The best words that John Mccain has ever spoken

These are the words of Senator John McCain from the Senate floor. Via his website:

“Mr. President, I rise in support of the release – the long-delayed release – of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s summarized, unclassified review of the so-called ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ that were employed by the previous administration to extract information from captured terrorists. It is a thorough and thoughtful study of practices that I believe not only failed their purpose – to secure actionable intelligence to prevent further attacks on the U.S. and our allies – but actually damaged our security interests, as well as our reputation as a force for good in the world.

“I believe the American people have a right – indeed, a responsibility – to know what was done in their name; how these practices did or did not serve our interests; and how they comported with our most important values.

“I commend Chairman Feinstein and her staff for their diligence in seeking a truthful accounting of policies I hope we will never resort to again. I thank them for persevering against persistent opposition from many members of the intelligence community, from officials in two administrations, and from some of our colleagues.

“The truth is sometimes a hard pill to swallow. It sometimes causes us difficulties at home and abroad. It is sometimes used by our enemies in attempts to hurt us. But the American people are entitled to it, nonetheless.

“They must know when the values that define our nation are intentionally disregarded by our security policies, even those policies that are conducted in secret. They must be able to make informed judgments about whether those policies and the personnel who supported them were justified in compromising our values; whether they served a greater good; or whether, as I believe, they stained our national honor, did much harm and little practical good.

“What were the policies? What was their purpose? Did they achieve it? Did they make us safer? Less safe? Or did they make no difference? What did they gain us? What did they cost us? The American people need the answers to these questions. Yes, some things must be kept from public disclosure to protect clandestine operations, sources and methods, but not the answers to these questions.

“By providing them, the Committee has empowered the American people to come to their own decisions about whether we should have employed such practices in the past and whether we should consider permitting them in the future. This report strengthens self-government and, ultimately, I believe, America’s security and stature in the world. I thank the Committee for that valuable public service.

“I have long believed some of these practices amounted to torture, as a reasonable person would define it, especially, but not only the practice of waterboarding, which is a mock execution and an exquisite form of torture. Its use was shameful and unnecessary; and, contrary to assertions made by some of its defenders and as the Committee’s report makes clear, it produced little useful intelligence to help us track down the perpetrators of 9/11 or prevent new attacks and atrocities.

“I know from personal experience that the abuse of prisoners will produce more bad than good intelligence. I know that victims of torture will offer intentionally misleading information if they think their captors will believe it. I know they will say whatever they think their torturers want them to say if they believe it will stop their suffering. Most of all, I know the use of torture compromises that which most distinguishes us from our enemies, our belief that all people, even captured enemies, possess basic human rights, which are protected by international conventions the U.S. not only joined, but for the most part authored.

“I know, too, that bad things happen in war. I know in war good people can feel obliged for good reasons to do things they would normally object to and recoil from.

“I understand the reasons that governed the decision to resort to these interrogation methods, and I know that those who approved them and those who used them were dedicated to securing justice for the victims of terrorist attacks and to protecting Americans from further harm. I know their responsibilities were grave and urgent, and the strain of their duty was onerous.

“I respect their dedication and appreciate their dilemma. But I dispute wholeheartedly that it was right for them to use these methods, which this report makes clear were neither in the best interests of justice nor our security nor the ideals we have sacrificed so much blood and treasure to defend.

“The knowledge of torture’s dubious efficacy and my moral objections to the abuse of prisoners motivated my sponsorship of the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005, which prohibits ‘cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment’ of captured combatants, whether they wear a nation’s uniform or not, and which passed the Senate by a vote of 90-9.

“Subsequently, I successfully offered amendments to the Military Commissions Act of 2006, which, among other things, prevented the attempt to weaken Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions, and broadened definitions in the War Crimes Act to make the future use of waterboarding and other ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ punishable as war crimes.

“There was considerable misinformation disseminated then about what was and wasn’t achieved using these methods in an effort to discourage support for the legislation. There was a good amount of misinformation used in 2011 to credit the use of these methods with the death of Osama bin Laden. And there is, I fear, misinformation being used today to prevent the release of this report, disputing its findings and warning about the security consequences of their public disclosure.

“Will the report’s release cause outrage that leads to violence in some parts of the Muslim world? Yes, I suppose that’s possible, perhaps likely. Sadly, violence needs little incentive in some quarters of the world today. But that doesn’t mean we will be telling the world something it will be shocked to learn. The entire world already knows that we water-boarded prisoners. It knows we subjected prisoners to various other types of degrading treatment. It knows we used black sites, secret prisons. Those practices haven’t been a secret for a decade.

