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Pastor Terry Jones- Divisive, Dangerous and Delusional

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Just as there are radical extremist Muslims, there are also radical extremist Christians. Terry Jones is one of those radical, extremist Christians. He is the self called pastor of the 50 member church in Florida who is promising to burn the Koran on September 11. Everyone from Pres. Obama, Sec. Hillary Clinton, General David Petraeus, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Evangelist Pat Robertson, the FBI and the Vatican are calling on him to re-consider and re-think his insane idea. It's the one thing that liberals, conservatives and all those in between agree on. Presently, Jones is scheduled to commence the burning of the Koran on September 11 between 6-9 p.m. There are three good reasons why Jones should not proceed with his plans.


September 11 should be a day of peace for America. It should be a day to remember those who lost their lives. It should be a day of prayer. It should be a day for healing wounds. It should not be a day to provoke hate, fear or anger. These are the emotions that will be provoked by Jones' actions. That's the divisive part.

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Jones professes to be a Christian. Yet, Christianity is about love and acceptance. Unfortunately, there are radical persons professing to be Christians just as there are radical Muslims professing to be Muslims. Radical Christians kill abortion doctors, bomb buildings and kill others in the name of Christianity. Jones is no different than those Islamic extremist terrorists who bombed us on September 11, 2001. He is the one re-fueling and re-loading the Holy War against us. That's the dangerous part.

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The Koran is a holy book for Islam like the Bible with one exception. Muslims protect and defend the Koran in ways that Christians are not called on to protect the Bible. His actions will call on some militant Muslims to provoke violence. Radical and extreme Muslims do not need an excuse to invoke violence on the US. So why is Terry Jones adding fuel to an already lit flame? His actions will undoubtedly have a predictable response. Blood will be on his hands. Sec. Hillary Clinton calls Jones' proposed act outrageous and disgraceful. President Obama calls his actions a recruitment bonanza for al-Qaeda. Terry Jones claims something is wrong with Islam. Yet, he fails to explain how the burning of the Koran will confront terrorism. Is this the action of a sane Christian pastor? That's the delusional part.

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Washington DC based Debbie Hines is a lawyer, former prosecutor and legal/political commentator. She frequently appears on television commenting on gender and race issues in law and politics. As an ivy league educated woman of color, she speaks (more...)
 

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