALL MUSLIMS , AND NON MUSLIM PEOPLE PLS DO SOMETHING AND GIVE THE MASSEGE TO BASTARD TERRY JONES THAT WE WANT PEACE THANKS ALLAH HAFIZ

  24. MR ATHIEST PUT UR SELF IN TOILET COZ U R THE TERRY’S FRIEND U PEOPLE DONT WANT PEACE COZ U R TERRORIST BASTARD

  25. In simple words such evil minded people are either from ‘GOG & MAGOG’ or the followers of antichrist. It’s GOD’S Promise that he will himself protect his word. It’s like a geometrical precision that the holy Quran is unchanged and unaltered, GOD has protected the holy Quran in its original form as it was revealed to the holy Prophet. And he’ll protect it till the last day, whoever disrespects GOD’S word he’ll humiliate himself and will face a horrendous torment.
    ‘O’ people of the book, our real and open enemy is devil/satan the cursed one. ‘O’ people of science and technology remember “TO EVERY ACTION THERE IS ALWAYS AN EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTION”.

  26. My brothers and sisters in islam, this is a bad news but let handover the judgement TO ALMIGHTY ALLAH (S.W.T). I belive tha ALLAG will react to this event verry soon just like he did for Gov. of Yemen ABRAHAH AL-ASHRAM when he raised an army to invade Makkah and demolish Ka’abah. Abdul-Muttalib bin Hashim the grandfather of the prophet does nt stop him not to do so but he said the owner of ka’abah knows what to do and you see the end of abrahah.
    MY FELLOW MUSLIM, Let allow peace to rain and forget about that IDIOT HOPLESS TERRY JONES, TO HELL WITH HIM.

  27. Mr. Jones, we learnt The Koran by heart, It is in our hearts, in our minds, in our deeds and behavior and the religious conflict you are trying to triger will not take place; you burnt our holy book, however be sure that none of your holy books would be burnt by anyone in the Muslim communities. We feel no hatered. We do believe in God, in all his messengers, and all the holy books and we do respect your religion as much as we do for ours and all we want is to be respected in return.

  28. In this I will speek of paths
    In this I will speek of cultures
    In this I will speek of politics
    In this I will speek of persons and people.

    When one person see’s an act being commited. Quite often they do not look deeper then the act and there own tinted glass’s.

    We each have a view point that we all have spent much of our self finding. And that will alwase flavor what we see,And those who think there way is the exception to that rule, Are the ones who will most define that rule.

    in this a Holy Book was burned. We will not debate any or lack of any power in this book

    in this a holy man placed a book on trial. And in his ritual he burned it.

    in this, it is seen by many who all have diffrent views, And to that i give thanks.

    Was it a man who happened to be christian? What it a man who was openly christian? Was it a man who was useing his faith as a weppon? OR was it used as a prop for a statement or some goal of lesser merit?

    So ask your self this when you read this, is it a christian who did it and that makes them all bad? a christianphobia? Was it someone who was looking to exploit drama in the world for there own gains?

    what was the name of the person who burnt the Qur’an or did we forget already?
    was it american? christian? redneck?

  29. //muhammed
    22 March 2011 at 4:26 am

    Dear Muhammed,

    I am wondering if this really your name, I doubt it. But Allah knows best. Anyway I also have some doubts with regard to your faith in Islam, you’ve mentioned for 28yrs you were with Islam hmmmmmm I’m sure you dont know what you are talking about. Islam is a true religion you know that, and I personally I ashamed on you “May Allah forgive me” but I’m sad to hear that from you.

    May Allah give you the best in this world and in the hereafter. Ameen.

    With regard to Qur’an burning which headed by Pastor Terry Jones, May Allah forgive you. Even you burn all copies of Qur’an in the whole world. I dare you, you’ll wont succeed because we could still produce a copy with no altered even a single word. because this Holy Qur’an has been stored in the hearts of many muslims and the Qur’an itself is protected by Allah himself.

