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Terry Jones Drowned Out In Times Square By New York City Crowd Singing 'All You Need Is Love' (VIDEO)

Posted by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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New Yorkers are famously terse, not known for patience or excessive diplomacy -- and certainly not for loud public displays of love.

So when anti-Islam, Quran-burning pastor Terry Jones showed up in Times Square last year, spewing anger and sporting a T-shirt that read, "Everything I Ever Needed To Know About Islam I Learned On 9/11," the results were certain to be dicey.

But a surprisingly touching video of that event, posted Monday by the New York Times just in time for the holiday season, shows humanity outweighs Jones' rage.

The video, filmed on Sept. 10, 2011, but only recently published, begins predictably: Jones standing in the square, advocating intolerance and hate. Several passersby attempt to argue with him to no avail. Soon a man begins reading out loud, then singing, "All You Need Is Love," the iconic classic by The Beatles.

Then, beautifully, a crowd joins in singing, drowning out Jones, and -- for the time being, at least -- love trumps hate.

by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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muslimahpj
by Ruby Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 2:41 PM
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That is awesome.

Kitschy
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Awesome. :)

autodidact
by Platinum Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 2:46 PM

there aren't words that adequately express how great this is 

mehamil1
by Platinum Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 2:48 PM
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The Beatles are in our collective consciousness. I love that. 

Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Dec. 18, 2012 at 2:52 PM

love it

krysstizzle
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Jiminy, this is why I love humans. 

ashellbell
by shellbark on Dec. 18, 2012 at 4:30 PM
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This. Oh, this. It's restoring my faith in humanity. Thank you.
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tscritch
by Silver Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 5:10 PM

 That is beautiful!!!! Oh and I really like the guy with the idiot sign lol

 

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