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Place the Blame Where It Belongs.

Pastor Terry Jones

Regarding Terry Jones, the pastor of the mini-church in Florida, any one who actually looks at the behavior of the man and compares it to the acts of Christ knows he is no role model for the American considering Christianity today. Jesus didn’t walk around burning books, though he did discipline – by actions and words – those who claimed to be men of God that behaved in unseemly ways, either by stealing from or deceiving God’s people.

What Jones chose to do, he should have done, not as a pastor, but as an American – a Patriotic American – expressing his anger about the attacks on 9/11.  He has every right to burn any book he wants to on this nation’s soil and it is our President’s role as representative of “We the People” to back those rights up with every opportunity afforded him.

He is head of this country and is to defend our Constitution.

Has everyone forgotten about the “flushing the Koran down the toilet” incident?
It was 2005 – Guantanamo. Newsweek reported the supposed flushing of an entire Koran down a toilet. {I have to say that even the attempt to flush one of those tiny New Testaments down a toilet wouldn’t work, so I have a hard time believing it really happened.} Regardless, the news resulted in fifteen deaths and many riots in other countries.  Whom do we blame for those deaths? Newsweek? The flushers? No. The insanely out of control murderers. That is who we blame.
I would also like to point out that the burning of the Koran took place on 9/11 of 2010.
Am I the only one that thinks these people took a bit long to organize a protest?
When men and women were burning flags during parades and protests, did our servicemen – filled with a patriotic zeal – go and kill them?
No.
They are men of self-control. Had they killed the flag burners, (or innocent people that looked like the same nationality of the flag burners) wouldn’t their outrageous behavior be condemned far and wide?  Wouldn’t they be hated even more for their despicable murderous actions? Yet the angry men who killed the UN members aren’t condemned. Quite the opposite, they are actually almost excused (Well, you know, it would never have happened if…) and the blame is laid at Pastor Jones’ feet!
Unbelievable!
I don’t blame Jones for any of the UN murders that took place in Afghanistan just like I don’t blame a woman beaten by her husband for the fact that she may have provoked him to rage.
To look at a woman beaten and tell her she was at fault for angering the aggressor is a completely ludicrous idea.  Logically, we would then blame women who are raped for provoking the rapist with a suggestive walk, clothing, the way they looked into his eyes when they passed by.
Everyone knows this thought is preposterous.
The rapist is a man out of control. His lust drives him.
The wife abuser is a man out of control, his temper controls him.
The murderers in Afghanistan, are men out of control.
We are discussing a group of men that make women of their culture cover up their bodies in more curtain material than Scarlet O’ Hara so they won’t have to control their own eyes. Their blood lust and their rage control them to the point where they work themselves into an frenzy and do not bother holding back a primal urge of any nature.
I am sure Lara Logan who was gang raped during the celebrations in Egypt would be happy to voice her opinion, or have we so quickly forgotten her misery?  She did nothing to provoke.  She merely existed in their presence – their celebratory presence – and was brutalized until a group of women and soldiers rescued her.  American men didn’t run around raping Egyptian women in protest.  Why?
It isn’t our culture.
We don’t go around killing and oppressing innocent people in retaliation.
In fact, America responded so politely – while she lay in a hospital bed healing from being ravaged in unthinkable ways – that I am actually ashamed that our response wasn’t more vocally vehement than it was.
Where was the outrage for Lara?
Curious, isn’t it, that there were no civilian men involved in her rescue? 
Where do you suppose they all were – in a crowd that large?
I presume waiting in line.
Americans love to apply our cultural habits to other countries.
Then we stand in shock when other countries’ citizens act in ways that are abhorrent to us.  Stonings, burying people alive, throwing acid on them, cutting off their hands, or heads, those are their solutions to bad behavior.  What we consider atrocities, they consider an every day sentencing, and not always in court.
Islam is a religion that has been systematically taking over land over hundreds of years.
Its aggressive spread and message (convert or die) is nothing new and America is a baby in this game.  They may allow a church to exist, as long as the mosques in the city are ALL higher.
In the culture, churches and Bibles and Christians are disposed of often.
Curiously, no one is firing off angry commentaries about those incidents.
Incidents, mind you, that are unprovoked.
If we want to point a finger of blame, let us not forget that the act of burning the Koran was in response to 9/11 and the subsequent erecting of the Cordoba house – a gigantic Mosque down the street. It is an issue that many have chosen to place on the back burner while we watch with bated breath the developments on our national budget and other matters.
If we want to blame the pastor for provoking, then lets blame the builders of the mosque (that will teach the very principles that led several men to attack our country in an act of jihad) for provoking him.  We can’t.  It’s foolish.
It’s endless.  It’s Hatfield and McCoy mentality.
If people behave violently, look at the reasons why.
We are saying their book is ordinary.
This offends them to the degree where they are willing to murder, and since they couldn’t find an American, they decided the other foreigners would do. “Well, these guys look like them…let’s kill them instead”.
Try to wrap your head around that reasoning!
Ours is a country where freedom of expression is not against the law.
Instead of blaming a man for excercising his freedom of expression in his own country, let’s look to the men who chose to destroy innocent life over the incident, and lay the blame where it belongs.
At their feet, and no one else’s.