    May Allah open your heart and mind. Ameen.

  30. it just a time to display the hatred for muslim by the non muslim you could imagine what could hav happen if it was the bible that was born my prayer may allah give terry jones what and his co friends that involve their selve in such a horrible act what they deserve.

  31. i could imagine what the non muslim did before you to put islam and muslim down but they never succeed and you are going no were and keep that in mind you would face death and no man can run from death and you would meet your lord and you would account for your actions BURNING QUR AN if you think is a thing to do

  32. F….k u terry jones

  33. On 6 February 1997, “thousands of Muslim fundamentalists attacked the village saying that we were blasphemers. They carried placards saying ‘Kill the Christians, blasphemers against the Koran and the Prophet’ and attacked us indiscriminately. ”
    During the clashes 785 houses and 4 churches were destroyed. Over 2,500 Christians were also forced to flee. The survivors asked the children attending the celebration of two days ago, “not to forget the past and what happened in the village.”[1]

    More than three thousand armed people attacked on Christian homes in Gojra Christian town on August 1, 2009, town situated in diocese on Faisalabad, after the earlier attack on Christian houses in Village Korian, 5 to 6 km from Gojra town on 30th July.
    18 people have been injured. And they are hospitalized with no care in the hospital.
    Following are the names of the dead:
    Hameed Mashi(disabled single and only earning son of a poor family)
    Akhlas Mashi
    Asfa Bibi
    Victoria Ashi
    Seema Bibi(was blind and couldnt run to save her life)
    Umia Bibi(worded as a maid to feed 3 children)
    Unknown Child [2]

    Shahbaz Bhatti,(9 September 1968 – 2 March 2011), the minority affairs minister and the only Christian member of the cabinet, was driving from his mother’s house in Islamabad when gunmen pumped more than 20 bullets through the door and windshield of his car, according to eyewitnesses and the police. The gunmen then calmly dropped dozens of flyers at the scene that threatened the same fate to anyone who criticizes laws that are supported by Pakistan’s religious political parties but widely condemned by secular Pakistanis as tools to persecute religious minorities.[3]

    1-http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Christians-of-Shanti-Nagar-remember-the-massacre-of-1997-17569.html

    2-http://www.nowpublic.com/world/christian-houses-burnt-muslims-gojra-pakistan

    3-http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/christian-minister-shahbaz-bhatti-killed-pakistan/story?id=13039564

    JUST THREE EXAMPLES..
    WHAT ELSE DO YOU EXPECT?
    ONLY ONE QURAN CAN NOT GIVE BACK THE LIVES THAT WERE TAKEN.
    DO TAKE A LOOK AT THE BACKGROUND FOR WHICH THE NEED OF BURNING OF QURAN WAS FELT.
    NOTHING AND NO ONE CAN HELP MUSLIMS…THEY ARE LEFT WITH NO HUMANITY.

  34. Goodness, so many angry people over the actions of a man looking for publicity. The Koran, Bible, and Torah cannot be burned or destroyed by one man or a thousand. These books are interwoven into our societies with millions of copies available and memorized by thousands upon thousands of people. A person can burn a copy or a representation but the words and their meanings will not be changed or altered in any way. To kill a person because they burn or destroy a mere representation of the divine guidance god gives us defeats the purpose and message of the text . People should be careful about interpreting gods will as they may find that the only will they are enforcing is their own. A person can heat their house with copies of the Bible, Koran, and Torah and all it would show is their ignorance and the fact they would have to be wealthy as those books are not cheap. The effect on all three religions would be nil until someone from one of the three religions walked up an shot or killed that man. At that point people would form opinions which would affect their view of that religion. If the view is negative, which it probably will be, then ask yourself: Has god’s will been done? Actions, combined with words, motivate people. If all one is motivating is people within the faith, then how does that meld with Gods plan?

