Pastor Jones, why did you burn that Koran?

Afghanistan Koran Burning Protests Rage On for Third Day

A government spokesman said one had been killed and 16 were injured in a new Koran burning protest in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar Sunday, where hundreds took to the streets to demonstrate for a third consecutive day.

Hundreds also blocked off a highway for three hours in Jalalabad city, shouting for U.S. troops to leave and burned an effigy of President Obama.

A similar protest in eastern Parwan province blocked a main highway with burning tires for about an hour, with more than 1,000 people protesting against the desecration of the Koran, said provincial police chief Sher Ahmad Maladani. He said there was no violence.

Meanwhile, the Taliban called on people to rise up, blaming government forces for any violence that did occur.

The Taliban said in a statement emailed to media outlets that the U.S. and other Western countries have wrongly excused the burning a Koran by the pastor of a Florida church on March 20 as freedom of speech and that Afghans “cannot accept this un-Islamic act.”

The desecration at a small U.S. church has outraged Muslims worldwide, and in Afghanistan many of the demonstrations have turned into deadly riots. Protests in the north and south in recent days have killed 20 people.

Please pray for all those Innocent Victims and  Our Brave  Military Men and Women who are  Serving in that region of the world.  They have now been placed in even greater danger than before.


Pastor Jones,  just what exactly did you accomplish?

18 responses to “Pastor Jones, why did you burn that Koran?

  1. Good Morning my fellow American Patriots and Friends :D

  2. Angry Mob Torches Obama Effigy in Day Three of Koran-Burning Protests

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan protests against the burning of a Quran in Florida entered a third day with a demonstrations in the south and east Sunday, while the Taliban called on people to rise up, blaming government forces for any violence.

    The desecration at a small U.S. church has outraged Muslims worldwide, and in Afghanistan many of the demonstrations have turned into deadly riots. Protests in the north and south in recent days have killed 20 people.

    In southern Kandahar city on Sunday, hundreds took to the streets for the second day in a row, and hospital officials said 20 people were hurt in skirmishes between police and demonstrators. On Saturday, nine people were killed and 80 injured when a protest turned into a riot.

    At least two wounded police officers and 18 civilians had been brought into city hospitals, said Qayum Pokhla the provincial health director.

    A morning protest in Jalalabad city was peaceful, with hundreds of people blocking a main highway for three hours, shouting for U.S. troops to leave and burning an effigy of President Barack Obama before dispersing, according to an Associated Press photographer at the scene.

    A similar protest in eastern Parwan province blocked a main highway with burning tires for about an hour, with more than 1,000 people protesting against the desecration of the Quran, said provincial police chief Sher Ahmad Maladani. He said there was no violence.

    The violence started Friday when demonstrators stormed a U.N. compound in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, killing 11 people including seven foreign U.N. employees.

    The Taliban said in a statement emailed to media outlets that the U.S. and other Western countries have wrongly excused the burning a Quran by the pastor of a Florida church on March 20 as freedom of speech and that Afghans “cannot accept this un-Islamic act.”

    NATO officials re-iterated their condemnation of the Quran burning in an apparent attempt to quell the rising anger.

    “We condemn, in particular, the action of an individual in the United States who recently burned the Holy Quran,” said the statement issued by military commander Gen. David Petraeus and the top NATO civilian representative in Afghanistan, Mark Sedwill.

    “We further hope the Afghan people understand that the actions of a small number of individuals, who have been extremely disrespectful to the Holy Quran, are not representative of any of the countries of the international community who are in Afghanistan to help the Afghan people,” the statement said.

    On Saturday, U.S. President Barack Obama extended his condolences to the families of those killed by the protesters and said desecration of the Quran “is an act of extreme intolerance and bigotry.” But he said that does not justify attacking and killing innocent people, calling it “outrageous and an affront to human decency and dignity.”

    The Taliban statement said that those killed during the protests were unarmed demonstrators.

    “Afghan forces under the order of the foreign forces attacked unarmed people during the protests, killing them and arresting some, saying there were armed people among these protesters, which was not true,” the statement said.

    Sher Jan Durani, a spokesman for the government of northern Balkh province, where the first riots occurred, said there were multiple armed men among the more than 20 arrested. Afghan authorities suspect insurgents infiltrated the mob.

