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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Jihadwatch provide insightful comparison of the Christian reaction to Bible burning.

In the article below a fair comparison of the Christian reaction to Bible burning highlights our understanding of divine retribution, moreover compassion for sinners. Moreover, I feel it illustrates that Christian's have a strong conviction of God's omnipotence and and omniscience.

The writer Jihadwatch illicited a number of responses, these can be read in the link to the bottom of the story. However, I don't want this article to become a scapegoat for Pastor Terry Jones. His actions are as deplorable as those of the Iranian Special force. Our contempt for such actions as a global community should should not erupt into violence and I pray that people of all faiths promote peace in these troubled times:

Iranian security forces burn hundreds of Bibles, Christians riot -- no, wait...

This is from a few months ago, but is worth recalling in light of recent events regarding Qur'an-burning. Shouldn't Barack Obama and David Petraeus lecture the Iranian government about incitement to violence? What's that? They shouldn't, because Christians aren't going to go ape over this and start killing innocent people? What are you, some kind of Islamophobe? "Hundreds of Bibles Have Been Burned By The Iranian Government Security Forces," by Dan Wooding for Assist News Service, June 7 (thanks to Mackie):

IRAN (ANS) -- The Farsi Christian News Network ( is reporting that Iranian Government Security Forces have burned hundreds of Bibles.
A spokesperson for FCNN told the ASSIST News Service (ANS), "This action [of burning the Bibles], which has been confirmed by informed sources, was aired on a site belonging to the Pasdaran paramilitary organization, is nothing less than shameful and the persons responsible must be identified and exposed to the whole world."

The report said that on Saturday, May 29, 2010, Ati News, a site belonging to Morteza Talaee, the previous head of the security forces and the current member of the Tehran's city council, "in its usual anti-Christian propaganda" reported that their social-life reporter had disclosed that shipments of so called, "Perverted Torah and Gospels" had entered Iran through its Western borders.

Two days later, on Monday, May 31, 2010, the same report was reiterated by the official anti-crime website of the Pasdaran Army called "Gerdaub" which said that a large shipment of Jewish and Christian Scriptures had entered Iran through the Western Azerbaijan province and, according to security officials of that province, the "occupier forces" that operate in the Western regions of Iraq were responsible for such activities.

FCCN stated that Gerdaub, the official website of the Pasdaran Army [also known as the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRCG] continued its report by quoting the security official who had stated: "Some of these books are distributed locally, but most of the books are smuggled and distributed all over the country. In just the last few months, hundreds of such 'perverted Bibles' have been seized and burned in the border town of Sardasht."...

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  1. Iran Burns Bibles, Condemns Quran Burning

    March 24, 2011 4:25 P.M. By Paul Marshall
    Iran’s official Fars news agency reports that the Iranian Foreign Ministry “strongly condemned the recent insult to the Muslims’ holy book in the US state of Florida, and warned that Washington attempts to spread Islamophobia in the world.” Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast condemned the “abhorrent” crime as “contributing to US hegemonic plots, which seek to create a rift between divine religions.”

    The event in question occurred last Sunday, when preacher Wayne Sapp set fire to a copy of the Quran in Florida. Sapp is a member of the Dove World Outreach Center, headed by Pastor Terry Jones, who famously threatened to burn a Quran last September 11, and achieved short-lived fame.

    NRO readers may remember that Iran recently suspended Hohabet News after it reported that the Iranian government itself had seized and burned 600 New Testaments in Salmas.

    What’s the Farsi word for chutzpah?

    Iran’s own Bible-burnings are only one part of its ongoing repression of Christians, Baha’is, Sufis, and others. Christian Solidarity Worldwide reports that, in two weeks, five Iranian Christians, who were recently sentenced in Shiraz to one year’s imprisonment for “crimes against the Islamic Order,” will be tried for blasphemy.

    However, there is also good news. Iran’s actions have been so egregious that even the nefarious U.N. Human Rights Council today voted to appoint a special rapporteur “on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran.” The 22-to-7 vote, with 14 abstentions, ended a nine-year hiatus in scrutinizing the country.

    It is also good news that, unlike the outrage and media and political circus surrounding Terry Jones’ proposed Quran burning last September, preacher Sapp’s shenanigans received almost no coverage with the U.S.

    Hopefully, this is a sign that we have realized that, in a free country, free people say and do many bad things, including things that others may regard as blasphemous or insulting. Our best response is to belittle or ignore them, and to tell foreign countries to do likewise,

    — Paul Marshall is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom.

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