Pastor Terry Jones arrested with thousands of kerosene-soaked Qurans, deputies say Controversial Gainesville Pastor Terry Jones, known for his plans to publicly burn copies of the Muslim holy book, was arrested Wednesday with thousands of kerosene-soaked Qurans, authorities said.

Jones, 61, was arrested on felony charges after a traffic stop near a pharmacy in Mulberry, a small town in Polk County, just before 5 p.m. He faces charges of unlawfully transporting fuel and openly carrying a firearm.

Deputies said Jones was riding in a pickup truck that was towing a smoker and trailer filled with kerosene-soaked Qurans. He also had extra bottles of kerosene inside the truck bed.

According to Jones’ website, he planned to burn 2,998 Qurans in the Tampa Bay area on Wednesday. He was arrested along with Associate Pastor Marvin Sapp.

Sapp’s pickup truck was seized. He also was charged with unlawfully transporting fuel and was cited for improper lighting on the trailer.


Categories: Americas

4 replies

  1. Pope or other Christian orgs. should take charge of Terry Jones. They should guide him seriously. Would the Christians like that some people burn 100 copies of the Bible openly or trample them under the feet?

    There is no sense in doing any such thing. What does Jones expect to gain from his illicit move? There are millions of Quran in the world. Jones will be hated by all the sensible people of he world. There is no need to burn any book, Torah or Geeta or bible or Quran or Granth.

    It is social crime, an anti-social act to burn any sacred book. It seems that Jones is enjoying some kind of liberty because of some freedom in law. The Police should look after him under some other clause of law i.e. creating mischief or unrest in the country.

  2. I don’t know why muslims get so offended by this fire breathing pastor, if they want to put out his fire all they have to do is sell him more books to burn , that might put out his fire instead of raging and becoming consumed by his burning passion. I love my holy book the quraan and it’s not going to make me give up it’s beautiful and peaceful teachings, but those muslims who are overreacting and disrupting peace are in fact doing exactly what he wants you to do , become outrageous like him, let this be a qurraanic lesson for muslims everywhere on how to deal with such ignorance of jones and others like him. may Allah give muslims everywhere the wisdom and patience taught by the Holy qurraan(amen)

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