SANTA ANA (CBS) — A Florida pastor blamed for inciting unrest in Afghanistan by burning a Koran was in town on Wednesday to appear on Truth TV, an Arabic language Christian network.

Rev. Terry Jones told reporters he had no plans to burn any more Korans upon his arrival at LAX on Tuesday night, but that he may hold another mock trial for the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

“We’ve had about 400 death threats,” he said, adding that Hezbolla, the Shia Muslim militant group, had put out a “reward out on my head for $2.4 million.”

Santa Ana police say they were warned that Jones was in town.

It was unclear if he has scheduled any public appearances.

Jones of Gainesville, Fla., said he planned to go to Dearborn, Mich., for a demonstration outside the nation’s largest mosque.

He has been widely criticized for burning a Koran following a mock trial March 20 at his church, saying he did it to draw attention to radical Islam.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the act. About 20 people, including seven United Nations workers, have been killed in rioting in Afghanistan.

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Comments (599)
  1. IHeartJebus says:

    I want to see Jesus’s birth certificate.

  2. Dusty209 says:

    The difference is BRIAN LE that Christians and Jews don’t have a book that wants to force you to submit, nor do they want to force you to be dimmi and live by Jim Crow laws by making you a diminished status, they do not want to cut your head off, they do not support the molesting of little boys, owning slaves, raping women at will, having multiple wives, and lying, stealing and finally destroy everything from prior cultures and imposing Sharia Law. Your ignorance is overwhelming and exactly why the US is in big trouble.

  3. REASON8200 says:

    Really what we are dealing with is the looney lefts refusal to recognize these islamic muslim terrorists for who they really are. Its classic liberal playbook. Deflect and blame on something else. The left hates Christianity so that why they try to bring up the past with the crusades. They know they have no argument, but for some reason the left feels the need to defend radical islam. I think it’s because the left and radical islam have something in common, they both hate America ,freedom, and liberty.

  4. Dusty209 says:

    Ummm “concerned” crusades were all fought to remove islam from Europe you have failed to educate yourself and you let millions of people know it by making a post here. The number one name in the UK is moohamead and the have sharia law in England we have done nothing to help Europe because of people like you.

  5. Dusty209 says:

    WAKE UP!

  6. tnmccoy says:

    That’s probably our money being spent. With all the starvation and poverty in their Countries, why is 2.4 million dollars available to pay a bounty on someone in another Country for burning a book? This is another example of the 7th Century mentality they all have over there.

  7. Dusty209 says:

    Robert Spencer an American Hero!

  8. Dusty209 says:

    Bill Federer an American HERO!

  9. tnmccoy says:

    Newsflash! Bedogs doesn’t exist! There’s just an empty body roaming around, rather like a zombie—and just as reliable.

  10. Dusty209 says:

    Join Brigitte Gabriel Act!

  11. Reason8200 says:

    Really what we are dealing with is the looney lefts refusal to recognize these isl@mic musl!m terr0r!sts for who they really are. Its classic liberal playbook. Deflect and blame on something else. The left hates Christianity so that why they try to bring up the past with the crusades. They know they have no argument, but for some reason the left feels the need to defend r@dic@l. !sl@m. I think it’s because the left and radical islam have something in common, they both h@te America ,freedom, and liberty.

  12. Dusty209 says:

    Allen West explains Islam

  13. Jonas Velasco says:

    Atheism = If there is no god = there is no law but what we each make for ourselves.

    Then what logically follows = there is neither a good or bad religion.
    What is bad to one may be good to another = there is neither a good or bad religion = there is neither good or bad = no arbitrator between each man to judge who has wronged who = no god = no arbitrator = no judge = no law = no good or bad = one man can impose personal law upon others by force = force final arbitrator = force = god.

  14. Dusty209 says:

    GEN 16

    7 The angel of the LORD found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. 8 And he said, “Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?”

    “I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered.

    9 Then the angel of the LORD told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.” 10 The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.”

    11 The angel of the LORD also said to her:

    “You are now pregnant
    and you will give birth to a son.
    You shall name him Ishmael,[a]
    for the LORD has heard of your misery.
    12 He will be a wild donkey of a man;
    his hand will be against everyone
    and everyone’s hand against him,
    and he will live in hostility
    toward[b] all his brothers.”

