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Terry Jones, Dove World Outreach Center Pastor, Defends Quran Burning On ‘Hardball’ (VIDEO)

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Terry Jones, pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center, appeared on “Hardball” Thursday (Aug. 26) to defend his church’s decision to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11.

“We have declared September the 11th ‘International Burn a Quran Day’ because we want to send a very clear message,” Jones said.

“It is indeed a radical message but a very clear, radical message to Muslims, to Sharia law, that that is not welcome in America.”

The “International Burn a Quran Day” is just the latest in a series of anti-Islamic protests that the Dove World Outreach Center holds each year to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

“Hardball” host Chris Matthews, who called Jones’ plans to burn the Islamic holy book “a terrible idea” and warned that it “could cause trouble and even death” when televised in Muslim countries, asked, “What do you think the reaction will be as this goes on international television? What will be the consequence?”

“We believe that this message will be received as it is intended, as a warning,” Jones said.

Original post: Terry Jones, Dove World Outreach Center Pastor, Defends Quran Burning On ‘Hardball’ (VIDEO)

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  1. I wish this idiotic, insensitive man wasn’t given any attention. That’s what he deserves. Unfortunately, media continues to participate in his idiocy by continuing to give him time and attention.
    I really think the best way to treat such people is to just ignore them. If only Hamid Karzai hadn’t made a public condemnation of the Qur’an burning, as well intentioned as it may have been, then probably those murderous Afghans wouldn’t have even heard about it, and alot of lives would have been spared. *sigh* I guess sometimes ignorance really is bliss.

  2. I do not attend any Church, however I do consider myself a Christian. I can NOT for the life of me understand how this so called “Christian Church” can justify doing something so fundamently WRONG! How would they feel if someone of ANY other Faith burned a Bible? These are the same people that protest at Soldiers’ funerals! Special place in Hell for ’em I say!

  3. Genesis 19:30-36 (King James Version)
    30And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.
    31And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:
    32Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
    33And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
    34And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
    35And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
    36Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father

  4. 27.Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:
    28.And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.
    29.Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel.
    30.And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones. Isaiah ch 30. King James Bible

  5. 1.Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat.
    2.Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat. 1 Kings ch1.
    3.Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass. 1 Samuel ch3.
    11.Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun. 2 Samuel ch 11.
    2.Plead with your mother, plead: for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband: let her therefore put away her whoredoms out of her sight, and her adulteries from between her breasts;
    3.Lest I strip her naked, and set her as in the day that she was born, and make her as a wilderness, and set her like a dry land, and slay her with thirst.
    4.And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms.
    5.For their mother hath played the harlot: she that conceived them hath done shamefully: for she said, I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink.Hosea ch2.

    Terry Jones this for you and your boy friend. Why don’t you guys burn the Bible?

  6. walid ashoor, i agree whole heartedly. well we don’t need to burn anything, just stop believing these insane anceint texts as being “divine”.

  7. For those of you who are non-Christians:

    As Christians we do use & read the Old Testament, which does give us some of our beliefs and context.

    However, at the same time, MOST but not all of the standard Christians believe the pre-eminence or overriding tenants of the New Testament & the teachings of Jesus. Some of his teachings were to love one another, to turn the other cheek when slapped. The New Testament is not filled with how to wage war or subjugate other peoples.

    Chritianity eventually took hold of the brutish Roman Empire thru peaceful means & love, not by the sword & oppression. The Chritians lived by the teachings of Jesus and won over an entire empire thru love.

  8. I am yet again reminded of my painful childhood as being the daughter of a sunday school teacher.We went to a private school so i was at that church/school 7 days a week literally. He physically and emotionaly and sexualy abused me. All in the name of the bible and god. The church and the bible backed up his therory on why it should. So I had no where to turn. When i was finally rescued by the department of childen and family services they did a battery of tests and at 14 years old one report said that i had the emotional and reasonality of “that of a 6 or 7 year old”. The bible like the quran is a deadly and decietful tool when used for evil and warm and loving when used by the people who just believe in doing the right thing and setting an example for others. I am not of any faith any more. I do the right thing because its the right thing. I dont need gold and mansions when i die. Nor do i need threats of obey thy parents so that my days be long.I was willing to die to end the cycle i was in. How dare scum like westboro n terry jones preach such hate. Jones has blood on his hands just like many people who claim god yet hate and how odd is it that the bible allows fathers to have sex with their children and keep it hushed within the church when the law says NO. But they dont follow the law they do what they want all in the name of god. Religion is nothing more than a cult. I wish westboro and jones followers a hard cruel death. I have held a trial and i find jones and wesboro church to be guily of extremism and cruelty and be banned from the United States. The United states was founded for religous freedom and they took it to the extreme the only people worse than them are the mindless drolls who follow them because they are to weak to stand up on their own and be a leader. I ask you the people if god is so good why are so many killed in his name??? With preachers like them I am reminded of why i feel god needs to be kept out of our government. After the suffering of so many here in the United States because of religion it should be kept seperated to protect the weak minded individuals out there from the abuse i like millions of others have endured and to do other wise sends mixed signals.I do find it convienant how the jones and westboros wear their bibles like a badge of honor when the bible says judge not lest ye be judged and yet thats all they do.Wheres the preaching of love and forgiveness ??? Jones has put our familys who are stationed over seas in GREAT HARM he was warned of what his actions would do and yet he does not care. How can any in his church advocate his actions???? He has 23 deaths on his hands and counting.He is to himself a god and feels he has the right to do as he pleases and does so without regaurd to our service members. He could have done it privately but no he cares not for others.

