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Florida Pastor Terry Jones Arrested As He Attempts To Burn Thousands of Korans On 9/11

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Florida “Pastor” Terry Jones, was arrested in Florida yesterday just as he was about to burn thousands of kerosene-soaked copies of the Koran in  “protest” of the attack of the World Trade Center on 9/11.

The pastor had said he was planning to burn 2,998 of the Muslim holy books— one for every victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Sheriff’s deputies in Polk County, Fla., arrested Pastor Terry Jones, 61, and his associate pastor, Marvin Sapp Jr., 44, each on a felony charge of unlawful conveyance of fuel.  Jones had said he was heading to a nearby park in Mulberry to burn the Qurans on Wednesday, the 12th anniversary of the attacks. Sheriff’s officials said that Jones was also charged with unlawful open-carry of a firearm, a misdemeanor, and that Sapp faces a charge of having no valid registration for the trailer. Both were being booked Wednesday night into the Polk County jail, according to Sheriff Grady Judd.

Jones has repeatedly ignored pleas from the U.S. military asking him not to stage his protests. Military officials say his actions put American and Western troops in Afghanistan and elsewhere in danger.

Get ready for the high pitch screeching of religious right in three….. two….. one…..

H/T – Joe My God

 

CANADA Bans Koran Burning “Pastor” Terry Jones From Entering Country

Canada yesterday refused to allow religious hate loon Florida-based “Pastor” Terry Jones, best know for Koran burning escapades from crossing the border into thier country.

A spokesperson for Canada Border Services would not comment specifically on why Jones was turned back, but said, “Several factors are used in determining admissibility into Canada, including involvement in human rights violations, in organized crime, in criminal activity, security, health or financial reasons.”

Jones told CBC News he may appeal. But for the time being, he said he would head back to Florida. The Canada Border Services Agency made Jones go through a secondary inspection when he arrived at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ont., around noon. Secondary inspection involves a search of a person’s vehicle and more extensive questioning. He was held there for several hours before being told he would not be allowed into Canada. Jones said the CBSA cited a previous peace bond infraction in the U.S. as well as an incident relating to a disputed honorary doctorate in Germany to keep him out. “The reasons are pretty bogus in our opinion,” he said.

Hats off to the Country of Canada for not allowing hate to be imported into their country.

But it is too damn bad that we have to take Jones back.

Religious Extremist Pastor Terry Jones Starts Riots In Egypt and Lybia With Anti-Islamic Movie

You all might remember Florida-based “BURN THE KORAN!” religious wingnut “Pastor” Terry Jones.

Well in memory of 9/11 (which Jones has dubbed “International Judge Mohammad Day“this batshit lunatic helped make and produce an anti-islamic film that depicts Mohammed as a homosexual and child molester which helped push Egyptian protesters to  overran the U.S. Embassy in Cairo tear down the American and now the latest reports are saying that the Anti-US violence has now spread to the American consulate in Libya.

An armed mob has attacked the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi and set fire to the building, witnesses reported, in what they said was a protest at a film they said offended Islam. A little earlier, Libya’s deputy interior minister Wanis al-Shari, told AFP the crowd had attacked the building and that information was confirmed by the US embassy in the capital Tripoli. “There are fierce clashes between the Libyan army and an armed militia outside the U.S. consulate,” Abdel-Monen Al-Hurr, spokesman for Libya’s Supreme Security Committee, said to Reuters, adding that roads had been closed off and security forces were surrounding the building. A U.S. embassy source said there had been “an attack” on the diplomatic office in Benghazi, but gave no further details.

Last April,  eleven people were killed in Afghanistan after riots erupted when Jones burned the Koran outside his Florida “church.”

The Atlantic has details about anti-Islamic movie.

