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Sunday, September 05, 2010

IWA For Sunday 090510

Agree or not, this is just wrong.

Hey folks,

Time to wrap things up with the Idiot of the Week. Surprisingly, I find myself agreeing with CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad, who released the following statement.

"Just as all Muslims should not be blamed for the actions of a few extremists, neither should all Christians or all Americans be blamed for the intentionally offensive actions of the Dove World Outreach Center," said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad. "Pastor Terry Jones represents nothing but an extremist fringe."

He said the Dove World Outreach Center is only seeking cheap publicity and does not represent mainstream Christianity.

"Media professionals have a responsibility to put this publicity stunt in its proper context in their reports and commentaries," said Awad.

CAIR this week distributed a television public service announcement (PSA) that implicitly challenges the Quran burnings.
Now I am still having reservations about Islam itself, and I am finding it more and more difficult to distinguish the difference between "Peaceful Islam and "Extremist Islam," for reasons pretty well laid out in the Human Events Online peace. Yet, I encourage the MMD to follow Mr. Awad's advice and report the FACTS on this and not simply use it as an excuse to bash all Christians.

When I first heard this, I thought it was just another attention seeking Westboro Baptist Church Leader and Gay-Basher Extraordinaire Fred Phelps moment. I have and many have, spoke out against this Idiot on more than a few occasions. Unlike the Muslim Community, we in the Christian Community are quick to point out that this guy is NOT a Christian, nor does he represent TRUE Christianity.

Well, seems he might finally have some competition for the title of America’s most attention seeking hate filled Church Preacher. You see, on Sept. 11, Terry Jones, and his Dove World Outreach Center, will hold the first “International Burn a Koran Day” Ceremony on the steps of his church in Gainesville, Fla. According to the Church’s Website, the event was organized “in remembrance of the fallen victims of 9/11 and to stand against the evil of Islam. Islam is of the devil!”

Pastor, or Idiot, Terry Jones said this.

"We believe that Islam is of the devil, that it's causing billions of people to go to hell, it is a deceptive religion, it is a violent religion and that is proven many, many times," Pastor Terry Jones told CNN's Rick Sanchez earlier this week.
During this interview, he went on to say this.

"I mean ask yourself, have you ever really seen a really happy Muslim? As they're on the way to Mecca? As they gather together in the mosque on the floor? Does it look like a real religion of joy?" Jones asks in one of his YouTube posts.

"No, to me it looks like a religion of the devil."
Now unlike the Islam Community, Christians are speaking out against this.

The National Association of Evangelicals, the nation's largest umbrella evangelical group, issued a statement urging the church to cancel the event, warning it could cause worldwide tension between the two religions.

"The NAE calls on its members to cultivate relationships of trust and respect with our neighbors of other faiths. God created human beings in his image, and therefore all should be treated with dignity and respect," it said in the statement.
When is the last time you heard "Peaceful Muslims" speak out against 9-11, the notion that all non - Muslims be killed, and or the "Ground Zero Mosque." You don't. That is part of the problem.

But any time you have a Christian Kook stand up and attempt to do something that is AGAINST Christianity and it's principles, you have no shortage of Christians standing up against them.

So even if you agree, that at least in appearance, Islam is far from a peaceful Religion, you have to understand that Burning the Koran is just plain wrong. It goes completely against what we stand for in America. It's called the First Amendment. What if the Muslims were Burning the Bible? Would you be OK with that? Of course not. Congratulations Idiot Terry Jones, you ARE the Idiot of the Week, for calling on others that you lead to do what is against God and America. People like you should not be Pastors. Ever wonder why you only have a 100 count membership?
Peter

Sources:
CNN - Church plans Quran-burning event
CAIR Press Release.

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