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August 25th, 2010
10:13 AM ET

Armed Christian militia pulls support for 'Burn a Quran' event

An armed Christian organization which had pledged to protect a Florida church as it holds "International Burn a Quran Day" withdrew its support from the event Wednesday, saying it "does not glorify God," according to a posting on its website.

Right Wing Extreme, which describes itself as a Christian conservative group, also said in the posting it is asking the Dove World Outreach Center, based in Gainesville, Florida, not to hold the event "for the reason that it may diminish the work of the Holy Spirit to witness to Muslims." The event is planned for the ninth anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks.

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Filed under: Christianity • Church • Florida • Islam • Quran • United States

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  1. Xugos

    This is such a win story lmao!

    September 5, 2010 at 11:39 pm |
  2. Naseerah

    To make such misguided comments about the religion of God is a direct show of ignorance. Take the time to learn your own religion before you begin to bash another. Follow the very first commandment given to Moses (a.s.) "Thou shalt have no other God before thee, for the Lord your God is a jealous God." Stop worshipping false idols and start to reverence God maybe your prayers will begin to be answered. Burning the Qur'an only brings more people into Islam as did 9/11, while trying to steer people away from Islam you have increased our followers....thank you!!

    September 5, 2010 at 4:54 pm |
    • Kate

      @Naseerah

      Their intention is simply to be symbolic agitators, nothing more. They hope to incite believers into acts of violence so they can point to them and say "See? We were right, these are evil violent people", but it is also to gather support from within their own ranks and gather donations for their "righteous" display.

      At the end of the day, the true "religious" beliefs of these people comes from their own mouths, their support for the Westboro Baptist Church that dishonors fallen servicemembers.

      They are not representatives of the majority of Christians.

      September 5, 2010 at 5:02 pm |
  3. Mohammed Ahmed

    The Christian world and people of all religions must understand that Quran is the most latest edition of God,s book to be followed by entire human and Jin race given to the final Prophet Muhammed ( pbuh ) – All prophets and messangers of God were nothing but Muslims – Even after the second and final coming of Jesus ( pbuh ) he will follow Quran and foot prints of Prophet Muhammed ( pbuh ) so if any one is burning Quran or abusing it he or she is doing harm to himself / herself and none else.

    September 5, 2010 at 11:05 am |
    • Philip

      Quran is not the latest edition of God's book. God does not publish editions.
      Jesus said that the one coming after Him is a liar.

      September 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm |
  4. Mohammed Ahmed

    Why bother ? God will burn those who will burn Quran or abuse it – It is His Book for the entire human race – 1.6 billion Muslims & true Christians or Jews or people of any religion are laughing at the madness of this Pastor ( an agent of devil ) – He is doing nothing but acting anti-Christ – This pastor is destined to Hell where he and like him will burn forever for sure.

    September 5, 2010 at 11:00 am |
  5. asma

    asssalamu alikum!
    Dear Brothers and Sisters!
    we all are humans of one GOD.why we always intrupt others reliogions.why because u r not satisfied with what ever u are
    pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee stop this stupid thinkng.what u think with this all u will win this world never eever
    atlast u all will b in hell.
    i m muslim and proud to b a muslim and proud of ALLAH is my LORD.and remeber ALLAH says in Quran His Holy Book that;

    HE SENT HIS HOLY BOOK AND HE IS THE BEST BEST BEST PROTECTOR

    and who ever think that much bad think on 9 11 they will b in hell soon inshaALLAH.
    plz plz plzzzzzzzzzzzz chiristianity or hunudism or what ever if we never think about ur religion thn plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz my beggest request is that to u all non muslim forget us and our religion,and dont waste ur time on us u spent ur time on ur religion good for u and stop thinkng for us because we belive ALLAH is there and enough for us .we dont need u and ur thinks....so if u do good u have good for urself if u do bad ALLAH will tell u inshaAllah i belive,
    so this is the time chirstanity or muslims do ur own busuuniss never intrupt
    thankyou

    September 4, 2010 at 5:29 pm |
  6. Hamedullah(Afghanistan)

    well its a real shame having such shamefull plans for the holy Quran or any other Holy book ,i strongly condemn this silly event.i am sure these people are of no relgion and have no faith but are a bunch of ignorant,drug taking alcholic guys with no plans for living their lives and are now just trying to put more hatred between the followers of the two religions.
    they are not even real christians because i am sure there is no religion or holy book that will support insult of any other religion or holybook.therefore it is the governaments duty to stop these mindless bulls or it will have a very bad effect on the US and christians image in the muslim world and will surely effect US missions in afghanistan and iraq and some muslim who doesn't have that much bad feeling about US and will also loose their trust.Because no one can tolerate the insult of their religion.Wish this shamefull and dark event doesnt happen.

    September 4, 2010 at 6:05 am |
  7. hamed

    hi, this is the responsibility of the US government to stop this event, otherwais it will add to the hatred against the US all over the world, and also American Muslim lose their trust over their government. and this will be a big problem in the world, and will open the doors of hell for those who are supporting this event. God says he is protecting his book (Quran) and his religion (Islam). if all people around the world get together and blow up the sun, the can't quench the lighting and shinning of the sun ( Islam).

