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God hates Muslims, and Korans WILL be burned says Westboro Baptist Church

DEMENTED Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, may have “suspended” plans to burn copies of the Koran on the anniversary of 9/11, but the even loopier Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, says it will burn the Korans instead. Oh, and for good measure,  the American flag.

The WBC, led by the Rev Fred Phelps, is notorious for its controversial protests at the funerals of US soldiers killed in Iraq or Afghanistan, as well as at the funerals of those who have died from conditions medically attributed to AIDS.

A central point in the church’s protests is that Americans are being punished because the US tolerates homosexuality.

Although the church burned a Koran in Washington in 2008, it did not get much media attention.

On its website yesterday, the church posted an hysterical video in which the aging Phelps fulminates, and a link to this press release:

Meanwhile, in the latest development in Jones’s off-again-on-again pledge to burn copies of the Islamic holy book at his small central Florida church, he says he’s going to New York Saturday to meet with Feisal Abdul Rauf, the Sufi Muslim imam leading the effort to build an Islamic cultural center and mosque near the World Trade Center site known as “Ground Zero” for the terrorist attack nine years ago.

But Rauf says there’s no such scheduled meeting with Jones.

I am prepared to consider meeting with anyone who is seriously committed to pursuing peace [but] we have no such meeting planned at this time.

And just to make it clear about the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero, he said:

Our plans for the community center have not changed.

Earlier, Rauf had suggested that he might not have chosen that location if he’d known what trouble it would cause, but that to change now would play into the hands of Islamic radicals. But he’s also made it clear that he would not be pressured by threats.

31 Responses to “God hates Muslims, and Korans WILL be burned says Westboro Baptist Church”

  1. “Allah” mean “God” in Arabic tongue. In any case, when fundamentalists Islamic, Christians, whatever, say “God” hates something, they’re talking of THEIR hate and attributing them to their God, Allah, Jahveh, Shiva, and whatever God thy happen to worship

  2. Brian Jordan says:

    @Angelo

    In any case, when fundamentalists Islamic, Christians, whatever, say “God” hates something, they’re talking of THEIR hate and attributing them to their God, Allah, Jahveh, Shiva, and whatever God thy happen to worship

    That’s religion for you. For “hates” substitute “demands” and you’re there.

  3. Richard B says:

    Well that’s good news. It’s good to know that there is always another lunatic to take up the cause. I hope to Allah that it goes ahead.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Don’t feed the (Westboro) trolls!

    BTW, I don’t know if it’s been mentioned here before, but the Phelps son Nate, who is gay and who actively opposes his family, has recently been appointed executive director of Center for Inquiry, Calgary.

    http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/notorious+anti+preacher+Fred+Phelps+appointed+lead+Calgary+group/3294471/story.html

  5. Broga says:

    This is hysterically funny. I loved that, “Media is invited; trouble making rebels are not.” And I see Terry Jones is now a “sissy.”

    What we have here is sibling rivalry – makes the Millibros seen tame – and the Westboro bro is determined to outburn the Jones bro in the Koran stakes (pun intended.) Why just burn? Tie the Koran to a stake; get some on to the rack and stretch them, apply thumbscrews to the books’ spine; get Mel Gibson on side to flog the books. There is good, sound christian tradition for all of this.

    They must have been eaten up with envy at seeing Jonesy get all that attention world wide; idiot White House types rushing to “negotiate” with him and his 30 dumbfuck congregation. Who else is going to join in. There is no shortage of frothing at the mouth fundie christians in the USA. This is going exponential.

    I never thought I would write this but the Muslim guy seems reasonable compared to these nutters – relatively, that is?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Ah, good old religious extremists…In my mind, if they don’t exist, the world would be just peaceful. But what the heck, who wants peace when you can have these psychotics doing shenanigans all around the world!

  7. Har Davids says:

    Fred Phelps must have been livid, some upstart nut getting the attention that’s rightfully his. If he wants to enrage some Muslims, he should come up with something even more far-fetched in this Battle of the Reli-Nuts, like broiling a Koran in pig’s fat, as burning them as been around for as long as Korans, I guess. I’m almost sure the Crusaders must have destroyed them by the thousands, if only by setting fire to Mosques while they were ‘liberating’ the Holy Land, killing lots of Christians at the same time, because most must have looked just like the local Jews and Muslims. So, what’s new?

  8. Juma says:

    I dare anyone to even try burning the Holy Quran, and they’ll see it for themselves. They’ve made it a joke and means of searching for popularity for their little know frustrated churches. And for others who support the burning of the Holy Quran, make sure you know your enemy; some Terrorists or the Holy Quran? be wise people.

