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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.




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.




Hani Almadhoun: Koran Burning and Mosque Building Through Muslim Eyes
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Park51 is not that big of a deal for the majority of Muslims living outside America. In fact, in a recent poll by Elaph, a popular news website, 58% of respondents said they are for moving the mosque to some other location.




Robert Koehler: Large-Spirited America
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Maintaining a sort of ironic neutrality about Jones, Fox focused on the fervor of the international protests over the planned burning — my God, 100 Muslims picketed the U.S. embassy in Jakarta, “with some demonstrators threatening jihad.” In the skilled hands of the Fox news team, geopolitics is indistinguishable from pro wrestling.




Zareena A. Grewal, Ph.D.: Build the ‘Mosque’ or Burn the Qu’ran? It Hurts Some, But It Is Constitutional
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I wonder how many Americans actually believe her. I wish more Americans would reconsider what they think they know about Muslims and Islam, interrogating why they think they know it and who they take as an expert.




Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.: Why The Quran-Burning Church Relies On Incendiary Verbiage And Outrageous Actions
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Terry Jones, senior pastor at Dove World Outreach Center, the person responsible for planning the book burning, has practiced Islamophobia for many years.




John Thatamanil: To the Quran-Burning Church: Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness
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When Christians (and sadly much of the hatred is being mobilized by churches) bear false witness against our neighbors and fail to live up to Jesus’ command to love our neighbors as we love ourselves, we abandon the constitutive practices of Christian life.