    In Kandahar, officials said 17 people, including seven armed men, have been arrested.

    The protests come at a critical juncture as the U.S.-led coalition gears up for an insurgent spring offensive and a summer withdrawal of some troops, and with Afghanistan‘s mercurial president increasingly questioning international motives and NATO’s military strategy.

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    Associated Press photographer Rahmat Gul contributed to this report from Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Associated Press writer Mirwais Khan contributed from Kandahar.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/angry-mob-torches-obama-effigy-in-day-three-of-koran-burning-protests/

  3. roxannadanna

    This was an unnecessary provocation by this “pastor” and I condemn his actions but where is the outrage by Christians over the burning of their homes and churches in Ethiopia. Hundreds have been left homeless thanks to this purging by the muslims there.
    I’m not going to be apologetic for this stupid “pastor” when muslims are persecuting Christians all over the world and suffering nothing for it. There has been no retaliation for their mistreatment of Christians but we are condemned because some jerk burned a book???
    This murderous rioting is not because of a burned book – it’s just an excuse to kill and riot. Nothing more.
    Did anyone even demand an apology when they beheaded 2 Christian girls in the Philipines in 2005? Were there worldwide riots, mosque burnings and murder of muslims in the streets of Dearborn?
    They are barbarians. Our troops need to get out of there and leave them to kill one another.

  4. Good Morning Roxanna my friend and how are you today….?

  5. You bring up very good points Roxanna and as best I can see the difference between us and the Muslim haters is quite a contrast. Love, Hope and Charity vs Hate and Murder……. so much for the Religion of Peace that George Bush tried to sell us.

  6. roxannadanna

    Hi Sam. Hope you’re feeling good today. It’s windier than heck here today so I don’t know how much I’ll get done outside in my garden.

    I wanted everyone to read this from Barnhardt’s blog (http://www.barnhardt.biz)
    She says she IS an islamophobe and here is why:

    * I am afraid of muslims because they subscribe to a political cult that demands that I either convert to their cult or be executed.
    * I am afraid of muslims because they have declared war against me and my country and have openly announced their intent to overthrow my government and suspend the Constitution.
    * I am afraid of muslims because their cult explicitly commands them to lie, deceive and manipulate in order to get their way.
    * I am afraid of muslims because one of the central tenets of their cult is the extermination of an entire race of people.
    * I am afraid of muslims because their cult specifically teaches them that women are lower forms of life than animals, and I happen to be a woman.
    * I am afraid of muslims because they murder people in suicide attacks on a daily basis.
    * I am afraid of muslims because they celebrate and relish in terror and bloodshed.
    * I am afraid of muslims because they brutally murder members of their own immediate families, namely their siblings or their own children, for trivial, and oftentimes completely fabricated reasons and call it “honor killing”.
    * I am afraid of muslims because they encourage members of their immediate families to commit suicide.
    * I am afraid of muslims because they teach their very young children that they want them to commit suicide.
    * I am afraid of muslims because they dispose of their mentally retarded children by strapping remote-controlled explosives to them and using them as human bombs.
    * I am afraid of muslims because they teach that human productivity, learning, innovation, invention and progress is against the will of their deity.
    * I am afraid of muslims because the men are taught that the anal rape of young boys is the ultimate in sexual pleasure.
    * I am afraid of muslims because they execute people by burying them up to their chests and then throwing rocks at their head.
    * I am afraid of muslims because the top-selling DVDs in the markets of the arab world are of people being slowly beheaded with butcher knives.
    * I am afraid of muslims because they publicly flog girls to death who have been raped.
    * I am afraid of muslims because their idea of heaven as explicitly stated in their scripture is raping virgins.
    * I am afraid of muslims because they believe that anyone who leaves their cult should be executed.
    * I am afraid of muslims because any sane person when presented with the history, writings and cultural reality of islam should recognize it as evil and reject it completely without hesitation – but they don’t.
    * I am afraid of muslims because every fiber of my being and every corner of my intellect screams out to me that they are extremely dangerous, that I should be terrified of them, and that I should defend myself and my country from them.

