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'Dude, You Have No Quran': Skateboarder Foils Public Desecration

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A 23-year-old skateboarder blocked a public Quran-burning in an Amarillo, Texas park on Saturday after swooping in and absconding with the holy book, delivering it to a local Muslim leader, Amarillo.com reports:

"Jacob Isom, 23, grabbed David Grisham's Quran when he became distracted while arguing with several residents at Sam Houston Park about the merits of burning the Islamic holy book. 'You're just trying to start Holy Wars,' Isom said of Grisham after he gave the book to a religious leader from the Islamic Center of Amarillo."

Said Isom in an interview with News 10: "Snuck up behind him and took his Qur'an. He said something about burning the Qur’an. And I was like, 'Dude, you have no Qur’an,' and ran off.” 

Watch News 10's interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. That guy is 23 years old???

    Posted by: Michael W. | Sep 13, 2010 8:11:38 AM


  2. go him!

    Posted by: lis | Sep 13, 2010 8:34:25 AM


  3. Ah this grand love affair between the queer left and Islam will eventually end so badly, but keep up the good work as slaves of the slaves of Allah.

    Posted by: Chunks | Sep 13, 2010 9:09:11 AM


  4. A risky and possibly fatally stupid prank that could be considered theft...

    But I'm still proud of him.

    Posted by: jexer | Sep 13, 2010 9:09:56 AM


  5. The "grand love affair between the queer left and Islam" (1) doesn't exist, and (2) if it did, can probably only help to de-bigot-ify Islam. Chunks, why aren't you directing your anger at militant Christians? They're just as bad...

    Posted by: ColinATL | Sep 13, 2010 9:18:45 AM


  6. WIN!

    Posted by: ravewulf | Sep 13, 2010 9:49:34 AM


  7. Sorry, if militant Christians are "just as bad" then why should I ignore Islamists? Target both of them for their vicious hate. And you are never going to "de-bigot-ify" Islam. Holy shit, are you forgiving or what? Have you seen what Muslims do to us abroad? Death, torture, you name it. Gays are NOT compatible with Islam.

    PS I love how people hate on the GOP and then ask us to be kind to Islam. Both are ideologies of hate.

    Posted by: Dan | Sep 13, 2010 9:54:30 AM


  8. Militant Christians are just as bad? Oh they're putrid alright, but where did I defend them? However you're kidding yourself if you think they're "just as bad". But hey, if Muslims hate the West, they must be on "our" side, right? So while you'd cheer on the destruction of a Bible, the Qur'an is a sacred icon. Heads. Up. Own. Asses.

    Posted by: Chunks | Sep 13, 2010 9:59:03 AM


  9. This guy is being celebrated for stealing someone's personal property? He should be brought up on charges of petty theft. I don't agree with burning of any book, let alone one which means so much to so many people, but I will defend the right of anyone to do so.

    Posted by: kw91713 | Sep 13, 2010 10:11:14 AM


  10. OK, without debating the merits of Islam (or Christianity, or the skateboarder's unfortunate choice of glasses and hairstyle), the fact that this occurred in AMARILLO TEXAS, is well, incredible. I lived about 2 hours away from Amarillo and I could not wait to get the hell out of the region. The majority of people in that area would support burning the Koran.

    Posted by: Mark | Sep 13, 2010 10:13:19 AM


  11. Awesome.

    Posted by: Jon Lee Hart | Sep 13, 2010 10:28:05 AM


  12. ROFLMAO

    anyway; chunks the love affair of gays with any religion has been, is , and will be the death of us

    no need to single out islam. ALL religions r crap fairytales with gay blood on their hands

    evolve

    Posted by: reality bites | Sep 13, 2010 10:36:12 AM


  13. It is incredible how ignorant some of the commentators on here can be. Talk about heads up your own asses.

    Be reasonable for a second: just as there are Unitarian Universalists and other very tolerant Christian sects out there who denounce bigotry of any form, as well as nutbag fundamentalist types who are stoking the flames of holy war and homophobia, so too are there many kinds of Muslims who span the range of beliefs on any number of issues.

    To speak of "Muslims [hating] the West" is to paint with too broad a brush. That's just racism. To speak of one Islam, or one Christianity (or one Judaism, or one Buddhism, etc etc) is contrary to perceived and perceptible reality. It's a matter of keeping one's eyes and ears open, instead of having loud-mouthed, racist knee-jerk reactions, in order for the perception to occur.

