Posts Tagged ‘ book burning ’

Talking Terry Jones back from the brink

October 1, 2010
By tomsander

Flickr photo by photine

Interesting account in the Washington Post by Jim Wallis about behind-the-scenes efforts to convince Terry Jones (of the “Dove World Outreach Center” in Gainesville, FL) not to burn the Quran on 9-11.

The storm around the imam, his wife and their proposed community center was already bad enough when, on Thursday,…
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Religion and book burning

September 2, 2010
By tomsander

Flickr photo of book burning by Jamelah

Richard Hays reports on a small church in Gainesville, FL which plans to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11, in “vengeful commemoration of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington nine years ago” .  Hays notes the irony, given that he wrote his column while …
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