The movie is called Mohammed Nabi al-Muslimin, or Mohammed, Prophet of the Muslims. If you’ve never heard of it, that’s because most of the few clips circulating online are dubbed in Arabic. The above clip, which is allegedly from the film (update: Kurt Werthmuller, a Coptic specialist at the Hudson Institute, says he’s confirmed the clip’s authenticity) is one of the only in English. That’s also because it’s allegedly produced by Florida Pastor Terry Jones (yes, the asshole who burnt the Koran despite Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates’ pleas) and two Egyptians living in the U.S., according to Egyptian press accounts. The Egyptians are allegedly Coptic, the Christian minority that makes up about a tenth of Egypt. [snip] Other scenes in the above clip seem to portray Muslim Egyptian characters, who for some reason all have strong New York accents, as immoral and violent, particularly toward the Christians whom they pursue with near-genocidal fervor. A number of Islam’s founding figures, including the prophet, are accused of homosexuality and child molestation.

You can watch a clip from POS Jones anti-islamic movie below plus a statement from Jones about his “International Judge Mohammad Day” below.  If you can stomach it.




Anti-Gay Florida "Pastor" Terry Jones Stokes The Fire Of Right Wingnut Hate By Holding "International Burn A Koran Day," On Sept. 11, 2010 (Video)

Anti-gay religios nutcase “Pastor” Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainseville, FL is no stranger to rgose of us who follow the radidly anti-gay, right wingnut, religious zealots who attack the LGBT Community using religion as a way to gather lemming followers. 

Jones and his follwers were against the election of Gainesville’s openly gay mayor, Craig Lowe, earlier this year. Lowe was the subject of an anti-gay leafleting campaign during the campaign, led bu Jones which focused on his sexuality. The leaflets asked voters to “Please help to make this town more like San Francisco, CA. Don’t let Traditional Values Activist [sic] use scare tactics against you!”  The leaflets also told voters that Lowe would support an “agenda” that included “Gays in Women’s Restrooms,” as well as “Gay Marriage,” “Gay Public Sex Education,” and “Gay Oriented Churches,” among other things and they also set uup signs reading “No Homo Mayor,” later shortening that slogan to “No Homo.”

But not content in just hating “Homos” Pastor Jones and his folowers are now going after the Muslims.  The church set up signs declaring that, “Islam is of the Devil.” When one of the church’s signs was vandalized on the evening of July 21, the church website sought to pin the act on gays the following day. “This is private property and vandalism is a crime here in America,” read the text, going on to say, “In Islam, many actions that we consider to be crimes are encouraged, condoned or sheltered under Islamic teaching and practice, though. Another reason to burn a Koran.”

*Continue reading and watch Doves Minisrty disgusting “Burn The Koran” YouTube Video by clicking on “Read more…” below

Jones has come up with a plan to stand firm for righteousness: he’s calling on his followers to burn copies of the Qu’ran, the holy book of the Muslim faith on Sept. 11th no less.

The Friendly Atheist blogger Hemant Mehta called up Jones to ask what’s behind the burn. Jones tells him this is not about hate but about Christian truth — and bringing Muslims to convert. Says Jones:

We love the Moslems and hope that they would come to true salvation. What we are attacking is Islam, the religion, and Sharia law, the political system.

According to Jones, the organizers got the idea from another Facebook event, “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day” earlier this year (sigh).

Response from Florida’s Islamic community has been relatively muted so far. September 11 this year falls within the Eid al-Fitr holiday when Muslims mark the end of fasting for the holy month of Ramadan. RNS reports that local Muslims are planning to use the feast as an opportunity to share Islamic traditions and Qurans with the church members and the wider community.

“We don’t want to do anything that would be reactive,” said Ramzy Kilic, communications director of the Tampa Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations

In the Orlando Sentinel, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper said,

“American Muslims and other people of conscience should support positive educational efforts to prevent the spread of Islamophobia.”

He said CAIR’s research shows that anti-Muslim bias decreases when people have access to accurate information about Islam and are able to connect on a personal level with ordinary Muslims.

Terrorism in the US has not been a one-way street either and the Islamic community in Florida has been one of it’s recent targets.

On May 10, a pipe bomb exploded in the Islamic Center of Northwest Florida in Jacksonville. No worshippers were hurt, but Kilic said the planned burning of Qurans could escalate tensions in the area

What a scary fucking country we live in.