New York, 2 Jumadil Akhir/11 April 2013 (MINA) – The controversial American extremist Pastor Terry Jones who was behind a blasphemous film is now planning a mass Qur’an burning to mark the 12th anniversary of Sept. 11.
A press release from his organization — Stand Up America! — states that on Sept. 11, 2013, group members and followers will hold an “International Burning of 2,998 Qur’ans” to “send Islam a very clear warning.” The 2,998 reportedly represents the number who died during the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, The Washington Times reported.
“On September 11th, 2013, to remember those who were murdered by radical Islam, and to send Islam a very clear warning that they will not get their foothold in the American Constitution as they have done in Europe, we will be holding an International Burning,” he said, in the release. “The radical hand of Islam shows itself with violence against anyone who dares to stand up and speak the truth. … We will not be silent.” Jones is the Florida-based pastor of Dove World Outreach.
According to IINA news agency report as quoted by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA), Last November, a court in Egypt convicted and sentenced Terry Jones to death in absentia for his ties to a film offensive to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The court also sentenced to death seven Coptic Christians believed to have aided with the creation of the film.(T/P05/E1)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)