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Loon “Flog a Quran Day” was a Bust

25 September 2012 7 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

Loon “Flog a Quran Day” was a Bust

by Ilisha

Yesterday was the big day when Zombie Muhammad was expected to flog a Qur’an with a cat ‘o nine tails at the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Judging by the nonexistent press coverage, even  in the local paper, the event was a bust, if it happened at all.

Last July, Ernest Perce V, director of the Pennsylvania Chapter of American Atheists, announced he would protest if the state House of Representatives didn’t drop its “Year of Religious Diversity” resolution. Last March he also protested a “Year of the Bible” resolution with a controversial  anti-Christian billboard:

Atheist group’s slave billboard in Allison Hill neighborhood called racist, ineffective

A Harrisburg billboard’s depiction of a slave with a spiked metal collar around his neck rises to the level of a hate crime, said a retired Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission director, who plans to report it.

The billboard, which says “Slaves, obey your masters,” a quote from the Bible, was paid for by the groups American Atheists and Pennsylvania Nonbelievers. It went up Tuesday morning at 13th and Paxton streets in the Allison Hill neighborhood, the city’s most racially diverse section, angering some African-Americans, including clergy, legislators, the mayor and the president of the local NAACP branch.

The billboard company rarely takes down signs, a spokesman said.

The full article and the billboard can be viewed here. Apparently Perce’s hatred for Islam has softened his stance toward Christians. He expressly invited them, and the rest of the community, to join him in his “Flog a Quran” hatefest.

His special animosity toward Islam apparently stems in part from an incident during a Halloween parade last fall, where he was confronted by an angry Muslim while marching as Zombie Muhammad. Citing a lack of evidence, a judge dismissed the subsequent harassment case in  February, setting off a firestorm of controversy. The judge was said to be a Muslim (he wasn’t) enforcing blasphemy laws under Sharia in a Pennsylvania court.

Of course the judge made no reference to any Islamic sources of law, and Perce wasn’t charged with “blasphemy,” nor was he deprived of his right to free speech and public displays of belligerence. He could have gone out the very night of the verdict and paraded as Zombie Muhammad. In any case, the loons went wild, and a lynch mob mentality prevailed.

Judge Martin had to relocate out of fear of retribution, as the story went viral in the looniverse. Coverage of the incident on Loonwatch led to a vigorous debate in the comments here.

Who knows why “Flog a Quran Day” failed to draw much attention. Maybe it never happened, or maybe it did and no one cared. In any case, Perce is not giving up his vendetta against Judge Martin.

Now it seems he’s feeling litigious, and has turned to The Legal Project, a right wing “think tank” founded by anti-Muslim bigot, Daniel “A Muhammad Cartoon a Day” Pipes. The Legal Project is affiliated with the anti-Muslim hate site, the Middle East Forum:

‘Zombie Mohammad’ Wants Judge Removed from Bench

…Last October, atheist Ernest Perce dressed in a “zombie Mohammad” costume to march in a Halloween parade in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and was attacked by a Muslim in the crowd. But Perce was subsequently arrested by a local police officer. Cumberland County Magisterial District Judge Mark Martin then dismissed the harassment charges Perce filed against Talaag Elbayomy, his Muslim attacker, and instead called Perce a “doofus”, citing the Islamic faith and anti-blasphemy sharia laws as a rationale for the physical assault (see earlier story).

Sam Nunberg of The Legal Project, an activity of the Middle East Forum, which is representing Perce. He has a problem with Judge Martin’s recognition of sharia law.

“This ruling throws out our United States Constitution, throws out our First Amendment, puts Islamic anti-blasphemy defamation of religion laws over our First Amendment, gives it binding in the court system, and lets the defendant off of a crime, rationalizing that what he did would not be wrong in Islamic countries,” Nunberg summarizes.

When a complaint was filed about Martin, the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board only “privately rebuked” him for his ruling.

