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WILL KORAN-BURNING BE BANNED IN THE UNITED STATES?

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« on: April 12, 2011, 02:34:58 pm »

WILL KORAN-BURNING BE BANNED IN THE UNITED STATES?
 

By Allan Wall
April 5, 2011
NewsWithViews.com

As an American in the United States of America, you are allowed to do many things.

You can burn the flag. You can burn the Bible. You can produce obscene art and sometimes even get government money to finance it.

You can make movies and TV shows that ridicule Christianity, traditional morality, and that take the Lord’s name in vain.

If anybody objects to this, you can just accuse him of trying to impose his values on others. Then start talking about the Salem Witch Trial and the Spanish Inquisition.

Yes, you can do all those things, and more.

But can you burn a Koran?

Yes, but maybe not for long.

Terry Jones, pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center, in Gainesville, Florida, became the target of world condemnation last year when he announced he would burn a copy of the Koran in protest.

President Obama didn’t want him to do it. Neither did General David Petraeus, commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Actress/Activist Angelina Jolie spoke out against it. I’m still waiting for Angelina to speak out against anti-Christianity in Hollywood.

As a result of his plan to burn a Koran in the U.S.A., Terry Jones received death threats. His website was shut down. The mortgage on his church’s property was called in and – what a coincidence – the church’s property insurance was cancelled. The city of Gainesville threatened to charge the church for protection. And who knows what else happened behind the scenes? All this happened to a private group which wanted to burn a privately-owned book on private property.

What if the powers that be decide your private activity is objectionable?

In the end, Jones decided not to burn the Koran.

That was seven months ago. But now, he and his group have finally burned a Koran.

What they did was hold an American-style trial of the Koran, conducted in English and Arabic. The Koran was defended by an imam from Texas. And several former Muslim converts to Christianity were included.

If you’d like to really see where Jones and his group are coming from, you ought to check out his website, assuming it is still online. You can click here for that and you can also read Jones’s Ten Reasons to Burn the Koran.

Then, even if you disagree with what Jones has done, you will know what you are talking about. It is probably more fun to be very indignant without knowing what you talking about. But being informed is an option.

Anyway, after the Koran was condemned, it was burned. So the “world” exploded in hysterical condemnation.

In Afghanistan, especially, rioters felt duty-bound to prove that Jones was wrong to call their religion a violent one. So they went on a rampage, killed people and burned Obama in effigy.

President Obama, rather than defend American principles of freedom of speech and freedom of religion, put the rioters on the same level as Pastor Jones: “The desecration of any holy text, including the Koran, is an act of extreme intolerance and bigotry. However, to attack and kill innocent people in response is outrageous, and an affront to human decency and dignity.”

Just as last September, General Petraeus, commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, got involved. Last September he had complained that burning the Koran in Florida could put the troops in Afghanistan in danger.

Earth to Petraeus. Your troops are already in danger. They’re at war.

This time, Petraeus said the burning "was hateful, it was intolerant and it was extremely disrespectful and again, we condemn it in the strongest manner possible,"

Excuse me, but is it really appropriate for a general to be making pronouncements over U.S. domestic policy? Is it a general’s prerogative to tell American civilians what they can or cannot do?

Why does Petraeus condemn the burning of one Koran? The U.S. Army has confiscated and burned Bibles in Afghanistan. Where was the outcry over that?

As if all this weren’t quite bad enough, several members of Congress have implied they might do something about the Koran burning. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Democrat) promised to look into it. Even worse, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham had this chilling threat for citizens who don’t get in line:

“I wish we could find a way to hold people accountable. Free speech is a great idea, but we're in a war,"

This reminds me of why we have a First Amendment. Contrary to popular opinion, the First Amendment was not written to give us freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition. Read what the First Amendment actually says:

“ Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Did you notice that? The First Amendment was specifically written to prevent Congress from taking away our rights ! And when you have senators like Reid and Graham, you can see why!

In the words of Judge Gideon Tucker, and popularized by Samuel Clemens, “no man’s life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session.” Or his right to burn the Koran.

