Qurans burning day? Preacher wants to burn Qurans on September 11 (VIDEO)

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In protest of what it calls a religion “of the devil,” a nondenominational church in Gainesville, Florida, plans to host an “International Burn a Quran Day” on the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks.

The Dove World Outreach Center says it is hosting the event to remember 9/11 victims and take a stand against Islam. With promotions on its website and Facebook page, it invites Christians to burn the Muslim holy book at the church from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“We believe that Islam is of the devil, that it’s causing billions of people to go to hell, it is a deceptive religion, it is a violent religion and that is proven many, many times,” Pastor Terry Jones told CNN’s Rick Sanchez earlier this week.

Preacher wants to burn Quarans

Preacher wants to burn Quarans

Jones wrote a book titled “Islam is of the Devil,” and the church sells coffee mugs and shirts featuring the phrase.

Muslims and many other Christians — including some evangelicals — are fighting the initiative.

The church launched a YouTube channel to disseminate its messages.

“I mean ask yourself, have you ever really seen a really happy Muslim? As they’re on the way to Mecca? As they gather together in the mosque on the floor? Does it look like a real religion of joy?” Jones asks in one of his YouTube posts.

“No, to me it looks like a religion of the devil.”

The Islamic advocacy group Council on American-Islamic Relations called on Muslims and others to host “Share the Quran” dinners to educate the public during the monthlong fast of Ramadan beginning in August. In a news release, the group announced a campaign to give out 100,000 copies of the Quran to local, state and national leaders.

“American Muslims and other people of conscience should support positive educational efforts to prevent the spread of Islamophobia,” said CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper in the release.

The National Association of Evangelicals, the nation’s largest umbrella evangelical group, issued a statement urging the church to cancel the event, warning it could cause worldwide tension between the two religions.

“The NAE calls on its members to cultivate relationships of trust and respect with our neighbors of other faiths. God created human beings in his image, and therefore all should be treated with dignity and respect,” it said in the statement.

Dove’s Facebook page, set up for the September event, has more than 1,600 fans.

“Eternal fire is the only destination the Quran can lead people to, so we want to put the Quran in it’s [sic] place — the fire!” the page says.

But another Facebook group with more than 3,100 fans says it stands “against the disrespect and intolerance that these people have for the Muslim people” and encourages people to report Dove’s page to Facebook.

What do you think about this?

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22 comments

Kinfe July 31, 2010 - 3:29 pm

This is crazy ! because they have democracy the want to burn somebodys holy book?

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Anonymous July 31, 2010 - 3:31 pm

typical americans racist guy. yeone stupid negr new sewyew erasu.

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Gerald July 31, 2010 - 7:55 pm

The preacher is really crazy! He wants to the cause of many innocents death. He will does whatever he planned but it never ends positively.
This preacher has something behind him. You know what? probably he is doing his businees. he maight be bought some stupid people to prepare this event.

In my openion the preacher should be taken to the court. we dont have to hate muslims and be cacuse of distruction they have right to believe in whatever they believe in. My god! if he is a good beliver of his own religion he should preach the people how to relate with other religion and nations. Aa a preacher he should never ever preach hostility among the people. Guys think a gain dont follow crazy preacher we need peace for everyone.

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Ermias 'Ben-zion Armah' Mekonnen July 31, 2010 - 8:07 pm

See, my friend. This is why i like to be with my ppl for better or worse. The western “christians” and their followers aka..the white worshippers are ppl of the other kind.

Budhism rocks when compared to THEM.
GOD BLESS OUR PPL AND OUR CHURCH TILL THE END OF DAYS!
THEN WE WILL NOT BE IN A SHAMEFUL PLACE BUT RATHER WE WILL BE PROUD OF WHAT WE HAVE SO FAR DONE!

‘ashewawun ke Tefu yileyewal’

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Menbere ነብሴ Tsegaw July 31, 2010 - 9:13 pm

Wow..”They are a match” Long Live Ethiopian Orthodox…the humble and the meek teaching!!!!

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Ahmedin Dinu July 31, 2010 - 10:12 pm

This guy look like Hitlers grad son f**kn racist. I wish if they can read it just one paragraph before burn it. I guarantee u they will burn him instead of the book. ” የራሷ ሲያርባት የሰው ታማስላለች !!!!!! አለ የሀገሬ ሰው ”

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john August 1, 2010 - 7:59 pm

Jones is a true person.I call this person the 21th century true person.The others christains,we,are afraid of muslims to tell the true message for all.It is a biq true that we have to face.There fore,be silent,don’t be obstacle for the true guy.We,Christians,know that Islam is of devil,but we are afraid of killing and we are silent.Let us break the silent.I pray for this guy to be successful,but I haven’t courage to testify like this person.I am very,very happy when I read and saw this message.

