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Siege of Damascus (during the Second Crusade)A couple days ago I blogged about several proposed Qur’an burnings around the country. One was planned in Tennessee, and according to the Tennessean of Nashville, it took place (WebCite cached article):

A Florida pastor’s threat to burn Islam’s holy book on the anniversary of 9/11 set off a nationwide furor and incited Muslim anger as far away as Afghanistan, but the incendiary plan ended quietly in the backyard of a home in Springfield. …

On Saturday, despite the national tempest and opposition from conservative Christian leaders including Middle Tennessee pastors, Old carried out his plan.

But for all the controversy and hype, his Quran burning took place in front of just a handful of people, most of them from the media.

Old and the Rev. Danny Allen stood together in [the Rev. Bob] Old’s backyard, answering what they say was a message from God.

Note that the sniveling coward burned his Qur’an in someone’s backyard … far from the public eye. Nothing like taking pride in “answering … a message from God,” eh? Yessirree, that’s the way to show the courage of your convictions, Reverend!

On the other hand, another proposed Qur’an burning, this one in Wyoming, did not take place, at least so far as is known, as reported by the Wyoming Tribune Eagle (cached):

Cheyenne resident Duncan Philp proposed burning a copy of the Quran Saturday on the steps of the State Capitol, but [Mahamed] Salih [secretary of the Cheyenne Interfaith Council] said the plan did not go forward.

[Pro-religious tolerance rally attendee Jason] Bloomberg said he told [Duncan] Philp [of the Wyoming Tyranny Response Team] that burning the Quran is exactly what terrorists want to see happen because it pits Americans against each other.

Of course, one can’t be sure that Philp didn’t burn a Qur’an in a Wyoming backyard, but it simply hasn’t been posted on YouTube yet.

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