Anti-abortion activist Randall Terry is upping the ante on his as-yet widely unknown campaign against Islam by creating a video instructing Tea Party leaders how to pull their own Koran-tearing stunts and garner media attention.
"To my fellow Tea Party activists, listen to me: you're about to see instructions on how to get into real battles, not just in front of our computers, not just blogging, but to go to the public square like Samuel Adams and like other great patriots did," Terry says in the video.
The video is part of Terry's campaign for anti-Islam activists to rip passages of the Koran printed on posters at the potential location of the Cordoba House Islamic Center in New York, in Washington D.C. and in other cities on Oct. 6 and 7.
"The truth of the matter is, if you just do this, with a bold and stout heart, with just you and one other person, just the two of you, chances are you're going to get an enormous amount of coverage, and your voice will be heard by thousands, maybe tens or hundreds of thousands," Terry says in the video.
Terry, the founder of Operation Rescue, is infamous for his attention seeking stunts, including serenading Elena Kagan during his protest of her nomination to the Supreme Court and serving reporters beer and hot wings during press conferences.
On the anniversary of Sept. 11, Terry and a handful of activists ripped pages of the Koran outside of the White House.
Terry says he wants to call attention to what he calls the anti-Jewish and anti-Christian parts of the Koran as well as "our need to defy sharia law, while we still have the freedom to do so." Terry instructs tea party organizers to hold press conferences to either crumple up, tear or just drop pages of the Koran on Oct. 7. The video features Terry's two companions crumpling and tearing posters featuring passages of the Koran.
His effort comes in the midst of an ongoing campaign by some on the right against Sharia, which they say threatens the Constitution.
"We want to put Muslim leaders around the world on the hot seat for the way they're treating Christians in their countries," Terry said.
Watch the video below.
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