Terry Jones Says 'Burn a Quran Day' To Go Ahead As Planned
Terry Jones Made a Statement to the Media on Wednesday September 8 Saying That 'Burn a Quran' Day Will Go Ahead as Planned
With a truck in the background with 'Burn a Koran Day' written in bright red letters, Florida Pastor Terry Jones informed the media that he and the Dove World Outreach Center have no plans to cancel their burning event this September 11.
Jones said they have received much pressure over canceling the event, but that at this time they have no intention to do so.
He pointed out that while the church understood the concerns of General David Petraeus who said, "It could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort", the church has also received quite a bit of support.
Yesterday they received a call from a retired Special Forces Green Beret, a Delta Force soldier who told them that it was his belief that 'the people in the force' are 100 percent behind the church and what they are doing.
This same unnamed man said to them that he was in Yugoslavia when the radical Muslims, who are the same group Jones says they are targeting, burned down 150 Churches.
He also said he was there when these same Muslims burned down a three-storey hospital full of Christians and the soldiers could do nothing but stand and watch.
In the statement Jones said that because of 'our policies, whatever they may be' the military forces were not allowed to do anything, so 'Burn a Quran' day is a way to point out that something is wrong.
Jones went on to say that at this time the Church is not convinced that backing down is the right thing to do so 'on September 11 we shall continue with our planned event'.
Hilary Clinton has weighed in on the issue, calling the planned event 'disgraceful' and she wished this whole event had not garnered as much media attention as it has. She said that Jones does not represent broader American views on Islam.