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Controversial US pastor Terry Jones has burned more copies of the Koran and a depiction of the prophet Mohammed to protest the imprisonment in Iran of a Christian clergyman, The Gainesville Sun reported. The newspaper said Jones and another pastor, who carried out their protest in front of their church in Gainesville, Florida on Saturday, demanded the release of Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani from an Iranian prison.
“We take no joy or pleasure in this particular act,” Jones said after the book was set afire, according to video footage posted online.
He also was fined for burning books
Originally posted by schuyler
He wants the attention. If people would ignore this guy, it would all go away. he has the right to burn the book. Okay. We get that. Now go away. All he wants is his picture in the MSM.edit on 4/29/2012 by schuyler because: (no reason given)
Per City of Gainesville Municipal Code, Chapter 10: Fire Prevention and Protection, Article VI: Open and Outdoor Burning, the only open burning allowed in the City of Gainesville is for cooking, such as barbecue grills, smokers, or other devices designed specifically for that purpose. (See below for using cooking devices on balonies.) Agriculture, forest operations, or land-clearing burns may also be authorized with a permit under certain conditions. For questions regarding burning in the City of Gainesville, please call the Risk Reduction Bureau at 352-334-5065.
Originally posted by DerbyCityLights
Controversial US pastor Terry Jones has burned more copies of the Koran and a depiction of the prophet Mohammed to protest the imprisonment in Iran of a Christian clergyman, The Gainesville Sun reported.