  35. @schon,

    I see you’re up to your dirty tactics as usual, bringing up unrelated distractors to justify Qur’an burnings. If we compare the number of Muslims killed by Anglo-American terrorists in just the past month alone, you wont have any room to play victim.
    That being said, Evangelicals are pure scum.

  36. Well, Terry, you got 15 UN workers in Kabul Afghanistan killed for your 15 minutes of fame.

  37. What drama over a book.

    That an ignorant preacher could cause so much hubbub is a statement of how beleivers are slaves of their faith. If god existed, and if it was that important, he would have been fried there and then.
    It is interesting to see how any anti-islamic action or any action that is percieved as anti-islamic becomes a valid excuse to destroy lives, especially those of the population that cannot defend themselves. Western democraties bend themselves backwards in apologies over the insignificant acts of an attention starved village idiot while turning a blind eye to the excesses of islamic response. Why? Is this twit really to blame for the massacres that medieval tribes in Afghanistan would do anyway for any other reasons?
    Slicing throats in the name of a god seems to be a national passtime, like our ancestor’s in the golden age of the conquistadors.
    Religion stir man into a frenzy feeding today’s Jihadists need to kill women and children, or health care workers. The cowards call themselves fighters! They actually believe that their god needs the blood. Hey, they are not the first, Incas did it too. Are islamists extremists using this body count as a stepping ladder to reach their heaven?
    Dump religion. Or at the very least, don’t blame your inherent tribal savageries on the need of an imaginary higher being.

  38. I am no one to condem or judge people but wthat iam looking now is no wisdom even in a whole group of people, that they call thenself Christian leaders and are trying to convert the Real Christian Church in a Christian Hollywood, those supossed Christian Leaders only what they want is wear expensive cloths a make news but they donot have the guidness of the Holly Ghost, and donot now what is the truelly blood of Jesus,which means true love, some became devil instruments because what they doing Jesus will never did it, but as a true Christians we should pray for all those leaders we have to remember we are member of the same body, let’s show the true love of Jesus loving people’s not according to the color of the skin but according to their necesities, and stop promoting hate because the color and nationality is there the reason of all those problems but let’s not be instruments of evil and obey God. God bless you.

  39. Does this man not understand that to burn the Quran puts muslim people mad and they do stupid thing – they are as fanatical as himself? I call this man a murderer, now he’s guilty that many people have been killed in Afghanistan. I detest such people, I hope he gets a taste of his own medicine. One of the people which is killed is a fantastic Norwegian man.

  40. My heart and prayers go to the UN workers and their families. The Quran is a holy book like the Bible and the Torah. Reverend Jones must not know the message and words of Jesus: his actions are antithetical to all Christ’s teachings. He is a Christian extremist, provoking other extremists. Christians in the US need to stop fanatics like him from speaking for them.
    A heart-breaking day

  41. Pastors Jones and Sapp are a pair of arses and one day they will face their Maker who will judge them on their contribution for the deaths at Mazar-e Sharif. But then they’re Deep South Americans so why am I not surprised? Thick as pig doo-doo, the pair of them.

  42. I think events in Afghanistan on April 1, 2011 proved the preacher was right.

  43. Why is Jones responsible for the deaths of the UN workers? Does everyone have an obligation to go crazy and kill whomever they can touch when they are offended by anything, anywhere in the world? Remember people, hatred is a sign of mental illness.

  44. THE BLEEDING JUNGLE OF ISLAM HAS DONE IT AGAIN!!
    Muslims have burnt the Holy Bible on many occassions. Yet Christians have never killed a Muslims over Bible burning. But I thing the one day Muslims will regret their bloodthirsty attitude!!

    *That is NOT to say I support the Qur’an burning. I don’t support the burning of religious book of any body. But Muslims are quiltier on this issue.

