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Quran-Burning Pastor Hangs Obama in Effigy

Quran-Burning Pastor Hangs Obama in Effigy

Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who’s drawn criticism and death threats for his highly-publicized public burnings of the Quran, has erected a gallows on the lawn of his church with a hanged effigy of President Barack Obama. Jones claims the display is a response to Obama’s support of same-sex marriage, his stance on abortion, and his “appeasing of radical Islam.”

When asked if he had any concerns about the message he was sending in “lynching” a black President, Jones told The Pulp:

“We are not looking at him as a black man. He is not black; he is not white; he is the president of the United States,” he said. “And the noose, of course, was to represent the death of his presidency and political career. Not at all to represent his race… His race has absolutely nothing to do with it.”

He also insists the display is not a death threat, but says he understands why the FBI has contacted him twice regarding the effigy.

Apparently, the stunt is part of Jones’ strategy to run for President. (They’ve even included photos of the display as part of their official campaign press releases!) In a recent YouTube video discussing his candidacy, Jones says:

It is time for the United States to stand up. It is why we have chosen the hanging of Uncle Sam to represent how Hussein Obama is destroying our nation. And that is why we have now chosen the hanging of Hussein Obama to represent how the American people must, in a peaceful way, stand up and reject President Obama, reject his anti-American policies. It’s time for us to stand up.

It is time again for America to become America, for us to hold our government accountable, for us to resist, for us to send a very clear message to Washington, D.C. and President Obama… That is why we have chosen to hang President Obama as a symbol of what America needs to do. We must remove him, we must vote him out of office.

Is anyone actually buying Jones’ explanation that there’s no racial component to the message he’s sending (especially when he refuses to use the President’s first name)? Or that this could be reasonably construed as anything other than a death threat?

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1:19PM PST on Feb 26, 2013

Obama is the Troll in American Politic today. What has he accomplished for the working middle class? Nothing except bring in more illegals to complete for our short list of Jobs. He has raised the middle class taxes on health care to help him pay for Obama Care. He has sent millions of dollars to the Brotherhood overseas, and also in military cost to oust Kadafi, and the president of Eygpt. He has allowed 4 Americans to die in Syria, for no reason at all. However, this is my thought, is that the Ambassador was gun running weapons into the Hamas and al quida and with the election coming up he could not have the Ambassador talking or the American people might find out WHO Obama really is in this world.

B.M. and Robbie I like both or your post you people are right on target.

1:24AM PST on Feb 26, 2013

Bill R- absolutely- there's something wrong there, but liberals will just call us racist for asking simple questions. And, IF he's a US citizen, then why'd he go to college as a foreign exchange student? I mean, if he lied to the college & really was a citizen- is that presidential material? NO! He lived w/Bill Ayers FFS. But I'm sure it's just too much Fox news, right...? So funny that libs hate Fox news so much- it's the only news source not owned by liberals. And how does anyone know there were no nuclear weapons in Iraq? Saddam was a slimey bastard- could've easily hidden them or paid other countries to hide them for him only to get them back later... Who knows? But we do have the most secretive admin in history & BO promised to be the most transparent...

B M- you're 100% right too- if any American budgeted their $ like the fed under BO, they'd be bankrupt- only the fed could borrow nearly half of every dollar it spends & claim they need more taxes (but not less spending). I like Rand Paul more than ever now (if only he'd relax on the abortion issue a little). Audit the fed. People go bankrupt- this admin just wants to bankrupt the people through more taxes. BO's "own personal bank account." Too bad they can't produce a damn budget & stick to it- you know- like they're required by law to do...

9:58PM PST on Feb 25, 2013

Typical childish Terry Jones behavior, using his so called first amendment right to behave like a dick. Still, it does bring out the Fox news watching, non thinking trolls here which is no surprise either.

