Cooking Over Burning Qurans Make My Hot Dogs Taste Funny: Pastor Terry Jones Fulfills Deadline Threat for the Release A Pastor in Iran on Deathrow for not Converting to Islam

Cooking Over Burning Qurans Make My Hot Dogs Taste Funny: Pastor Terry Jones Fulfills Deadline Threat for the Release A Pastor in Iran on Deathrow for not Converting to Islam

 

Update: New York Post has carried the story

The Gainesville Sun-

By 
Staff writer

Pastor burns holy books in protest of imprisoned clergyman

Dove World Outreach Center pastor Terry Jones on Saturday burned copies of the Quran and an image depicting Muhammad in front of his church to protest the imprisonment in Iran of a Christian clergyman.

Moments later, Gainesville Fire Rescue issued the church a citation for violating the city’s fire ordinances.

Saturday’s act of protest took place in spite of published reports that the Pentagon had urged Jones to reconsider, expressing concern that American soldiers in Afghanistan and elsewhere could be put at greater risk because of the act.

A little more than a year ago, on March 20, 2011, Dove World assistant pastor Wayne Sapp burned a copy of the Quran and broadcast it on the Internet. Reports and images of the Quran burning incited violence in northern Afghanistan in which at least 12 people were killed. Days later, a man wearing an Afghan border police uniform shot dead two American military personnel.

Dove World denied responsibility then for the deaths.

About 20 people gathered Saturday on church property at 5805 NW 37th Street about 5 p.m. for the planned burning. Several Gainesville police officers were stationed across the street from the church or were patrolling the area. A few people watched the scene, but there were no protesters.

Jones and another pastor demanded the release of the Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani from an Iranian prison. Jones said Nadarkhani faces execution.

Jones spoke at a podium that was far enough away that he could not be heard by people along 37th Street. The event was streamed live over the Internet.

After the speeches, copies of the Islamic holy book and an image depicting Muhammad were burned at about 5:50 p.m. in a portable fire pit. Shortly afterward, officers in two Gainesville Police Department cars drove onto the property. With them was a GFR official, who issued the citation.

Fire Chief Gene Prince, contacted by The Sun afterward, said Jones had approval for a burn but did not have the required authorization to burn books. Prince said Gainesville has restrictive fire ordinances, adding that books cannot be burned without authorization because of environmental concerns over the burning of glue and bindings in books.

The fine is $271, which includes court costs, Prince said.

Several onlookers watched the event from across 37th Street. Some said they wished Jones and Dove World would stop its activities or relocate, while others noted that Jones has a constitutional right to protest.

Jones first drew attention in July 2009, when he placed signs reading “Islam is of the Devil” on church property and when students who belong to the church later wore T-shirts with the words to public schools.

In September 2010, he drew international focus with a plan to burn Qurans. The U.S. government warned of reprisals against military in Iraq and Afghanistan if the burning took place. President Barack Obama and the Vatican, among others, condemned the plan, which Jones later called off.

Nero Obama Caesar and His Own Colosseum Games to Focus the People’s Attention from the Destruction of the State

Nero Obama Caesar and His Own Colosseum Games to Focus the People’s Attention from the Destruction of the State

Class warfare, war on women, war on corporations, Occupy, Trayvon Martin and black on white attacks, Obama has given the people “the games” in much like Nero Claudius Caesar did to the Romans as Rome burned.  Where each one of these examples is fueled by pure hatred rather then the cause it declares, and shouldn’t be ignored, look to is pulling the strings to cause the society to burn down.

During his Tuesday evening broadcast, Glenn Beck took a deeper look at the disturbing trend of violence being perpetrated against whites in the name of “justice for Trayvon.”

DERSHOWITZ BLASTS ZIMMERMAN PROSECUTION: ‘NOT ONLY IMMORAL, BUT STUPID’

DERSHOWITZ BLASTS ZIMMERMAN PROSECUTION: ‘NOT ONLY IMMORAL, BUT STUPID’

by BREITBART NEWS

With ABC News’ release of the George Zimmerman photo showing blood flowing freely from his head, the question becomes whether Angela Corey, the prosecutor in the case, had access to the photo before charging Zimmerman with second-degree murder.

The arrest affidavit did not mention the photograph, or the bleeding, gashes, and bruises on Zimmermans’ head. Professor Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School stated upon release of the arrest affidavit that it was “so thin that it won’t make it past a judge on a second degree murder charge … everything in the affidavit is completely consistent with a defense of self-defense.”

After the release of the photo, however, Dershowitz went much further, telling Breitbart News that if the prosecutors did have the photo and didn’t mention it in the affidavit, that would constitute a “grave ethical violation,” since affidavits are supposed to contain “all relevant information.”

Dershowitz continued,

“An affidavit that willfully misstates undisputed evidence known to the prosecution is not only unethical but borders on perjury because an affiant swears to tell not only the truth, but the whole truth, and suppressing an important part of the whole truth is a lie.”

When asked if it made a difference whether the prosecution had the bloody photograph at the time they charged Zimmerman, Dershowitz responded, “We do know that there were earlier photographs before the affidavit was done that strongly suggested blood on the back of the head, and we know the police had first access to him, so if there was blood they [the prosecution] would know about it

“I’ve had cases in Florida against prosecutors,” Dershowitz said, “and this is not the first time they have willfully omitted exculpatory evidence. It’s a continuing problem. Here, it’s not only immoral, but stupid. The whole country is watching. What do they benefit from having half-truths in an affidavit?”

Dershowitz added, “I’m not taking sides, but I’m insisting that both sides play by the rules, and so far the prosecution is not playing by the rules.”