  45. ALLAH IN THE QURAN INSTRUCTS MUSLIMS TO FORCEFULLY CONVERT NON MUSLIMS TO ISLAM AND KILL AND OPPRESS THOSE WHO RESIST CONVERSION

    Quran (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”

    Quran (9:111) – “Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: apromise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Quran: and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded: that is the achievement supreme.”

    Quran (9:123) – “O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.”

    Quraan (9:5). “fight and slay the pagans (or infidels or unbelievers) wherever you find them?”

    Quran (9:41) – “Go forth, light-armed and heavy-armed, and strive with your wealth and your lives in the way of Allah! That is best for you if ye but knew.”

    Quran (9:73) – “O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is hell, and evil is the destination.”

    Quran (9:88) – “But the Messenger, and those who believe with him, strive and fight with their wealth and their persons: for them are (all) good things: and it is they who will prosper.”

    Quran (66:9) – “O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern with them. Hell will be their home, a hapless journey’s end.”

    Quran (61:9): “He it is who has sent His Messenger (Mohammed) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam) to make it victorious over all religions even though the infidels may resist.”

    Quran (2:191-193) – “And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers]…and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah.”

    Quran (2:244) – “Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things.”

    Quran (2:216) – “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.”

    Quran (25:52) – “Therefore listen not to the Unbelievers, but strive against them with the utmost strenuousness…”

    Quran (47:3-4) – “Those who reject Allah follow vanities, while those who believe follow the truth from their lord. Thus does Allah set forth form men their lessons by similtudes. Therefore when you meet in battle those who disbelieve, then smite the necks until when you have overcome them, then make (them) prisoners,” Etc etc.

  46. As a athiest and non beliver of any religon
    i must say to disrespect any ones beliefs is a discrace by burning the Koran or any book of faith
    It shows a total disrespect for humanity and fellow man

    think what would happen if you burnt a bible in america in public
    the Koran in a muslium country or the torah in Israel

    Pastor Terry Jones to behave in such a un cristian way shows that he
    is not a true beliver of the cristian faith by disrespecting other belifes and faiths

    99% of all religons teach respect others and not to kill
    by burning the koran, he has insighted killing showing how little respect he has for fellow man as have the killers of the embasy staf have done

    as a atheist i do not belive in killing as all life is precious and canot replaced as with many faiths but
    Pastor Terry Jones has commited a grave crime against humanity by insighting murder, disrespecting others belifes and faiths

  47. Tery jones if you call yourself a christian you are a lier . what you did is not the way of a true Cristian it is the work of the davil . do you think Jesus would have done what you did . A lot of Moslems are more Crist like than you are . In my boock you are scum . I sure as hell would not go in to any church you are preaching in . I’m totaly digusted someone like you calls himself a preacher of the gospel . Shame on you

    Richard Vogl

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    Tery jones if you call yourself a christian you are a lier . what you did is not the way of a true Cristian it is the work of the davil . do you think Jesus would have done what you did . A lot of Moslems are more Crist like than you are . In my boock you are scum . I sure as hell would not go in to any church you are preaching in . I’m totaly digusted someone like you calls himself a preacher of the gospel . Shame on you

    Richard Vogl

  49. Not aganist the law. These rag heads hate us and want to kill us. He did it for a stunt but still within his righs.

  50. This will be part of an American tail gate patry soon. Use their dirty book for charcoal starter. Our Marines know how to deal with them.

  51. I just find it funny how little these guys know about the Quran and the Bible. You can’t associate a sect with a whole religion, to do so is extremely short sighted.

    The problem here is that American christianity lives by the book alone, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone that can even point on the map where Jesus spent most his life.

    Most American’s don’t even know that the bible was originally constructed from 300 to 400 books written by man, hundreds of years after Jesus. They believe that the text was actually written back in the day.

    Next you’ll be telling me Jesus was a white guy from the middle east.

    Has anyone told these clowns that they have burn scripture about Jesus contained in the Quran? Someone ask them how they are going to explain that one at the pearly gates.