“Terrorists might use the report’s re-identification of the practices as an excuse to attack Americans, but they hardly need an excuse for that. That has been their life’s calling for a while now.

“What might come as a surprise, not just to our enemies, but to many Americans, is how little these practices did to aid our efforts to bring 9/11 culprits to justice and to find and prevent terrorist attacks today and tomorrow. That could be a real surprise, since it contradicts the many assurances provided by intelligence officials on the record and in private that enhanced interrogation techniques were indispensable in the war against terrorism. And I suspect the objection of those same officials to the release of this report is really focused on that disclosure – torture’s ineffectiveness – because we gave up much in the expectation that torture would make us safer. Too much.

“Obviously, we need intelligence to defeat our enemies, but we need reliable intelligence. Torture produces more misleading information than actionable intelligence. And what the advocates of harsh and cruel interrogation methods have never established is that we couldn’t have gathered as good or more reliable intelligence from using humane methods.

“The most important lead we got in the search for bin Laden came from using conventional interrogation methods. I think it is an insult to the many intelligence officers who have acquired good intelligence without hurting or degrading prisoners to assert we can’t win this war without such methods. Yes, we can and we will.

“But in the end, torture’s failure to serve its intended purpose isn’t the main reason to oppose its use. I have often said, and will always maintain, that this question isn’t about our enemies; it’s about us. It’s about who we were, who we are and who we aspire to be. It’s about how we represent ourselves to the world.

“We have made our way in this often dangerous and cruel world, not by just strictly pursuing our geopolitical interests, but by exemplifying our political values, and influencing other nations to embrace them. When we fight to defend our security we fight also for an idea, not for a tribe or a twisted interpretation of an ancient religion or for a king, but for an idea that all men are endowed by the Creator with inalienable rights. How much safer the world would be if all nations believed the same. How much more dangerous it can become when we forget it ourselves even momentarily.

“Our enemies act without conscience. We must not. This executive summary of the Committee’s report makes clear that acting without conscience isn’t necessary, it isn’t even helpful, in winning this strange and long war we’re fighting. We should be grateful to have that truth affirmed.

“Now, let us reassert the contrary proposition: that is it essential to our success in this war that we ask those who fight it for us to remember at all times that they are defending a sacred ideal of how nations should be governed and conduct their relations with others – even our enemies.

“Those of us who give them this duty are obliged by history, by our nation’s highest ideals and the many terrible sacrifices made to protect them, by our respect for human dignity to make clear we need not risk our national honor to prevail in this or any war. We need only remember in the worst of times, through the chaos and terror of war, when facing cruelty, suffering and loss, that we are always Americans, and different, stronger, and better than those who would destroy us.

“Thank you.”

God Bless Him for standing up for what is right.

(via Memeoradum)

Pamela Geller is now starting to sound like David Duke

This is unreal. I support this woman and all; but she is dead wrong here. This is nothing more than straight up Jewish bigotry. Maybe Charles Foster Johnson was right about her after all.

Read it and follow the link: (Opens in new window or tab)

If 50 non-Muslims petitioned Walmart for anything — anything! — do you think Walmart would immediately cave? Neither do I. But when it comes to Muslims and the cruelty of halal slaughter, Walmart knew they would be facing headlines: “Islamophobia at Walmart!” “Walmart racist!” And who knows? Maybe even a visit from Obama’s DoJ would have been in their future. “Walmart Just Bowed To Islamic Sharia Law To Appease Angry Muslims,” Mad World, November 13, 2014 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):As America veers towards Islamic Sharia law in order to cater to the demanding minority of Muslims, citizens are seeing not only an attempt to include and appease Muslims, but an infringement upon the rights of the majority.With such a vocal group as that of Islam in the U.S., major corporations are making a shift toward including the brutal slaughter that is halal, and the newest addition to the list of Muhammad-approved businesses is the largest superstore yet.

via Walmart bows to Sharia, introduces halal meat after 50 Muslims sign petition | Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs.

 

This is what I wrote in her comments over there; I am posting them here, for when she deletes them, like she is prone to do.

But yet, it is perfectly OK for Walmart to have Kosher meals? Pamela, you are now starting to sound like David Duke. If you are going to have Jewish friendly meals, you have to provide those that are friendly to Muslims. That’s the way it works. Too bad that you have allowed your Jewish bigotry to cloud your judgement.

