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Florida Church Plans ‘Burn a Quran’ Day to Mark 9/11 – The Christian Post.
If we analyze the above linked news article, it highlights the following:
Hate masqueraded as protest: “We only did it because we felt there needed to be an outcry against Islam, because Islam is presenting itself as a religion of peace,” explained Dr. Terry Jones, senior pastor of Dove World Outreach Center, to The Christian Post on Tuesday.
Underlying fears of the church coming to surface: “We see the effects of Islam on Europe. As it has done nothing, Islam is beginning to take over there,” he added.
Religion as the last refuge of the scoundrel: Participants of the burning plan to light up Qurans on the church property to remember the victims of 9/11 and to “stand against the evil of Islam,” according to the group’s Facebook.
A rational response from Muslims: The Council on American-Islam Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim advocacy group, has responded to news of the “International Burn A Quran Day” by announcing an educational “Share the Quran” dinner on Sept. 11, which falls during Ramadan. “American Muslims and other people of conscience should support positive educational efforts to prevent the spread of Islamophobia,” remarked Ibrahim Hooper, national communications director of CAIR.
The work cut out for Muslims to change the negative perception: A survey released by LifeWay Research in April found that 42 percent of Protestant pastors believe Islam “promotes violence” and more than half agree with a statement by well-known evangelist Franklin Graham, who said Islam is an “evil” religion.
See also the blog post on Time Magazine:
Following Newt’s Advice – link
Something that AAIIL can do is to call the said pastor, Dr. Terry Jones to a dialogue and debate on this forum. And to send him and Newt Gingrich the book “Islam, Peace and Tolerance” by Dr. Zahid Aziz