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The pastor’s actions may have had a direct effect on our national security. According to recent reports from the Orlando Sentinel, Terry Jones claims the film’s producer contacted him directly, asking Jones to distribute it.
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Deaths of Amb. Stevens and staff stretch meaning of free speech to the breaking point | Scholars and RoguesRev. Jones has also been active in spreading the myth to gullible Americans that the Islamic world seeks to impose shariah law in the United States. (Under the category of FWIW, Jones was a member of the same high-school graduating class in Missouri as Rush Limbaugh.) As for Al-Azhar University — founded in the tenth century! — one could argue that it should know better than to treat Jones as representative of Americans.Rev. Jones has also been active in spreading the myth to gullible Americans that the... more
One man's immorality is another man's religion, even if the immorality of that religion is pointed out by atheists. The same is true for atheists and what they believe. People are what they are, sometimes inconsistent, narrow-minded, and disagreeable. But, there's the message and then there's the way you deliver the message.One man's immorality is another man's religion, even if the immorality of... more
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The New Jersey Transit employee fired for burning pages of the Quran at the site of a proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero will get his job back, according to a settlement obtained by The Star-Ledger. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMxraqlikdI&feature=player_embedded
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Terry Jones says he came to Michigan to protest Islamic extremism and, what he calls, the threat of Sharia Law.
Why he selected a Dearborn mosque known for its commitment to interfaith dialogue and integration of the Muslim faith into the larger American culture is a difficult question to answer. Even if you ask him.
After his appearance in court Thursday, Jones said he sees no evidence that Dearborn is under the influence of Islamic law. He said he’s there because, well, because there are a lot of Muslims there…not that there’s anything wrong with that.Terry Jones says he came to Michigan to protest Islamic extremism and, what he calls,... more
Terry Jones plans to follow up the Koran-burning that sparked deadly protests with an armed Good Friday rally tomorrow outside America's biggest mosque. Authorities are seeking to block the protest outside the Detroit-area mosque to avoid violence but Jones, leader of a tiny fundamentalist church in Florida, has vowed to protest even if he is banned from doing so. "We have made it very clear that we are coming there with very, very peaceful intentions," he said. "We will be armed. We do have concealed weapons permits."
Jones has refused to post a security bond, and a judge has set a jury trial for tomorrow morning to determine whether the pastor and his followers will be able to protest that evening. Religious and political leaders have rallied against the planned protest, but free speech advocates, including the ACLU, argue that it should be allowed to proceed, reports the Detroit Free Press. "Instead of him being the bad guy, now he’s the hero,” says Dearborn attorney Majed Moughni. “They’ve turned him into a hero of the First Amendment." Moughni is no fan of Jones: He burned both the pastor and Osama bin Laden in effigy during a protest last fall.
http://www.newser.com/story/116957/pastor-plans-armed-rally-at-mosque.html?utm_source=syn&utm_medium=wid&utm_campaign=240Terry Jones plans to follow up the Koran-burning that sparked deadly protests with an... more
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) - Security will be tight when Pastor Terry Jones arrives in Dearborn, and it's not going to come cheap. The Koran burning pastor is planning a controversial visit in two days on Good Friday.
FOX 2 has learned the City of Dearborn will most likely deny his permit to hold a demonstration near the Islamic Center of America, but he can still rally at what they are calling free speech zones. If Jones insists on holding it near the Islamic Center, he risks being arrested.
"We are definitely going to go through with our protest, that nothing will stop that," said Jones.
Grey skies loomed Wednesday over the Islamic Center, a peaceful place of worship that Florida pastor Terry Jones wants to use as a backdrop. He's requested a permit to hold a demonstration Good Friday at the city owned lot across the street.
Despite outrage over the Koran burning pastor's visit, Jones says he's coming.
FOX 2's Ronnie Dahl asked him whether he's ready to go to jail for that.
"Yes, of course. We are prepared for whatever consequences they feel are necessary," Jones said.
