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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.

Elcin Poyrazlar: It Is Not the Quran, Stupid!
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Jones, the pastor of the 50-member Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, could hardly have expected to become a worldwide celebrity. After all he is just a slightly deranged guy who thinks he can fight radical Islamists by burning the Quran. If it really worked, I assure you Pastor Jones, the US army would have tried it a long time ago.

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.