Personally, I have no problem with Terry Jones burning the Koran. I only have one suggestion for Mr. Jones: along with the Koran, please also burn the Bible and all other such texts which are labeled by the idiotic masses as “holy books.” These books are anything but holy; they promote superstition, violence, and above all, they contain an abundance of fairy tales. If anything at all, they are simply an example of man’s ignorant and barbaric past.
Now we can expect yet another round of violence from those “peaceful” Muslims throughout the world… TGO
Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press
Controversial US pastor Terry Jones has burned more copies of the Koran and a depiction of the prophet Mohammed to protest the imprisonment in Iran of a Christian clergyman, The Gainesville Sun reported.
The newspaper said Jones and another pastor, who carried out their protest in front of their church in Gainesville, Florida on Saturday, demanded the release of Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani from an Iranian prison.
Jones said Nadarkhani faces execution.
According to the report, the Pentagon urged Jones to reconsider, expressing concern that American soldiers in Afghanistan and elsewhere could be put at greater risk because of the act.
In March 2011, Jones’ assistant, pastor Wayne Sapp, burned a copy of the Koran and broadcast the ceremony on the Internet.
The images incited violence in northern Afghanistan, in which at least 12 people were killed.
Later, a man wearing an Afghan border police uniform shot dead two US military personnel.
About 20 people attended Saturday’s burning, the paper said. Several Gainesville police officers were stationed across the street from the church.
Moments after the ceremony, the Gainesville fire department issued the church a citation for violating the city’s fire ordinances, the paper noted.