 

It is too bad that a sad event like 9/11 caused many upstanding and well-heeled Jews to become outright bigots. Radical Islam is an issue; I do agree with that. But, this above is not fighting against that —- it is fighting against an entire culture of people and that is something that I do not support. Just like I do not support David Duke and his ilk. Defending White culture is one thing; but unmitigated and blind hatred towards an ethnic group, I do not.

 

But, when America does it, it is perfectly fine

I read with slight bemusement Ed Morrissey’s piece on ISIS,  which is another name of Al-Qaeda, which you can click here to read; supposedly having chemical weapons in Iraq. I also read how horrible it is and so forth.

Which leads me to ask a simple question: Was it just as horrible, when the United States used bombs with depleted uranium in them against the Iraqis when we invaded that Country in 2003? …and don’t tell me there was none of that; it has been confirmed many times over in photo documentation and in reporting on the ground there.

What also bemused me, is the neoconservatives steadfastly refuse to admit, that ISIS and al-Qaeda in Iraq was a sole creation of Bush’s invasion of Iraq in 2003. If anyone says, “Bush created this mess.” All you get is the Tourette’s disorder-sounding “blame bush!” repeated over and over and over. It is true that Obama’s handling of the Iraqi and Afghan wars has been piss poor, and his inaction created a resurgence of terrorist activity in Iraq and abroad.

However, Bush did start this thing and when it all blew up again, Bush and his Jewish neocon cronies were safely out of office. Now, what will have to happen is seeing that Obama is basically trying to avoid directly confronting with the radical Islamists, another Republican hawk will have to come in and clean up what is left of Bush’s created mess — that is if that person is able to do that!  It is a vicious cycle and one that we have repeated time and time again over the years.

Please, do not misunderstand me here; the Democrats are bad news, the policies of Obama and his neo-leftists cronies on the hill have been creating havoc on this Country’s economy. However, as myself and Pastor Chuck Baldwin know; the Republicans of today are no better, the hawkish Jewish wilsonians are just as bad, if not worse than the neo-leftists that are now in the White House. If you think that someone like Ted Cruz with a Reagan-style of foreign policy or someone like Rand Paul with the reasonable foreign policy will get in the White House, you are very highly mistaken. The Jacobin Wilsonian neoconservative hawks control that party and its purse strings and have done so since about 1989 or even before that. Conservatives tend to forget, that Reagan was a fluke; someone who the GOP establishment tried like heck to tamper down and discredit — and thankfully failed to do. The GOP establishment will never make that mistake again, trust me.

So, barring a major uprising in this Country, to unseat both of these entrenched political parties; we are stuck with what we have: two corrupt political parties, hell-bent on putting us into a course of absolute ruin. It is as fatalistic view, it is grim and tends to be depressing — but it, simply, is the truth.

Video: Art Thompson on Dangers of Arming ‘Moderate’ Muslims

(via JBS HQ)

A very good observation

This, I agree with….

DaTechGuy observes:

How is it possible if Israel is the 2nd coming of the Nazi that arab & Muslim populations grow where they rule while in places like Iraq where devout Muslims are taking control the Christian population flees for its life (following the jews who fled over half a century ago).

If you can come up with a good answer I’d be delighted to hear it.

My thoughts exactly. Which is why I take the position on Gaza and Hamas as I do. The funny thing is that the liberal media will try and say that Israel and Gaza; and Iraq are two separate issues. I call bullcrap on that one — it is the same issue; it is Islam. Islam is an intolerant religion that demands 100% loyalty and believes that killing to get that loyalty is justified, and if read the Koran, you will see that, according to the koran, it is justified.

Which further reinforces my ever growing belief that Islam is not a religion of peace; but a cult of death; and of which the practice of it should outlawed in the United States of America and those practice it should be given two choices; renounce it or be deported to your homeland and if you live here, you should be told, this religion is a threat to the national security and its practice is forbidden. If they refuse to renounce it, they should be put into camps and herded, like the dogs they are.

You say, what I have written is harsh? You say what I have written is racist? You say what I have written is un-American? Tell that to the people in Israel who are having to run for the lives to bomb shelters in Israel. Tell that to the Christians in Iraq who are having their possessions; houses, cars….everything taken from them by Muslims. Tell them how intolerant that my remarks are; and you what? They will agree….with me! 

