On July 31st 2010, the world was shocked with a statement on interview via CNN with one pastor from Florida. But us more shocker than that. As we the Muslim people we never trying to harm others. Same goes like others semitic religions like Jewish and Christianity. It’s more shocking that the event will be held on 2nd of Shawal during the victory celebration after holy month of Ramadhan. The news on CNN was here:
(CNN) — In protest of what it calls a religion “of the devil,” a nondenominational church in Gainesville, Florida, plans to host an “International Burn a Quran Day” on the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks.
The Dove World Outreach Center says it is hosting the event to remember 9/11 victims and take a stand against Islam. With promotions on its website and Facebook page, it invites Christians to burn the Muslim holy book at the church from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
“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.
Jones wrote a book titled “Islam is of the Devil,” and the church sells coffee mugs and shirts featuring the phrase.
Muslims and many other Christians — including some evangelicals — are fighting the initiative.
The church launched a YouTube channel to disseminate its messages.
“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.”
The Islamic advocacy group Council on American-Islamic Relations called on Muslims and others to host “Share the Quran” dinners to educate the public during the monthlong fast of Ramadan beginning in August. In a news release, the group announced a campaign to give out 100,000 copies of the Quran to local, state and national leaders.
“American Muslims and other people of conscience should support positive educational efforts to prevent the spread of Islamophobia,” said CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper in the release.
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.
Dove’s Facebook page, set up for the September event, has more than 1,600 fans.
“Eternal fire is the only destination the Quran can lead people to, so we want to put the Quran in it’s [sic] place — the fire!” the page says.
But another Facebook group with more than 3,100 fans says it stands “against the disrespect and intolerance that these people have for the Muslim people” and encourages people to report Dove’s page to Facebook.
Targeting another group it calls “godless,” the Dove center is also hosting a protest against Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe, who is openly gay, on Monday at Gainesville’s City Hall. The group previously fought — unsuccessfully — to derail Lowe’s election campaign.
“We protest sexual perversion because the Bible protests it. … What is acceptable to today’s leadership becomes acceptable to tomorrow’s society,” the church says in its blog entry about the event.
Lowe and other government figures and media outlets received e-mails from the church about the event, The Gainesville Sun reported. Lowe isn’t concerned with Monday’s event.
“I’ve got other things to do,” he said, The Sun reports.
On the outreach center’s front lawn, alongside a sign reading “Aug. 2 Protest, No Homo Mayor, City Hall,” stands not just one, but three signs bearing the slogan “Islam is of the Devil.”
One of the signs — one reading “Islam” on one side, “Devil” on the other — was vandalized. On its blog last week, the church said the sign will be replaced.
“This is private property and vandalism is a crime here in America,” the blog says. “In Islam, many actions that we consider to be crimes are encouraged, condoned or sheltered under Islamic teaching and practice, though. Another reason to burn a Quran.”*
As i can see here, the reverend isn’t a man that really practice christianity. How can he became a reverend? As i can see in his psychological side, his eyes seems shows a loneliness inside him. We still can be patience if we being insult or being called a terrorist because we not a terrorist, we can be patience if people call us orthodorx because we know that we’re progressive (we being called ragheads whatsoever) BUT this a campaign trying to burn the holy verse from Allah (swt).
“But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,  bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” – Luke 6:27-36
It’s not only creating another drama of terror but this can create a state of racism. Do you support racism? I don’t think so but only if you have an “higher” IQ you may support it and saying that your fighting for your country sovereignity. Jesus was teaching respect and you are throwing dirt into his teaching and his name? If you respect Jesus, don’t do such act of hate and racism!
It seems like the reverend trying to repeat a history like during WW11, first, Hitler burn all books so it could destroy the others idea and adapt to his idea and second, he killed many of jews. What we must do about this matter, shall we kill the reverend and burn him?
Aggression is Forbidden. Fighting is permitted only in self-defence.
The Quranic verses on this are very clear. God repeats, “do not aggress”, multiple times. Only if attacked, is one permitted to fight back. If the other party refrains from aggression and offers one peace, we are told to stop fighting.
Rules of War*
1-You may fight in the cause of GOD against those who attack you, but do not aggress. GOD does not love the aggressors.
2-You may kill those who wage war against you, and you may evict them whence they evicted you. Oppression is worse than murder. Do not fight them at the Sacred Masjid, unless they attack you therein. If they attack you, you may kill them. This is the just retribution for those disbelievers.* (In this case, i don’t think the reverend a believer)
3-If they refrain, then GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
4-You may also fight them to eliminate oppression, and to worship GOD freely. If they refrain, you shall not aggress; aggression is permitted only against the aggressors.
*1- All fighting is regulated by the basic rule in 60:8-9. Fighting is allowed strictly in self-defense, while aggression and oppression are strongly condemned throughout the Quran.
Same goes to Christians,
“Vengeance [is] mine; I will repay’, saith the Lord” – Romans 12:19
“Judge not, that ye be not judged”- Matthew 7:1
“He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her”-John 8:7
It shows that christianity also love peace. I never said the people who attacked US as a Muslim. Maybe in the name yes (Most of them admit that they’re Islam). But God never allowed that terror act. And proven that most of the name from the hijacker list not even inside the plan and they all a Muslim in America and they also feel shocked about their name being mentioned among the name of the dead terrorist. What is this all about? Another conspiracy?
If this incident happen, the reverend may labelled by terrorist by many Muslim and next step it may bring creates racism and fanaticism among both religion.
May Allah save his holy Book (Al-Quran). And for all people, i call all friends among Islam, Christian and Jewish, let us fight against this. Amin Ya Rabbal Alamin.