    We cannot denounce entire groups, especially if we know very little about them. Why don't the ignoramuses in the room read a book sometime, gain some knowledge, and keep their mouths shut until they know of which they speak.

    Being able to make critical analyses within the framework of subtle reasoning is really the mark of intelligence, not huffing and puffing.

    P.S. Jacob Isom is awesome.

    Posted by: Andalusian Dog | Sep 13, 2010 10:37:48 AM


  14. You misunderstood me Andalusian Dog. I didn't mean that all or even most Muslims hate the West. But the passion that the Left around the Western world feels for Islam is a direct result of its belief that they share a common enemy. It's the same stupid self-loathing that allows Hillary Clinton to run around wearing a hijab in Arab countries when she is not even a Muslim. Why? Because Muslims are so backward that they faint at the sight of a woman's hair? Stupid stupid stupid.

    Posted by: Chunks | Sep 13, 2010 10:49:24 AM


  15. And by the way. Islam is not a race. It is a totalitarian socio-political system with a religious public face.

    Posted by: Chunks | Sep 13, 2010 10:53:53 AM


  16. I'm not a muslim and I'm not a Christian, why do I have this bullshit shoved down my throat in a gay blog?

    Posted by: Gast | Sep 13, 2010 10:56:35 AM


  17. I explained that above... because the queer left and Islamists have mutual enemies. You can bet your life this would never have been posted if it had been about a Mormon holy book, other than with a cheer if it was actually burnt.

    Posted by: Chunks | Sep 13, 2010 11:08:19 AM


  18. Chunks - I think you're a little lost, the website you're looking for is FREEREPUBLIC.COM that's where you'll find like-minded people.

    Posted by: JSH | Sep 13, 2010 11:31:38 AM


  19. Thank you, Andalusian Dog. Perhaps, you need to say it again....MAYBE A LITTLE LOUDER THIS TIME.

    Posted by: Chris | Sep 13, 2010 12:51:47 PM


  20. Dude!

    Posted by: Sean | Sep 13, 2010 1:12:06 PM


  21. "It's the same stupid self-loathing that allows Hillary Clinton to run around wearing a hijab in Arab countries when she is not even a Muslim"
    I don't even have words for how stupid this makes you sound. First there's the factual inacuracy (I doubt Hilary Clinton has ever worn a hajib in her life), a headscarf is not a hajib.
    Secondly, you seem to mistake respecting other people with self loathing.
    If I was a practicing nudist at home who wore clothes when out in public to respect the culture, laws and general moral standards of the rest of the community would I be acting out of self loathing? Do you wear shoes when you go into a Japanese person's house?

    Posted by: hoydenista | Sep 13, 2010 1:23:37 PM


  22. @Gast Shoved down your throat? Not interested in the story, then don't read it. Exercise your personal right to 1. not click on the link, 2. not read the story and then 3. not feel the need to comment on the story that you're just not interested in to begin with.

    Posted by: hoydenista | Sep 13, 2010 1:27:15 PM


  23. Why not just ignore the moonbat strawman that, "not all muslims are antigay bigots! There's one or two muslims who are gay identified in the world..,i.e. not all nazis were antisemitic bigots! Some of them did not believe that the nazis were justified in exterminating them and other minorities! How dare you criticize nazism when these people doubtless existed!" "How dare you critize the klan!..." Oh wait, like religion, it's pick and choose.

    Just ignore these idiots and their derailing efforts. They. Have. Nothing. Islam is an enemy of lgbt equality...and no slim minority of non-bigoted muslims will change that.

    Posted by: TANK | Sep 13, 2010 2:00:47 PM


  24. Tank=Chunk (talk about truth in advertising!)=Bruce Blatt

    Posted by: Mirage | Sep 13, 2010 3:03:56 PM


  25. No, angry moonbat. I only post under TANK, even though some angry, deranged folks like to do that, too...but they're quickly exposed...because no one writes like me.

    Your defense of islam is pathetic and no better than christian gays defending christianity with what, less than 1% of the faith? They aren't equivalent, either. Christianity isn't the threat to geopolitical stability and gay rights that islam is, and the world isn't flat, either. OFF WITH YOUR HEADS!

    Posted by: TANK | Sep 13, 2010 3:11:03 PM


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