Koran-Burning Pastor Vows To Defy Judge’s Order And Protest At Dearborn Islamic Center

Posted by | April 23, 2011 14:21 | Filed under: Top Stories

Florida Pastor Terry Jones is continuing his hate-filled protests against Islam, and says we will demonstrate outside a Dearborn Islamic center next week in spite of a judge’s order not to do so. Jones was remanded to jail because of a refusal to pay a $1 bond for a likely breach of the peace that hadn’t taken place.

“The arrests, the whole proceedings, were a definite violation of our Constitutional rights,” Jones said. “As a matter of fact, we were arrested and had not even committed a crime. It is a complete violation of our First Amendment right of freedom of speech. It was clearly influenced by the mosque.”

Jones now plans to file suit against the prosecutor.

Jones said he is coming back to Dearborn on Friday to stage his protest against “radical elements of Islam.” On Friday, he announced he planned to have it outside the mosque despite an order by Dearborn Judge Mark Somers to stay away from the mosque and its vicinity for three years.

Jones said today he will hold the demonstration 5 p.m. Friday outside Dearborn City Hall. He says he wants to stay within the confines of the law since he is filing a lawsuit on the matter. He said the issue has now shifted from “radical Islam” to a battle to protest the First Amendment.

Sadly, Jones is right; I say sadly, because his poisonous behavior, including his Koran-burning in spite of promising not to, puts our military in greater danger as they are in perilous battles in the Muslim world.  However, how do you punish someone for a violation that hasn’t yet happened? This will be a fascinating case to watch, as true defenders of free speech must stand up for even the most heinous forms of speech that are constitutionally protected.

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