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The Execrable Pastor and His Flock’s Kill Rate: 24 (and rising?)

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The murderous pastor Terry Jones sheds new light on the “trial” held between Islam and Christianity at the Dove World Outreach Center on March 20, 2011:

  • The prosecutor was an ex-Muslim who converted to Christianity
  • The defense was an Imam from Texas
  • Both lawyers and “witnesses” were provided through contacts at “Truth TV,” a satellite tv station run by a Christian convert from Islam
  • The “trial” was recorded – you can watch it on the church’s website
  • You can read about the burning here, but only if you read Arabic (click here for Google Translate)
  • The “jury” signed up on Facebook
  • The “sentence” was voted on by a FB online poll (Facebook, are you proud?)
  • The death toll now stands at 24
    • 12 killed at Mazar-i-Sharif 4/1/11
    • 12 killed at Kandahar 4/2/11

Protests against the burning continue across Afghanistan.  Both Reuters and the New York Times report that the senior UN official in Afghanistan blames reintegrated Taliban fighters for the 4/1 killing of UN personnel and others in Mazar-i-Sharif.

The Bitch doesn’t know who or what is behind “Truth” TV.  With the help of Google Translate, she ascertained that it seems to be a website for Arab Christians who are discriminated against at home, often violently.  As such, “Truth” TV represents a cause and has an agenda, which is their right.  Whoever they are, they realize cannily that our First Amendment corollary, the “freedom to be stupid,” means useful idiots like Terry Jones and his fearful followers abound; and that their extreme prejudices could be manipulated.  Six months after his first attempt to burn a koran was condemned by — well, pretty much everyone — Jones and company followed through with the “trial,” which was filmed ever-so-helpfully by “Truth” TV, and then distributed by someone with access to the video.  Who might that be?  We know Jones posted the video of the “trial” and punishment on the church’s website.  We also know that the so-called Arab Spring has yet had little truck with religious freedom —  a core democratic principle — for non-Muslim citizens.  Who, besides Pastor Jones and the folks at the Dove World Outreach Center,  is interested with making Muslims and Islam look bad to the Western powers?  Who knew, far better than Terry Jones ever would, what an insult desecrating the Koran would be to Muslims and how it could destabilize the fragile status quo in Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Muslim world?  Who was looking for a way to promote their cause?

Who, indeed.


Where to Begin…

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ABC News is reporting that an Afghan protest turned violent, resulting in the death of 11 people, including several UN employees.  The Afghans were protesting last month’s burning of a Koran by the delusional pastor Terry Jones of Gainesville, FL.

From the ABC story:

The deaths followed a protest march in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif today against the Koran burning last month in which Jones supervised while another pastor, Wayne Sapp, soaked the Koran in kerosene and burned it after finding it “guilty” in a mock trial. [RHB emphasis]

Jesus wept.

(h/t Juanita Jean)


Update – body count upped to 12 dead:

The New York Times has more detail (accessing Times’ stories via link is supposed to work whether you have a subscription or not), including this lovely description:

“Some of our colleagues were just hunted down,” said a spokesman for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, Kieran Dwyer, confirming that the attack.

And this:

The crowd — some of its members carrying signs reading “Down with America” and “Death to Obama” — poured into the streets and swelled. Gov. Atta Muhammad Noor of Balkh Province, of which Mazar-i-Sharif is the capital, later put the number at 20,000. According to Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai, spokesman for Gen. Daoud Daoud, the Afghan National Police commander for the country’s north, the crowd soon overwhelmed the United Nations guards, disarming some and beating and shooting others.

The Bitch hopes Jones gets indicted for manslaughter.  She knows we can’t indict him for gross stupidity.