Florida Church Plans To Mark The Anniversary Of 9/11 By Burning Copies Of The Koran

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Bolitics, End of Days, For Discussion

Burned Koran

SMH. A Gainesville, FL church is encouraging its congregation and other religious groups to participate in a ceremony where they will burn copies of the Koran to commemorate the 9th anniversary of 9/11

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!”

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.

The church’s pastor, Terry Jones – who has written a book titled “Islam is of The Devil” and sells T-shirts bearing the same message – defended the controversial event.

“Islam and Sharia law was responsible for 9/11,” Jones told Agence France-Presse.

We will burn Korans because we think it’s time for Christians, for churches, for politicians to stand up and say no; Islam and Sharia law is not welcome in the U.S.

“We’ve got many death threats from jihad groups, but we cannot react by fear and we cannot compromise our beliefs. Somebody must stand up.”

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) called for the church to cancel the event, The Christian Post reported.

“It sounds like the proposed Koran burning is rooted in revenge,” NAE president Leith Anderson said.

“Yet the Bible says that Christians should β€˜make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.'”

Mainstream Muslim groups also denounced the move and lamented the sentiments promoted by the Gainesville church.

“Unfortunately in [Florida] and nationwide, Islamophobia are actually on the rise,” Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) spokesman Ramsey Kilic told AFP.

“I’m more afraid of those who have anti-Muslim sentiments and may think this is a legitimate action and may want to attack a mosque or attack a Muslim on the street,” he added.

However, Kilic said, “we are not taking any action to avoid this… we don’t want to give attention to this, because that’s what they want.”

Besides the Koran burning ceremony, the Dove World Outreach Center also plans an anti-homosexual event today, August 2 outside Gainesville’s City Hall. The “No Homo Mayor Protest” targets the city’s first openly gay mayor, Craig Lowe.

SMH. Sounds like this church is pretty intolerant. We’re surprised Facebook would allow them to post such either of those events on the site.

Has Islamophobia gotten worse recently or do you think people are more tolerant than they were after September 11th?

What steps do you think should be taken, if any, to reduce anti-Islam sentiments in the U.S.?

The “No Homo Mayor” protest is scheduled to go down today. It’s not a laughing matter, but they may has well have called it the dang “Pause Parade”. For such a modern country we’re definitely not without our throwbacks.

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    That wouldn’t be a wise thing to do………really!

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  • LaDiva

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  • Jaya

    They themselves are not Christian and do not read the bible but preach false teachings. Muslims hold the Qur-an sacred and this will do nothing but fuel those very few radicals into doing something extreme. If the Extremist don’t do anything, God himself will punish those who participate in such a vial act

  • Curveball

    Ah. Way to go. Insult an entire religion for the actions of a few.

  • BACK ME UP YA'LL

    I’m muslim, my question is who will they target next? I’m the only Muslim in my family my children are Christian and they except me fully for who I am a wonderful mother who loves Allah and I would never think hurting anyone unless they were a threat to me, smh this is so very sad.

  • Boo

    Islam is in fact welcome in this country. If I wanted to bend down and worship a cockroach it would be welcome in this country. The pastor and people of that church are full of hate and ignorance towards followers of Islam and homosexuals. Not everyone in this country is a Christian or even believes in God and that is what makes this county great and if you don’t like it, move to Sudan or some sh*t where homosexuality is punishable by death. Good luck trying to burn the Koran there though, you hate filled bigots.

  • lilsarai

    wtf the most unethic disrespectful thing ive read in a long time.why the f u c k would a bunch of christians burn some1s holy book thats lik burning the bible the quran is there bible i hope they burn in hell for this!

  • CheckOutMyMelody

    I’m a (secular) Muslim and this ignorance is typical in Christianity. I hate to say it but, it’s their way or no way. A few bad apples never spoiled a bunch. Did they burn Bibles when Timothy McVeigh detonated that truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City? Probably not. They’re like those idiots on South Park who “Blamed Canada”.

  • Hussein lied

    you idiots keep showing your liberal, homo-loving tendencies EVERYDAY on here…..Im in America Im not gonna be held hostage by some ppl believing in an outdated and false religion,,,,,I shall burn multiple korans and multiple hadiths,,,,there both an abomination to the Church anyways…

  • Zone 4 Representatives

    These ignorant jackazzes will all burn in hell. The dummies don’t even understand that 911 was plan and executed by the U.S. Also, the Koran is a book of God. Nothing worse than hypocritical Christians.

  • Hot Chocolate

    What kind of foolishness is this!? As a christian I am disgusted by this story. Now had it been the other way around they would have their heads on a platter. This is what happens when you don’t read the Bible for yourself. Your end up being lead by a fool. God help them to come to their senses.

