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Quran-shredding event may occur, but officials condemn it

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By Rebekah Monson, Sun Sentinel

10:53 a.m. EDT, May 25, 2011

Boca Raton officials have condemned a man’s plan to shred a Quran in a downtown park on Memorial Day, but say they cannot stop the event.

“On behalf of the Mayor and City Council and the city administration, we find the prospect of the deliberate desecration of a sacred text to be abhorrently offensive. We request that you not proceed with this act,” Deputy City Manager George Brown wrote Wednesday in a letter to Mark Rowley, who requested a permit to hold the event in Sanborn Square.

City officials determined that the event does not require a permit because it is a free-speech action, Brown wrote. Rowley’s initial request, to burn a Quran in the park, was denied because the city prohibits fires in parks.

Original post: Quran-shredding event may occur, but officials condemn it


  1. [2.86] These are they who buy the life of this world for the hereafter, so their chastisement shall not be lightened nor shall they be helped.
    [2.87] And most certainly We gave Musa the Book and We sent apostles after him one after another; and We gave Isa, the son of Marium, clear arguments and strengthened him with the holy spirit, What! whenever then an apostle came to you with that which your souls did not desire, you were insolent so you called some liars and some you slew.
    [2.88] And they say: Our hearts are covered. Nay, Allah has cursed them on account of their unbelief; so little it is that they believe.
    [2.89] And when there came to them a Book from Allah verifying that which they have, and aforetime they used to pray for victory against those who disbelieve, but when there came to them (Prophet) that which they did not recognize, they disbelieved in him; so Allah’s curse is on the unbelievers.
    [2.90] Evil is that for which they have sold their souls– that they should deny what Allah has revealed, out of envy that Allah should send down of His grace on whomsoever of His servants He pleases; so they have made themselves deserving of wrath upon wrath, and there is a disgraceful punishment for the unbelievers.
    [2.91] And when it is said to them, Believe in what Allah has revealed, they say: We believe in that which was revealed to us; and they deny what is besides that, while it is the truth verifying that which they have. Say: Why then did you kill Allah’s Prophets before if you were indeed believers?
    [2.92] And most certainly Musa came to you with clear arguments, then you took the calf (for a god) in his absence and you were unjust.

  2. Well, I would rather shred a Koran than burn and torch Christians in Iran and Arab countries are killed daily…but you wont report that….

  3. Is this man really hard up to get attention and cannot do anything positive
    in his life.He is adding more problem to our men and women who are serving around the globe in the military.

    Why can’t he find anything better to do on this day.He is a nobody who wants to join the bandwagon of hating the Muslims just to have a name.Get a life……

  4. When is this ugliness going to stop? I presume this abomination of a human being calls himself a Christian. If so, his Bible is full of pronouncements that denigrate women, including allowing rape. Is he shredding Bibles? What a joke that he says he is doing this because he respects equal rights for women. It’s hard to imagine a man of his mentality treating women decently. For that matter, it’s hard to imagine that any woman in her right man would want to get near this creep. Please don’t consider him a representative of Christianity — he’s nothing more than a pitiful, grandiose, deluded, mentally ill man.

  5. margaret,

    the ugliness will never stop, god commands it! well not shredding of books just the killing of people. so is muhammad an “abomination of a human being” for ordering peolpe to be stoned to death. do we need a historical context as to how painful death by stoning is?


    Book 017, Number 4211:
    Abdullah b. ‘Umar reported that a Jew and a Jewess were brought to Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) who had committed adultery. Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) came to the Jews and said: What do you find in Torah for one who commits adultery? They said: We darken their faces and make them ride on the donkey with their faces turned to the opposite direction (and their backs touching each other), and then they are taken round (the city). He said: Bring Torah if you are truthful. They brought it and recited it until when they came to the verse pertaining to stoning, the person who was reading placed his hand on the verse pertaining to stoning, and read (only that which was) between his hands and what was subsequent to that. Abdullah b. Salim who was at that time with the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: Command him (the reciter) to lift his hand. He lifted it and there was, underneath that, the verse pertaining to stoning. Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) pronounced judgment about both of them and they were stoned. Abdullah b. ‘Umar said: I was one of those who stoned them, and I saw him (the Jew) protecting her (the Jewess) with his body.




    the bible and the koran (and hadiths) are laughable as books (sayings) of guidance. well it would be laughable if people weren’t beening killed because of them.

    naseerah…what do you think.