I pray that people’s eyes will be open to what these Arab Bastards are truly about that Christians will get off the lovey-dovey crap and take up arms to fight these people, once and for all.

Just for the record: I do not endorse burning mosques down

I happened to see this on a anti-jihadi blog that I happen to link to; and needless to say, I am quite disappointed to see them taking the stance that they did on there. :(

The reason why I say this is because burning someone’s house of worship down; because you happen to disagree with their beliefs smacks of fascism of the highest order. My friends, if someone who was an atheist — or worse, a Muslim — burned down a Christian Church or worse, a Jewish synagogue; the outrage in the Christian and Jewish World, not to mention the Conservative world would be utterly deafening. But yet, these people at that blog say that this burning of a mosque is perfectly fine? I seriously do not think so!

As much as I know Jihad is an issue, as much as I know Sharia law is an issue, as much as I know the infiltration of Islam into American culture is an issue; I simply cannot and will not ever believe that burning of Religious houses of worship to be an acceptable practice, ever. There is a line that you simply do not cross and this is one of them with me.

If someone suspects that radical Jihad doctrine is being preached in one of these mosques; then let the United States Government handle it —– doing this sort of a thing does nothing to solve the issue of radical Islam. In fact, it only serves to motivate terrorists to carry out acts against Americans.

There is a fine line between being aware and blind hate; and wise is the man who knows the difference between the two.

Signed,

-Charles Patrick Adkins

Owner

The Americanist

 

John Podhoretz gets exposed for the intolerant Trotskyite that he truly is

This is great;  a Trotskyite Zionist goes for a debate; and the minute he sees that he is losing the debate — he storms off the stage, takes his marbles and goes home.

I am referring to the greatest Trotskyite, Zionist, Neoconservative of them all — John Podhoretz.

See here, here, here and here.

Money quote:

Bottom line: I’d had a long day and I didn’t see the point in spending more of it getting booed and shushed. So I left. So sue me.

If only we could sue you and your family for all the trillions of dollars — and the 4000+ lives that were  wasted in the Iraq War —- which you and your satanic Father were cheerleaders for, after 9/11. Actually, I would very much like to see criminal charges filed against you and few of your Trotskyite friends as well. However, as we realists know; that will never happened to a protected class as yourself.

You want to know what got wrong with Conservatism? You want to know why the GOP is in the shape that it is in? Look no further than this man here and his idiotic Trotskyite magazine that he runs. They are the true enemies of America; they are the ones who put us in the war that almost broke this Nation and ruined its standing in the world.

It is a pity that there is not true justice in this Nation of ours; otherwise, this man and his friends would be sitting in jail cells.

 

Al-Qaeda goes to the geeks

I hate to be the one to say it; but this is some seriously funny stuff right here.

Before, I post the story, here is the picture of the so-called terrorist:

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Man, if this is the best that Al-Qaeda can do; the war on terror is over….

The Video:

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The Story via NBC:

A 58-year-old airport worker was charged Friday with allegedly planning a suicide bombing at a passenger terminal at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas.

The suspect, Terry Lee Loewen, an avionics technician who lives in Wichita, was arrested earlier in the day as he attempted to use his security pass to drive a vehicle that he thought contained explosives onto the tarmac at the airport, law enforcement officials said at a news conference in Wichita. In fact, the car contained only dummy explosives.
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Loewen spent months developing a plan to drive a carload of explosives to the airport terminal and that he was determined to trigger the bomb himself and die in the blast.

Loewen, who is white, became radicalized after reading extremist Islamic material on the Internet, Grissom said.

Like I said in the caption of that photo; if that is the best Al-Qaeda can do, the war on terror is over. :lol:

Others: The Jawa ReportAtlas ShrugsJihad Watch and Liberaland

This is why I do not trust Al Jazeera as a legit news source

It is because of events like this here:

An Al Jazeera investigative reporter who worked on the network’s high-profile probe into Yasser Arafat’s death was fired last Monday after raising concerns about the objectivity of the network’s Arafat coverage.

Since 2012, Al Jazeera has aggressively promoted the controversial theory that Arafat was assassinated with polonium in 2004 and did not die of natural causes.

Investigative journalist Ken Silverstein, who joined Al Jazeera two months ago and co-wrote the network’s November scoop about a team of Swiss scientists that found unusual traces of polonium-210 in Arafat’s bone samples, was fired after he refused to travel to Paris to cover the pending release of a French laboratory study on Arafat’s bone samples, multiple sources familiar with the situation told the Washington Free Beacon.