Dearborn's mayor wrote an open letter to Pastor Jones urging him to cancel. Police claim the visit will put a dent in the city's coffers, estimating security will cost around $46,000.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is asking a judge to halt the protest to prevent crime. She also thinks Jones should be held accountable for the cost and is requesting that he pay a $100,000 bond.
"It is (an) infringement on our constitutional rights, First Amendment rights," Jones told FOX 2.
"We think what the prosecutor did by ordering him or requesting that he pay a $100,000 bond, we think that's the worst possible thing she could've possibly done for our community. This is America. In America, we're entitled to free speech," said attorney Majed Moughni.
He is supporting Pastor Jones' right to free speech, even if he doesn't like what he has to say. The Dearborn attorney wanted to hold a "Stop the Hate" rally near Jones' protest, but his permit was denied. The event is being moved to the Civic Center, a move he supports after learning Pastor Jones' plans on bringing his gun.
"We're telling our people to stay away from him. He's a violent man. He's a crazy man, and we want to stay away from crazy people," Moughni said.
"If we are, of course, attacked or shot at, then, of course, we would be forced to defend ourselves. That it is definitely, definitely, definitely not our intention to come there in any type of … provocative way," said Jones.
Once again, Jones is not being told, at this point in time, that he can't hold his demonstration. What they're concerned about is just where he wants to hold it. Those free speech zones are at the City Hall, as well as the Civic Center.
The court hearing is still scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Thursday. FOX 2 will, of course, be there and bring you all the latest developments.SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) - Security will be tight when Pastor Terry Jones arrives in... more
The impassioned letter was the city's latest attempt to convince the Quran-burning Christian pastor to stop his planned Friday protest outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn. And it represents another effort by the city to counter attempts to label it as being under Islamic law because of its sizable Muslim population.
Across the U.S., a growing number of politicians, Christians and bloggers have been claiming that Shari'a dominates Dearborn. But O'Reilly wrote in his letter: "If Dearborn practiced Shari'a law, would we have three adult entertainment bars and more alcohol-licensed bars and restaurants per capita than most other cities?"
O'Reilly noted his city is home to Dearborn Sausage, which makes ham and is next to "the first mosque in Dearborn."
"No one has ever objected," he said.
Islamic law accusations set off legislative frenzy
From Newt Gingrich to Mike Huckabee to state legislators, a growing number of officials across the country are proclaiming that Dearborn and metro Detroit are under Shari'a law because of the sizable Muslim population. Urged on by an active network of conservative blogs and groups, they are filing lawsuits and legislation against what they perceive as a threat to the U.S.
It's all based on a lie, local officials say -- but one that continues to stick in some minds because of the growing power of social media. During the past few months, the drumbeat against Dearborn has grown louder as politicians and elected officials increasingly cite the city as an example of how radical Islam has infiltrated the U.S.
Several states are considering -- or have passed -- bills banning the use of Islamic law. Last year, Louisiana lawmakers passed an anti-Shari'a bill. In recent months, Texas legislators have cited Dearborn in considering a similar bill. Tennessee also is considering an anti-Shari'a bill. And this week, the Missouri House approved a bill that would ban Shari'a.
Last year, Oklahoma voters approved a ballot measure that would have banned Shari'a law, but a judge later ruled it unconstitutional.
Conservatives point to some cases where judges have cited Islamic law in making decisions. That includes a Florida case involving a dispute at a local mosque, where a judge ruled this year that to resolve one crucial issue in the case, he would consult Islamic law.
Activists also are taking legal action. Earlier this year, the Ann Arbor-based Thomas More Law Center filed a lawsuit against Dearborn, claiming that city officials were influenced by Shari'a when police arrested Christian missionaries last year at an Arab festival.
The fear that Shari'a law is creeping across the country is motivating Florida Pastor Terry Jones and his followers to plan a protest Friday outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn.
But city officials, Muslim Americans and others see the anti-Shari'a efforts as part of a campaign to whip up hysteria against Muslims and score political points. In Dearborn, officials worry that the power of social media has spread lies about the town that Henry Ford founded.
Dearborn Mayor Jack O'Reilly Jr. frequently has appeared on national TV shows, such as MSNBC's "Hardball," in recent months, trying to deflect the notion that his city is under Shari'a.