Graham and others may be willing to restrict our speech, despite the fact that that First Amendment is specifically written to prohibit the Congress from doing so.



What about using our soldiers as an excuse for taking away our freedom of speech? As a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom myself, I find that rather objectionable.

Our freedom is definitely in jeopardy. People had better speak out while they still can. Let your senator and congressman know what you think.

 

Muslim countries don’t have much freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Why should we follow suit?

The havoc carried out by Muslim berserkers proves Pastor Jones’s point about Islam being a violent religion.

In effect, they are saying “Islam is not a violent religion. And if you say it is, we’ll kill you!”

Wake up Americans, and all Westerners. Your freedom is at risk.

© 2011 Allan Wall - All Rights Reserved

http://www.newswithviews.com/Wall/allan142.htm
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 08:09:12 pm »

TEN REASONS TO BURN A KORAN

One

The Koran teaches that Jesus Christ, the Crucified, Risen Son of God, King of Kings and Lord of Lords was NOT the Son of God, nor was he crucified.
This teaching removes the possibility of salvation and eternal life in heaven for all Islam's believers. They face eternal damnation in hell if they do not repent.

Two

The Koran is not what Islam claims it to be. It does not have an eternal origin. It is not recorded in heaven. The Almighty God, Creator of the World, is NOT it's source. It is not holy. It's writings are human in origin, a concoction of old and new teachings.

Three

The Koran's teaching includes Arabian idolatry, paganism, rites and rituals. These are demonic, an ongoing satanic stronghold under which Muslims and the world suffer.

Four

The earliest writings that are known to exist about the Prophet Mohammad were recorded 120 years after his death. All of the Islamic writings (the Koran and the Hadith, the biographies, the traditions and histories) are confused, contradictory and inconsistent. We have no conclusive account about what he said or did. Yet Muslims follow the destructive teachings of Islam without question.

Five

Mohammad's life and message cannot be respected. The first Meccan period of his leadership seems to have been religiously motivated and a search for the truth. But in the second Medina period he was openly corrupt, power hungry, and obsessed with selfish pleasures. These are characteristics that God hates. They also led to political assassinations and massacres which continue to be carried out on a regular basis by his followers today.

Six

Islamic Law is totalitarian in nature. There is no separation of church and state. It is irrational. It is supposedly immutable and cannot be changed. It must be accepted without criticism. It has many similarities to Nazism, Communism and Fascism. It is not compatible with Western Civilization.

Seven

Islam is not compatible with democracy and human rights. The notion of a moral individual capable of making decisions and taking responsibility for them does not exist in Islam. The attitude towards women in Islam as inferior possessions of men has led to countless cases of mistreatment and abuse for which Muslim men receive little or no punishment. This is a direct fruit of the teachings of the Koran.

Eight

A Muslim does not have the right to change his religion. Apostasy is punishable by death.

Nine

Islamic teaching and culture consistently perpetuate an irrational fear and loathing of the West.

Ten

Islam is a weapon of Arab imperialism and Islamic colonialism. Where Islam has or gains political power, Christians, Jews and all non-Muslims suffer persecution and discrimination. This includes murders, ****, imprisonment and the destruction of churches, synagogues, temples and other places of worship.
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 08:11:24 pm »

I believe they will try everything they can to make it illegal to burn a koran. in fact they are trying to make it a world wide ban through the UN. Most of the worlds Muslims are illiterate any way, heck the Koran teaches that!!!! Who in their right mind would join a religion that says this book has all the answers but you cant read it!!!!

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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011, 08:23:55 pm »

Can we have 10 reasons why one should not burn the King James Bible ?
Can we burn Harry Potter books ?
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2011, 10:30:48 pm »

Can we have 10 reasons why one should not burn the King James Bible ?
Can we burn Harry Potter books ?

Or can we just merely throw them in the trash? I did so with my NIV/Good News Bible/Rock N Roll CDs. Quite frankly, I'm not very good when it comes to starting fires properly.

With that being said - add the Twilight books as well.
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