Sunday, October 3, 2010

Burning Quraan and Bible

How dumb!
I was surprised to see my article somewhere down below that appeared in Huffington post
Mike Ghouse

Orthodox Jews burnt hundreds of bibles in Israel two years ago
by Associated Press
Haaretz - Sept 11 2010

It seems burning of religious texts is not something only confined to crazy fringe Christian leaders wanting to burn Quran's on Spet 11.

In 2008 Orthodox Jews set fire to hundreds of copies of the New Testament in an act of violence against Christian missionaries in the Holy Land.

At the time Or Yehuda Deputy Mayor Uzi Aharon said missionaries entered a neighborhood in the predominantly religious town of 34,000 in central Israel, distributing hundreds of New Testaments and missionary material.

After receiving complaints, Aharon said, he got into a loudspeaker car and drove through the neighborhood, urging people to turn over the material to Jewish religious students who went door to door to collect it.

"The books were dumped into a pile and set afire in a lot near a synagogue," he said.

The newspaper Maariv reported at the time that hundreds of yeshiva students took part in the book-burning. But Aharon told The Associated Press that only a few students were present, and that he was not there when the books were torched.

"Not all of the New Testaments that were collected were burned, but hundreds were," he said.

He said he regretted the burning of the books, but called it a commandment to burn materials that urge Jews to convert.

"I certainly don't denounce the burning of the booklets, he said. I denounce those who distributed the booklets."

Jews worship from the Old Testament, including the Five Books of Moses and the writings of the ancient prophets. Christians revere the Old Testament as well as the New Testament, which contains the ministry of Jesus.

Calev Myers, an attorney who represents Messianic Jews, or Jews who accept Jesus as their savior, demanded in an interview with Army Radio that all those involved be put on trial. He estimated there were 10,000 Messianic Jews, who are also known as Jews for Jesus, in Israel.

When the incident happened in 2008, Police made no immediate comment and no charges were laid since.

Israeli authorities and Orthodox Jews frown on missionary activity aimed at Jews, though in most cases it is not illegal. Still, the concept of a Jew burning books is abhorrent to many in Israel because of the association with Nazis torching piles of Jewish books during the Holocaust of World War II.

In early 2008, the teenage son of a prominent Christian missionary was seriously wounded when a package bomb delivered to the family's West Bank home went off in his hands.

In 2007, arsonists burst into a Jerusalem church used by Messianic Jews and set the building on fire, raising suspicions that Jewish extremists were behind the attack. No one claimed responsibility, but the same church was burned down 25 years ago by ultra-Orthodox Jewish extremists.

Depsite all these incidents, there was no media driven world wide outrage from the Christian world.

Whether it is a Bible, Torah, Quran or any other sacred religious text, book burning is wrong and should be condemned.


On  Burning  Of  Quran

Who is burning the Quran? A Christian priest?

Ask a question, if I write the name of Jesus Christ on a piece of paper 29 times and give it to him to burn it, will he burn it?

If I write the name of Moses on a piece of paper and give it to a Jew, will he burn it?

What they intend to burn is the same. In the Quran the name of Jesus Christ is mentioned with great Honour 29 times and the name of Moses with dignity 129 times, while the name of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon all of them) is mentioned just 4 times. In addition all the 24 prophets mentioned in the Quran are there in the Bible.

Make them aware that they are burning the names of Jesus Christ, Moses and all 24 prophets.

The problem is none of them have ever cared to read the Quran. My request to them is to read the Quran's translation in their own language (easily available free in mosques and in Islamic Centers) and then decide whether burning the Quran is justified or not. I may assure them that they will highly regret in their lives when at a later date they read it. 

All the allegations of immorality on Mother Mary, Jesus Christ and other prophets mentioned in different books have been very neatly refuted in the Quran. Mother Mary has been given the highest Honour amongst all the women of the World. Read it you will be enlightened.

Birth of Moses and his marriage has been described in the most respectful manner. Not a single derogatory word has been used in the Quran for any of the prophets those mentioned in the Bible.

Why burn the Quran? Burn those books in which baseless allegations have been put on many of the prophets of God. That will be fully justified. Once you read its translation, you will be convinced that it is the best book on earth, every word is of God, the God of Adam, Abraham, Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them all). Not a single word has changed in 1431 years. It is in its original, pristine form preserved in Turkey and in Leningrad.

