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News & Views, August 8, 2010
Video, Audio Interviews with Pastor Terry Jones, of Dove World Outreach Center, Who Plans a Burn Koran Day
The Ugly Truth: Guest is "Doctor" Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center in Florida: Topic: His "Burn a Koran Day" on September 11th
Today’s "The Ugly Truth" features an exclusive interview with Dr Terry Jones, pastor of the infamous Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida that is planning to have a ‘Burn a Koran Day’ this upcoming September 11th.
Listen as we are joined by special guest Nashid Abdul Khaaliq, of http://ascertainthetruth.com/, an African American convert to Islam, along with regular co-host of The Ugly Truth:
At the end
of the broadcast, Dr./Pastor Jones even promises to INCLUDE copies of the
Jewish Babylonian Talmud in his church-sponsored September 11th book
burning conclave! Did CNN really interview this guy?????
Video Interview with the Pastor of Church who plans Quran-burning event
By Lauren Russell, CNN July 31, 2010 12:50 a.m. EDThttp://www.cnn.com/2010/US/07/29/florida.burn.quran.day/index.html?hpt=C2
Mayor Lowe: Dove World is 'an embarrassment'
The church will hold "International Burn a Koran Day" on Sept. 11.
By Chad Smith Staff writer
Published: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 11:32 p.m.
With mounting news coverage about a Gainesville church's plan to hold a Quran burning on Sept. 11, Mayor Craig Lowe released a statement Monday condemning the church, dismissing it as a "tiny fringe group and an embarrassment to our community."
"They are opposed (to) Gainesville's true character as a place that values every person," Lowe said in a news release. "We may be of different religions, sexual orientations, races, genders, national origins, or ages, but all are welcome here in our efforts to build a better community both locally and globally."
In an interview, the mayor said he issued the statement to respond to the amount of attention Dove World Outreach Center's "International Burn a Koran Day" has gotten.
Last week, the church's senior pastor, Terry Jones, was interviewed by CNN's Rick Sanchez, and news organizations across the world - from The Times of India to The Guardian in England - have made mention of Dove World's plans.
"This is not us," Lowe said. "The city of Gainesville stands against this kind of behavior."
In the CNN interview, Jones said by burning the Muslim holy book, the church will take a stand against the "deceptive" and "violent" religion and send a message that Islamic law is "not welcome" in the U.S.
Saeed Khan, a member and former president of the Muslim Association of North Central Florida, said he had seen a lot of the coverage and noted that most, if not all, commentators were condemning the church, pointing out that the National Association of Evangelicals has urged the church to call off its plan.
"These things are pretty offensive to everybody," Khan said.
Dove World is a small minority in Gainesville, he said, and the local Islamic community is taking in stride the church's plan to burn its sacred text.
"As far as Muslims are concerned, these are the words of God and they stay unchanged," he said.
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