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Fla. pastor wins car for not burning Quran

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  1. MziziMkavu

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    Terry Jones says he'll donate vehicle to charity that helps abused Muslim women


    SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A New Jersey car dealer plans to keep his word after offering Florida pastor Terry Jones a new car if he promised to not burn a Quran.

    Car dealer Brad Benson made the offer in one of his dealership's quirky radio ads, which focus more on current events than cars.

    But he was surprised when a representative for Jones called to collect the 2011 Hyundai Accent, which retails for $14,200.

    "They said unless I was doing false advertising, they would like to arrange to pick up the car," Benson recalled.

    At first he thought it was a hoax, so Benson asked Jones to send in a copy of his driver's license. He did.
    Jones, of Gainesville, Fla., did not burn a Quran on Sept. 11 this year as he had planned, but told The Associated Press on Thursday that the offer of a car was not the reason, saying he learned about the offer a few weeks later.

    He said he plans to donate the car to an organization that helps abused Muslim women.

    "We are not trying to profit from this. We are not keeping the car for ourselves," Jones said by telephone from California, where he was taping television appearances.

    The pastor will have to pick up the car at Brad Benson Mitsubishi Hyundai in South Brunswick so he can fill out paperwork. No date has been set for the handover.

    Jones had threatened to burn the Muslim holy book on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Muslims revere the book as the word of God and view its destruction as sacrilege.

    His plans drew opposition across the world. President Barack Obama appealed to him on television, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates called him personally.

    Gen. David Petraeus, head of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan, said carrying out the plan would have endangered American troops.

    Benson, a former New York Giants center, said he originally offered Jones use of a car for a year if he said promised never to burn a Quran.

    "I just didn't think that was a good thing for our country right now," Benson said.

    He's now giving Jones the car outright because he doesn't want to be connected to whatever the Florida pastor does with it.

    "I don't want to be involved in the politics of that," Benson said.

    Before he made his decision, Benson asked listeners to weigh in on whether he should honor his promise.

    'Be a man'

    More than 2,600 people responded by phone and e-mail, and the vast majority, Benson said, urged him to keep his word.

    One caller suggested painting sayings from various religious books — the Quran, the Talmud, the King James Bible — on the car.

    "What you didn't say was what the car was going to look like when you gave it to him," the caller said.

    Another caller told Benson to "be a man" and keep his promise. And some encouraged Benson to pick his own charity to get a car.

    In 2003, Benson offered another newsmaker — Saddam Hussein — a new car if he fled Iraq. That commercial wasn't as successful, and Benson pulled the ad after two days, replacing it with one apologizing for any offense that was taken.

    The Quran commercial was part of a regular "idiot award" segment Benson has singled out others for, including Lindsey Lohan, Mel Gibson and Roger Clemens.

    "We don't have your typical car commercial," Benson said.

    But they are memorable — and effective. Three years ago, he was selling 60 cars a month, he said.
    Today, that number is between 500 and 600 — making him one of the state's most successful dealers.

    Source: Fla. pastor wins car for not burning Quran - U.S. news - Life - msnbc.com

    Pastor wa Fla Kumbe alikuwa anataka apate gari ahhhh kweli Pastor alikuwa ana njaa masikini sana.
     
  2. Junius

    Junius JF-Expert Member

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    Huyu pasta hamnazo alikubali kutumika na system kusafisha zaidi nyota ya Obama katika nchi za kiislamu na kujipatia umaarufu na yeye binafsi...ila ukweli utabakia kuwa Marekani na washirika wake ni adui mkubwa wa Uislamu na Waislamu hata wajikoshe vipi.
     
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    Hata wakusanyike Wote Wamarekani,Warusi,Waingereza,Waitaliano,Wajerumani, na Wafaransa kuupiga vita Uislam hawataweza kumshinda Mwenyeezi Mungu kwa hizo nguvu zao Mwenyeezi Mungu akitaka atawaangamiza kwa mtetemeko wa ardhi wakafa na kudidimia kwenye Ardhi wote. waache wafanye Makafiri vitimbi vyao mwenyeezi Mungu atavitenguwa Vitimbi vyao. Sisi Waislam kazi yetu kubwa ni kumuomba mwenyeezi Mungu ainusuru dini yake ya kiislam inshallah.
     
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    Acha kutudanganya idiot! Unasema hawatamuweza mwenyezi Mungu au hawatawaweza nynyi? Mbona basi mliandamana na kuchoma bendera yetu ya USa? SI MNGENYAMAZA TUONE KAMA ALLAH ANGEWASAIDIA
     
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    Allah wao huyo ni li jini tu!
    Hakuna Jina lingine liwezalo kumwokoa Mwanadamu isipokuwa jina moja tu ambalo kwake kila goti litapigwa YESU KRISTO MWANA WA MUNGU!:A S thumbs_up:
     
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    Hizi mbegu tunazopanda! naomba mungu asijalie kumea kwani madhara yake ni makubwa mno
     
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    Hebu soma huko kwenye red, halafu unambie ni wapi amesema alikuwa anataka gari, msipende kupindishA mambo, kama umeshindwa kuwasilisha hoja, better keep quiet
     
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    Ooops! the Pastor was after material thing, there he has a car
     
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    Watumishi wa shetani wanajulikana kwa udhaifu wao na tamaa za dunia.
     
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    Waislam wa Afrika sisi Silaha yetu kubwa ni kumuomba kwa Allah Dua hatuna Mabomu wala Vifaru wala ndege za kivita ,sisi nguvu yetu kubwa juu ya hao Makafiri ni kumuomba Allah dua na dua ndio

    silaha kubwa kwa Waislam Kama Mtume Wetu Muhammad Rehema za Allah ziwe juu yake na amani ametufundisha kuwa Silaha ya Waislam ni dua na dua maana yake ni kumuomba Allah ili awalipe hao Makafiri ubaya wao hatuna silaha zaidi ya kumuomba Mwenyeezi Mungu dua.

    Na Allah anasema hivi katika Qura'n tukufu SURATIL AL-IMRAN SURA 3-56

    56. Ama wale walio kufuru, nitawaadhibu adhabu kali katika dunia na Akhera, wala hawatapata wa kuwanusuru.
     
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    Mkuu unajuwa nini Maana ya neno Jini? Au unataka kujaza tu Server? Jini ni kiumbe kama Viumbe wengine na kama alivyokuwa Bwana Yesu ni kiumbe wa Mwenyeezi Mungu tu. Allah ni neno la kiarabu kwa Kiswahili ni Mwenyeezi Mungu sasa huwezi kufannisha neno Allah na Jini ukaweka sawasawa umesoma wapi wewe kuwa Allah ni Jini? unayo akili lakini wewe?Kama kitu hujuwi jaribu kuuliza Allah sio kiumbe kama

    viumbe wengine Allah yeye ndie Mwenyeezi Mungu Muumbaji wa huyo Jini,Malaika,Binadamu na viumbe wengine wote sasa usiweze kufananisha Allah na jini kama kitu hukijuwi jaribu kuuliza ili upate kuelimishwa uko pamoja na mimi?
     
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