It is totally a wrong concept that it was written by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). How can a person who did not know how to read anything or write, can write a book of over 600 pages without any mistake, describing the advance theory of science and space? He could not even put his signature on the letters which he sent to the heads of states, he used to stamp them with a seal of his name. Moreover the Quran is in the highest literary form of Arabic language, which he did not speak; he used to speak colloquial Arabic. How can Quran be considered man made; a book which describes intricate embryological development of a fetus, space science, complicated oceanography and in over 1400 years no one has found any contradiction or any mistake? Every word of the Quran is the word of God, the same God of Adam, Abraham Moses and Jesus Christ. How can anyone even think of burning the words of your own God?

What is radical about Islam or the teachings of the Quran? Without reading it you call it radical!

Bring a single copy of the Bible which is in its original form. What amount of changes is made in the Bible by men to the words of God? Who gave them the authority in the very first place to change the words of God, revise and re-revise the Bible? But still we do not call it radical. We also have appeal to the Muslims of the whole world don't even think of burning a single copy of the Bible in retaliation because the Bible has the names of our 24 prophets whom all we respect from the core of our hearts.

Coming down to the most crucial point of 9/11: The allegation is again on the Muslim, so they decided to burn the Quran, stop building an Islamic Center in Manhattan near Ground Zero. Have a look at the documentaries made on the truth of 9/11. These documentaries are proved without the shadow of doubt there in the scenario of 9/11 in the year 2001, no Muslim was involved. In one of the documentary it said loud and clear  that no Muslim is involved in 9/11 .

Amazing, all the documentaries and films are made by Americans and that too Christians. Go through each and every documentary on YouTube, you will be amazed, who did it - you have to decide yourself of course not any Muslim? 

The preparation was done three months before 9/11. If anyone considers these documentaries are not authentic, why can't they take the producers to the courts and involve FBI to investigate how dare they can make such movie which has tarnished the image of America all over the world and the whole world had sunk in deep recession shattering the economy of all the countries. What benefit they achieved by doing so? Thousands of Americans were killed and even are being killed today. Trillions of Dollars have burnt in smoke, millions of innocent people were killed and other multimillions suffered. Why don't these preachers of peace go after them who did it? Why Muslims and why Quran?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: raja chemayel <>
Date: Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 12:02 AM
Subject: Inside a Koran
Do not burn a Koran
Moses inside!
Jesus inside!
Abraham inside!
Virgin Mary, Joseph, Isaak
and Salomon
also inside.!!


Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

NJ governor: State was right to fire Koran burner

Gov. Chris Christie supports NJ Transit's termination of Koran-burning protester.

NJ Transit was right to can Koran-burning creep Derek Fenton, says Gov. Chris Christie

BY PETE DONOHUE  - DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER - Thursday, September 16th 2010


Thank you Pastor Terry Jones

For your service to Islam!

1.       Thanks for making Quran a bestsellerMore copies Qurans and  were sold on Amazon, local and online Islamic stores, thus providing humanity an opportunity to read and ponder over God's guidance for  humanity.


2.       Thanks for the business.  More people bought Islamic literature, along with the Quran, generating extra revenue for the Islamic stores. 


3.       More individuals visited the mosques to attend Muslim open houses and Islam presentations, thus receiving the  wonderful message of Islam.


4.       More individuals called on the GainPeace's outreach hotline 800-662-ISLAM and inquired about the faith of Islam, giving Muslims an opportunity to explain Islam to our fellow citizens.  You generated more publicity for Islam, then all our past outreach campaigns combined. 


5.       More people Googled the words 'Islam' and 'Quran'.The more that you spoke about Islam and the Quran, more people came to Muslim websites to learn about the truth of Islam.


6.       Libraries were busy loaning out copies of the Quran. Yes, libraries across the USA, Canada and Europe were busy lend out copies of the Quran to its patrons.   


7.       Thanks for saving the Muslims advertisement dollars.  The free publicity to the words 'Quran' and 'Islam', that you gave, Muslims could have spent millions of dollars but couldn't have generated the same publicity and attention of the media, and thanks to you, the word of God (the Quran) became a household word.


8.       Thanks for waking up the Muslims.  Muslim all across the world are now more passionate about the wonderful and peaceful faith of Islam and are eager to share it with their neighbors, colleagues, friends and humanity.


