Florida Pastor Wants to Commemorate 9/11 By Burning Quran

Posted on by Rebecca Kelley (Rebecca)
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Anti-Muslim sentiments sure have been reaching new heights lately. First we have ire over a proposed mosque being built close to Ground Zero, and now some pastor in Florida by the name of Terry Jones wants to "commemorate" the upcoming anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center by burning copies of the Quran. I'd hate to see how he celebrates the Fourth of July -- instead of lighting sparklers, he probably goes around punching British people in the face.

He grew out his mustache to show how serious he is

Jones wants to burn hundreds of copies of the Quran on September 11th, which has understandably caught the attention of numerous protesters. The church is only comprised of 50 people, and they've very quickly become vastly outnumbered by people opposed to the proposed book burning. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, General David Petraeus, and talking bobblehead Angelina Jolie are among the protesters.

The funny thing is that this is a classic trolling move on Jones's part. His church is likely small and unremarkable, but both it and him have gotten a ton of press over this stunt. Even though it's negative attention, the spotlight has nonetheless become fixated on him, and religious zealots and crazy conservatives will likely enjoy the flavor of crazy he's serving.

What do you think about Pastor Jones's proposed Quran burning to commemorate 9/11? 

Pastor Jones wants to burn the Quran to commemorate 9/11. What do you think?

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You're simplifying the issue a bit - I think the burning of anything is distasteful, but it comes down to the First Amendment. In the same way, Park51 has a legal right to construct their facility where they wish. But you influence the issue, whether intentional or not, when you brand objection to Park51 as "Anti-Muslim sentiments". I am not aware of people in NYC or the greater metropolitan area taking it to the streets against Muslims. In this specific case, the location is infused with a lot of emotion, and there is controversy around Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and the funding for the building.

Posted By affiliatetip,

God, I love humanity. YAY FOR BROTHERLY LOVE!!!! *_*

Posted By Volatile,

I'll state no opinion on this, but does anyone else find it ironic that the Vatican has joined criticism of this florida pastor when the so-called "Christian" Catholic Church once burned Bibles AND the People who printed them just because it was printed in a language the common people could understand?

Posted By sonofgallifrey44,

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