The French findings, released the following day, ended up contradicting the assassination theory.

Silverstein declined to provide a comment to the Free Beacon. A spokesperson for Al Jazeera said she could not discuss personnel issues.

via Al Jazeera Fires Reporter Who Questioned Objectivity of Arafat Coverage | Washington Free Beacon.

It is because Al Jazeera is not a legit news network. But rather an Islamic propaganda network.  

Great Britain continues it’s slide into a Islamic Occupied Government

The Video:

The Story Via CBN News:

LONDON — Nohad Halawi learned that in today’s Britain, you’d better not be perceived as having insulted Islam at work because it could ruin your life.

Halawi worked the cosmetics counter in the duty free zone inside London’s Heathrow Airport for 13 years. She was by all accounts hardworking and well-liked.

But when Halwai ran afoul of her Muslim co-workers, she was effectively fired.

“I didn’t say anything wrong. I was complimenting a colleague of mine,” she said.

Halawi, a Christian from Lebanon, was having a conversation in Arabic with a co-worker and praising a Muslim colleague when it was misinterpreted by another Muslim employee as an insult.

The False Accusation

“We were talking about something else and I said, ‘Well, everyone is not like you. You are such an “alawi,’ which means ‘man of God’ in any religion,” she explained.

“And unbeknownst to me my accuser was standing quite close by and he just started jumping and shouting and in front of colleagues and passengers and everyone started telling me, ‘You are insulting Islam,'” she continued.

It sounds like a ridiculous accusation, but rumors began to spread among Heathrow’s many Muslim employees that Halawi was anti-Muslim. She was seen as a problem and eventually fired.

But Halawi isn’t anti-Muslim. She is married to a Muslim. She spoke of the embarrassment of having to explain to family and friends that she lost her job because she was a “racist.”

She said “it was all a total lie.”

Halawi is being represented by the Christian Legal Centre, headed by Andrea Williams.

“What happened to Nohad was totally unfair and grossly disproportionate,” Williams told CBN News. “Actually, when you hear what she said, she was not giving offense at all. So, to be perceived to give offense to Allah, to the prophet Mohammed, means she lost the job she had had for many years and now finds herself living in fear of reprisals.”

Such a tragic thing; this is what happens when people capitulate to Islamic supremacists. This is, by the way, coming to America. This is why the English Defense League exists, despite what some Jewish sellouts might say about it.

So much for a stable and safe Iraq!

Here’s more of that mess left in Iraq by the Neoconservatives and Bush:

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up among a crowd of Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad and another detonated his explosives inside a cafe north of the capital, the deadliest of several attacks across Iraq on Saturday that killed at least 66 people.

The killings, which also included attacks on journalists and anti-extremist Sunni fighters, are part of the deadliest surge in violence to hit Iraq in five years. The accelerating bloodshed is raising fears that the country is falling back into the spiral of violence that brought it to the edge of civil war in the years after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

The extent of the carnage from the evening attack on the pilgrims became clearer as midnight approached, when officials sharply revised the death toll upward to at least 42. Another 80 were reported injured.

The bomber detonated his explosives at a checkpoint as the pilgrims passed through the largely Sunni neighborhood of Azamiyah en route to a prominent Shiite shrine in the nearby neighborhood of Kazimiyah, according to police officials. At least four policemen manning the checkpoint were among the dead, the officials said.

Around the same time, another suicide bomber blew himself up in a cafe in the town of Balad, a largely Shiite town surrounded by Sunni communities about 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Baghdad. Balad Mayor Malik Lefta said at least 13 people were killed and 22 were wounded in that attack.

He said the cafe was the same one hit by a deadly suicide bombing in August.

via Associated Press.

This is what happens when you start wars based upon bad intelligence from Germany; and then do not bother to “trust, buy verify.” You get an unstable middle east and a country racked by violence. This is what happens when you allow a group of people, who make up 2% of the population of the United States and even less of the rest of the World; direct your foreign policy. When they are not doing this, they are persecuting Christians.

They, like the Muslims; are truly a menace and should be treated as such.

Religion of Peace? – Radical Islamists target mall in Kenya

Here’s the video:

The story via DailyMail in the UK and I highly recommend that you go over and look at those pictures, they are riveting as hell.

