The internet has a new hero, namely Amarillo skateboarder Jacob Isom who single-handedly stopped a Koran burning in an Amarillo park by swiping the kerosene-soaked holy book when the protest leader’s back was turned.
In a clip that’s gone viral, Isom told Amarillo TV News Channel 10 that the man “…said something about burning the Koran and I was like, ‘Dude, you HAVE no Koran’ and ran off.”
The video went wild across the internet Monday and “dude you HAVE no koran” became the catchphrase of the moment, instantly emblazoned on T-shirts and ballcaps.
Facebook groups popped up to laud Isom, who yoinked the book from David Grisham, director of Repent Amarillo, a group that crusades against promiscuity, homosexuality and non-Christians.[pullquote quote=”dude you HAVE no koran” credit=”Jacob Isom”]
Grisham’s group was outnumbered Sunday at Sam Houston Park by counter protesters from the Unitarian Universalist Church carrying signs saying “Love Thy Neighbor.”
But no one knew how to stop the burning until Isom took matters – and the book – into his own hands.
Left with only lighter fluid, Grisham wandered out of the park, jeered by protesters holding up crosses.
Isom gave the Koran he rescued to a local imam