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Koran Burning

While Pastor Terry Jones Burns 2998 Copies of Qurans in Mulberry, Muslims Will Be Donating 12,000 Pints of Blood This Year

Mike Ghouse | Posted 11.05.2013 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

Saving a life is like saving the whole humanity says the Quran, a book of guidance like all other holy books in building harmony in a given society. It is about building societies that care for each other for the ultimate benefit of each member of the society.

WATCH: Solider Who Urinated On Taliban Corpses: I Would Do It Again

Posted 07.19.2013 | World

Joseph Chamblin, the Marine who got in trouble for urinating on Taliban corpses said recently that he would do it again if given the chance....

Why the Massacre in Afghanistan Should Cause Us to Leave

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.21.2012 | World
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Remember the uproar over the proposed mosque near Ground Zero? People were opposed to it for a variety of reasons: its proximity to the World Trade Ce...

Qur'an Burnings Indicate Need for Mission Overhaul

Lisa Schirch | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Lisa Schirch

International forces need to make cultural sensitivity a priority in a mission focused on protecting civilians and addressing root causes through supporting governance and diplomacy, not waging war.

Now Is the Time to Leave Afghanistan

Mark W. Schleisner | Posted 04.30.2012 | World
Mark W. Schleisner

The U.S. government has given all kinds of reasons we can't leave now, and to be honest, they sound remarkably similar to all the reasons the U.S. said it couldn't leave Vietnam for years.

Experts Say Quran Burning 'Tailor-Made' For Taliban

Posted 02.28.2012 | Religion

By Jim Michaels USA Today WASHINGTON (RNS) The Taliban is attempting to capitalize on the outbreak of violence that followed the inadvertent burni...

America's Image Problem in Afghanistan

John Feffer | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
John Feffer

How is it that the Pentagon and the Islamophobe, with their opposite views on Islam and intervention, end up generating a similar response in the Muslim world?

Blown Away

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Despite its massive firepower and staggering base structure in Afghanistan, actual power is visibly slipping away from the United States. American officials are already talking about not panicking (which indicates that panic is indeed in the air).

Santorum's Gifts to Obama

Martin Long | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Martin Long

Rick Santorum appeared on ABC's This Week apparently to demonstrate once and for all that he cannot be elected the next President of the United States and that soon after November he will slip into obscurity.

Is the Koran Burning Afghanistan's Dum Dum Moment?

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 04.28.2012 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

The question in Afghanistan now is how far will the protesters go? And will significant numbers of the Afghan National Army and Police join in. If this were to happen the choices facing the United States would be bleak.

Afghan Killings Show 'Shallow' U.S. Impact On 'Primitive Society,' Says Retired General

Posted 02.26.2012 | World

Retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey called the shooting deaths of two American advisers in Afghanistan "outrageous" on NBC Nightly News on Saturday and ...

Grenade Blasts NATO Base

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2012 | World

By Fraidoon Elhaam and Hamid Shalizi KUNDUZ/KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Seven U.S. military trainers were wounded on Sunday...

Afghan Soldier Kills 2 NATO Troops At Koran Burning Protest

Reuters | Posted 04.24.2012 | World

KABUL, Feb 23 (Reuters) - An Afghan soldier at a U.S. base in the country's east joined violent protests against the burning of copies of the Koran ...

The Fifth Step Against Terror: Enlightenment

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 11.27.2011 | Religion
Terry Kelhawk

America hasn't always found peaceful alternatives to stop aggression. Since 9//11 we've taken four steps along the path to end terrorism, but haven't yet taken step 5 -- the one with perhaps the greatest potential to de-claw terrorism, and to do it peacefully.

Saki Knafo

Quran-Burning Pastor's Jailing Raises First Amendment Questions | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.23.2011 | Religion

This story was reported in collaboration with Jessica Carreras from Dearborn's Last month, the pastor of a tiny church in Florida dresse...

Koran-Burning Preacher Briefly Jailed

Reuters | Bernie Woodall | Posted 06.22.2011 | Religion

April 23, 2011 2:01:48 AM By Bernie Woodall DEARBORN, Mich. (Reuters) - A militant Christian preacher was jailed briefly Friday after a Michigan...

Michigan Prosecutor Files Petition To Stop Quran-Burning Pastor

Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

(Reuters) - A Detroit prosecutor has filed a petition in district court to stop a Florida fundamentalist Christian preacher, who recently caused riots...

How The Florida Quran Burning Led To Violence In The Middle East (VIDEO)

Posted 06.16.2011 | Religion

Why did Pastor Terry Jones decide to go ahead with the burning of a Quran after promising never to do so in September? How did a radical act by this f...

Is America A Nation Of Book Burners?

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

The issue of Americans as book-burners transcends that of the desecration of the Quran. Of course Terry Jones has the right to do what he did, but is it right for him to do so?

Terry Jones' America Is A Dangerous Place To Be

Ethan Casey | Posted 06.07.2011 | Religion
Ethan Casey

Terry Jones' latest antic, and the resulting deaths of innocent people in Afghanistan, leaves me feeling angry and disgusted. When will we begin taking responsibility for our own extremists?

Burning Holy Books Will Not Burn The Hatred In Human Hearts

Father Alberto Cutié | Posted 12.16.2011 | Religion
Father Alberto Cutié

I am convinced we will all be better off when we put our efforts into burning and eliminating so much of the hate that exists in too many human hearts.

Church Of The Holy Hand Grenade

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 06.05.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Terry Jones should remove the dove from his church name and replace it with a more accurate symbol of what it stands for. A holy hand grenade, perhaps?

Turning Cheeks: Why Christians And Muslims Should Break The Cycle Of Hate

Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski | Posted 06.05.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski

Turning the other cheek does not condone the wrong of the other, but it affords us an opportunity in our responses to break cycles of violence by not sowing more violence.

The Geopolitics of Stupidity

John Feffer | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
John Feffer

Frankly, I would prefer that crowds in the Muslim world came together in angry, peaceful protest not when Terry Jones issues his video plea for attention, but when the U.S. president submits the annual budget proposal for military spending.

After Quran Burning, The Need To Put People First

Nigel Barber | Posted 06.05.2011 | Religion
Nigel Barber

Instead of respecting religion, we need to respect people. We can begin by respecting their right to life.