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Crusades Redux: Armed Christian Group to Guard Burn Koran Day

Is this getting scarier or what? My gut feeling is the Church will not be able to go ahead with this action considering they were denied a permit by their local fire department.

Armed Christian Group to Guard Church on “Burn Koran Day”

A group that proudly calls itself Right Wing Extreme has pledged to protect a church in Gainesville , Florida that is planning to hold a Koran burning on 9/11, according to WorldCorrespondents.com, which reports as follows.

“This Press Release entitled “Armed Christian Conservative group to protect church during burning of Quran” was shared to us by Prince Shannon Carson of Right Wing Extreme.

The Christian conservative organization Right Wing Extreme has offered its support and protection for the International Burn a Quran day.

Right Wing Extreme was founded in April of 2009 after the Department of Homeland Security’s report titled Right Wing Extremism.”

Unlike the infamous cross burnings of the Ku Klux Klan which were often staged on the property of opponents to intimidate them, the Koran burning will be held on the premises of Dove Ministries International, with their enthusiastic consent. The only laws that could be used against such an event would probably deal with  air pollution rather than objectionable political expression. A case might be made that the Koran burning is a disturbance of the peace.

Unlike the Mohammed cartoon disputeof 2005, which sparked bloody riots, American Muslims have responded to the Dove Ministries provocation with American style media savvy. The Book of Signs Foundation has pledged to distribute 50 free Korans for every copy burned on 9/11. This puts Dove Ministries in a quandary. The bigger and more successful their Koran burning is, the more free copies will be distributed of the Koran.

Most Muslims in America seem to recognize that struggles for the hearts and minds of believers involve arguing and presenting one’s point of view. It is doubtful that a single Muslim will alter or change his or her faith because of the burning of the Koran.

In America, people missionize their religion and their politics. Book burnings of any sort turn people off. The scariest thing to any religious fanatic is the freedom one has in America to practice, change or reject one’s faith.

There are people who get their jollies desecrating the symbol of someone else’s faith, such as Andres Serrano in his infamous “Piss Christ” exhibit, in which he suspended a crucifix in a jar of urine. Most Americans, from devout Christians to avowed atheists and members of non Christian faiths, were disgusted by Serrano’s gratuitous slap at Christian believers. Most Americans feel the same way about the Koran burners at Dove Ministries as well.

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  • http://www.counterculture-jihad.com Zakariya Ali Sher

    People have been using Christianity as an excuse… or justification for their hatred for centuries. Just as people have misappropriated Islam, so too have Christians used the Bible as their basis for everything from colonialism and slavery to wars and anti-Semitism (especially nowadays ironic given the right wing Christian view on Israel as God’s promised land to the Jews).

    There’s really nothing new in it. The article makes reference to the famous KKK cross burnings, and it is an apt comparison. There is little difference between the two. The KKK was a white and Protestant phenomena with political ideology, wanting to bully and intimidate blacks (as well as Jews, Catholics, etc). These same people have since moved on to bullying and intimidating Muslims. And in a few years they will probably take to targeting another group that they see as ‘foreign’ or ‘un-American.’ *rolls eyes*

    At least I’m glad to say that most Christians see through their lies and hate for what they really are. Most, but sadly, not all…

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  • quiet contender

    This is absolutly absurd. When did it become part of the Christian religon to HATE people for there beliefs. This is just another sad example of the american ignorants…

  • http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2217261208 MH1

    Btw, your country doesnt become more “nice looking” by “personalizing” it with a female name (“America”). Nice try, but no cigar.

  • http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2217261208 MH1

    “America” is a continent, not a nation. “USA” means “Unites States of (the continent) America”. The first map ever drawn in which the word America appeared didnt even include North America. “America” was written in the land that today is known as Brasil. But i guess for cultural-imperialists like the Unitedstaters to deprive a continent of its name for their own self-aggrandizement is fair and right.

  • moorisham

    Hey Larry,

    Looked at Dr. Lee’s work. While I do like his very English look and admire his conviction, he’s hardly a qualified academic. Once being a professor of philosophy at a now-defunct New Jersey Bible school hardly makes one a scholar of Islam.

  • Mughalistan

    Book burning – just like the Nazi’s.