  52. You all need to lighten up ! Jones is an idiot – no different then the other thousands of religious fanatics in the States. He’s a loser and a Hate monger – ignore him. If the press and everyone else would just ignore the lunatic no one would know or care about what he has to say.

  53. Burning the Qur’an may be an expression of free speech and legal in the United States, but in the court of world morality it is a stupid, hateful, self-serving and attention grabbing stunt. Does anyone know if it is possible for a non-family member of those killed in the protests to file a lawsuit against this pastor? I would like to charge him with murder on behalf of those who lost their lives because of his egotistical and self rightous behaviour.

  54. The Government and the Media needs to start supporting its American citizens and send a message to the radical beheading lying Muslim’s that if they do not like our freedom to choose our religions and right to free speech than do not come here and play games with us or our Country trying to push their rules and their Sharia Laws on us or expect our help! What would they do if we went to their Country and demanded that they all become Christians, and start to impose our Christian values into their laws and force people into things they did not choose? Can we go to their Country and do the things they do in ours? What hypocrites! Burning a Koran is much different than killing people. They are vicious and violent people who want to destroy us with their nonsense. Wake Up America before it is too late and you no longer have any freedoms. Why do these people even come here or care what we believe if they don’t like our freedom? The Pastor is in his own Country doing what our Country is about, exercising his rights and freedoms. He is not trying to go to their country to use their economic system for his own gain, or trying to live there while committing acts of terrorism, and trying to change their country. That is why we need to make sure there is no NWO. Thanks Terry! Proud to be an American!

  55. I actually think that most, not all, of the comments and reactions are from very narrow minded people. Most are reacting in anger and hate, which put’s you all in the same boat. We are all imperfect people in an imperfect world. So we judge, we will we be judged! We should pray for these situations not add petrol to the fire, that’s why the world is like it is..nobody is better than the next, we may have different opinions or views or religions, but does that make you any better or give you the right to judge or kill??

  56. I have the following observations:

    Why is it that not a single post so far to this discussion has mentioned or asked the question if any of the murderers who killed the innocent UN workers have been arrested or are being sought by the authorities where this happened?

    This preacher did a bad thing, but he didn’t actually shoot, stab, cut, stone or behead anyone. The ones that actually murdered the innocent UN workers are the ones guilty of murder, aren’t they?

  57. Terry Jones – a Pastor? A man of God? No, he’s a “thing” that has the intelligence of a bag of lettuce. First of all, Terry Jones is NOT a man. He’s the sludge of this earth. This is an alleged “Man of God” doing something so heinous that it’s causing deaths? Is he proud of this? Well, dumb question, of course he is. Who wants to place their bets that this piece of trash, also known as Terry Jones, is/was, part of the KKK or an organization extremely similar to it? He just didn’t learn how to hate this much overnight, that’s for sure. He was thrown out of West Germany, falsely uses the title, “Doctor” (he went to an unaccredited school of theology and is NOT a doctor in any stretch of the imagination). He was fined $3800.00 for using this title falsely, prior to being thrown out of Germany, along with his wife Sylvia. But, of course, Terry Jones, the “Man of God” said it was just a difference in leadership. Why was he banished from the country if that was case? This is a man of HATE, and ANYONE who follows this man is just as hateful as he is. I thought this garbage, also known as Terry Jones, should be arrested and thrown in prison, but he’d cause problems in there too. Terry Jones serves no purpose on this earth at all. If we want to get religious about it, I would say that Terry Jones is the Anti-Christ. He has caused so many deaths, and he just doesn’t care. Terry Jones is NO man of God. This is someone who lives with hate in his heart and decided he wanted to become famous, one way or the other, damn the consequences. He knew people would die over this. Terry Jones didn’t care. Those people should not have been murdered because of this insignificant waste of life matter, also known as Terry Jones, that walks on two legs (as far as I know). If he really wanted to make a statement, he should have set the fire HOLDING the Quran and burned to death right along with it. Now THAT would show dedication (and a fine form of entertainment too!), but no, the coward chose to allow OTHERS to die so he could gather the attention he obviously craved so desperately for his “parish.” It’s a parish of hate, filled with people of hate, run by the hateful piece of garbage that Terry Jones is. Terry Jones should be labeled as murderer who has others take the lives of all these people.
    A man of hate, Terry Jones, gave me the incentive to write a comment of hate. He breeds it with everyone he comes into contact with and while I am not proud of the hate I am expressing in this comment, it is the only logical and honest feeling that I could have toward a mass murderer, also known as Terry Jones. FYI, I said this name, Terry Jones, so that it would stay in the minds of the GOOD people of this world, that this name, Terry Jones, is evil incarnate.