9.       Thanks for encouraging more people to embrace Islam.  We had more people calling, learning and embracing Islam in the past few weeks, then we ever had since the last 40 years.   


10.   Thanks for uniting the people of consciencethe Muslim, the Jews, the Christians, the Hindus, and the atheist, on the common platform of goodness, love and tolerance and against hatred, bias and bigotry.


Pastor Terry Jones, we pray that you actually read the Quran with an open mind and heart and ponder over its message of the oneness of God. If you love Jesus, follow the religion of Jesus, the religion of Jesus was Islam, submission to the The Creator. May God, enlighten you to the truth of Islam and that you start worshiping the One Creator as was preached and practiced by Prophets Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, peace be upon them.  Welcome to Islam.

Dr. Sabeel Ahmed


The GainPeace Project, USA

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12 September, 2010



Emergency Mobilization Against Racism and Anti-Muslim Bigotry





On the ninth anniversary of September 11, thousands of people marched against racism in a diverse show of solidarity that far outnumbered the Tea Party-led hate rallies.


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To donate to continue this critical mobilization against racism, go to

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Interview with Pastor Jones' Daughter

'Papa, Don't Do It'

September 10, 2010
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: raja chemayel <>
Date: Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 1:15 PM
Subject: How to burn a light-tower....

What IQ can this creature ever have??
why do people watch what he does??
or care what he says??

Should we not
lock him up
with some Catholic-paedophile-monks ??

for 2 week.....


Mike Ghouse

Mike Ghouse

Mike Ghouse is a speaker on Islam and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day


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Burning the Quran and the Satanic Verses: Is there a difference? By Yamin Zakaria -  Sept. 10, 2010

Whilst some Muslims around the world demonstrate with rage, others find this cheap media stunt by the US Pastor, Terry Jones, rather amusing; he appears like the typical ignorant rugged hillbilly with a tiny band of followers. From his interviews, he fits the profile of those ignorant Americans raised on a diet of Zionist Fox News and baseball, who would struggle to comment on the US history and geography, let alone the rest of the world.  


---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: raja chemayel <>
Date: Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 3:34 PM
Subject: Flooding over the Truth
If it is no true,,,,,,,,,,they make it true
if there is a flood........they make invisible.

The CIA´s spending-budget for the Pakistan
shall not be increased due to the flooding.

The CIA is of the opinion that
a flooding is purely a

and therefore the CIA shall not intervene
because it concentrates on the support only
for the Talibans and al Qua´eeda recruitment's,
training and strategic plannings.

Unless a Taliban or a  Al Quaeeda member
gets d the flood.

Eng. Moustafa  Roosenblom


Islamophobia Speech

By Rev. Deborah C. Lindsay
Please consider circulating it; it is a must  for people to hear; we pray that everyone Jewish; Christian and Muslim Hear her sermon; so everyone will realize that the world is full of good people on ALL sides; and all Phobias-whether  towards Judaism; Christianity; Islam or anything else - can be known for what it truly is; a fear by the few; that the majority good will and common ground ties of compassion ; humanity; good will and friendship- God Willing- can defeat.
Preaching: Rev. Deborah C. Lindsay
Sermon from Sunday, August 29; 11 am service

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Across America today, we are seeing an increase in fear and suspicion of people of Muslim faith. Rev. Deborah Lindsay reflects on the urgent need for understanding and peace-making, and she says a true Christian message is one of respect and understanding for all people of all faiths and traditions. After all, we are ALL created in the image of God.

Click the player below to start the stream and view this sermon.
A Message From an Arab Catholic Priest to Pastor Jones Who Wants to Burn The Quran Monday, August 30, 2010
Respected Pastor Terry Jones,

I have read your worldwide call for the burning of the Quran on this coming 11th of September. Your message stated that you are a pastor of one of the churches in Florida in the United States of America.

As an Arab Catholic priest from Damascus (Syria), I wondered what would be your objective, as an American pastor, for such a call?

I wondered, and I ask you: What are your responsibilities as a pastor?
Are you really a Christian pastor serving God in a church in America?
Or are you merely a layperson from America who is pretending to be in the service of Christ?


Name of Jesus was mentioned in Quran 154 times by name while Muhammad was mentioned lesser.

