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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:00 PM

US pastor burns Korans to urge Iran clergyman release

Source: Agence France-Presse

US pastor burns Korans to urge Iran clergyman release

(AFP) 5 hours ago

MIAMI A controversial Florida pastor has burned copies of the Koran and a depiction of the prophet Mohammed to protest the imprisonment in Iran of a Christian clergyman Youcef Nadarkhani.

The burning, attended by 20 people and streamed live over the Internet, was carried out by pastor Terry Jones' church in Gainesville, Florida on Saturday, The Gainesville Sun said, and video of the burning was uploaded to YouTube by the pastor's supporting group "Stand Up America Now."

The Pentagon had urged Jones to reconsider, expressing concern that American soldiers in Afghanistan and elsewhere could be put at greater risk because of the act, according to the newspaper, but Jones insisted to go ahead with the protest in the name of the release of the Christian pastor in Iran.

Nadarkhani was arrested in October 2009 and condemned to death under Islamic sharia law for converting to Christianity when he was 19.

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Reply US pastor burns Korans to urge Iran clergyman release (Original post)
Eugene Apr 2012 OP
cbayer Apr 2012 #1
rrneck Apr 2012 #4
cleanhippie Apr 2012 #5
drm604 Apr 2012 #2
rrneck Apr 2012 #3
LeftishBrit Apr 2012 #6
cin63 Apr 2012 #7
cbayer Apr 2012 #8
dimbear Apr 2012 #9
Ron Obvious Apr 2012 #10

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:04 PM

1. Why? What doe she think this could possibly accomplish, other

than to fuel the fires of hatred.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:32 PM

4. Ego fuel and money. nt

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Response to cbayer (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:23 PM

5. He is just following his deeply held beliefs. Why question that?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:12 PM

2. This fool really thinks that doing this will help Nadarkhani?

Idiot.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:31 PM

3. The poor dear,

he must have banged his head when he crawled from under that rock.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:51 PM

6. Like that's going to work.

The Iranian government are disgusting, and unlike in America, Christians really are persecuted there. But if the Iranian takes any notice of Pastor Jones' 'message' at all, it will be to harden its attitude.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:55 PM

7. Why not

just go over there to Iran and burn them, they don't seem to mind to do it here in the safety of U.S.

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Response to cin63 (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:03 PM

8. Who doesn't mind doing it here?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:33 PM

9. You could burn something precious to Terry Jones, if you have spare MONEY n/t

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:23 PM

10. Idiots like this

Idiots like this are the price we pay for freedom of speech. I, for one, don't think the price too high, as all alternatives are worse.

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