Read the rest here

If the loons succeed in getting Judge Martin removed from the bench, it won’t be the first time their petty grievances damaged someone’s career. Last June, some loons dredged up a seven year old academic paper and managed to oust a Muslim doctor from the prestigious Mayo Clinic for nothing more than a “thought crime.”

The loons are incestuous, well organized, and tenacious.  In the current climate, it’s hard to predict what might happen next.

Related Stories:

Loon Victory: Muslim Doctor Ousted for FGM Thought Crime

Pennsylvania “Sharia Court”: Loons Jump the Gun AGAIN on Ginned up “Legal Jihad”

“Zombie Muhammad” Strikes Again


  1. Pearce is infuriating, but a person who is assaulted is not the one who should be arrested, and the judge is at fault in this. He should have reprimanded both parties and given the muslim assaulter some kind of penalty.

  2. except there was no evidence that an assault ever took place beyond the man yelling at him. Innocent until proven guilty is the legal procedure. Nothing was proven, so no one was punished, as it should have been. More likely than not Pearce probably wanted to be attacked so he could use it and vindication, but in the absence of an actual assault, he exaggerated the one case of an angry response.

    Same thing in the case of a Qur’an flogging. That isn’t expressing your beliefs. That’s just trying to make people angry.

  3. The muslim ran up to Pearce, grabbed and yanked the sign around his neck. It was a mild assault. Far as I know, you can’t interfere with another person physically.

    Yes, Pearce is trying to infuriate people. He has T shirts that insult Christians and he fights with his fellow atheists.

  4. There was a US case where muslim attacked a lesbian couple dressed in motorcycle style walking with their son.
    They attacked me first, he explained, they attacked me with their clothes. The media buried it, don’t know the outcome.

    An entity cannot act. A film, a sign, ugly clothes, religions – they do not do things. Humans do things. The devil/sign/movie/tattoos made me do it! Not an excuse.


    siyaj k’ak,

    “except there was no evidence that an assault ever took place beyond the man yelling at him.” you sure. i thought there where several witnesses. doesn’t look like much of an attack. but i would wager he put his hands on him in some way. the guy claims he was choking him?

    did you see the judges comments in the original case? he ignored the evidence, not that it didn’t exist.

    so if muslims stop being provoked at every little thing, maybe people will stop calling you savages.

  6. siyaj k’ak,

    “beyond the man yelling at him” why do you spread lies?

    “Sgt. Brian Curtis, told ABC 27 that Elbayomy admitted at the scene to grabbing Perce’s sign and pulling his fake beard, which led Curtis to charge him with harassment.”

    quote from the judge: If I were a Muslim, I’d find it offensive. But you have that right, but you’re way outside your boundaries or first amendment rights. This is what, and I said I spent about 7 and a half years living in other countries. when we go to other countries it’s not uncommon for people to refer to us as ugly Americans this is why we are referred to as ugly Americans, because we are so concerned about our own rights we don’t care about other people’s rights as long as we get our say but we don’t care about the other people’s say.

    this judge should have been disbarred immediately. i’m embarrased to see that this man was in our armed forces.

  7. What i fail to understand America is the biggest melting pot in the world. Its rich in culture, religion and more importantly enshrines freedom of speech and Religion in its constitution. Its proud to show of its wealth in these areas and will do so around the World.

    So if someone wants to be a Jew, Muslim, christian, Hindu Sikh or whatever, they should be allowed to practice the religion of their choice without harassment. By making a mockery of their much respected religious leaders is not only one inciting hatred, but is to a certain degree corrupting public morals and insulting. Can you imagine if this loon had seen a Muslim parading himself as Jesus in a derogatory way. I bet he woulnt have just yanked the board but his beard too!

    Dont cry if you get stung if you stick your hand in the Bees Nest. However, hes not to blame, his parents are as they taught him well. No wonder he goes round dressing up as a Zombie.

    Finally, why are such stories even getting exposure? Move on, we want to read something more interesting than a lunatic!

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