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Koran burnt in Florida church

GAINESVILLE, Florida (AFP) – A controversial US evangelical preacher oversaw the burning of a copy of the Koran in a small Florida church after finding the Muslim holy book “guilty” of crimes. The burning was carried out by pastor Wayne Sapp under the supervision of Terry Jones, who last September…

‘Inciting racial hatred’: UK police arrest 6 for burning Korans

LONDON — Police have arrested six people on suspicion of inciting racial hatred over a YouTube video apparently showing them setting fire to copies of the Koran, a spokesman said Thursday. Northumbria Police said that they had detained two men on September 15 and four more on Wednesday, adding that…

Koran burner fired from his NJ Transit job for violating ‘code of ethics’

A man who burned pages from a Koran on the ninth anniversary of 9/11 was fired from his job, officials said Tuesday. Derek Fenton burned pages from the holy book during a protest outside the planned location of the Park51 Islamic center. Fenton had been employed for eleven years by…

Korans vandalized in New York, Washington on 9/11 anniversary

UPDATE: Two religious leaders at a recently-founded offshoot of the Baptist church burned Korans in a Tennessee back yard on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, reports the NBC affiliate in Nashville. WSMV reports: The Rev. Bob Old and the Rev. Danny Allen both had different reasons for burning the…

Due to the entire world going mad this weekend

Maybe you’ve heard that some wingnut pastor in Florida may or may not be committing an act of blasphemy as part of the increasingly party-down style wingnut celebration known as 9/11? While the rest of use try like hell to remember that this day was a national tragedy where 3,000…

Wonkette: Maybe ex-classmates Terry Jones, Rush Limbaugh drank same ‘Haterade’

“You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose,” the legendary stand-up comic George Carlin once observed. Conservative blog American Thinker notes that you can’t choose your high school classmates either, in response to the “news” that the pastor in Florida…

US church vows Koran burning will go on despite concerns

A Florida evangelical church vowed Tuesday to go ahead with plans to burn the Koran on the 9/11 anniversary despite fears it may fuel an angry backlash and endanger US and allied troops in Afghanistan. The White House lent its voice to growing concern from military leaders that the incendiary…

Florida church’s ‘Burn a Koran Day’ brings Islamist threats

The controversy over the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero in Manhattan has sparked a wave of anti-Muslim activism among some conservative and religious groups, and nowhere is that more in evidence than in a non-denominational church’s plan to hold a “Burn a Koran Day” on the next anniversary…

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