US pastor who burned Koran considering putting Prophet Mohammed on trialApril 3rd, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): Terry Jones, the Florida pastor, who oversaw the burning of a Koran last month after conducting a self-styled mock trial of the holy book, has vowed to step up his provocative campaign against Islam, and is reportedly considering putting Islamic prophet Mohammed ‘on trial’ for his next ‘day of judgement’.
“It is definitely a consideration to stage a trial on the life of Mohammed in the future,” The Daily Mail quoted Jones, as saying.
The Koran burning episode had led to massive protests in the Middle East, and has left 30 people dead and more than 150 injured.
In the second day of protest in Afghanistan, at least ten people have been killed and 78 injured today. At least 17 people have been arrested as protesters clash with security forces in Kandahar.
However, Jones had said yesterday that he did not feel responsible for a violent protest at a United Nations compound that killed 12 people in Afghanistan, and instead insisted that the incidents had in fact proved his point about Islam.
“We don’t feel responsible for that. People have tried to make us responsible for the people who are killed. It’s unfair and somewhat damaging. ‘When lawyers provoke me, when banks provoke me, when reporters provoke me, I can’t kill them. That would not fly,” he said.
“It is not that we burn the Koran with some type of vindictive motive. We do not even burn it with great pleasure or any pleasure at all. We burn it because we feel a deep obligation to stay with the court system of America. The court system of America does not allow convicted criminals to go free. And that is why we feel obligated to do this,” Jones added.
The pastor had also stirred a controversy last year by saying that he would burn Koran to mark the 9/11 terror attack anniversary, but had to drop the plan after being condemned by senior US diplomats including President Barack Obama. (ANI)
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