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noori August 1, 2010 - 8:31 pm

wow…u know? its really dumb of diz guy…if u dont belive in a spesifik religion or somehtin…y make ur self look DUMB?diz guys wat?70 years old? a dUMB PERSON.!he doenst realize dat u dont have 2 believe a religion bu dat does not mean u should burn their holy book…have u seen any MUSLIM burn da bible? well hey dis FAG can burn da QUrans bu HE CAN NEVER burn tha billionz of people dat have da QURAN memoriezied nor can he BURN whats in OUR HEARTS…somehtin will happen…before he begins dis STUPID step SOMETHING will happen but u know wat? watever happens 2 him..no one will publish it because den diz world will turn in2 islam…diz dude is real stupid… nd GOD will punish him…read da DEFINITION of QURAN dumba**…may GOD lead u 2 da right path..we muslims wont wish u death…because datz GOD[Allahs] job not HUMAN..all i gotta say is ALLAH KNOWS BEST…and we arent da ones 2 punish dis dude..but u know who is…GOD…i really hope he reads this..and please if anyone has his number..may i get it..? i would like to give this FAG a piece of my mind..he can burn as many qurans as he wants..bu he SHALL BE READY FOR WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER!

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Dont do this August 3, 2010 - 3:54 am

DO NOT DO THIS IT WILL START WORLD WAR 3

MY HUSBAND IS IN AFGHANISTAN FIGHTING FOR OUR FREEDOM I DONT WANT HIM TO GET KILLED FOR IDIOTS LIKE THIS PASTOR . I AM A MUSLIM AND I DONT CARE WHO AND WHAT BOOK IS RIGHT IT DOESNT MATTER WE ARE ALL ONE RACE AND THAT IS THE HUMAN RACE . WE NEED TO STOP THESE ACTS. STOP THE ATTACKS ON OUR SOLDIERS WE DONT NEED TO MAKE IT WORSE FOR THEM TRYING TO KEEP US SAFE .

SPREAD THE WORD TO STOP THIS

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KURDISH GURL August 8, 2010 - 4:21 am

im a muslim an it broke my heart when i found out about this an i cried too… i never ever thouqht any1 wud ever burn our holy book after all we have done … it just breaks peoples heart especially the muslims to see a very stupid message like this… us muslims pray an pray 4 everything , everyday hoping things wud come out the best but somehow it seems like this guy twisted our words an decided to burn the Holy Quran…. These muslims would give anything in the world to make people happy an i dont want to see any1 thinking muslims are the enemies because were not an i just hate when they think that. Its so mean and hurtful an i pray to Allah that he will punish this man for thinking negative an burning our Holy Quran very stupid way… i just dont ever want to see any1 hurting our Quran because i know that they wouldnt want muslims hurting there bible an trust me Christians us muslims are not bad at all… And i hope to Allah that he wont make this stupid message come true cuz i believe every word in the Quran an theres so shame that any1 should burn it its rude an disrespectful…. Amen to Allah!

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Nick August 8, 2010 - 4:26 am

@KURDISH GURL
I believe you so much… im a Christian an i never would think muslims would hurt us … hope Allah does give him something he deserves ..May Allah be with you Muslims!

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Zeynab August 8, 2010 - 4:28 am

Its so rude … an i hate this message hope this never happens an hope no others hear this message ever again….=[

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sara August 8, 2010 - 5:15 am

crease man

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teshome August 13, 2010 - 5:17 pm

I am not in favor of what the Florida preacher is prepared to do. However, Islam is not a friendly religion either. It is a religion where killing is a common punishment. Imagine, sentensing a women to be killed by stonning. Imagine, killing what they call “enemy” by beheading. Imagine amputating a man suspected of pick-pockating. Iran is the world leading country in killing by hanging. They need to be a little benevolent and reasonable.

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AMERICAN August 24, 2010 - 2:28 am

SCREW THE MUSLIMS I,M GOING TO DO IT TOO

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monsho September 8, 2010 - 2:57 am

tha whole world is still a racist, yes i said it.

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Anonymous September 8, 2010 - 8:35 pm

That can have a negative affect on those who are really christians. I pray that God will help this preacher see that this is not of Him. God has not given us the spirit of fear by love power and a sound and discipline mind

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Anonymous September 10, 2010 - 1:02 am

okay fuck off you fucking racist man, I usually don’t use this language or anything but how dare you think of burning the Holy quran, you man be thinking that this doesn’t effect modern day muslims but it sure fuckin does i have a friend at school who started crying because of this, so your just a jerk with no life, how would you feel if i said i’m gonna burn your bible!!! But you know what God will take care of you when you die cause God creating everything including Islam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous September 10, 2010 - 1:05 am

@KURDISH GURL
dude i can’t agree more 🙂

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moosavi September 12, 2010 - 6:42 pm

IN THE NAME OF ALLAH.
Hello to all human in the world
Muslims obey Allah lows and believe all holy religion.
All enemy of the Islam should properly know if some mindless peoples do violent action (burning holly Quran). Over 1,700.000.000 (one billion and seven hundred million) Muslims and more number of them from another holly religions will be stand against of them.
Human being & being wise is very better.
THE GOD CREATE WISDOM AND GRANT IT TO HUMANS.
WHY SOME ONE CON NOT USE OF THISE BIG “GODS GRANT” AND WANTS TO BE THE SAME AS WILD ANIMALS??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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fugitive September 13, 2010 - 9:30 am

@john
How do U like it if Muslims burn ur book too?!

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fruyas March 14, 2012 - 6:02 am

stupid

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