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Afghanistan Quran Burning Protests Enter Third Day

AP | By RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 06.03.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan protests against the burning of a Quran in Florida entered a third day with a demonstrations in the south and east S...

HOW THEY DIED: The Harrowing Final Moments Of The UN Workers Killed In Afghanistan

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 06.02.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Fearing for their lives, the U.N. workers dashed into a dark bunker hoping to escape the mob of Afghan protesters angry ove...

Instead Of Burning, Try Learning

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

The most important translation of our holy texts is the translation into daily life -- in acts of kindness, generosity, courage, humility, justice, self-control, respect, reverence, fidelity, and compassion.

How The Quran Burning Threat Showed What Is Good About America

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

As the threatened Quran-burning episode marks an important and rare moment of national agreement on two fundamental American principles.

Turning Provocation Into Purpose: Responding Creatively To Hate And Intolerance

Barbara J. Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Barbara J. Nelson

We are imagining this package as a ready response kit that fortifies people of goodwill with religiously grounded knowledge helpful in standing firm when acts of religious hatred are looming.

Quran Burning, Past And Present

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Terry Kelhawk

People have been burning the Quran since the early days of Islam, but they haven't always been its enemies. The third caliph, Uthman, became famous, or rather infamous, for Quran burning.

To Build or Not To Build: American Muslims, the Rise of Bigotry and Religious Intolerance

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Omid Memarian

The last thing the United States and the American people need is to be perceived as a nation that is hateful and intolerant of Muslims

It Is Not the Quran, Stupid!

Elcin Poyrazlar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elcin Poyrazlar

If there were no American troops in any Muslim countries, and the US was not fighting against Al-Qaeda, would burning the Quran have been an acceptable form of speech?

Ink by the Barrel

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gary Hart

What are thoughtful people to do when the men, and women, who buy ink by the barrel use an unconscionable amount of it to "report" on a minister in Florida for the simple reason that he threatened to burn a Quran?

Burning The Quran Does Not Illuminate The Bible

Lamar Vest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lamar Vest

My hope and prayer is that Muslims and people of all faiths will understand that those who denigrate, defame or destroy the Quran do not represent a biblical worldview and do not speak for all Christians.

Quran-Burning Pastor: I Won't Do It If I Can Meet With 'Ground Zero Mosque' Organizers

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An acquaintance of the pastor who once planned to burn copies of the Quran to mark the 9/11 anniversary says the Rev. Terry ...

Burning the Quran Is Like Burning the Gospels

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Parvez Ahmed

While Pastor Jones is within his constitutional rights to undertake this despicable act, he is as misguided in his actions as the terrorists who abuse the Quran to justify their murderous acts.

What Would Jesus Do: Burn The Quran Or Eat With His Muslim Neighbors?

Eugene Cho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eugene Cho

God not only died for us but dwelt amongst us. He walked among us. And he did the most amazing thing: Jesus ate with humanity. In that simple expression of eating, he declared his desire for friendship.

Reverend Terry Jones: Relignoramus

Ian Gurvitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ian Gurvitz

He's not a national figure. Not a scholar. Not a leader of any kind. Just a clod who doesn't understand his own religion, or anyone else's. The guy's a walking advertisement for atheism. He doesn't speak for all Christians. Or all Americans.

A Plea to Ignore the Ignorant

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Melody Moezzi

It's as if the media is running advertisements for this pseudo-Christian man and his church. We are providing him with free publicity, and for that, I am truly repentant.

Firefighters Could Douse The Plan To Burn The Quran

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Robert Weller

The wild card is the fact that the minister does not have a permit from the city of Gainesville. Officials there say police will be present and the fire department could be called on to douse the blaze.

Obama Implores Minister To Call Off Quran Burning

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is exhorting a Florida minister to "listen to those better angels" and call off his plan t...

WATCH: Yosemite Sam On Burning Korans

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

Yosemite Sam talks about his relation to the Reverend Terry Jones and International Burn A Koran Day, as well as being inspired by Glenn Beck's restor...

Quran-Burning Pastor's Former German Church Denounces Him: He's 'Violent And Fanatical'

Religion News Service | By Niels Sorrells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Niels Sorrells Religion News Service Berlin (RNS) A German congregation founded by the Florida preacher who has sparked global controversy with pl...

Muslims Pro-Act Against Quran Burning

Mike Ghouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

What is God going to do as Pastor Jones burns the Quran? Nothing. What are Muslims going to do about it? They will pray for the well-being of the pastor.

Vatican: Burning Quran Is Outrageous, Grave Move

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Wednesday denounced as "outrageous and grave" plans by a Christian minister in Florida to burn copies of the Quran...

Hillary Clinton: Koran Burning Is 'Outrageous' And 'Aberrational'

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that plans by a small church in Florida to burn the Muslim holy book are "...

Minister: 'Burn A Quran Day' To Go As Planned On September 11

AP | MITCH STACY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The government turned up the pressure Tuesday on the head of a small Florida church who plans to burn copies of the Quran on...

White House: Koran Burning Endangers Troops

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday called a Florida church's threat to burn copies of the Muslim holy book to mar...

Americans Don't Burn Books

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce

Enough of Progressives and Democrats who engage in these debates rather than attack these bigoted racist hypocrites. Enough of the hate-mongers getting all the attention and press.