The Lighter Side of Book Burning
While most stories from this weekend regarding burning things made me shake my head, a story out of Amarillo, TX made me giggle like a school girl.
According to the Amarillo Globe News, the scene was set for David Grisham (director of “Repent Amarillo”) to exercise his right to free speech by burning a Quran in a public park. His plans attracted a crowd of peace-loving protesters, all of whom seemed resigned to the fact that they were going to witness a book go up in flames.
But not so fast. While Grisham was distracted by debating protesters, a man with a skateboard sneaked up behind him and took the Quran from his hand. He then calmly handed it to a Muslim leader nearby. Reporters later identified the 23 yr old as Jacob Isom
Do yourself a favor, check out the report of this story below- and listen for Jacob’s money quote at the 57 second mark.
I snuck up behind him and took his Koran- He said something about burning the Koran, and I was like “Dude, you have no Quran!” and ran off.