Muslims Protest Koran Burning

by PAUL L. WILLIAMS, PHD September 7, 2010
Thousands of Indonesian Muslims gathered outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta on Saturday to denounce the planned burning of copies of the Koran by Pastor Terry Jones and members of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida.
 
The bonfire is set to take place on September 11 to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the terror attacks on New York and the Pentagon. 

Gainesville officials have denied a permit for the bonfire on the church's grounds, but the center — which made headlines last year by distributing T-shirts that said "Islam is of the Devil" — says it will go ahead with the scheduled event.

Over 3,000 irate Muslims marched to the U.S. Embassy in downtown Jakarta waving banners and posters condemning the plan. Other rallies are expected to take place in five other cities throughout Indonesia during the coming week. The group organized similar rallies in five other cities across Indonesia, the world' largest Muslim nation.

Religious leaders in Indonesia have condemned Reverend Jones and his incendiary plan and have called on the Obama Administration to use its influence to put out the fire before it gets started.
 
The Dove World Outreach Center has issued the following ten reasons why a match must be put to the Koran:
 
One
The Koran teaches that Jesus Christ, the Crucified, Risen Son of God, King of Kings and Lord of Lords was not the Son of God, nor was he crucified (a well documented historical fact that ONLY Islam denies). This teaching removes the possibility of salvation and eternal life in heaven for all Islam's believers. They face eternal damnation in hell if they do not repent.
 
Two
The Koran does not have an eternal origin. It is not recorded in heaven. The Almighty God, Creator of the World, is not its source. It is not holy. It's (sic) writings are human in origin, a concoction of old and new teachings. This has been stated and restated for centuries by scholars since Islam's beginnings, both Moslem and non-Moslem. 
 
Three
The Koran's teaching includes Arabian idolatry, paganism, rites and rituals. These are demonic, an ongoing satanic stronghold under which Moslems and the world suffer. 
 
Four
The earliest writings that are known to exist about the Prophet Mohammad were recorded 120 years after his death. All of the Islamic writings (the Koran and the Hadith, the biographies, the traditions and histories) are confused, contradictory and inconsistent. Maybe Mohammad never existed. We have no conclusive account about what he said or did. Yet Moslems follow the destructive teachings of Islam without question. 
 
Five
Mohammad's life and message cannot be respected. The first Meccan period of his leadership seems to have been religiously motivated and a search for the truth. But in the second Medina period he was "corrupted by power and worldly ambitions." (Ibn Warraq) These are characteristics that God hates. They also led to political assassinations and massacres which continue to be carried out on a regular basis by his followers today.  
 
Six
Islamic Law is totalitarian in nature. There is no separation of church and state. It is irrational. It is supposedly immutable and cannot be changed. It must be accepted without criticism. It has many similarities to Nazism, Communism and Fascism. It is not compatible with Western Civilization. 
 
Seven
Islam is not compatible with democracy and human rights. The notion of a moral individual capable of making decisions and taking responsibility for them does not exist in Islam. The attitude towards women in Islam as inferior possessions of men has led to countless cases of mistreatment and abuse for which Moslem men receive little or no punishment, and in many cases are encouraged to commit such acts, and are even praised for them. This is a direct fruit of the teachings of the Koran. 
 
Eight
A Muslim does not have the right to change his religion. Apostasy is punishable by death. 
 
Nine
Deep in the Islamic teaching and culture is the irrational fear and loathing of the West. 
 
Ten
Islam is a weapon of Arab imperialism and Islamic colonialism. Wherever Islam has or gains political power, Christians, Jews and all non-Moslems receive persecution, discrimination, are forced to convert. There are massacres and churches, synagogues, temples and other places of worship are destroyed. 
 
FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing Editor Paul L. Williams, Ph.D., is the author of The Day of Islam: The Annihilation of America and the Western World, The Al Qaeda Connection, and other best-selling books. He is a frequent guest on such national news networks as ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, MSNBC, and NPR. Visit his website at http://thelastcrusade.org/
 

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