Thursday, September 02, 2010

Bonfire of the Korans: An unfolding global Anti-Muslim crusade

by Michael Carmichael, Global Research, Aug 31, 2010

While the Republican right will be leading their Anti-Mosque Rally at Ground Zero in Manhattan this September 11th, Dr. Terry Jones will simultaneously launch what he hopes will become a global Anti-Muslim crusade from his modest church in Gainesville, Florida.

Dr. Jones’ conceives “International Burn a Koran Day” as the point of ignition for a worldwide crusade to stop Islam — apparently by burning all existing copies of the Quran.

Claiming missionary experience in over 30 nations, Dr. Jones is the pastor of a church euphemistically named The Dove World Outreach Center.

In his limited spare time from his ministerial duties, Dr. Jones authored the right-wing bestseller, Islam is of the Devil.

The title of Dr. Jones’ book has become so popular that it has its own FaceBook page now with 6,255 followers.

When he appeared on CNN, Dr. Jones presented himself as a product of that old time fundamentalist religion still popular in the American South.

In an interview with the New York Times, Dr. Jones announced that his recent notoriety produced a spike in his church’s fundraising with circa $1,000 in recent donations.

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