Amarillo Texas: Skateboarder Foils Would-Be Koran Burner

Jillian Rayfield 

A would-be Koran-burner in Amarillo, Texas was foiled by a 23-year-old skateboarder named Jacob Isom, who was among a group of about 200 people protesting a planned burning September 11. As Isom described it: "I snuck up behind him and took his Koran, he said something about burning the Koran, I said 'Dude you have no Koran,' and ran off."
 
David Grisham, who announced the plans to burn the Koran in support of Florida Pastor Terry Jones, who called off his own planned Koran burning, is the director of Repent Amarillo. According to the Amarillo Globe-News, the group "aims to deter promiscuity, homosexuality and non-Christian worship practices through confrontation and prayer."
 
Repent Amarillo has recently led a boycott against Houston after it elected Mayor Annise Parker, who is a lesbian.
 
According to the Globe-News, Isom was one of about 200 people who gathered to  protest Grisham's plan, and says he grabbed Grisham's copy "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 to Grisham, before giving the Koran to a Muslim leader, who was also present.
 
This article originally appeared on the site TPN Muckraker
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