  9. Garlic says:

    ‘If he wants to enrage some Muslims, he should come up with something even more far-fetched in this Battle of the Reli-Nuts, like broiling a Koran in pig’s fat, as burning them as been around for as long as Korans, I guess. ‘

    That’s pretty imaginative. That would take a functioning brain. Phelps lacks one.

    Oh, above, is that a Muslim troll making veiled threats of violence? The religion of peace strikes again, eh?

  10. JohnMWhite says:

    “I dare anyone to even try burning the Holy Quran”

    Why? Is it tricky? Are they made from flame retardant material?

  11. Anonymous says:

    I’ve taken a look at some of the Qur’an, and I’m surprise it doesn’t spontaneously burst into flames on its own.

    http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/quran/int/long.html

    Nothing like shouting “Fire!” on a crowded planet, huh?

  12. tony e says:

    If only all religious material on the planet could be burned at the same time, that would be nice.

  13. andrea says:

    It must really grate on Phelps that he can’t get the same level of publicity as a sofa salesman. Way to jump on the band wagon weirdo!

  14. barriejohn says:

    Broga: You’re so right – they’re actually making the Mohammedans look like the reasonable ones!

  15. Broga says:

    barriejohn

    You really need to them one after the other to appreciate this. The Phelps outfit want the lot: burn American flag, gays, atheists, non fundie’s, Obama (boy, they really do stick it to him but, of course, he is a Muslim), Jews and so it goes on. And they want them all obliterated, nuked, burned, disappeared until only the pure in spirit from the turn the other cheek brigade are left.

    Then the Mohammedan man appears: peace, talk to anyone, muslims born in the USA and worried about “our boys in the military”, terrible people are so much against us at present but understandible……..”

    Garlic

    You got him. When reason and debate fails then threaten. Never explain just make profoundly stupid but supposedly profound comments as in “Be wise, people.” As an example of “wise” this clown and his ilk offer nothing of worth.

  16. Andrew says:

    Accept the fact Muslims hate us. They would rather see us dead and build their monuments on our graves. If people can Argentina that they can build near the trade roses. Then i will argue as to why we can burn Korans. Come on people wake up. A Billie will keep doing what they do untilled someone stands up to them appeasement riding work for hitler and it wont work for islamist terrorists.

  17. Observer says:

    Making the world realize that religion is a form of insanity is a slow process. Epicurus proved it 2,300 years ago, and still two-thirds of the human race are afflicted with the god psychosis. Fortunately the present generation has powerful new evidence in such persons as Terry Jones and Fred Phelps.
    I recall when a city slicker went duck shooting in the Australian Outback. He was told, “Don’t shoot the little ones; they’re geese. Don’t shoot the big ones; they’re mozzies. Shoot the one in between.” I thought at the time that mozzies meant mosquitoes. Now I wonder if it meant Moslems. Compared to Moslems, or for that matter Christians, Jews, Hindus, etc, mosquitoes are positively benevolent.

  18. Buffy says:

    Ooooooh, the attention whores are going to do something attention whorey. Yawn.

  19. MrGronk says:

    I have a problem with christians burning korans. What I would like to see is muslims burning korans. That would be progress. Anything else is merely infantile and counter-productive provocation.

  20. JohnMWhite says:

    Andrew, are you drunk?

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  22. Daz says:

    “Andrew, are you drunk?”

    Whatever it is, I’ll have a pint please. (Unless it’s lager.)

  23. Ex Patriot says:

    I have no problem with burnng the koran as long a an equal number of bibles are burn’t along side, plus any other religious mythology be included also

  24. sailor1031 says:

    …..A central point in the church’s protests is that Americans are being punished because the US tolerates homosexuality…..

    and the punishment is that we have to tolerate fred phelps and his ilk

  25. AngieRS says:

    And all the time these idiots have the full attention of the media, the leader of the catholic church is given the easiest of rides. Even the latest reports of kiddy fiddling in Belgium appear to go unreported on tv. Catholic apologists are out in force on the BBC and no dissenting voice is allowed to spoil the party.

  26. barriejohn says:

    Songs of Praise tonight: “Sally Magnusson looks forward to The Pope’s historic visit” – I kid you not! (At least it’s not Aled Jones, I suppose!!)

  27. AngieRS says:

    Aled Jones? Minuscule talent before his balls dropped and bugger all after.

  28. Broadsword says:

    @barriejohn

    Aled Jones.
    Now there’s a man you could happily throttle as you watch its lights go out.
    As for Ratty, I’m sure the snipers would get anyone once they got inside twenty yards.

    Just joshing chief…….

  29. barriejohn says:

    Panorama tonight: How Pope Benedict dealt with paedophile priests.

  30. Gilligan says:

    God hates no one or anything:)