INTERPOL Issues Terror Alert for ‘Tragic Consequences’ to Follow Koran Burning

September 9, 2010

(ChattahBox)—It’s truly amazing how one rag-tag radical fundamentalist, lunatic in Southern Florida, sporting a ridiculous trucker mustache can generate international media attention. Pastor Terry Jones, the head of a tiny fringe evangelical congregation in Gainesville, Fla. has done just that, with his hatemongering of Islam and plan to burn copies of the Koran on the anniversary of 9/11, to make his point that “Islam is of the Devil.” With fears that the image of an American pastor burning the Holy Book of Muslims could trigger violence against our troops and civilians abroad, the Pentagon, State Department and President Obama have condemned Pastor Jones’ incendiary actions. And INTERPOL has now issued a global terror alert to its 188 member countries, at the request of Pakistan’s Minister of the Interior.

The terror alert was posted today on INTERPOL’s website:

“INTERPOL has today issued a global alert to its 188 member countries following the request of Pakistan’s Minister of the Interior, and its own determination, that if the proposed Koran burning by a pastor in the US goes ahead as planned, there is a strong likelihood that violent attacks on innocent people would follow.”

“Minister Rehman Malik personally contacted INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble to engage the world police body’s assistance in warning law enforcement of the increased terrorist threat if plans reported by the media to burn the holy book were carried out on Saturday’s anniversary of the September 11 attacks.”

The language of the alert goes on to say “there are currently no specific details” on terror attacks, but adds “what is clear is if the Koran burning goes ahead as planned, there will be tragic consequences, ones which may well claim the lives of many innocent people.”

Secretary General Noble, also condemned the proposed actions of Pastor Jones to set fire to Korans on a day that should be reserved for remembering the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11.

“September 11 is a day when the world should come together to redouble our efforts to prevent and fight terrorism, not a day when any individual, especially an American, should engage in provocative acts that will give terrorists propaganda intended to convert September 11 from a day of remembrance, to one of recruitment for terrorists and others inspired to attack the US and other western targets,” stressed Secretary General Noble.

“Pakistan’s actions in contacting INTERPOL to ensure that potentially vital information in helping police identify and prevent any form of terror attack is circulated worldwide are to be commended, and the reaction of INTERPOL and others around the world in response to this planned hateful act should be seen by the Muslim community as strong evidence that this man and his small congregation stand alone,” concluded Secretary General Noble.”

Although the terror alert was issued in response to Pakistan’s concerns, INTERPOL says it made “its own determination” in issuing the alert.


3 Responses to “INTERPOL Issues Terror Alert for ‘Tragic Consequences’ to Follow Koran Burning”

  1. majii on September 9th, 2010 3:42 pm

    And now, according to Think Progress, another “evangelical minister” in Tennessee also plans to burn a copy of the Koran on Saturday, videotape it, and put it on the web. These people don’t care anything about placing our troops lives in greater danger. Their main goal is to attract attention to themselves, make money, and make political gains.

    It’s funny how Americans were subjected 24/7/365 to hearing “support the troops” during the years 2001-2009, but now, “support the troops” has become passe. This has led me to conclude that the phrase was used as a propaganda tool during these years, and that those who were pushing it didn’t really support our troops as much as they said they did. One doesn’t stop supporting our troops just because the party in control of Congress and the WH changes. I supported our troops then, and I support them now. Every one of them represents something precious to me, and I would do nothing that endangered their lives in any way.

  2. Rupert Pupkin on September 12th, 2010 2:21 am

    “It’s funny how Americans were subjected 24/7/365 to hearing “support the troops” during the years 2001-2009, but now, “support the troops” has become passe.”

    Kind of like how we heard dissent was patriotism up until 1-20-2009. Now it is called racism simply because the dissent is directed at a criminally incompetent individual who happens to not be white. None of the people who were exhorting others to support the troops our burning the Koran, so that entire paragraph of your post is totally pointless.

    It is time that we stop altering our foreign policy and walking on eggshells simply because adherents of an intolerant ideology that is stuck in the Dark Ages threaten murderous violence over every perceived slight, no matter how minor.

  3. olivia on September 12th, 2010 11:46 am

    Rupert – What? We heard “dissent was patriotism” during the Bush-era? Were you living in some kind of alternate universe, or are you making up history? If you didn’t walk the line and agree that what we were doing was correct, we were accused of being anti-American. Now, Liberals are constantly called Communists or Nazis (of which I can’t wrap my head around the discrepancy), and we get people like you who are convinced the country is being ruined when it was the policies of the last eight years prior to Obama that got us into this mess.

    Two wars, from a record surplus to a deficit, damaged foreign relations, a major banking crisis, corruption in federal agencies, and a surge in recruitment in extremist organizations: this happened under Bush, on his watch. So why don’t you take your ‘concerned citizen’ act and put it to better use finding the real criminals. Because they are located in the past, not the present.

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