Neighbors: George Zimmerman showed signs of injury

Neighbors: George Zimmerman showed signs of injury

By Chris Francescani

SANFORD, Florida

(Reuters) – Neighbors of George Zimmerman say he had bandages on his nose and head the day after he shot dead Trayvon Martin, supporting statements by the neighborhood watch volunteer that he was beaten in a confrontation with the black Florida teenager.

The extent of Zimmerman’s injuries could be crucial to his legal defense under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law, which allows the use of deadly force when someone has the reasonable belief he could face death or great bodily harm.

Police said Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder in the racially charged case, was bleeding from the nose and the back of his head and was treated by medics before being taken to Sanford police station after the February 26 shooting.

But public doubts were later raised by the release of a grainy surveillance video from the police station in which no injuries were readily visible.

Zimmerman later sought medical treatment for injuries including a broken nose, his former lawyers have said.

Jorge Rodriguez, Zimmerman’s next-door neighbor, told Reuters that when he saw Zimmerman the day after the incident, “he had two big, butterfly bandages on the back of his head, and another big bandage…on the bridge of his nose.” He was talking to a police detective in his driveway.

Rodriguez’s wife Audria also said she saw the bandages and a third neighbor, who spoke only on condition of anonymity, agreed with the Rodriguez couple’s account. “I saw two bandages on the back of his head, and his nose was all swollen up,” said the witness, who had watched from a nearby second-floor window.

The neighbors spoke to Reuters on Sunday and Monday, saying they felt they owed him their public support after he was charged with second-degree murder.

The neighbors said they spoke to Sanford police and the FBI in their investigations but did not recall speaking to the office of special prosecutor Angela Corey, who charged Zimmerman with second-degree murder.

Corey’s office and Sanford police declined to comment on the matter and Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara did not return calls for comment.

The Face of the Man, The Mugshot of George Zimmerman

The Face of the Man, The MugShot of George Zimmerman

This is the mugshot of the man that is being charged with  the “crime” of protecting your home, protecting you vehicles, guarding your children from danger and exposing crime in your neighborhood.  This is a man who stopped his own murder from an attacker.

 

A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation,…are of higher obligation.

-Thomas Jefferson 20 Sept. 1810

No word yet from New Black Panther Party leaders if they’re upset at not being able to exact their particular brand of justice.

Well, It’s about time. Zimmerman charged with second-degree murder. This is the only way all of the evidence can come out to vindicate the legal self defense.

Well, It’s about time. Zimmerman charged with second-degree murder. This is the only way all of the evidence can come out to vindicate the legal self defense.

In a no-win situation, the Florida State Attorney’s office has decided the only way to potentially curb the oncoming tidal wave of riots, was to take this case to trial.  In allowing a long period of time before the trial begins, as these cases tend to take, hopes that tensions may subside.   Having an open forum court room for all of the evidence to come to light should provide all of the answers to the questions that have been raised and put down rumors and false stories that have been circulated.

Will Zimmerman get a fair trial?  Will there be 12 persons that can be selected for the jury that can judge this case without bias?  Will 12 persons actually be allowed to make a judgement, one way or the other, without having there names exposed to the media, like eventually happened in the Casey Anthony case?  How can a juror vote “not-guilty” knowing that their name will be exposed and themselves as well as their family will be put at risk by the same groups placing bounties on Zimmerman’s head?

As I said, this is a no-win situation. The State Attorneys Office has passed the buck to 12 jury members in hopes that the evidence that comes to light will be enough for some groups to recognize that this wasn’t about race and the shooting was justified.  This isn’t going to happen.  He will either be convicted by a scared jury group not wanting to see riots, or he will be exonerated from the charges and we will see cities burn.

All that has been done now, is the purchase of more time.

SANFORD, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey announced at a news conference in Jacksonville.

Corey announced that Zimmerman surrendered to authorities on Wednesday and is in custody in Florida.  Cory would not disclose Zimmerman’s whereabouts citing concern for his safety.

The decision to bring charges comes over 40 days after Zimmerman told police he shot and killed Martin in self defense while acting as a neighborhood watchman in a gated community in Sanford.

The lengthy interval between the shooting and the charging announcement sparked a series of demonstrations across the nation by civil rights activists who claim race has been a factor in the investigation.

Corey says that authorities did not come to the decision lightly, nor was it based on public pressure.

“It is the search for justice for Trayvon that has brought us to this moment,” said Cory. “Let me emphasize that we do not prosecute by public pressure or by petition,” she added.

Corey announced earlier this week that she was not convening a grand jury in the case, meaning the decision on whether to charge Zimmerman was hers alone.

Without a grand jury indictment, Corey cannot pursue a first-degree murder charge but can go forward with second-degree murder.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. Second-degree murder is typically charged when there is a fight or other confrontation that results in death and where there is no premeditated plan to kill someone.

The unarmed Martin, an African-American, was shot and killed in a gated community in Sanford by neighborhood watchman Zimmerman, who claims he was acting in self-defense.

The decision to charge Zimmerman comes a day after his lawyers said they could no longer represent him because their client had not returned their calls in days.

The lawyers, Hal Uhrig and Craig Sonner, also said their former client had fled the state of Florida.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Gov. Rick Scott selected Corey to replace Norm Wolfinger as the lead prosecutor in the case on March 22, the same day Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee temporarily stepped down amid sharp criticism of his department’s handling of the case.

Lawyers for Martin’s family have accused Wolfinger of disregarding a police recommendation that Zimmerman be charged with manslaughter. Wolfinger has vociferously denied the allegations.

Early Wednesday, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office placed a long metal barrier in front of the intake area at the Seminole County Jail.  National media outlets have stationed crews outside of the jail in anticipation of Zimmerman’s arrest.