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Cairo: Muslim cleric desecrates Bible

Catholic World News - September 17, 2012

Ahmed Abdullah, a Muslim cleric also known as Abu Islam, desecrated a Bible during a 9/11 protest outside the United States embassy in Cairo, according to a report from the Assyrian International News Agency.

Apparently referring to Florida Protestant pastor Terry Jones, who burned the Qur’an, Abdullah said, “This is the book the dog Terry believes in, as well as those dogs with him the Egyptian Christians in America.”

“I tore it apart and threw it to the demonstrators to step on it with their shoes,” Abdullah told an Egyptian newspaper, adding, "next time I will make my grandson urinate on it, as the saying goes, an eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth and the starter is at fault.”

“If someone one did something, everyone bears the guilt and bears the outcome,” he continued. “Did not all Muslims bear the pain of what Osama bin Laden did? … Let them taste from the cup the Islamic world had to drink.”

Coptic lay activists filed legal complaints against Abdullah. "Until now we have not heard any condemnation from any Muslim organization or Al-Azhar," said one, “as our church did concerning the prophet film.”

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  • Posted by: aclune9083 - Sep. 17, 2012 10:19 PM ET USA

    "So now I tell you, have nothing to do with these men, and let them go. For if this endeavor of this activity is of human origian, it will destroy itself. But if it comes from God, you will not be able to destroy them; you may even find yourselves fighting against God." Acts 5: 38-39

  • Posted by: Defender - Sep. 17, 2012 1:10 PM ET USA

    Can we now demonstrate, burn and pillage, too? After all, they do it with impunity - why can't we?

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