British and American nationals have undoubtedly been caught up in the ‘callous and cowardly and brutal’ terror attack at a shopping centre in Kenya that has left 39 people dead and 150 injured, according to Foreign Secretary William Hague.

Mr Hague said ‘we should be ready for that and aware of that’ as he revealed a rapid deployment team is being sent to Kenya to help in the aftermath of the atrocity at an upmarket shopping centre in the capital.

According to the Sunday Telegraph, a pregnant woman was among several Britons caught up in the attack.

Somali-based militant group al-Shabaab has now claimed responsibility for the atrocity in which men armed with guns and grenades stormed the mall and targeted non-Muslims.

Terrorist gunmen remain at the scene and police officers supported by the army are still fighting to bring the situation to an end.

Mr Hague added the Government’s security committee COBRA had met and was sending a deployment team to ‘re-enforce’ the British Consulate team in Nairobi. 

‘Our High Commission staff in Nairobi are working very hard, visiting hospitals, trying to make sure that they are aware of British nationals who might have been in the area or caught up in this,’ he said.

‘We are sending a rapid deployment team to reinforce that work, which will be particularly important if the situation carries on. We have offered the Kenyan authorities any other assistance and of course we will keep in touch with them about that.’

Hannah Chisholm, a Briton visiting Nairobi, said she and 60 others barricaded themselves into a large storeroom.

She told the BBC: ‘We kept running to different places but the shots were getting louder so we barricaded ourselves along with about 60 others into a large storeroom. There were children hiding with us as well as someone who had been shot.’

She added: ‘The gunfire was loud and we were scared but at that point we thought the gunmen were thieves so we assumed they wouldn’t try to reach the storeroom.’

Unreal. So much for that whole thing of, “we have to fight them there, so we don’t have to fight them here” eh? Unbelievable.

One picture that really stands out is this one here:

The look on that man’s face says it all. He is obviously a Muslim and he is watching these people kill in the name of his religion. My heart goes out to him, as you have to know that this is killing him inside. So sad. :(

There needs to be reform in Islam and these people need to be called out on a daily basis in the middle east.

Others: Atlas ShrugsWeasel ZippersThe Gateway PunditVox Popoli,  neo-neoconThe PJ TatlerLe·gal In·sur·rec· tionThe Jawa Report,Scared MonkeysJihad Watch

Sorry, But Terry Jones BELONGS in Jail!

Yes, that is correct; he belongs in jail.

But, first, here is the story via LA Times:

Florida officials have arrested radical anti-Islam preacher Terry Jones as he was on his way to a Sept. 11 event where he planned to burn 2,998 Korans, according to local news reports Wednesday.

Jones is best known for stoking Muslim anger by publicly desecrating the religion’s holy book, sometimes with international consequences.

This time law enforcement officials intervened before Jones could carry out his plans for a ceremonial Sept. 11 burning.

Jones had planned to set alight 2,998 Korans at a Polk County park for the 12-year anniversary, with each Koran “representing one of the victims, every person who was murdered by Islam,” according to one of his news releases — a casualty total that perhaps accidentally included the 19 hijackers.

County officials had reportedly denied Jones’ permit application to use the Loyce E. Harpe Park near Mulberry for the burning.

Before the event, which Jones had planned to attend anyway, the Gainesville-based preacher was reportedly arrested for driving with kerosene in a barbecue grill, officials told The Ledger, a Polk County newspaper. A local ABC affiliate reported that Jones had Korans inside the grill.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

Now, about why I say this: The answer is found in a video that is found on my long bio page:

That, and that alone is why Terry Jones belongs in jail. He is trying to stoke the ire of the Muslim community. Contrary to what some might actually believe, there are peaceful honorable Muslims that live here in America. Burning the Koran simply is insulting all Muslims for the sake of a small number of radicals.

Last time this idiot did this, America Military staff were killed in Afghanistan. This should not be allowed to happen. There is a personal responsibility that comes with our freedoms; and if someone like this guy misuses the freedoms that he has, he should be punished for it.

This is not a liberal or progressive opinion, this is simply a matter of common sense. You don’t yell fire in a movie theater; so why stoke the ire of the Muslim community? It is idiotic and does nothing to advance the cause of Liberty. Sadly, we live in a time, where knee-jerk reactionaries exist and because of this, America is much poorer place.

In closing: There are many, many ways to remember those who died on 9/11 — burning copies of the Koran is not one of them.

Others: MediaiteWeasel Zippers and The Daily Caller