Statement from Dove World Pastor Terry Jones


Published: Friday, April 1, 2011 at 12:28 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, April 1, 2011 at 12:28 p.m.

Dove World Outreach Center Pastor Terry Jones provided this statement following the deaths of eight people at a U.N. office in northern Afghanistan during protests against Dove World's burning of the Quran.

The following statement is verbatim from an email from "Stand Up America!"

Subject: Dr Terry Jones statement

In regard to the riots that have just taken place in Afghanistan at the UN headquarters, the actions of breaking in, setting on fire, and killing of at least 10 individuals so far is highly unacceptable for the government of the United States.

We, at Stand Up America Now, find this a very tragic and criminal action. The United States government and the United Nations itself, must take immediate action. We must hold these countries and people accountable for what they have done as well as for any excuses they may use to promote their terrorist activities. The time has come to hold Islam accountable.

Our United States government and our President must take a close, realistic look at the radical element Islam. Islam is not a religion of peace. It is time that we call these people to accountability. We demand that our United States government stand up and speak out against these acts. These people must be called to justice.

We demand action from the United Nations. Muslim dominated countries can no longer be allowed to spread their hate against Christians and minorities. They must alter the laws that govern their countries to allow for individual freedoms and rights, such as the right to worship, free speech, and to move freely without fear of being attacked or killed.

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