  15. Dusty209 says:

    If you are an atheist a free thinker and independent or a marxist or a liberal or even completely neutral you are STILL AN INFIDEL AND DIMMI now WHAT do you people NOT get about that????? You are subject to beheading just like Christians and Jews. By the way mudslimes do NOT tolerate gays or feminists either. WAKE UP people. Oh and if you have a coexist stickers on your Prius YOU ARE STILL AND INFIDEL.

  16. Dusty209 says:

    Muhamhead did rape a 9 year old but he married her first

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  19. Dusty209 says:

    Muzzies burn Bibles in this video……how many Christian hate groups have issued a death warrent.. Oh oh what what was that????
    We helped these Egyptians ???!!

  20. Electrodaze says:

    There’s an 800-pound gorilla in the room when discussing Islam and the violence it seems to inspire. Almost 8 centuries ago, Islamic imams issued some pretty strict fatwas concerning heresy that stifled religious thought and debate. Basically, it was the duty of all muslims to kill anyone if they didn’t toe the line. Even the Inquisition gave heretics the opportunity to recant their heresy and live, they didn’t just kill people for asking questions! Galileo is a good example. Heck, even witches got trials, even if they were rigged!

    European history is full of wars that started or involved religious disagreements between Christians. The Muslim world didn’t have nearly as many religious conflicts between different muslim sects, because they just stifled debate before sects could really take hold. What I’m trying to say is that Christian cultures and nations have a tradition of religious debate and dissension, and after numerous awful wars over religion finally decided that killing people for God was not worth it. The Muslim world never really learned this painful lesson.

    The issue isn’t with Islam itself necessarily. We all know that the bible is full of ‘if someone does X, kill them!’ quotes, and so is the Koran; the bloodiest quotes are the ones people like the Taliban and Osama use to justify their actions. However, the Bible itself is not monolithic; it contains many different books written centuries apart by different people, and many of them contradict each other. It’s pretty much impossible to read the bible without inspiring debate, and if you remember the movie Porky’s, for every quote that says ‘do this, don’t do that’ you can probably find another that says ‘don’t do this, and it’s super to do that!’ I’ve only skimmed the Koran a few times, so I’m no expert, but it appeared pretty monolithic and complementary to me. And I’ve never seen a ‘battle of quotes from the Koran’ either, which is so common for Christians when they argue. Probably because Islamic fundamentalists have no problem killing people who disagree with them.

    Christian fundamentalists, even this idiot preacher, don’t go around intentionally killing innocent people like this, although their actions can cause people to be killed. Yes, he should know better than to provoke Muslims like this, and if he were a man of god he wouldn’t be able to live with the guilt for the death he’s helped cause. BUT, going around killing people because they LOOK like someone who burned your holy book thousands of miles away? Killing people guilty of doing something wrong I can understand, if not agree with. But killing innocent people for it, because they RESEMBLE the person who did something bad, well that’s not okay in ANY religion. Is it?

  21. HooDatIS? says:


    1. Dusty209 says:

      If they can burn a flag, burn a Bible, kill an American, fly planes into buildings, lie, steal, and rape, I CAN BURN A koran. You are a politically correct, multiculturalist and a threat to this nation. This Pastor has more balls than you can dream of. ISLAM that puts out troops in harms way and people like you. If someone burns a Bible I WOULD NOT CARE SINCE THAT PERSON HAS FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION and the US constitution promises that. I am a TOLERANT Christian BUT YOU don’t like the US Constitution do you? Sharia law better for you?

  22. ghostcommander says:

    Terry Jones is no pastor, he is just one dumb, evil.XOB publicity seeker.

    He, along with the many other right wing nutcases are jeopardizing our mission in Afghanistan.

    The American MSM should deny this evil clown a forum., but they too do not accept responsibility.

    1. Dusty209 says:

      So you hate freedom of speech and the US constitution as well. You are a left wing marxist nut job. Get out of my country. Terry is brave and you are weak and you hate him for it.