On Wednesday, he reiterated that in an open letter to Jones, noting that Dearborn has three strip clubs and a factory that makes pork products across the street from a mosque.
"There is no Shari'a law in Dearborn, only constitutional law," O'Reilly said.
The definition of Shari'a varies greatly, but it generally refers to Islamic laws, rules or customs that might govern a person's life or society. It could range from personal habits to food to politics and business.
Some have concerns that Shari'a rules in Muslim countries could come to the U.S. But Muslim Americans say they should not be compared to how Muslims live in foreign countries.
They say they're facing the same accusations that American Catholics faced in the 19th and early 20th centuries when some Protestants feared their influx would lead to Vatican domination.
In Wednesday's letter, O'Reilly said, "Shari'a law is church or faith-based law that is applicable only to the followers of that faith."
He compared it to Canon Law in Catholicism or Torah Law in Judaism.
"It can't be carried out in America," he said in an interview with the Free Press. "No one is trying to do that. And we wouldn't let them if they would try."
Imam Radwan Mardini, head of the American Muslim Center in Dearborn, said Shari'a "is not an issue."
"There is no Shari'a implemented in the state of Michigan," Mardini said. "There is no basis for these allegations."
The idea that Dearborn is under Shari'a grew in popularity after an incident in June 2009 at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn, the largest Arab-American festival in Michigan. At the event, some Christian evangelists yelled at passersby "that they were going to hell because they were Muslim," according to a Dearborn police report.
But a video recorded by a Christian missionary group called Acts 17 Apologetics showed them being escorted out by security guards during the festival. It has now drawn more than 2 million views on YouTube, making it the most popular video on Dearborn.
Some Christians -- including a Marlette man who initially organized Friday's protest -- point to that video as proof that Dearborn is under Shari'a.
Last year at the Arab festival, the same missionaries were arrested on charges of disturbing the peace, leading to another uproar. They were later acquitted by a jury and filed a lawsuit against the city.
Their experiences have been used by conservatives to slam Dearborn. In July, Gingrich, the former House speaker, wrote:
"This is a clear case of freedom of speech and the exercise of religious freedom being sacrificed in deference to Shari'a's intolerance against the preaching of religions other than Islam."
Gingrich said the missionaries were handing out copies of Christian literature, which is "of course, forbidden by Shari'a's rules on proselytizing."
The mayor, responding to these months of criticism, said in an interview: "These people are trying to suggest that Shari'a has overridden civil law. That doesn't happen here. We won't let it happen."The impassioned letter was the city's latest attempt to convince the... more
UtopiaLand News: April 4th, 2011: Obama's Re-Bid, Terry Jones, Radioactive Milk
Responding to news that Florida pastor Terry Jones had last week burnt the Quran, a mob of Afghans in the relatively calm city of Mazar-i-Sharif ransacked the United Nations headquarters there, killing 12 people. Last year, Jones sparked widespread condemnation when he threatened to burn a copy of the Quran outside his church. While he ultimately decided against it after pleas from high ranking U.S. officials such as Gen. David Petraeus and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Jones last week burned the Quran after a supposed “trial” of the Muslim holy book at his church found it guilty of “crimes against humanity.Violent protests in Afghanistan have now spread as far south as Kandahar. However, Jones feels no sense of responsibility. “We do not feel responsible,” he said on Friday. “We feel more that the Muslims and radical Islam uses that as an excuse.” Now, in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Jones says he might also put the prophet Mohammad on trial:Terry Jones, the radical pastor who oversaw the burning of a Koran in his Florida church last month after a mock court hearing, may put the Islamic prophet Mohammed on trial in his next ‘day of judgement’, he told The Sunday Telegraph.
“It is definitely a consideration to stage a trial on the life of Mohammed in the future,” he said in interview on Saturday.
Jones said in an interview with ABC News that his burning of the Quran “definitely does prove that there is a radical element of Islam. … I believe the UN needs to stand up to countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Muslim-dominated countries. They have been persecuting, killing Christians for generations.”
