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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:36 AM

FL pastor Terry Jones Drowned Out In Times Square By NYC Crowd Singing 'All You Need Is Love'

From Huffington Post:

Anti-Islam, Quran-burning pastor Terry Jones Drowned out in Times Square

New Yorkers are famously terse, not known for patience or excessive diplomacy -- and certainly not for loud public displays of love.

So when anti-Islam, Quran-burning pastor Terry Jones showed up in Times Square last year, spewing anger and sporting a T-shirt that read, "Everything I Ever Needed To Know About Islam I Learned On 9/11," the results were certain to be dicey.

But a surprisingly touching video of that event, posted Monday by the New York Times just in time for the holiday season, shows humanity outweighs Jones' rage.

The video, filmed on Sept. 10, 2011, but only recently published, begins predictably: Jones standing in the square, advocating intolerance and hate. Several passersby attempt to argue with him to no avail. Soon a man begins reading out loud, then singing, "All You Need Is Love," the iconic classic by The Beatles.


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Reply FL pastor Terry Jones Drowned Out In Times Square By NYC Crowd Singing 'All You Need Is Love' (Original post)
madfloridian Dec 2012 OP
Warpy Dec 2012 #1
madfloridian Dec 2012 #6
marble falls Dec 2012 #14
Warpy Dec 2012 #15
marble falls Dec 2012 #20
Kalidurga Dec 2012 #2
WhoIsNumberNone Dec 2012 #3
madfloridian Dec 2012 #5
starroute Dec 2012 #4
blue_heron Dec 2012 #11
ReRe Dec 2012 #7
msongs Dec 2012 #8
trailmonkee Dec 2012 #9
duhneece Dec 2012 #10
bigdarryl Dec 2012 #12
marble falls Dec 2012 #13
libdem4life Dec 2012 #16
madfloridian Dec 2012 #17
OnionPatch Dec 2012 #18
madfloridian Dec 2012 #19
muxin Mar 2013 #21
hrmjustin Mar 2013 #22
madfloridian Mar 2013 #23
muxin Mar 2013 #24

Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:13 AM

1. Oh, my, that is truly wonderful!

Trying to lecture New Yorkers on Islam was bad enough, but lecturing them on 9/11 was a sure sign he was going to get a reaction. The guy who led the singing probably saved that hate filled goober's life.

Jones needs to stick to Dixie, RURAL Dixie.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:14 AM

6. Yes, very rural Dixie.

It was great how they reacted to him.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:57 AM

14. Merciful Jesus, do not sent Terry Jones to this part of Dixie (Texas).....

We already have "Pastor" Hagee- punishment enough.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:12 PM

15. Sorry about that

but all of Dixie has some pompadoured fraud presiding over a hate church somewhere in a couple of hours' drive and they're mostly used to Terry Jones types.

Up there in NYC, he's risking his rotten life.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:04 PM

20. I think he's a manipulated media hound. And fairly a dull tool in the shed, too. Bless his heart ...

heart, he don't mean no harm. He acts like he's on some sort of medication. Or so I've heard.

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:15 AM

2. Now that is how to hold a protest...

we need more.

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:17 AM

3. Somewhere John Lennon is smiling...

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:28 AM

5. Yes, he must be. That was awesome.

New York did not take his foolishness and stupidity. Too many Floridians have, I fear.

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:20 AM

4. This should be the standard reply to the Westboro Baptist Church

It's the perfect counter.

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Response to starroute (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:30 AM

11. +1000

perfect anthem

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:21 AM

7. Love is all you need!

K&R

Da, da da da da..... That's all it takes... one person. One person to speak up, one person to start a song with "love" in it. Priceless.

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:43 AM

8. john's greatest hits - "all you need is love" and "no religion too" nt

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:18 AM

9. sooper cool :)

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:27 AM

10. Now THAT'S the way I want to respond

With active creativity and love. Man, that was sacred activism.

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:42 AM

12. LOL LOL LOL the looks on the peoples faces are like is this MOTHER FUCKER for real

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:30 PM

16. ... with a side of "Imagine"...that'll really get them.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:07 PM

17. I just loved the spontaneity of their pushback.

Only took one person starting it.

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:27 PM

18. Wow

That brought a tear to my eye.

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Response to OnionPatch (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:45 PM

19. It moved me.

It was just so real.

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 08:50 AM

21. I hope many muslims will see this video

I hope many muslims will see this video so they know that most American people are actually tolerant and respect diversity, also to realize that an air head like Terry Jones is just a tiny minority of American people just like the fundamentalists is a tiny minority in muslim society.

I'm a muslim and I have lots of American friends, and I know for sure they are good tolerant people, so it's sad to hear when my fellow muslims around me talking bad about American people after an incident started by just one stupid bigot like Terry Jones.

That singing really gave me a goosebumps.. I love Lennon, what a wonderful way to respond to an idiot

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Response to muxin (Reply #21)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 10:33 AM

22. Welcome to DU my friend and we are happy to have you.

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Response to muxin (Reply #21)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 12:41 PM

23. Hi. Welcome to DU. Share the video around.

I had forgotten about this, so thanks for reminding us.

Terry Jones is a fool and most definitely in the minority. Our media plays up the ugly stuff instead what is true.

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Response to madfloridian (Reply #23)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 07:46 AM

24. Thanks for the warm welcome

It's great to be part of this wonderful forum

yeah you're right the media tend to bring up only 'sensational' stuffs, not only yours our media here in Indonesia also do the same.

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