  6. Why are these idiots always in Florida?

  7. This person is seeking attention. Best to just ignore him. As the late news commentator Paul Harvey would say when reporting on someone such as this guy, “He would want me to mention his name”. (and He didn’t)

  8. Bloody coward this one and any others like him.

  9. halima,

    all the nuts roll south!!!!!!!

    but do you think the 24th surah is good law? i’m a native floridian….but islamic law strikes as barbaric? do you think the opening of the 24th surah is good law?????

  10. james d chsmberlain,

    u crack me up…….

  11. Well this man has a right to do it, just as other groups of people have a right to run around New York or Washington DC and chant Death to America while burning, shredding, or stamping on the American Flag. What you say about this man you should say about these other groups of people. Of course it could be argued that many people do not hold the flag as sacred thus they have no problem burning it or abusing it. Then again many people do not hold the Koran sacred so they have no problem burning or abusing it. The best thing to do with any of these people is to give them as little press as possible and ignore them until they come up with a more positive way of delivering their message.

  12. This is what i think mike

    For cursing or blaspheming

    And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him. Leviticus 24:16

    For adultery (including urban rape victims who fail to scream loud enough)

    If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her; Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city. Deuteronomy 22:23-24

    For animals (like an ox that gores a human)

    If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die: then the ox shall be surely stoned. Exodus 21:28

    For a woman who is not a virgin on her wedding night

    If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her … and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a maid: Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel’s virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate: And the damsel’s father shall say … these are the tokens of my daughter’s virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city. … But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel: Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die. Deuteronomy 22:13-21

    For worshipping other gods

    If there be found among you … that … hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them … Then shalt thou … tone them with stones, till they die. Deuteronomy 17:2-5

    If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers … thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die. Deuteronomy 13:5-10

    For disobeying parents

    If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother … Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city … And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die. Deuteronomy 21:18-21

    For witches and wizards

    A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them. Leviticus 20:27

    For giving your children to Molech

    Whosoever … giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones. Leviticus 20:2

    For breaking the Sabbath

    They found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath day. … And the LORD said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones…. And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died; as the LORD commanded Moses. Numbers 15:32-56

    For cursing the king

    Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die. 1 Kings 21:10

  13. moiz,

    well at least the god of abraham, is consistant in his bloodlust. am i wrong to assume you are a muslim? i’ll take that as a yes, you are all for the 24th surah/torture, after all it is divine writ, right?

    lol…is that page one in the islamaphobia playbook, deflection. if someone asks a question about the barbaric behavior of “the prophet” or the draconian laws of the koran/sharia, break out the old testemant. don’t actually answer the question, the truth would reveal your religion’s incompatability with western values. i’ve read the bible, that along with 12 years of catholic schooling, is why i’m no longer a christian.

    do you not consider the bible to be a great book of guidance? are these the verses that muhammad said where corrupted by the pharases? they obviuosly weren’t deleted. seems like he agreed with them, seems how he stoned people. aren’t these laws the common ground among the jews, christians and muslims? don’t ya’ll (sic) worship the same god? well the christian will say jesus put an end to stoning, “let he who is without sin cast the first stone”. thank allah for the prophet who resurected stoning.

    anyways i hope to hear from page two, “historical context”. of course that then begs the question as to why god didn’t reveal a better law to muhammad? so jesus was wrong. is not jesus a revered prophet to the muslims? perhaps my quote is one of the corrupted verses? but that is in the new testament, i thought it was the talmud
    that was corrupted by the jews. the christians are wrong in thinking jesus as god incarnate, right. oh yeah and he wasn’t crucified and therefore didn’t rise from the dead. the new testament is corrupted too? allah took him up to heaven (or some suspended state of animation) and will return him to prepare for judgement day, right?

    so much ignorance and no one willing to help me out. i guess it is too much to ask of modern/moderate muslims to say somethings are no longer applicable. bring on the whip and the stones!!!!

    anyways, could you at least tell me if you think the saudi’s are justified in not allowing guest workers to build churches? it seems contradictory to the whole “islam is tolerant” theme i keep hearing?

    this one i agree with:

    Whosoever … giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones. Leviticus 20:2

    well, kind of, i think we can just put a bullet in their head, or slit their throat.


  14. @mike ….western values haha …burning quran or mosqu? Introduce anti muslim legislat that may punishabl 15 yrs inin prison for musim to warship in group?pulled of from airplane b/c ur were dressed in muslim affair?bannig of ihijab were is ur freedem?killing pregnant woman and bating and fine b/c of head scarf?and so on.

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