Una Moore, a development professional based in Afghanistan, wrote on UN Dispatch on Friday that the reaction to Jones in Mazar-i-Sharif marks “the end” of the international community’s involvement in Afghanistan:
Foreigners have been killed in Afghanistan before, and today’s attack was not the first fatal attack on UN staff. But it was different than previous fatal attacks. Very different. The killers were ordinary residents of a city deemed peaceful enough to be one of the first places transferred to the control of Afghan security forces.
“Terry Jones and others will continue to pull anti-Islam stunts and opportunistic extremists here will use those actions to incite attacks against foreigners,” she wrote, adding, “Unless we, the internationals, want our guards to fire on unarmed protesters from now on, the day has come for us to leave Afghanistan.” http://bit.ly/gU5AzJResponding to news that Florida pastor Terry Jones had last week burnt the Quran, a... more
erry Jones did a publicity act to show his lame importance and sick views to the world. In todays fast moving world who is going to listen to such a fanatic Terry Jones, therefore what he needed was an act of hatred that will result in violence and that violence will indeed bring importance to his sick views. Innocent UN workers have been killed by demonstrators similarly protesters have been shot dead in Afghanistan.
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Hundreds of people took to the streets of Kandahar on Sunday to protest against the burning of a Koran in the US, an official said, a day after 10 people died during similar demonstrations in the southern Afghan city.Hundreds of people took to the streets of Kandahar on Sunday to protest against the... more
A furious mob in one of Afghanistan's most peaceful cities killed at least 12 UN workers and wounded many more as the anger rose as the reports of an American man in Florida burning the Quran spreads across the country. The killings in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif will undoubtedly throw the UN mission in Afghanistan into a deep crisis. Eight international UN employes and four Afghans were killed, said Abdul Rauof Taj, security director of Bulkh province. At least 24 people were injured, he said. Provincial police spokesman Sherjan Durrani said the demonstrators poured out of mosques in the city in the early afternoon, shortly after Friday prayers where worshippers had been angered by reports that a Florida pastor had burned a copy of the Quran.Last year Terry Jones, a US fundamentalist Christian leader from Florida, did threaten to burn copies of the Quran but backed down after warnings that Islamic opinion around the world could be inflamed and the lives of US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq endangered.But on 21 March Wayne Sapp set light to a Quran with Jones standing by.Initial indications are that knives and small arms were used in the attack, according to CNN.Whatever the final death toll, the incident is seen as a disaster for the UN, coming just over a week after the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, announced that Mazar-e-Sharif would be one of the first areas of the war-torn country to be transferred from Nato to Afghan government security control.If the number of UN staff killed is high, the organisation will be obliged to consider closing down or dramatically reducing all its operations in the country – something it came perilously close to doing in late 2009 when an attack on a UN guesthouse in Kabul killed five staff.The UN has already issued a "white city" order, which forces all staff in the country into lockdown in their compounds.
Source: The Guardian, AFP etcA furious mob in one of Afghanistan's most peaceful cities killed at least 12 UN... more
Islamabad, Pakistan – Two believers killed, churches attacked, copies of the Bible burned: the Christian community in Pakistan is once again the victim of violence by Islamic fundamentalistsIslamabad, Pakistan – Two believers killed, churches attacked, copies of the... more
Hardline Muslim leader, Anjem Choudary, is calling for a protest, a call for Revolution, here in the United States on March 3, in front of the White House. He is rallying thousands of Muslims together to proclaim that Sharia Law be instituted in the United States of America.Hardline Muslim leader, Anjem Choudary, is calling for a protest, a call for... more
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THIS VIDEO IS A PARODY (JOKE) *** IT IS NOT REAL***
IT IS NOT IN SUPPORT OF BURNING ANYTHING
A "tragical" commercial for "Dr." Terry Jones and his asinine Dove World Outreach Center (as well as a nipple tweak of Fred Phelps and his WBC family cult.)THIS VIDEO IS A PARODY (JOKE) *** IT IS NOT REAL*** IT IS NOT IN SUPPORT OF BURNING... more