Terry Jones as he was on his way to a Sept. 11 event where he planned to burn 2,998 Korans.
Florida officials have arrested radical anti-Islam preacher Terry Jones as he was on his way to a Sept. 11 event where he planned to burn 2,998 Korans, according to local news reports Wednesday.
Jones is best known for stoking Muslim anger by publicly desecrating the religion’s holy book, sometimes with international consequences.
This time law enforcement officials intervened before Jones could carry out his plans for a ceremonial Sept. 11 burning.
Jones had planned to set alight 2,998 Korans at a Polk County park for the 12-year anniversary, with each Koran “representing one of the victims, every person who was murdered by Islam,” according to one of his news releases — a casualty total that perhaps accidentally included the 19 hijackers.
County officials had reportedly denied Jones’ permit application to use the Loyce E. Harpe Park near Mulberry for the burning.
Before the event, which Jones had planned to attend anyway, the Gainesville-based preacher was reportedly arrested for driving with kerosene in a barbecue grill, officials told The Ledger, a Polk County newspaper. A local ABC affiliate reported that Jones had Korans inside the grill.
Source: Los Angeles Times
Since Christians do not want anyone to burn the Bible, we should not support anyone who want to burn the Koran.
If we believe in freedom of expression, and freedom of religion, we need to take a firm stand based in these principles.
Evangelical Christians need to be able to take any debate related to faith, and be able to communicate with anyone.
This also includes a debate on the book “Main Kampf”, the biography of Adolf Hitler.
It is a huge mistake not to read this book. It will give you insight in who an anti-Christ feel and think. Hitler believed in building the Millennium kingdom on Earth, and that he was the savior of Germany and the World.
Jesus the Messiah did not burn the books of the pagans. He told his followers to be light and salt in the World, and not to harm anyone.
Written by Ivar