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Published:August 3rd, 2010 14:09 EST
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Evangelical Church To Burn Copies Of Koran! Good Idea?

By Robert Paul Reyes

 

"A FLORIDA church was yesterday promoting an event where it will burn copies of the Koran to mark the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the U.S.

In the announcement on its Facebook page, The Dove World Outreach Center of Gainesville, Florida, asked other religious groups to join in standing `against the evil of Islam. Islam is of the devil!`

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The Facebook event has received more than 1,500 `Like` recommendations by users, but had also been attacked with a number of threatening messages posted on the page and corresponding anti-Islam rants." Read More


No reasonable or intelligent person would disagree with the church`s pastor, Terry Jones, when he claims that Islam was responsible for 9/11. Islam is responsible for most of the thousands of acts of terrorism that we have witnessed in the last few years.

Mainstream Islam incites violence against "infidel dogs", the vast majority of Muslims endorse suicide bombings against Israel and Western countries. It`s not just a few radical Islamists who pose a threat to our way of life, it`s the millions of Muslims who consider our democratic way of life anathema.

However, I don`t endorse the burning of any book, not even the blood-drenched Koran. By burning the Koran, the evangelical Christians are displayed the intolerance that is rampant in Muslim countries.

Pastor Jones should burn a few copies of the Bible as well, that`s another holy book that has incited violence that has led to the murder of millions of innocent people.

Americans who believe in freedom of speech, diversity and tolerance should fear religious fanatics -- whether they be Christian evangelicals or Islamists

The Dove World Outreach Center is planning an anti-homosexual event "No Homo Mayor Protest." It targets the city`s first openly gay mayor, Craig Lowe.

Both evangelicals and Muslims hate gays and lesbians with a passion. Pastor Jones should be blessing the Koran instead of burning it, evangelicalism and Islam have a lot in common.

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