  • Jack Cope
  • Jack Cope

    Just so you ladies and gents know, they ‘pulled out’, evidently to cray even for them! They make the standard biased statements about Islam, but they basically said that Jesus wouldn’t have liked it:

    http://www.rightwingextreme.us/index.php/News/Top-Stories/press-release-armed-christian-group-pulls-support-of-burning-of-koran.html

    However, the mention that they will be doing a radio show on the event, maybe some Loonwatchers should listen in and get some material :-)

  • Jim Flannery

    Unfortunate that you feel comfortable (required? why even bring it up?) to rebroadcast the LOON interpretation of Serrano’s photo, which was not created as a slap, was not a vehicle for anybody’s jollies, and was not considered blasphemous by the creator. Do some goddamn research before you echo moron talking points, would you?

  • Jef Weinberger

    Good article but your comparison of this situation to Serrano’s “Piss Christ”, a bona fide work of art – though you’re free to argue otherwise – and in NO way intended as a symbol of hate toward Christianity, is plain wrong. The only hate coming out of the Piss Christ controversy, and rightwing Reagan-era critiques of other art from that period, was an effort completely to defund federal arts organizations like the NEA and NEH. Piss Christ hurt nobody; these anti-Islamic fascist pseudo-Christians would hurt many, and not just their feelings.

  • Larry

    (saw this piece on the net – Larry)

    Prof. F. N. Lee’s “ISLAM IN THE BIBLE”

    Eminent Australian theologian and church historian known worldwide as Professor Francis Nigel Lee (who has eleven earned doctorates!) has found claims in the Koran that may have escaped the attention of many Muslims including those in the White House.
    It’s amazing how often in history someone notices an unclear passage in the Bible, sees possibilities in it as a wellhead, isolates it and then backstabbingly uses it against the Bible’s intent while developing an anti-Biblical cult or false religion!
    Dr. Lee quotes the Koran which claims that when Jesus promised that after His departure He would send the Holy Spirit to be personally with His followers as the “Comforter” (John 14:16, John 15:26, etc.), Jesus was actually promising He would send them Mohammed! (Aside from the blasphemy, has history shown Mohammed and his fanatical followers to be “Comforters” of human beings?)
    Another quote from the Koran that Dr. Lee reveals is that the disciples of Jesus viewed themselves as “Muslims” – centuries before Mohammed was born!
    To read Dr. F. N. Lee’s scholarly and informative article, type in the “Islam in the Bible” pdf article associated with him. Interestingly, leading Christian scholars for many centuries have viewed the 9th chapter of Revelation (with its references to a violent army of 200 million who torture mankind in earth’s final days, the centering on “the great river Euphrates,” and the connection to demons loosed from “the bottomless pit” who inhabit this army) as a scary portrait of Islam murdering, in a short period, one-third of earth’s population, as is explicitly stated there!
    Readers may also wish to Google “Imam Bloomberg’s Sharia Mosque” and “Michelle Obama’s Allah-day” since these two items have been in the news lately.

  • julian riotoni

    How is this not linked in the MSM as being Christian terrorism?

  • Mosizzle

    3 Predictions:

    1.) Repeat of 2005 Danish Cartoon Protests: Except it’s going to be bigger and more bloody. (See Muslims are going to see this as an attack on Islam).

    2.) America is going to look like “Zionist Crusader at war with Islam”. Countries will blame America for this.

    3.) Christian minorities will suffer terribly in Muslim countriess. Illiterate Muslims will probably think all Christians are in this together.

    In Summary, this will cause the most outrage possible if allowed. I can comfortably say that this could be “it”.

  • mindy1

    Do they really think they are on the side of God? :(

  • Father John

    Lord have mercy!!

  • nat

    “Unlike the Mohammed cartoon disputeof 2005, which sparked bloody riots, American Muslims have responded to the Dove Ministries provocation with American style media savvy.”

    There were bloody riots in America, really?

  • Khalid Aslam

    The pastor was apparently arrested on child pornography charges. LOL

  • CKCH

    Dove Ministries. Wow. That is completely misnamed.

  • froger29

    Let’s attend their book burning session and throw bibles at their heads. They can throw quarans at us and we can have a book throwing war on site.
    It’s the crusades all over again!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Khaled

    I have a good idea!!

    We as Muslims burn our old Qurans anyway, why not start a drive to collect all the old Qurans that people don’t want and to send it out to this church? We can kill two birds with one stone :)

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