one for the best headlines ever file…

originally published on September 13, 2010

Sometimes direct action really does get satisfaction.  Think Progress brings us this great headline:

Texas Skateboarder Stops Christian Extremist From Burning The Qur’an

In Amarillo, Texas, David Grisham, director of Repent Amarillo, “which aims to deter promiscuity, homosexuality and non-Christian worship practices through confrontation and prayer,” planned to burn the Islamic holy text at a public gathering. But before he could set the book ablaze, a 23 year-old skateboarder named Jacob Isom swooped in and grabbed it.

Isom, who was wearing a t-shirt that said “I’m in Repent Amarillo No Joke,” snuck behind Grisham while he was arguing with others and confiscated the Qur’an, which he then delivered to a leader with the local Islamic center.

And the golden direct action quote award goes to Isom:

Then I snuck up behind [Grisham] and told him, “Dude, you have no Qur’an,” and took off.

Read more and watch the local TV news coverage at Think Progress.


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