    September 4, 2010 at 4:22 am |
  8. Ash

    Does Terry Jones, the Dove World Outreach Center pastor know what is in Koran, Does he know it has verses on Jesus and Moses also, Does he knows it has verses on Mother Mary, Does he knows it acknowledge what is in Bible and The Old Testament, what was changed in Bible and The Old Testament, Does he knows Koran acknowledges Bible and The Old Testament of Jews also one of the books by GOD, By burning Koran he is in fact burning Bible and The Old Testament too, Will this not hurt Christians and Jews. Just to gain popularity people try to take short cuts , Read Koran first then judge what is right and what is wrong, In Fact people who criticise Koran they them self do not know what their own holy book says. No Muslim will burn Bible or The Old Testament as they are also considered sacred and Books of ALLAH . No Muslim will critise Jesus or Moses or Mother Mary as Muslim respect them and are considered prophets sent by ALLAH. Just do not go by what media shows you , Try to get knowledge first then comment.

    September 4, 2010 at 2:35 am |
  9. MOHAMMAD M IMRAN HUSSAIN

    PLEASE STOP THIS, IF NOT YOU ALL WILL GO TO HELL SOON SURE,BEFORE DOING ANYTHIKING LIKE THIS PLEASE DO READ THE HOLY QURAN ONE'S WITH MEANING.

    INSHALLAH NOTTHING WILL HAPPEN TO QURAN.

    September 4, 2010 at 1:28 am |
  10. Mohammad Ayub

    Listen those Stupid People who are Doing this action do u what happens on you inshallah on that day one beg earth quake will come on u people this is my advice not to do please study once the holy quran understand the meaning of Holy Quran

    September 4, 2010 at 12:57 am |
  11. Kamran Zulfiqar

    Those peoples want to Burn the holy Quran they all are having evil thinking. It’s a common sense if they burn the holy Quran then in the reaction Muslims do something and they forget lot of Christians live in Muslim countries and they try to make unsecure them and they are not sincere with Christianity even though humanity.
    I just want to make a request to every body just read this holy book once and then make anydecision don’t believe others experienced it by your own.

    September 3, 2010 at 6:32 am |
  12. Mohammad shoaib tamim

    It is pledge of Allah(God) that keeps holy Quran by him self.not just christian,if all the people of world are allied to eradicate
    holy Quran and Islam it is impossible.

    September 3, 2010 at 3:56 am |
  13. Abdul Wasim

    try to understand, and do not start the third world war, we all believe in same God,

    September 3, 2010 at 1:08 am |
  14. Sam

    http://www.quranandscience.com/

    September 2, 2010 at 11:41 pm |
  15. notice

    Once you are burning Quran call your evils and your supporter without Allah(God).

    you are all in darkness, think about it for your self, you will lose everything in this world or other world.

    if Allah(God) wants you will see your bad days in this world or you will see it after death (The new live that everybody will arise as they are alive right now).

    September 2, 2010 at 7:56 pm |
  16. Hayatullah Mohibi

    Do you know who attack on the world trade center then you say Asama Benlodan , then do you know who is Asama Bendlodan? try to find who is he? then everything will become clear that it was a plan of America to find a way to get place in medalist then they attack on Afghanistan.
    it is clear that Asama benlodan is the Spy of America leaders what they want's they do that.
    Then you will believe the real terrorist are America leaders

    September 2, 2010 at 7:21 am |
  17. wania

    SHAME ON THOSE PEOPLE WHO CELEBRATE BURN QURAN DAY ...... ITS NOT GOING TO BE GOOD FOR THOSE AND GOD WILL SHOW THEM PEOPLE TAT WHAT HE CAN DO CUZ HE HAV TAKEN THE RESPONSIBILITY OF QURAN ....... GOSHHHH THIS IS SICK.

    September 2, 2010 at 2:45 am |
  18. Biased

    I believe that if you are going to burn the Quran, it will ruin the peace between the muslims and other religions.
    I mean, come on, Australia's suppose to be a biased-free, multicultural country.
    Okay, think about it..
    First you ban the burqa AND..
    secondly you call us terrorist, just because 1 person commited a crime. Just 1!
    And what now... Burn the quran!! ?
    Honestly, what are you going to get out of it if you do it?
    WHY CANT YOU PEOPLE BRING PEACE INSTEAD OF HATERED!!!!
    Gosh!

    August 31, 2010 at 8:00 am |
    • Philip

      'peace between the muslims and other religions'- what peace?
      Muslims are at odds with everyone else in the world. 90% of world's conflicts is caused by Muslims.
      What about banning this religion for the common good of the world.

      September 8, 2010 at 2:41 pm |
  19. Azib Kamboh

    Stop this, Respect all religions.

    August 30, 2010 at 7:08 pm |
    • Mohomed Ashfaque

      A kind Request. Please Stop this event .Respect All religions. Allah is great. All "Muslims" Make Dua. This is the month of "RAMADAN"

      September 3, 2010 at 6:32 am |
  20. Riyazahmed Shaikh

    Stop this act as it doe not golify God Almighty

    August 30, 2010 at 10:45 am |
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