Koran Burning Gone Wild

Days ago, Terry Jones said he would host a Koran burning party on 9-11.  Then he changed his mind, then he changed it again – we think.  Now, others are considering burning the Muslim holy book while Muslims push back:

2 Tennessee Men Burn Quran Despite Protest

Springfield Pastor Plans To Burn Quran

Westboro Baptist Church to burn Qurans if Dove doesn’t

Protester plans to burn Quran on [Wyoming] Capitol steps

Thousands protest Koran burning plan in Afghan north

Burn the Koran pastor flies to New York for 9/11

Koran bonfire on hold as heat begins to tell

Media outside pastor’s home finally snaps: “You’re just using us! We should all leave!”

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/09/10/media-outside-pastors-home-finally-snaps-youre-just-using-us-we-should-all-leave/

Exciting new media angle to Koran-burning story: Pastor went to high school with Rush Limbaugh

Pastor rules out Koran burning ‘for now’

From The Telegraph in the UK

Terry Jones, a radical evangelist preacher, said the book burning was off while he held talks over a Muslim cleric’s plans to build a mosque near the site of the World Trade Centre that was destroyed in the September 11 terror attacks nine years ago.

“Right now we have plans not to do it,” he told ABC’s Good Morning America programme.

“We believe that the imam is going to keep his word, what he promised us yesterday … We believe that we are, as he said, and promised, going to meet with the imam in New York tomorrow.”

Mr Jones is flying to New York in a bid to persuade Feisal Abdul Rauf.. [Read More]

Terry Jones, a radical evangelist preacher, said the book burning was off while he held talks over a Muslim cleric’s plans to build a mosque near the site of the World Trade Centre that was destroyed in the September 11 terror attacks nine years ago.

“Right now we have plans not to do it,” he told ABC’s Good Morning America programme.

“We believe that the imam is going to keep his word, what he promised us yesterday … We believe that we are, as he said, and promised, going to meet with the imam in New York tomorrow.”

Mr Jones is flying to New York in a bid to persuade Feisal Abdul Rauf, the Islamic cleric behind the controversial Ground Zero mosque project to cancel it in return for abandoning his planned ceremony to burn 200 copies of the Koran.

Mr Rauf, a cleric who works with the US State Department to improve America’s relations with the Muslim world, argues the mosque would be used to promote inter-faith peace.

But his plan has become a major controversy ahead of the September 11 anniversary midterm and sensitive US congressional elections on November 2.

Radical opponents, such as the Florida pastor, have accused the mosque’s supporters of creating a monument honouring the Islamist terrorists who carried out the September 11 attacks.

Mr Jones, facing international condemnation and possible action from the US authorities, has now tried to cast himself as having single-handedly resolved the mosque standoff thanks to his threat to desecrate the Koran.

The imam of Mecca said on Friday that the pastor’s threat to burn copies of the Koran was an incitement to “terrorism”.

“The call to burn copies of our holy book is a form of terrorism and an incitement to terrorism,” Saleh bin Humaid said in a sermon marking the Muslim feast of Eid.

With Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri among the sea of worshippers thronging Islam’s holiest city, Mr Humaid said that burning the Koran would be “aggression against Islam”.

“It is shameful to attribute this act to the freedom of expression,” he said. “This is an act of aggression against Islam and its followers.”

At least 11 Afghans were wounded when stone throwing protesters attacked a Nato base in the north of Afghanistan.

A crowd, estimated at 10,000 by officials in the Badakhshan province, poured into the streets of Faizabad on Friday morning after special Eid prayers to mark the end of Muslim Ramadan.

The protests quickly turned violent and, according to reports, a man was shot dead when German troops inside the Nato base opened fire after they were attacked.

Robert Gates, the US Defence Secretary, phoned the Florida pastor on Thursday night and asked him to reconsider his plans to burn Korans on Saturday, the ninth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, because it could have endangered the lives of American troops.

President Barack Obama earlier warned that the plans served as a “recruitment bonanza for al-Qaeda”, and were “completely contrary to our values”. Burning the Koran could provoke a wave of terrorist attacks on the West.