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Pakistan mob attacks church after hearing Florida pastor burned Koran

Tension continues to spread throughout Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province after public announcements that an American preacher burned a Koran.

Police struggled to control a mob attempting to destroy a Full Gospel Assembly church in Lahore after clerics in local mosques denounced the incident. Two separate mobs from different mosques chanted anti-government and pro-Islamic slogans as they burned tires in front of the church. Police dispersed the crowd.

The clashes came after American preacher Terry Jones oversaw the burning of a Koran on March 20 at his 30-member church in Florida. He told the news media that a “trial” had been conducted in the church, which found the Koran guilty of crimes against humanity.

Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari condemned the act and Islamic groups have announced a countrywide protest to take place on March 25.

In Lahore, most of the 250 Christian families in the neighborhood around the church have sent their daughters to relatives for fear of further violence.

“I was taking my daughter to school when I saw a small group searching for something in the garbage. Later, hundreds arrived shouting to burn and demolish the church”, described Irshad Shaheen, the choir leader.



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Linda Harris

posted April 27, 2011 at 1:18 pm


The minute I read that a pature burned the Koran I thought what next? I mean what was He thinking? You definately are not going to win points by disrespecting there beliefs. I am a christian myself but I believe you are going about things the wrong way. There is mich wrong withe the world much that needs fixing to be sure. I admire your zeal. Like you I to am concerned about what is happening to our world. In America especially there is much I wish to do before I die. I have a web site that I started because I want to give my people to know that we can change America and make it better city by city state by state. You know? I have ideas that I have prayed about because one thing is for sure the buck stops here. Things won’t get better if we don’t do something. You may not like there beliefs but it is important to respect one another because that is how change happens. One heart at a time. I think a good example of this is How Gandi got England to leave India. I mean He was wise. He had a non violent policy in place and it worked.Talk about moving mountains! If you wish to make changes be like Mohatma Ghandi.



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Peter

posted April 1, 2011 at 5:14 am


@Beverly,

Burning the bible has always proved fruitful.It has paved more way for christianity
Burning the Koran only proves fatal for christianity and the thousands of innocent people around.

They are both a bunch of paper no doubt!But burning either can have farreaching consequences.One for the better,the other for the worse.



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Annie Kurian

posted March 31, 2011 at 6:49 am


1)I agree with Chuck,that Terry jones and his congregation behaved in a rather childish manner by holding a trial and burning a koran.
The act is condemnable and a biblical violation too. As Christ has said-”JUDGE NOT AND YOU SHALL NOT BE JUDGED”

2)The Koran is a historical book with many wonderful facts about Christ.
It has been a stepping stone for many muslims to even turn to Christianity.Examples are many.Burning the book is an unchristian act.

3)Jesus gave his life to save the world.His message was of peace.Why belittle the saviour and darken the christian image.

Was the Pastors act really a trial for Koran,Or,Trial for the Christian people



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keith

posted March 30, 2011 at 1:26 pm


The first sentence should read “Why would any Christian be suprised that we would be persecuted? Persecution against our faith is well documented in our Bible and is going to increase with frequency and would occur at this point in history.

sorry i was in a hurry and tried to write two sentences at one time and i did not have time to proof read.



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keith

posted March 30, 2011 at 1:03 pm


Why would any Christian be suprised that persecution against our faith is well documented in our Bible that this was going to occur at this point in history? IT WILL INCREASE EACH AND EVERY DAY WORLDWIDE AND ULTIMATELY REACH OUR OWN NATION. “BECAUSE THE WORLD HATES ME THAY WILL HATE YOU ALSO” TO PARAPHRASE OUR LORD. DO NOT BE SUPRISED.

AS FAR AS THE BURNING OF THE KORAN, SUCH ACTS ARE NOT CONDONED BY CHRIST, BECAUSE “WE ARE NOT OF THE WORLD, WHAT HAVE WE TO DO WITH THE WORLD” TO PARAPHRASE PAUL.

WHILE WE ARE TO STAND AGAINST EVIL AND REPRESENT GOOD BURNING KORANS AND RETALIATING WITH VIOLENCE ARE NOT THE PATH.

WATCH YE THEREFORE AND PRAY.

THANK YOU.



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Jeanne

posted March 28, 2011 at 6:39 pm


If that church in Florida is truly interested in trying books for “crimes against humanity,” why not burn Mein Kampf?



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Jnga

posted March 28, 2011 at 12:57 pm


If the people of these Muslim countries, who believe in Islam, to the point that they hate Americans, and Christians so much why don’t they go back to where they came from, instead of living here and building Mosques in New York? They persecute , torture and murder Christians and think nothing of it. In fact, they feel justified!I have read, on your web-site about the persecuted church, and i was shocked and horrified. Where do these people get off??? Just who do they think they are? So what if a preacher burned their book? They kill Christians!!!



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Chuck

posted March 28, 2011 at 8:38 am


Terry jones and his congregation behaved in a rather childish manner by holding a trial and burning a koran. However, the reaction of these Pakistani crowds was far worse. Come on people, they burned a bunch of paper. When muslims burn bibles, it is a bunch of paper. the thoughts and ideas within a book enure long after the paper it is printed on is burned, much like your soul is not dependent on your body and lives on after the body is no more.



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Beverly

posted March 28, 2011 at 5:55 am


I agree with the Pastor in burning the Koran. It is a false religion and promotes hate against Jews, Christians, any religion that doesn’t believe in Islam. Followers of the Koran want to take America down and overthrow our belief system. Americans need to stand against this and if they can burn Holy Bibles over there then we can burn the Koran in our homeland.



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