  23. ALIVEalways says:

    We all love our religion, and why won’t we, it is ours, and anything in relation to it is our business. It was wrong to burn the Koran. I do not know if the person who did it, did it intentionally or accidentally. I guess an apology is must, a long one would be good.
    However, threatening the person and keeping a bounty on his head by the Islamic militants seems unwarranted. A peaceful protest is OK and international diplomacy must intervene for the sake of whosoever is involved. It sure was not a good thing and if it could be rectified, so it must.

    1. Dusty209 says:

      We love our constitution!!!!!! and we are not dimi to islam and never will be he can burn anything without apology and if you don’t like that too bad.

  24. 3 Little Pigs says:

    They will not build mosques where pigs are buried ! Send the news crews to capture pig burials live on TV and he can stop anymore from being built.

  25. Jan says:

    Well once again someone has found a way to get their 15 Mn. of fame? This preacher, and all who worship, The God Of Abraham, should know from yhe 1st books in the Bible or the !st books in the Koran. We are all our Brothers keeper. God gave all of us the free will on how to act. Why can not the rest of us do the same? Beware the acts of your own spirit, and leave the judgement up to Him. People just want to fight theese days. Hate has become the biggest fad ever. It hs always been on earth, but know it seems to have become a sport. I and I am sure others are praying for hate to go out of style, and people can talk again. I have heard few conversations, blogs, blips, comments that do not have some word of hate in them. A the Father cries as he watches his children hate one another in His name.

  26. A Khokar says:

    Judaism, Christianity and Islam are the successive stages of one Abrahamic religion from its infancy to maturity. Quran is the last book in the series of Guide books given by God Almighty and Quran is the only book which confirms and validates the earlier stages of religion namely the Judaism and Christianity.

    God declares in Quran that by giving Quran; He has completed the Religion of Ibrahim—Islam and envisages for the mankind to abide by its teaching.

    1. Mudplanet says:

      Thanks for pointing out to these idiots that all three religions are talking about the same God.

      It’s gets really old listening to”Christians” who talk about “their God” vs “our God.”

      1. Dusty209 says:

        In the USA we have a constitution that allows you to hate God without punishment. In islam there is NO such thing you will be required to worship or you will loose your head. The debate is not how to convert you but how to convince you that a political system of islam with koran, sharia law, hadiths, suris, dimi laws, legalized child rape, murder oppression and more is NOT better than the western way of life. If you fail to understand this point and see that Terry has a right to burn the koran you will suffer.

      2. Dusty209 says:

        It’s western culture vs archaic backwards hate and oppression. GET IT??? Mudplanet I think you are a muslim because you sound to smart to not get this point.

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  27. Toejam says:

    Ho, Hum……….Time to roll a doobie.

    Anyone got some paper?

    OK, Rev, that Qur’an will do me for the next couple of weeks!

  28. Dusty209 says:

    Spit spit slobber slobber

    Khomeini Sexually Assaulting Crying and screaming 4 year old Girl – with parental consent

  29. AuroraGB says:

    Terry Jones has as much blood on his hands as those who did the killing. He deliberately provoked the response and he knew exactly what it would be. He was willing to get people murdered to further his and the Christian right’s agenda.

    This is Christianity? This is the religion of peace? Deliberately provoking a violent response on innocents? I spit on Christianity and on Islam too. You’re ALL hypocrites.

    1. Dusty209 says:

      No he does not… he’s an American using his right to free speech. You just used yours to spit but if this place becomes islamified you will LOOSE YOUR HEAD because you are an INFIDEL.

  30. Omar Bastar says:

    Excuse me, what led to the violence was an ass-clown mentality propagandized by the moronic leader of Afghanistan to a moronic culture of idiots. The fact is, morons need neither facts nor any truth to act out their psychopathic behaviors…anything will set them off—anything.
    The burning of the Koran was nothing worth noting, and would have remained so save for the idiocy of Hamid Karzai. Hey, make no mistake; 85 million Americans would unhesitatingly use it for toilet paper or charcoal starter if the need were to arise.

    An American Citizen, Omar Bastar

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