33 Responses to “What do you think about the Florida pastor wanting to burn the Quran on 9/11?”

  1. jason

    everyone should read the book “3 cups of tea” and “stones into schools”

  2. Me Myself and I

    It’s fine if other countries burn our American Flag, burn our books, burn us Americans, but then liberial American’s cry that the Quran will be burnt on our soil and it is not right? Explain that! Oh Freedom of Religion that’s right, BUT….The United States was NOT built on the Muslim religion! It was built on Christianity. Tell the 2,605 people that died in the Twin Towers on 9/11 that the Quran is a good thing, tell the mother’s, fathers, children, husbands and wives left behind from Flight 93 that the Quran is good. If you don’t agree, then you are apart of this country’s problem, take a slow boat to the Middle East and live there and support your America that everyone in the Middle East loves!

  3. Old Geezer

    well stated; and the same for Mimi’s stmt.
    But please don’t disregard the potential to our Enlisted staff there as well as those that have worked with the United States of America’s military to build up their countries.
    May God Bless America and keep our soldiers safe!

  4. unclesam

    What about the people we must befriend to win/end this war and establish a working democratic government in Iraq and Afghanistan? I would think that, since these people are the majority and we need them to work with us, this preacher is a crackpot. Burning their holiest book seems counterproductive to America’s longer-term interests in the region.

  5. Mimi Jones

    First and foremost after reading these comments I truly believe that EVERYONE needs to know the religion before quoting it. To quote a Quran and not be able to read arabic is trully wrong. The Quran has been translated to the translators understanding, not how it was actually written. Being able to speak and read in both English and Arabic, I have read the Quran and the Bible in their respective languages and in no where did I read the quotes above in the Quran. I think that people need to understand first that there is radical in all religions, and if you think about it, what has happened abroad has happened in the USA. There are bad apples and good apples, in every religion and in every culture, and country.

  6. Duncan

    Religion is inert and can’t be hateful. Adherents to said faiths can be hateful, much as many Christians can be quite hateful (see: Fred Phelps). Islam is no different. And by and large, American Muslims are more interested in peace. I really don’t understand you people who have swallowed Fox News’ lies about Islam. Where is your compassion and religious tolerance? As an atheist, I think all of you are crazy, but I believe in your right to be crazy as long as it does me no harm. Is Islam doing you any harm? Nope.

  7. Duncan

    Diana,

    I’m sure it can’t be said enough, but the Islamic center was not ever proposed to be built at ground zero. And again, what most people forget is that there had been a prayer room in the WTC buildings. Horror of horrors! It is truly un-American to claim religious freedom applies to everyone except those you disagree with, unless, of course, you were happy with someone burning a copy of the Constitution?

  8. Old Geezer

    Okay, all I have seen posted here is a tremendous amount of who is right and who is wrong
    Yes, it really breaks my heart to see our Holy Bible, American Flag burned here and abroad and innocent lives lost. And yes, I can say that I have the freedom of speech to say that really peeves me.
    However, what about potential danger that this entire issue has created for our military and American citizens abroad.
    Two wrongs never make a right!
    And furthermore, as a Christian I follow the last command of Christ – Love one another as I have LOVED you. Do any of you believe in the concept of do unto others as you would have them do undo to you? Not do unto others as they have done unto you?
    In closing, there sure are a lot of issues that need IMMEDIATE ACTION here in the USA -
    jobs, balance of power, transparency of government, border security, illegal immigration and the economy, gee can we add to this list? THINK SO and KNOW SO

  9. Emily

    As if that is any different than burning a bible. He’d be up in arms if someone did that, so how is it “just” that he treat others’ religion as such. Every religion has their radicals (ironically, he is for Christianity) that does not mean EVERY member of that religion behaves in that manner.

  10. Samantha H

    We live in a really hateful world. Hate is something we don’t have the power to stop. My personal belief is if this guy feels that he needs to try to burn the Quran to feel justice let him try, but he is a fool because there will always be someone to stop him, especially now that he has announced it to the world. What he doesn’t realize is that this isn’t going to justify anything because an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.The whole world has been blinded enough already.

  11. Klm

    Ah…why is it that as generations get further and further from say 1492 (when Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue!) we seem to think that events didn’t happen! Don’t people realize that in Biblical and Quran times and most any other writtings of the time were not written down just to write them down…unlike to day where we write (if your not using your electronic device) we have paper so readily available and if we don’t like what was put down we just throw it away…back then paper was call parchment and was VERY EXPENSIVE and hard to come by so these people wrote down things of significants not just to be writing. What we think that since some of them wrote in Hieroglyphics and it looks silly to us that we think we’re so much better. People pains takenly took the time to write down events for future generations the rest was spoken. Will someday the events of 1492 become a “fairy tale” as well.

  12. wleroyc

    I think Terry Jones made a bad judgement by first saying he would burn the Quran. We need to think about the choices we make and the consequences that can result from our actions. How can we, as Christians, witness to a Muslim after stating that we will burn their holy book. I just read an article that stated that two people have been killed due to Terry’s actions. I think we should go back to the famous statement of, “What Would Jesus Do”. In the article the author stated the fact that Jesus went to the Samaritans that were hated by the religious people of His day. I just hope that the Muslims can still be reached in spite of one person’s actions.

