August 24th, 2010
09:38 PM ET

Armed militia to protect church during Quran-burning event

An armed Christian organization, Right Wing Extreme, will protect a church that is planning to host an "International Burn a Quran Day" on the ninth anniversary of September 11, the church's pastor said on Tuesday.

The Dove World Outreach Center, in Gainesville, Florida, says it is hosting the event to remember 9/11 victims and to take a stand against Islam. With promotions on its website and Facebook page, the nondenominational church invites Christians to burn the Muslim holy book.

Dove's Facebook page, set up for the September event, has nearly 6,000 fans. The initiative has also drawn critics.

Dove World Outreach Center Pastor Terry Jones has accepted the support of Right Wing Extreme, which he said offered to come to the church with between 500 and 2,000 men on September 11. He described the organization as an armed civilian militia group.

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  1. dz

    إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ

    Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur'an and indeed, We will be its guardian.

    August 25, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. SuperBrain

    Please get the children that the pator is abusing and molesting out of the church before the ceremony.

    August 27, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hassan Yaghi

    “Do you want to burn the Quran?”

    If you want to burn the Quran I invite you to read it first.

    Then it is your choice to proceed; You will figure out that:

    You will be burning Adam and Noah, Abraham and Issac, Jacob and Josef, David and Salomon Moses and John….and all prophets and saints
    You will be burning Jesus and his saint spirit ….
    You will be burning Mary and her baby ….
    You will be burning the Torah and the Bible ….

    Go ahead
    Burn the light to satisfy your darkness….
    Burn the love to satisfy your hatred….
    Burn the peace to satisfy your anger….
    Burn the compassion to satisfy your cruelty….
    Burn the knowledge to satisfy your ignorance….

    Do all the above in your heart only….
    Oh wait; would you still have a heart after the above?! Would you be Christian or Jewish, would you be even human?!

    The Quran won’t be affected of what you would do, because the creator said about it:
    “Surely We have revealed the Reminder and We will most surely be its guardian.” 15-9

    You would burn the papers of the Quran, but even by burning it, it will show light… to all man kind.

    It will keep saying: “Their intention is to extinguish God's Light with their mouths: But GOD will complete His Light, even though the Unbelievers may detest (it).”61-9

    And it will keep saying: “And the servants of the Beneficent God are they who walk on the earth in humbleness, and when the ignorant address them, they say: Peace!”25-63

    Peace….Peace….Peace….

    Hassan Yaghi, Seattle, Wa
    Aug 26, 2010

    August 27, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • exeron

      Ive read it–jesus is a prophet for the west in the Book even; this is a matter of ceasar or law..but also it might with help be an opportunity for the great nations of the earth to come together to acknowledge the importance of most of the worlds holy books; this would be a way to turn the darkness if they would have a large ceremony to honor these. the guy in Florida, he is a nut.

      September 9, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dr britt

    ima be burning something, but it will be in my left hand

    August 29, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jamil

    A terrorist who calls him self muslim can never represent islam or Quran. Quran clearly describes that if you kill one human being, then that means that you killed the whole humanity. 9/11 is a tragic event that is caused by terrorists who allegedly call them selves muslim, however i assure you that those people are not muslims. i am not an american but i can never forget the tragic of 9/11 on this day. i love all creatures of God, regardless of religion, nationality or tribe. buring holy quran will not do anything but just to create hatred in heart of humanity and to create an alibi for terrosits. these people who wants to burn Quran they are psychopaths, they will just draw attentions of terrorists to them selves and hurt people. i believe that such information should not disseminated, it will not do any good but just to hurt people. on the other hand American Government must not let these kind of blasphemy, since it will jeopardize lives of American citizens and solders overseas, becuase, ignorant muslims, they do not realize that burning Quran is done by psychopaths but it will be translated to them by their manipulators that it is an act of America.

    August 31, 2010 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. JAMES

    The people in this church are not any different to Muslim Fanatics, They are not the real follower a peaceful religion.
    They should also be treated as terrorists, and US government should completely shut their organization because they are preaching not real Christianity. They are preaching a message of hatred, These FOOLS SHOULD BE STOPPED BEFORE THEY DO SOMETHING WHICH THEY WILL REGRET LATER.

    September 1, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  7. gfysf

    go f_ _k yourself. all you Americans know is ways provoke others to do bad thing. no wonder why i hate America. you guys are dumb. 9/11 was conspiracy by U.S govt. the whole world knows that. you are just making excuses to do hateful acts, which is the only thing you love.

    September 6, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. NEOCON

    This Country is run by a bunch of Cowards. The American people need to stand up and defend it. Not spineless politicians.

    September 7, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. KAREN TURNER

    theres no thing holy or sacred about or in the quoran, just hateand barbaric preachings. IT DOES NOT BELONG IN THE WEST, IT BELONGS IN THE BIN. OR BETTER STILL WITH ITS MASTER 666.

    September 8, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fardeen Bunglowala

      “And the servants of the Beneficent God are they who walk on the earth in humbleness, and when the ignorant address them, they say: Peace!” 25-63

      September 9, 2010 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  10. exeron

    My solution to the coming Florida Faux Pas:

    We have military dress funerals..so ...we ignore the pastor..and host a Dress Military event that honors Fist The Bible ( One nation...) , Then The Quoran, Then the Bhagadavita, then some other large population credo, The Talamud, The Dao, then something,... some object, inclusively symbolic of all those possibly ommitted.

    We use a 21 gun sulute, dress uniforms... dodge the issue of church and state by saying we recognize these as bastions of moral culture world-wide.

    Heads of state are invited, as to have religious leaders seel this as great progress in acknowledging the leading manifestos as important in directing world spirituality, and civil peace

    Then we advertise, advertis, advertise, the event quickly and thoroughly.

    September 9, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
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