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Friday, April 01, 2011

Terry Jones or Wayne Sapp? The preacher(s) who burned the Quran - and set ablaze Muslim anger.



Arrogance and misplaced zeal.

Editor's note:  The first report I read and linked to below, names Wayne Sapp as the actual Quran burner, but now it seems Terry Jones is taking the credit for this act of idiocy, since he's the so-called head of the Dove Outreach Center, and seems to be calling the shots.  Fanatics are hard to follow.
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On Sunday "Rev." Wayne Sapp, a member of the Dove World Outreach Center, torched a copy of Qur'an claiming that the holy book had been found "guilty" of crimes in the course of an eight-month trial and was therefore "executed." - Source
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Fanatics call unto fanatics.
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MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) – At least eight foreign U.N. workers were killed, two of them beheaded, on Friday in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif after a demonstration against the burning of Korans by a U.S. preacher, a regional police spokesman said.

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"Eight foreigners were killed and two were beheaded," said Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai, a police spokesman for the northern region.
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Over a thousand protesters had flooded into the streets of the normally peaceful city after Friday prayers, and after two or three hours violence broke out. - Source
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People will condemn the Muslim extremists for this - and rightly so.  But over zealous fanatics like Sapp seem to me to be just as quilty.  I wonder if he is self-righteously pleased by all of this?   
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Photo:  "Minister" Sapp.  I'm confused - Sapp burned the Quran, but Terry Jones presided over it?  So they are both to blame, right?  But Terry Jones is shouldering it?  They are both false prophets.  I have to wonder what Sarah Palin thinks.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:23 PM

    Do not people like Wayne Sapp and Terry Jones realize that regardless of what they wanted to express, the symbolic burning of the Quran does nothing but incite anger from Islamists and disgust from most Christians. Unfortunately the former will resort to violence in retaliation to what was done, and therefore endanger anyone in their path. Sappa and Jones lit a fire that burned more than a book.

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  2. Anonymous6:10 AM

    I am not surprised that this ignorant act came out of Florida. I was raised that extreme, so-called "fundamentalist" climate. I finally ran away from home when they tried to cast devils out of me for reading James Fennimore Cooper's books. At least one of my siblings has even gone back to that extremely bigoted and ignorant religion.

    The protestors should concentrate their efforts on the perpetrators, instead of killing innocent people. It would be good riddance.
    Jack Willard, San Pedro, CA, USA

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  3. It might be stupid but it gives us liberty here in this great nation. Don't agree with or like but what America is all about.

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