  • Jay the Real One

    This is dumb and I hope they aren’t black folks

  • LMAO

    HEY YALL…

    MUSLIM RULE.

  • 1991 UK Gem of Africa

    Yes what these so called christians are doing is wrong and ignorant… but some of you go on a ridiculous rant as if its the mantra of all Christians…seriously the Bible doesn’t advocate things like this soo its unchristian what they are doing therefore in my eyes not Christian.

  • Alimah

    Wow you all are really shocked by this?? Live one day in my shoes, a American Muslimah who wears Islamic Garb. Everyday i am targeted in one way or another. From blatant ignorant comments like “go home” or “do you have a bomb under there” to “terrorist”. Dont forget the stares and whispers you get everywhere you go.
    I am shocked so many of you are shocked that a bunch of white people are going to burn Qur’an in public. This is nothing new to our community.This hatered for Muslims is sooooo alive in this country! Look at the disrespect i have recieved on this website from what is “supposed” to be my community. Being called a camel jokey, terrorist, oppressed, etc etc.
    WE DONT NEED YOU SYMAPTHY, WE NEED YOUR UNDERSTANDING & SUPPORT!!!
    When a woman sees a Muslimah on the train, smile at her, dont stare! Say Hello, ask her why she covers the way she does. Men ask a Muslim man why he prays 5 times aday. Etc.
    Seek knowledge, your not only helping yourself, your helping the world

  • Alimah

    Wow you all are really shocked by this?? Live one day in my shoes, a American Muslimah who wears Islamic Garb. Everyday i am targeted in one way or another. From blatant ignorant comments like “go home” or “do you have a bomb under there” to “terrorist”. Dont forget the stares and whispers you get everywhere you go.
    I am shocked so many of you are shocked that a bunch of white people are going to burn Qur’an in public. This is nothing new to our community.This hatered for Muslims is sooooo alive in this country! Look at the disrespect i have recieved on this website from what is “supposed” to be my community. Being called a camel jokey, terrorist, oppressed, etc etc.
    WE DONT NEED YOU SYMAPTHY, WE NEED YOUR UNDERSTANDING & SUPPORT!!!
    When a woman sees a Muslimah on the train, smile at her, dont stare! Say Hello, ask her why she covers the way she does. Men ask a Muslim man why he prays 5 times aday. Etc.
    Seek knowledge, your not only helping yourself, your helping the world.

    n if anyone wants to ask questions about Islam, my garb, my life with Islam, just ask, it never hurt nobody!!

  • Chocolate

    This Church needs to keeps evangilizing and preaching the good news istead of wasting time doing this. Show muslims love to show them Jesus. That’s how you convert people by putting on Christ. Be more like Christ. Lord!

  • just so you know

    CheckOutMyMelody 8/2/10, 12:40:PM
    I’m a (secular) Muslim and this ignorance is typical in Christianity. I hate to say it but, it’s their way or no way. A few bad apples never spoiled a bunch. Did they burn Bibles when Timothy McVeigh detonated that truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City? Probably not. They’re like those idiots on South Park who β€œBlamed Canada”
    —————————–

    OH WOW!!!!! Talk about pot calling the kettle black! You are no better than those ignorant fools trying to make a bonfire with holy books. Just as they have painted the whole of Islam with one brush due to the acts of a few, SO HAVE YOU. “ignorance typical in Christianity”, really? Because you’ve met every last billion or so Christian out there and have taken a survey to find out their levels of ignorance? Please, go away, think about what you just wrote, then come back again and revise that statement – it should be a sin to be that ignorant!

  • just so you know

    And, I co-sign Chocolate 100%

    Christ left us the message to “love one another as we love ourselves”… Somehow, the simplicity of this message was lost to them…

  • Keke

    Although I would not waste my time with such behavior, I don’t see any problem with burning trash.

  • Alimah

    @Keke
    You read it before?????!!!
    prolly not, so SHUT UP!!

  • Alimah

    @Check out my melody

    ASA! hey luv, can you tell me what exactly a “secular muslim” is?
    Shukran babygirl

  • M3@9@N

    First off the books that theyr burning are not gods book. Muslims do not except the christ. By that alone their book is wrong. They basically live under the mosiac law as if jesus never came to earth an died for mankind. Thats strike 2. God said they are no longer his choosen people. Yet people slowly but surely convert to becoming a muslim. The quran is worth as much as a book to learn magic.

  • Keke

    Alimah as a matter of fact I have read it. Of course, not on my own volition. Required reading for a course I took in college. And as I stated before…..I see no problem with burning trash!

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