|Is Tearing Less Worse Than Burning?|
"Contact: David Smith
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Meet at: Fountain Square
W 5th St
Cincinnati, OH 45202"
Terry has an instructional video on YouTUBE that shows how to print-out and crumple up passages from the Quran. Organizing materials say that the the quotations are words "in which Muhammad calls for the murder, beheading, torture, execution and more of Christians, Jews, and Muslim 'apostates' who leave Islam." Terry has turned into a fringe player on the far out Christian Right. He seems to be trying to jump back into the headlines by piggybacking off the Florida preacher's threat to burn the Quran. Some would say he's looking for a second act. Terry says: "One of our goals is to urge Americans to study the words and deed of Muhammad. Americans are rightly concerned about Sharia law; we must connect the dots between the Quran, Muhammad's actions, and Sharia law." Additional details are at http://www.terrycast.com/; you have to click on the headline Hear Muhammad Speak.
Terry says October 7 is an important date in Christian history because on that date in 1571 the naval battle of Lepanto took place. He also says October 7 is the Catholic Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. In the battle of Lepanto, a fleet from the Holy League -- an alliance of Mediterranean nations that included Spain, Venice and the Papacy -- defeated the Turks, who were bidding to occupy Italy and Rome. Wikipedia has an entry about the battle, which apparently was the last big naval engagement involving fighting ships powered by rows of oarsmen. Terry doesn't mention that Oct. 7 is also the day the United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001, starting the longest war in American history, an event meant as reprisal for Al Qaeda's attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Since the fighting started, at least 1,239 Americans have lost their lives in that war.