9/11 Quran burning in Tennessee?


This video from the USA is called Islamophobia: The new red scare?

By Nick Wing in the USA:

Tennessee Minister Also Planning Quran Burning

09- 9-10 02:05 PM

Rev. Terry Jones‘s now globally maligned idea to burn Qurans on the 9th anniversary of September 11th is receiving praise from one Tennessee minister who now says that he’s going to incinerate the sacred Islamic text on Saturday and post the video online.

According to a report from Nashville’s Tennessean, [Southern Baptist] Rev. Bob Old of Springfield, Tennessee recently gave his support to Rev. Jones of the Dove World Center Outreach in Gainesville, Fla., and said that his idea to set fire to Qurans was good.

The pastor planning a burning of the Koran on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks said Thursday he would not go forward with the event, adding he plans to meet with the imam planning to build an Islamic center near ground zero: here.

NO DEAL: Park51 denies Quran-burning reverend’s claim that plan was called off because of relocation deal: here.

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  1. Afghans rally against US Koran burning

    September 10, 2010 – 12:49AM

    AFP

    Thousands of Afghans marched through a small town northeast of Kabul on Thursday, chanting anti-US and anti-Christian slogans to protest against plans by a US church to burn the Koran, an official said.

    The protesters, mostly men, took to the streets of Mahmud Raqi town in Kapisa province, which is near the US-run Bagram Air Field, the spokesman for the provincial governor Abdul Halim Ayar told AFP.

    They chanted “down with America” and other anti-US and anti-Christian slogans, he said.

    The demonstration followed protests in Kabul early this week against plans by a US evangelist church to burn copies of the Koran to mark Saturday’s anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States by the al-Qaeda terror network.

    The pastor of Florida’s Dove World Outreach Centre, Terry Jones, has brushed aside global outrage and vowed to go ahead with the ceremony, at which hundreds of copies of Islam’s holy book will be burned, despite fears it will ignite a worldwide wave of Islamic rage.

    Ayar said the Kapisa demonstrators burned a US flag and an effigy, though it was unclear whom it represented.

    Afghan interior ministry spokesman Zemarai Bashery said another, small protest had also taken place in the Deh Zabaz district of northern Kabul.

    “The villagers marched to the district administration office and were chanting slogans against the reports of Koran burning,” he said. “The protest ended without any trouble.”

    The commander of the US-led forces in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, the UN mission in Afghanistan and leading aid organisations have said the burning would put lives of Afghans and foreigners in danger if it went ahead.

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  2. A US clergyman has hinted he may cancel plans to burn copies of the Koran on September 11 if personally asked by Barack Obama – but the White House says no decision has yet been reached.

    Pastor May Halt Koran-Burning ‘If Obama Asks’

    * Pastor May Halt Koran-Burning ‘If Obama Asks’ Play video
    * Koran Burning: Muslim Groups Vow Retaliation Play video

    Pastor Terry Jones told USA Today he has not been contacted by the Obama administration about his intentions on the ninth anniversary of the World Trade Centre attacks.

    “That would cause us definitely to think it over,” he said.

    “That’s what we’re doing now. I don’t think a call from them is something we would ignore.”

    President Barack Obama’s government is discussing the possibility of phoning Mr Jones to urge him to drop the “monumentally terrible idea”.

    “There are discussions inside the government about the possibility of doing that. I don’t know that a final decision has been reached on doing that,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.

    Earlier, Mr Obama warned the protest is being used as an incentive for suicide bombers and he urged the minister to reconsider his decision.

    “This is a recruitment bonanza for al Qaeda,” Mr Obama said in an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America show.

    “You could have serious violence in places like Pakistan or Afghanistan,” he went on.

    The US State Department has issued a travel alert to American citizens traveling overseas, urging them to avoid areas where protests might occur.

    “The potential for further protests and demonstrations, some of which may turn violent, remains high,” the State Department said.

    The White House, the Vatican, the commander of international forces in Afghanistan General David Petraeus, Interpol and world leaders have all urged the pastor to call off his protest.

    Foreign Secretary William Hague said it was “offensive not just to Muslims but to all supporters of religious freedom and tolerance worldwide”.

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was “deeply disturbed”.

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20100909/twl-pastor-may-halt-koran-burning-if-oba-3fd0ae9.html

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  3. Amsterdam VVD leader opposes anti-Islam link-up

    Thursday 09 September 2010

    Eric van der Burg, leader of the right-wing Liberal VVD in Amsterdam, is against his party forming a new government with Geert Wilders‘ anti-Islam PVV, local tv station AT5 reports.

    ‘The PVV says things about large parts of the Netherlands and large parts of Amsterdam which I do not recognise. That is the main reason I say ‘you should not want to work with the PVV.’

    The national VVD, Christian Democrats and PVV are hoping to soon restart talks on forming a right-wing government.

    © DutchNews.nl

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