  7. Good find Roxanna and thank you for sharing. This is a perfect example of why Pastor Jones was wrong in inflaming a already dangerous situation and further putting our troops in danger. I respect his right to free speech but where is the common sense in what he did? What did he gain by it? Two wrongs don’t make a right and I fear for our troops. We have got to get them home……. like you said, let them people kill themselves. They have been doing it for 4,000 years already.

  8. Great job Roxy !
    It appears we will need to experience another Crusade.

  9. Good Evening Patriots :D

  10. Hi Roxy and AFVET. Great post Sami. Pastor Jones has a bit of a personality disorder and sadly people have died because of it. But it did not help that the President of Afghanistan added fuel to the fire. It was not a big story over there until he made it one.
    Let’s just come home, eh?

  11. Good Night America ;)

  12. Did you not see your old faithful friend, SH, hanging out here waiting for a greeting from you? It’s like going to bed without dinner.

  13. By YAROSLAV TROFIMOV AND MARIA ABI-HABIB

    KABUL—The Quran burning by a Florida church, which sparked three days of deadly rioting in Afghanistan, poses new dangers for the U.S.-led war effort against the Taliban, coalition commander U.S. Gen. David Petraeus warned in an interview.

    General David Petraeus and Mark Sedwill, NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative, have released a statement on the burning of the Holy Quran which has sparked protests across Afghanistan.

    Protesters in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, beat a burning effigy of President Barack Obama Sunday.

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    Gen. Petraeus, who commands some 150,000 U.S. and allied troops here, spoke after Afghan rioters angered by reports of the sacrilege sacked the United Nations compound in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif, killing seven foreigners, and went on a lethal rampage in the southern city of Kandahar, waving Taliban flags.

    The deadly rioting, which the Taliban say erupted spontaneously, has shocked the international community and highlighted the vulnerability of the embattled Afghan government. Urban mob violence against Western targets adds a disturbing new threat in a country that is fighting a mostly rural insurgency, and where foreign and local security forces are ill-prepared for riot control.

    “Every security force leader’s worst nightmare is being confronted by essentially a mob, if you will, especially one that can be influenced by individuals that want to incite violence, who want to try to hijack passions, in this case, perhaps understandable passions,” Gen. Petraeus said in the Sunday interview. “Obviously it’s an additional serious security challenge in a country that faces considerable security challenges.”

    Back in September, when Terry Jones of the World Dove Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., first announced his intention to burn Islam’s holy book, Gen. Petraeus publicly urged the preacher to abandon the plan, saying it would be exploited by the Taliban and endanger the lives of American soldiers. Rev. Jones’s church shelved the idea at the time. But then he reversed course and his church held a “trial” of the Quran and incinerated the book in a videotaped ceremony March 20.
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    “This was a surprise,” Gen. Petraeus said. The Quran burning in Florida, he added, was “hateful, extremely disrespectful and enormously intolerant.”

    Protesters shout anti-U.S. slogans during a demonstration in Jalalabad province Sunday. Around 1,000 people blocked the main highway from Kabul to Jalalabad and burned U.S. flags, driven by anger at the actions of militant Christian preacher Terry Jones, who supervised the burning of a copy of the Koran in front of about 50 people at a church in Florida on March 20, according to his website.
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    Gen. Petraeus, U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry and other Western envoys Sunday met President Hamid Karzai to discuss the security crisis caused by the Florida incident. While Gen. Petraeus said he had no doubt that Mr. Karzai is taking the situation seriously, some Western officials have complained that the Afghan president himself has exacerbated the tensions with his pronouncements on the issue.

    Most Afghans learned about the Quran burning in Florida only when Mr. Karzai on March 24 condemned the act as “a crime against the religion and the entire Muslim nation,” called on the U.S. and the U.N. to bring the perpetrators to justice and demanded “a satisfactory response to the resentment and anger of over 1.5 billion Muslims around the world.” [read the rest of the article at the link below:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703806304576240643831942006.html?mod=WSJ_hp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsSecond

  14. Good Morning SH and all my Favorite American Patriots and Friends :D

  15. Roxy is spot on: the pastor’s book burning is merely a convenient excuse for barbarism that Islamists already intend to commit. Still, Terry is annoying for giving them any excuse at all.

    Terry’s actions are useful for one thing though: demonstrating the complete hypocrisy of the left regarding free speech rights. Burn the Bible, the American flag? It’s our Freedom of Speech, or even “art!”

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