Quran Burning Cancelled

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  1. Garrett Mickley profile image79
    Garrett Mickleyposted 8 years ago

    "Pastor Terry Jones announced Thursday at a chaotic news conference that he decided to cancel his protest, claiming that he struck a deal with the leader of a planned Islamic Center near Ground Zero who agreed to move its controversial location.

    However, Imam Rauf, the leader of the proposed center did not make a deal and has never talked to Pastor Terry Jones, Park51 officials tell Huffington Post, adding that they are open to all solutions and that the proposed Islamic center is open to dialogue and reconciliation with the community in lower Manhattan."

    I like the whole "...claiming that he struck a deal with the leader of...Islamic Center near Ground Zero who agreed to move it's...location..." and then "...the leader of the proposed center did not make a deal and has never talked to Pastor Terry Jones..." That's hilarious. I don't think there's middle schoolers dumb enough to make a lie like that at a press conference.  Did he not think Imam Rauf wouldn't be like "Wtf we never made a deal"?

    Also, to those who are all up in arms about the Islamic Center: "...they are open to all solutions and that the proposed Islamic center is open to dialogue and reconciliation with the community in lower Manhattan."  It looks like your voices are being hear that you're unhappy, but no one is providing a solution.  Should get your lazy butts up to Manhattan and talk to them your selves instead of complaining on THE INTERNET.

    [EDIT] forgot the link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/0 … 11159.html

    1. Reality Bytes profile image84
      Reality Bytesposted 8 years agoin reply to this




      Donald Trump Offers Cash to Buy Controversial Park 51/ Cordoba Mosque Building


      http://www.associatedcontent.com/articl … rsial.html

      1. Garrett Mickley profile image79
        Garrett Mickleyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That sounds reasonable to me.

        25% more than what they paid for it, looks like the Muslims can benefit hugely from this!

        And they've got bigger offers, it says.

        They would be crazy not to take a deal like that.

        Imagine all the spreading of Islam they could do with that kind of money.

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    klarawieckposted 8 years ago

    That preacher just wanted free publicity. I don't think he ever intended to burn the quran. He knew better! But being as opiniated as he is, I'm sure he would love to add more think-alike followers to his congregation.

    1. Garrett Mickley profile image79
      Garrett Mickleyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      20 out of the 50 in his congregation left because of this, as of a few days ago.  Maybe more since then.

      But I agree that it was for publicity.  I posted a thread about it and why I think that way.

    2. BDazzler profile image79
      BDazzlerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I dunno, I'm guessing it got out of hand, I'm sure he was hoping to get all the people around his area fired up (pun intended) but I don't think he thought it would get as big as it did. When it when it started getting out of had he backed down.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    He got paid off I am sure, or they threatened him, the DOD

    1. Garrett Mickley profile image79
      Garrett Mickleyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It was all about money from the start. In one way or another.

    2. LeslieAdrienne profile image80
      LeslieAdrienneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Why would anybody pay him off??? What money?

  4. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 8 years ago

    Dang!  Now what am I going to do with all of these bibles?

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Use em to roll joints of course! smile

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Are you suggesting I burn these bibles, Earnest?  Scandalous!  But perhaps I may find something else to do with these first edition Gutenbergs!

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          First edition Gutenbergs?
          Flog em then Randy! smile

    2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Use them to build a mosque.

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    china manposted 8 years ago

    This whole charade is pure christian - lies, deceit, arrogance, aggression and a moron at the centre of it all.

    1. Jerami profile image70
      Jeramiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds like a good description of most organizations that I am aware of.

      1. LeslieAdrienne profile image80
        LeslieAdrienneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        big_smile lol big_smile

  6. Pearldiver profile image79
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Bugger!
    I guess we'll just have to go n get stoned instead! hmm

  7. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years ago

    hey all....thanks for the laughs!!!!!

  8. Garrett Mickley profile image79
    Garrett Mickleyposted 8 years ago

    Now it's back on.

    What a flake.

    1. BDazzler profile image79
      BDazzlerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It would have been a non-issue had the news organizations been more responsible.  If the media had been behaving responsibly, they may as well have been burning phone books.

      1. Garrett Mickley profile image79
        Garrett Mickleyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Freedom of media.

        Good God, our freedoms are going to be the death of us!

        1. LeslieAdrienne profile image80
          LeslieAdrienneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          They might kill you, but I'm going to enjoy them generally and scrutinize them specificially....

        2. BDazzler profile image79
          BDazzlerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          With great power comes great responsibility - Stan Lee

  9. Beelzedad profile image58
    Beelzedadposted 8 years ago

    It doesn't really matter whether or not he burns the Quran now, he has already delivered the message he intended to send. smile

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      and the world is stuck with it all over the news for a week.
      Damage done as usual.

      The press take a lunatic from a church of 50 and give him 10 million dollars worth of air-time. Yeh! That makes sense! lol

      1. Beelzedad profile image58
        Beelzedadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Maybe, he didn't expect to get the worldwide attention he received, but he most certainly did get his message across which has now resonated throughout the world.

  10. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    Even if this one nutjob calls off the burning, I expect there will be copy-cats who hold their own with no advanced warning and post them on you-tube.

    You might even see some hubs that include these.

    Think of the traffic!!

    "Naked Nymphomaniacs Burning Qurans"

    1. Garrett Mickley profile image79
      Garrett Mickleyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I would watch that.

      For the naked nymph's of course.

 
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