"And the pains of childbirth drover her to the trunk of a palm-tree: She cried (in her anguish): "Ah! would that I had died before this! would that I had been a thing forgotten and out of sight!"
But (a voice) cried toher from beneath her "Grieve not! for thy Lord Hath provided a rivulet beneath thee.. And shake towards the thyself the trunk of the palm-tree: It will let fall fresh ripe dates upon thee.  '
So eat and drink and cool (thine) eye'.
And if thou dost see any man, say, 'I have vowed a fast to (God) Most Gracious, and this day will I enter into not talk with any human being'"
At length she brough the (babe) to her people, carrying him (in her arms).
They said: "O Mary! truly an amazing thing hast thou brought!".. "O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste!"
But she pointed to the bebe. They said: "How can we talk to one who is child in the cradel?"
He (the child) said: "Iam indeed a servant of God: He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet; And He hath made me blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Charity as long as I live..
"(He) hath made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable; So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)!"
Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary: (it is) a statement of truth, about which they (veinly) dispute"
It is not befitting to (the majesty of) God that He should beget a son, Glory be to HIM! when he determines a matter, He only says to it, "Be", and it is.."
Verily God is my Lord and your Lord: Him therefore serve ye: this is a Way that is straight.
[Holy Quran]

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Planned Muslim Response to Qur'an Burning by Pastor Jones on September 11 in Mulberry, Florida

August 19, 2013| Dallas, Texas

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We as Muslims plan to respond to pastor Terry Jones' planned burning of 3000 copies of Quran on September 11, 2013 in positive terms.

Our response - we will reclaim the standard of behavior practiced by the Prophet concerning “scurrilous and hostile criticism of the Qur’an” (Muhammad Asad Translation Note 31, verse 41:34). It was "To overcome evil with good is good, and to resist evil by evil is evil." It is also strongly enjoined in the Qur’an in the same verse 41:34, “Good and evil deeds are not equal. Repel evil with what is better; then you will see that one who was once your enemy has become your dearest friend.”

God willing Muslims will follow the divine guidance and pray for the restoration of Goodwill, and on that day many Muslim organizations will go on a “blood drive” to save lives and serve humanity with kindness.

We invite fellow Americans of all faiths, races, and ethnicities to join us to rededicate the pledge, “One nation under God”, and to build a cohesive America where no American has to live in apprehension, discomfort or fear of fellow Americans. This event is a substitute for our 10th Annual Unity Day Celebration ( held in Dallas, but now it will be at Mulberry, Florida.

Unwittingly Pastor Jones has done us a favor by invigorating us by his decision to burn nearly 3000 copies Quran on September 11, 2013. Obviously he is not satisfied by the notoriety he garnered by burning one Qur'an last year.

As Muslims and citizens we honor the free speech guaranteed in our constitution. We have no intentions to criticize, condemn or oppose Pastor Terry Jones' freedom of expression. Instead, we will be donating blood and praying for goodness to permeate in our society.

We plan to follow Jesus Christ (pbuh), a revered prophet in Islam as well as Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) – that of mitigating the conflicts and nurturing good will for the common good of the society.

We hope, this event and the message will remind Muslims elsewhere in the world as well, that violence is not the way. Muslims, who react violently to senseless provocation, should realize that, violence causes more violence, and besmirches the name of the religion that we hold so dear. We believe that Prophet Muhammad was a mercy to the mankind, and we ought to practice what we believe and preach. We must not insult Islam by the negative reactions of a few.

We can only hope it will bring about a change in the attitude of the followers of Pastor Jones, and in the behavior of those Muslims who reacted violently the last time Pastor sought notoriety – We hope this small step towards a bridge to peaceful coexistence would propel us towards building a cohesive society.

Like most Americans a majority of Muslims quietly go about their own business, but it is time to speak up and take positive action instead of negative reaction. May this message of peace and goodwill reverberate and reach many shores.

Lastly, we appreciate the Citizens of Mulberry, Florida, Honorable Mayor George Hatch, City Commissioners, police and Fire Chiefs for handing this situation very well. This will add a ‘feather of peace’ in the City’s reputation. We hope Mulberry will be a catalyst in showing the way in handling conflict with dignity and peace.

We thank the Media for giving value to the work towards peace rather than conflict.


Thank you.


The people in Dallas are making an effort to understand and clean their own hearts first, when we are free from bias, it would be easy to share that with others. Islam teaches us in so many ways to "respect the otherness of others" and it is time we find simple practical ways of doing it.