  58. Islam: The Religion of Peace………right.

    Good for the Pastor. Americans must not lay down for the Muslims. Remember 9/11.

  59. Kath, I can tell you are a person filled with peace & love.

  60. Kath, I don’t particularly like Rev. Jones and it appears there are some people in the world who really don’t like what he did.

    That is their right.

    It is NOT their right to kill innocent people – no matter what he did.

    The murderers who decided to kill innocents have sole responsibility for what they have done.

    Their logic is more flawed than that of a child trying to blame a sibling for something they did.

    Most Christians would believe the murderers of innocents will pay for what they have done by ending up in hell.

    These wonderful adherents to “the religion of peace” however believe it’s OK to murder innocent people and they will be rewarded in heaven for their demonstration of faith.

    It just leaves me shaking my head.

  61. […] Well…he lied.  Jones also participated in a second Qur’an burning on April. […]

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  63. Asalam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh!
    he did wrong and he knows that, there is no need of uproar but criticism is called for. he is not anywhere close to being steadfast cos steadfstness calls for calm and propagation, not condemnation. we as muslims follow closely what the prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) lived, and in exemplifying him takes us closer to Allah. definately, as shown, christianity has no person to imitate of the prophets. BECAUSE JESUS/ ISSA A.S NEVER CONDEMNED OR GUIDED TOWARDS CONDEMNING OTHER RELIGIONS- but gave guidance and teachings.
    this hs been done for media hype and social/worldly fame, for your are people misguided- and when Allah chooses to misguide someone…. such things happen.
    …they are deaf, dumb… and wont hear a thing of guidance!
    for my muslim brothers and sisters, keep peae and smile for Allah shows us in many ways how true Islam is, for its propagation will continue, Allah will establish more iman in hearts of people, and this guy will evangelise for ages but win none of reasonable minds but his misguided peers and cheer makers.

    LA ILA HA ILA LLAH, MUHAMMADAN RASULULLAH!

  64. Please let stop comparing what the Quran or Bible say or believe. This Scriptures belongs to Allah. What Pastor Jones and Associate deed was evil and the Muslim did not make retaliate because they want Allah to take is judgement on him. He might thing he has done it and nothing happen. I sorry for him, if only he know what he has done. Allah will judge and not for man to judge him. I have nothing against Christianity all any other religion. I am a Muslim and am proud of that.

    If you are a Muslim, you should believe in all prophet from Adam, Noah, Abraham, Muses, Jesus and Mohammed (PBUH) and so many more of them.

  65. subhanallah,, Islam does not teach hatred for every people in the world and other religions, a fool like john terry or ….. I do not know his name, let the lah … barking dog passes wind

  66. to pastor jones and all hater,,, you can burn 1, 10, 1000,, or even more than a million qur’an, anywhere anytime

    but you should know one thing… what you burn.. it’s only a book!! no more!!
    and the scriptures contained therein, will remain eternal in my heart and in the hearts of all Muslims.
    I’m very sorry for you mr jones. because your life filled with hatred.
    and people who live in hatred, always full of suffering.

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