Burning Quran endangers troops

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Registered: 06-02-2009
Burning Quran endangers troops
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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 8:40am

KABUL, Afghanistan – The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan warned Tuesday an American church's threat to burn copies of the Muslim holy book could endanger U.S. troops in the country and Americans worldwide.


Meanwhile, NATO reported the death of an American service member in an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday.


The comments from Gen. David Petraeus followed a protest Monday by hundreds of Afghans over the plans by Gainesville, Florida-based Dove World Outreach Center — a small, evangelical Christian church that espouses anti-Islam philosophy — to burn copies of the Quran on church grounds to mark the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States that provoked the Afghan war.


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Registered: 10-28-2009
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 1:00pm
I think people who would burn the Bible (or frankly, any book) are just as hate-filled as those who are planning to burn the Qur'an.
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Registered: 10-15-2008
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 1:01pm
Burning books to me (any book)...shows the most supreme form of ignorance and stupidity.
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Registered: 01-04-2002
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 1:17pm
I am certain that if an American mosque decided to have a public Bible burning we would definitely hear about it.
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Registered: 07-15-2010
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 3:46pm
Not if you're freezing.



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Registered: 04-07-2003
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 3:58pm

Think about it. If one group publizies about burning a relgious book and it gains momentum. What prevents another group from doing the same? How about we burn any book talking about the Muslim faith.


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Registered: 08-14-2010
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 4:02pm

Happened with hardly a peep.


2007:


"After defeating their rivals in Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement, Muslim extremists are focusing their attacks on Christians in Gaza City. Christians in Gaza City have issued an appeal to thetional community and a plea for protection against the increased attacks by Muslim extremists.



Father Manuel Musallem, head of Gaza's Latin church, told the AP that Muslims have ransacked, burned and looted a school and convent that are part of the Gaza Strip's small Romany Catholic community. He told the AP that crosses were broken, damage was done to a statue of Jesus, and at the Rosary Sister School and nearby convent, prayer books were burned.

Gunmen used the roof of the school during the fighting, and the convent was "desecrated," Mussalem told the AP.

"Nothing happens by mistake these days," he said."




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Registered: 10-15-2008
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 4:06pm
Being as I have never heard of a massive book burning for the sake of staying alive in the cold...only for protest, I can only why you brought it up. And in the rare case that death would occur if books were not burned..I find it perfectly acceptable to burn whatever will you keep you alive.
As to burning books because you disagree with the contents or are protesting...my opinion remains the same.
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Registered: 04-09-2007
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 4:11pm
Oh, you must have missed "The Day After Tomorrow".
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Registered: 10-15-2008
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 4:16pm
lol..sorry..I should have clarified...real events of book burning to stay alive. ;)
I rather enjoyed that movie. But the guy saving the Gutenburg Bible..that would have been me.
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Registered: 01-05-2003
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 4:28pm

When I was young, poor, putting myself through college and living in a house with three other friends who worked at the same bookstore that I did, we burned books to heat the house one winter. At bookstores, when paperbacks get returned to the publisher, the front cover is torn off and that is what is sent back to the publisher for credit. The actual books are tossed out. We took the books and used them in the wood burning stove for fuel. It was an old, old house that took oil heat - and we couldn't afford to fill up the tank.

LOL - though, some of them were really trashy romance novels, so my English major heart was just fine with it.

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