  13. mike

    Burn it!!!! They (Radical Muselums) burn our flags and things that represent like our leaders. Gimmie one too…I have that freedom, as an American Citizen!!!

  14. jason

    this guy is a nut job. Anyone who agrees with him is a nut job. Anyone who thinks that islam is based on hatred is uneducated.

    Sorry. Those are facts.

  15. Jeff

    People over there are such drama queens, they’ll fight over every little thing there is to fight about. I think they are making a big deal over nothing. It’s not a big deal if they burned the American flag because it was probably made in CHINA anyway.

  16. Marcia

    What kind of “man of the cloth” would encourage that kind of hateful act? Once again, we need to step back and realize that our country is a melting pot of society where all people of all races and faiths were once welcomed.

  17. sky king

    Your joking right? This is about a hateful religion planting a flag of victory as close as they can to ground zero. Wake up!

  18. M Baker

    They have every right to put their mosque where they plan to build it, two blocks away from ground zero. Fox News, in all their biased brilliance, has been promoting this and creating a division in our country. If your not going to abide by our Constitution in preventing the building of the mosque where it is planned, then I want to take the freedom of speech away from Fox News.

  19. John Q. Public

    A little late to ask this question. Howabout asking a real question, like…for example, do you like or worry about losing your job under the current Democrate government?

  20. Diana

    It appears to be okay for the Preacher to be called names and threatned, Americans be to hated and told Death to us, and the American Flag to be burned, but not okay to burn the Quran? He never would have suggested this had they not said they were building on Ground Zero. As always, some of you do not want anyone to make waves; just set back and keep quiet….not this time!

  21. oathkeeper

    how come has this gotten so blownup and worldwidenews? to me it is as if the corp media or who ever is making the decisions to publicize this so much wants to cause problems. whether it is get a reaction out of muslims or attack christianty once again by making it look bad. i dont know but there just seems to be more to it than just a group of people taking a stand. be sides they are doing it against the wrong people they should burning copies of the patriot and all the other freedom killing laws that was passed after they inploded the towers wtc 7

  22. kristi railing

    Terry Jones is just some “Rinky Dink” little pastor of a church that has a congragation of about fifty people. He just wants his fifteen minutes of fame, and will do anything to get it. Even lie. He said that one of the Imans told him that they would not build the mosque if he canceled buring the Quran’s. Give us a break! It doesent’t take the sharpest tool in the shed to know that the Iman doesn’t have that kind of control. Big mistake giving him so much media attention. I think the FBI might have put Terry Jones one the right track when the went “to talk to him”.

  23. TJZ

    why not! they think thy can control the u.s. If we put their church at ground zero then they will get what they want. Why let them do what they want.

  24. PEB

    Most people have no idea of even what is in a Koran/Quran. If they did they wouldn’t be so fast to condemn this Terry Jones. Here is just a few quotes from the Koran/Quran.

    I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers.

    Quran 8:12, “The Spoils,”

    Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home: an evil fate.

    Quran 9:73, “Repentance,”

    Muhammad is God’s apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another.

    Quran 48:29, “Victory,”

    These words are not the words of a loving and merciful God. These are words of hate mongers. These are the words of evil. This same Koran/Quran is what all Muslims go by. Not just the radical ones. We are not only at war with Al Qaeda, but we are at war with Islam.

    What happened to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”? Or “love thy neighbor”. The burning of the Koran/Quran makes no difference to these lunatics. They hated Christians, Jews, and all non believers of their Koran/Quran before this was ever brought up. It says so in the Koran/Quran.

  25. bob

    just a another jackass getting his name on the news why the media felt this was even worth reporting is beyond me

  26. M Baker

    Jackie, take a bunch of Bible’s (paper and glue), and burn them on TV and then see what people say. I’m sure you’ll be called all types of names, although hopefully no one will try to do you harm. The books this pastor has are Qurans, and how he disposes of them will have to wait and see. Hopefully, we’ll never know and the press will decide not to give this person anymore coverage.

  27. Tikanial

    If they are going to burn the Quran then burn the Bible too. This man is a nut case who is looking for trouble. All this will do is to deepen the hate between the Muslims and the Christians. It’s not like all Muslims will leave the USA if someone burns a few Qurans… All that will happen is we will end up have race riots in the streets. My gosh people learn to accept others and get along!!!

  28. JACKIE LAW

    I realize that the Quran in the Muslim Holy Book, as the Bible is the Christian’s. If the Muslims know the Quaran, it is in their heart as the Bible is in the Christian’s heart. The “Book” that this man wants to burn is just paper and glue, it is not actually the Quran. I think the Muslim community and the media are making entirely too much over this action. Our flag and our Christian Bible have been burned here in the United States, but there is not so much publicity given. Is the Bible so much less important than the Quran?

  29. Duncan

    I think he’s a provocateur looking to make a name for himself and gain media attention. I also think all religious icons and holy texts are nothing but old fairy tales. He should throw a few bibles on the fire as well. Then again, isn’t he forgetting his own religion’s teachings on compassion for others? If he wouldn’t want them to burn his holy book, why burn theirs except to prop up his own celebrity? This guy sounds like a real jerk; religious folks of the same faith would be wise to distance themselves from his rhetoric.

  30. my2centsworth

    Another crook, hater, con artist, KKK, hypocrit, hiding behind a bible. Hopefully people aren’t stupid enough to keep going to his church, & giving him their money.