Quran-Burning Pastor Stirs Up Dearborn
Posted on Apr 23, 2011
Pastor Terry Jones, whose supervision of a Quran burning touched off deadly riots in Afghanistan early this month, has set his sights on a mosque in Dearborn, Mich. A judge has barred Jones from the mosque’s property, and he now plans to protest in front of it. —KDG
Detroit Free Press
Jones had wanted to protest Friday against jihad and sharia outside the Islamic Center on Friday, but was thwarted by authorities. The center is the largest mosque in metro Detroit, a region with a sizable Muslim population.
On Friday, Judge Mark Somers ordered that Jones and Pastor Wayne Sapp be remanded to jail after a jury determined they would be likely to breach the peace. In his decision Judge Somers set a $1 cash bond for Jones and Sapp, and also said Jones and Sapp could not go to the mosque or adjacent property for three years.
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Terry Jones, second from left, set off a deadly string of events by burning a copy of the Quran in Florida on March 20.