WASHINGTON (AFP) – A small group of conservative Christians tore some pages from a Koran in a protest outside the White House Saturday to denounce what they called the "charade of Islam" on the anniversary of 9/11.Beacham nailed it. The Koran is the reason why the Twin Towers were taken down.
"Part of why we're doing that, please hear me: the charade that Islam is a peaceful religion must end," said Randall Terry, a leading anti-abortion campaigner, and one of six people who took part in the protest.
Another activist, Andrew Beacham, read out a few Koran passages calling for hatred towards Christians and Jews, and then ripped those pages from an English paperback edition of the Islamic holy book.
He carefully put the torn pieces into a plastic bag, in order not to litter, and said: "The only reason I will not burn it at the White House is because to burn anything on the Capitol grounds is a felony."
Beacham, who describes himself as a leader of the rightwing conservative Tea Party from Indiana, added: "The Twin Towers were taken down because of the Koran and other religious teachings."
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Update: I'm sorry to see that Left Coast Rebel is sinking into Islam apologia and dhimmitude. LCR calls this demonstration "a stunt" and attacks Beacham for demonstrating the truth about Islam and the Koran, i.e. that they are violent and hateful, not peaceful as so many falsely claim. I wonder if Geert Wilders' production of the film "Fitna" was also a stunt for accomplishing the same thing. Wilders also recommended tearing the hateful and violent pages out of the Koran.
It is amazing to me how many conservative bloggers are so easily managed by PC and liberal fictions.
Update 2: To be fair to LCR, he does have a video posted of Beacham at a Tea Party rally where Beacham is shouting at the passers-by about the evils of abortion, and making himself look like a fanatic. So perhaps Beacham is indeed an embarrassment to the Tea Party movement. However, that fact does not in any way negate Beacham's legitimate protest of the Koran. Debby Schlussel is sometimes irrational and nutty, but she is also often right. Any specific argument one makes should stand on its own merits, without reference to an unrelated issue where he may have been wrong.