  9. Are you Happy Mr. Jones…? (Not Reverent/Not Pastor)… Mr. Jones …
    How many more people killed do you need.

    Maybe if you do your act every month you can duplicate the many people that will be killed for your desire to be well known…and be in the newspapers all over the world… You are despicable because you know what you are doing.

  10. Terry Jones—idiotic individual
    Afghani mullahs who incited violence—-idiotic individuals
    Afghanis reacting to mullahs sermons—-primal responders

    Result: religious harmony setback 100 years by each

  11. I was reading the forums in from a paper in Florida, the writer Hollis claims that this man may be a man who simply orderd his credentials online as he runs at least 2 ebay businesses and his church is a building full of boxes, while his congregation is mainly the people that work for him. Now I do not know about this but I will quote what this man says:

    “Pastor Jones doesn’t have a sanctuary to preach in,the last time I picked up buys from one of his two EBAY Id’s,tsandcompany and, artcollector-usa.Combined they have over 15,000 items sold.(both stopped selling just prior to his Kouran stunt) The tsandcompany store says it is a Christian Ministry that contributes to charities.Then it goes on to give a long,”Sermon” about bringing people to God.After picking up a purchase,I left feedback that the”Islam is of the Devil”signs at the road,were offensive. And was then admonished by EBay that my feedback violates their policy and removed it.They also run a moving company from there, that will do local or long-distance delivery.He does his interview in front of a building with a lit white cross on the front, while the interior Sanctuary was full of merchandise to the point of having small passage ways to get through.Does he give his sermons to merchandise? His church was less then 50,most of which were employees. It seems the two facades don’t match up, and all these EBAY sales,Moving Company are run through his Ministry,tax free! He has since put the property up for sale so he can take his “show”on the road.” (author J.B. Hollis)

    This man is, more than likely, is not a christian at all and is just sitting back laughing at the attention he is getting from the entire world. This man should never make the tv or news again.

  12. “We have declared the september 11th international Burn a Qur’an day becouse we want to send a very clear messege. Terry? What is clear about your radicalization act? “Terry jones is really an idiot you know, and it’s really clear that he has not been reading his Bible becouse had it been he know what his bible preaches he woudn’t have ever think to behave this stupid. What if Terry Jone were a muslim?

  13. “It is indeed a radical message but a very clear message to muslim” Yeah! Terry, we have seen how clear your message is now. A message of hate and stupidity, tell the world that even in your church that is what you preaches. ‘Radicalization n’hate’ but remember to get this into your SKULL, “What goes around, comes around” always remember that you’ll pay for it, becouse you’re in a BIG fight with Allah and no one fight God (Allah) and win.

  14. aliyu, his message is as about as clear as that of the koran. if he where a muslim he would be protected under the US constitution to burn the koran, the bible, the US flag, the US constitution etc. etc…..if he were a muslim he would probably be out killing people, have you read the news today??????

    hafzoon, it’s funny that you would put burning a book at the same level as killing people? did you see protest in bangladesh becuase the government passed a law that women should inherit as much as men….btw one killed….so far.

  15. Terry Jones: a vile, hateful, lying man. He said that he would not burn the Qur’an, but he only delayed burning it until this year.

    I’m inclined to believe the newspaper article that Jones is no more than a media-seeking, back-woods charlatan and has no real connection with the Christian faith.

    See? It’s not hard to separate the fool (Jones)from the faith (Christianity) that they claim to represent! Why can’t ALL non-Muslims do the same when it comes to separating the terrorists from Islam, for example?

  16. Obviously you people have not read the Quoran. Would you allow any book to be published that preached in a brainwashing manner, to kill the rest of us? This is what Hitler did. Read the book , change your mind

  17. History is painted with lunatics like Terry Jones who use religion like a prostitute to carry out their selfish and demonic admirations. Jones is no different. What baffles me is that a respectful news publication like the Washington Post would acknowledge him as a religious spokesperson. Sad but true, we all will die someday. There has only been one recorded to return from the dead and raise the dead. In addition, there are many who are not of the Christian or Muslim faith who believes there is the afterlife. The consensus between believers is there will be judgment. I believe this atheist will pay for the pain and the death he has cause this nation and to anyone who truly believes there is a God. Hehais brought shame to our great nation and to God, the Christian and the Muslim.

    1 John Chapter 4
    20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

    King James

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