9:19PM PST on Feb 25, 2013

Mary, do not insult me with saying your president Obama is my President. He will never be considered a President under the US Constitution until he produces his birth certificate to a neutral US Court of law, explain why he is using a fake SS number that would get you and I thrown in jail for. He needs to produce how he went to Pakistan when all Americans were banned from traveling to pakistan by the US Government.
Then and only then will I call him my president. He has a US Army Doctor locked up in prison because he will not produce his birth certifiate to the court and free this man. Obama is a hateful, disgusting person that is definitly not a US Citizen.

9:12PM PST on Feb 25, 2013

Here is the first website that I found stating the Obama family spent 1.4 billion dollars on Vacations. I will pick up two or three more for you tomorrow if that will make you happy.

"http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=11457

US Taxpayers Spent $1.4 BILLION On Obama’s Vacations And Perks

Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year, according to the author of a new book on taxpayer-funded presidential perks."

Well I did not say FY in my post, and I think this is only a straight 12 month value.

No, I did not say Saddam had Nuclear Weapons, but now that you mention it he had yellow cake, also poisoned over 100,000 kurds, and gased who knows how many Irainians. He had torture chambers in the bowles of several of his elaborate castles.
They paint a picture of arrests, killings and torture that have led human rights groups to condemn the Iraqi leader in the strongest terms. The groups have charged that tens of thousands of Iraqis, from Kurds in the north to Shiites in the south, were tortured and killed after Saddam seized power in 1979.

6:54PM PST on Feb 25, 2013

Mary B. Guess what, anything I write is an opinion.
It is highly unlikely your opinions or mine will
do anything to change the natural course of political
history as twisted an unethical as it has been or will
forever be!!

Historically men who shoot for a political caeer are prone to twisting whatever truth there is to suit their agenda's to get
elected.
And Obama is no eception to that!!!!!......The man is not a saint.

In affect Obama has a white mans brain and a black man's slick tongue.
Stict that in your pipe and smoke it!

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant and protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

5:20PM PST on Feb 25, 2013

Green stars for Bill R & BM. Sure, GW was bad, but BO isn't making anything any better. He's just taken over where GW left off & is trying to finish off what few Constitutional freedoms we have left. I'm neither rep nor dem- both parties help each other to gain power & control & those who love BO are just being led to slaughter like sheep. GW put us in the sights & BO is pulling the trigger.

4:36PM PST on Feb 25, 2013

@B.M.......I'm fairly sure your initials should be B.S.......I'm going to leave you and Bill R. with the words.....Your President IS Mr.Obama

4:00PM PST on Feb 25, 2013

Lasy part from last post.......

There are a few high profile political blacks who have already tried that tactic. Rangel is one of them.
Perhaps Obama has a stash away of cold cash in a freezer like that one politician had. I believe his last name was Jackson.

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant and protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

3:58PM PST on Feb 25, 2013

Bill R. wrote:
"The first year of his first term he flew his two girls to N.Y. for hamburgers and with that also went the full security detail plus a contingent of US Marines and added equipment to protect them.
I am just pointing out that to my knowledge no President has ever traveled so much at so much cost to the American tax payer and at a time when America needs someone working on Jobs, jobs, and jobs."

Bill, I agree. Everyone is fuming over this huge personal spending. Do they have a private Taj Mal stashed away with a bag full of that money?
Why aren't the minorities screaming of where is there share of all this monumental spending??!! Afterall, it was the minorities who pushed the votes to get Obama elected both times! They were hoping Obama was going to treat them differently just because they put him in the Oval Office.
According to common sense anything Obama does must apply to one and all including these hugf expensive trips the minorities & others pay for. Guess it is ok for their man Obama to do as he pleases but no one else can do the same without people screaming all over creation about the spending!!

Obama can not preach to one and all to hope, save your money, get a job and then in the same breath spend our tax dollars as if it were his personal bank account.
Obama & Michelle were and are very well educated thanks to tax payers money and in turn spend it as if it is owed to them because of past history between the races! There are a few h

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