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Qur’an-Burning Pastor Terry Jones Says “Obama Dead in 2012,” Builds Grave for President (Video)
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He told New Times the effigy represented “death — of course, not to him. To his political career” and that the black guy hanging from a gallows wasn’t meant to carry any racial undertones. Now, he’s upped the ante: Terry Jones has dug a grave for Barack Obama.




Judge backs schools in suit over ‘Islam is of the Devil’ shirts
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The Alachua County School Board did not violate the free-speech rights of members of Dove World Outreach Center when students from the church were sent home from school for wearing T-shirts bearing the words “Islam is of the Devil,” a district court judge ruled Friday.




Muslim Can’t Sue the Dove World Outreach Center That Burned the Quran
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(CN) – A federal judge refused to let a Muslim file a third amended complaint that claims a Christian church in Florida violated the First Amendment with its ultimately successful, highly publicized attempts to burn the Quran last year.




Koran-Burning Preacher Terry Jones Briefly Jailed In Michigan
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A militant Christian preacher was jailed briefly Friday after a Michigan court ruled that a protest he planned outside a mosque was likely to provoke violence and ordered him to stay away.




Quran-burning pastor, Terry Jones, still coming to mosque
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The Quran-burning provocateur, who is expected to protest in Dearborn next week, said he didn’t realize before he committed to coming here that the protest is planned for Good Friday.




Terry Jones: Holy Hand Grenade Outreach Center
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By Cathleen Falsani

(RNS) The website of the Dove World Outreach Center describes the tiny church in Gainesville, Fla., as “a New Testament church based on the Bible, the Word of God.”




Spencer Critchley: Quran-Burning Coverage: The Hollowness of “Storytelling” as a Journalistic Value
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In reality, Jones appears to be an obscure bigot with about 50 deluded followers. But in the media, Jones has become the world-famous protagonist of a parable of religious intolerance.




Jim Luce: US to Muslims: Please Sit at the Back of the Bus
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Islamophobia is growing in the United States. Hate graffiti is now discoloring my own building here in New York City — calling for the Holy Quran to be burned. The publicity-hungry Terry Jones in Gainesville could be discounted if he did not have his finger on the pulse of America.




Islamophobia, Talibaniation and lessons learnt from the US mosque debate
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Is American Islamophobic? The question is perhaps more pertinent than ever in the wake of the Ground Zero / Quran-burning mosque debate.




France 24: Ahmed Rehab and panel talk about Qur’an burning and Islamophobia in America
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Ahmed Rehab talks to France 24’s Mark Owen and various panelists about the proposed Qur’an burning. They also discuss the state of Islamophobia in America.