By Bill Matthews
(GAINESVILLE, FL) Pastor Terry Jones says it started with a gentleman’s bet among friends. Who, they wondered, could make Muslims hate the United States the most.
While one of the men came up with defriending Muslims on Facebook, Jones’s suggestion took the prize. His brainstorm: Burning Korans.
“I first thought of throwing snowballs at Muslims or drawing a picture of Prophet Muhammad in the South Park style,” Jones told The Peoples News. “But this just seemed to make way more sense.”
While Jones still hasn’t collected on the $20 bet he made with his pals, he will hold his Koran burning on September 11, the ninth anniversary of September 11.
“Nearly 3,000 Americans died that day at the hands of Muslim terrorists. It was a terribly sad day that will live forever in our history,” Jones said. “This is retribution. Sure, we’d rather burn Muslims themselves, but that’s against the law in most parts of Florida. So we’re gonna put their religious guide on a spit and see what happens.”
Jones said his angry mob would use hell fire to burn the Korans.
Overseas, Jones’ plan to piss off Muslims is working like a charm. This weekend, throngs burned the American flag, protested outside embassies, and chanted ‘Death to America.’
Then things got real heated once they found out about Jones’ protest.
“Oh no those infidels aren’t,” screamed one Muslim woman who protested in Afghanistan. At least, that’s what it sounded like—she was covered in a burka so not completely intelligible. (In fact, the protester might have been a man).
Angry Muslims protested in Indonesia, Iraq, Lithuania, Senegal, Brazil, Thailand and Gainesville. All the protests were led by FOX crazy man Glenn Beck, who held them to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
Jones said his message—that he hates Muslims—is aimed only at radical Muslims, not the ones that don’t mind their holy book being completely desecrated.
“I’m a peace-loving man and I’m burning this Koran in hopes that seeing an American cover it in lighter fluid and drop a match on it will force evil Muslims to change their ways and become Christian,” Jones said. “It’s crazy. It’s stupid. But that’s just the kind of guy I am.”
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