Anti-Islam Florida Pastor Arrested Before He Could Burn 2,998 Korans on 9/11 Anniversary
Sep. 12, 2013 11:54am Madeleine Morgenstern
Florida Pastor Terry Jones was arrested on his way to burning 2,998 copies of the Muslim holy book to mark the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Pastor Terry Jones was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 as he drove a pickup truck towing a large barbeque-style grill filled with kerosene-soaked Korans to a park in Mulberry, Fla. (AP/Polk County Sheriff)
Jones was arrested Wednesday as he drove a pickup truck towing a large grill containing thousands of kerosene-soaked Korans, the Associated Press reported. He said he was on his way to a park to light the books on fire, one for each victim of the terror attacks.
Sheriff’s deputies in Polk County arrested Jones, 61, and associate pastor Marvin Sapp Jr., 44, each on a charge of unlawfully transporting fuel, according to the AP, and Jones for misdemeanor unlawful open carry of a firearm. Sapp faces a charge for not having valid registration for the trailer.
Jones has gained worldwide attention for his repeated Koran-burning activities. He first announced plans to burn hundreds of copies of the book on the 9/11 anniversary in 2010, despite condemnation from President Barack Obama, the Vatican, then-top U.S. Afghanistan commander Gen. David Petraeus and others. While he ultimately canceled that event — though did burn one book, sparking deadly riots in Afghanistan — he held a Koran burning last year to protest the imprisonment of a Christian pastor in Iran.
He should have just soaked them in lard but I'm sure they would still have found some way to arrest him from exercising the now forbidden speech against mooslimbs.