Florida Pastor Leads Anti-Mosque Protest In NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — The Florida pastor who backed down from a threat to burn the Koran on Sept. 11 has led a few dozen protesters to the site of a proposed mosque near ground zero.

Terry Jones expressed sympathy on Tuesday for 9/11 victims’ families. But he also spoke out against the radical Islam he said was the cause of their deaths.

Jones says he doesn’t know whether those planning the mosque and Islamic cultural center are radicals.

He says he hopes they choose not to build the mosque there, just as he decided not to burn the Islamic holy book.

The Gainesville, Fla., pastor says he has nothing against peaceful Muslims.

Some of Jones’ supporters identified themselves as Coptic Christians from Egypt, saying they had fled persecution because of their religion.

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  1. Martin Boecken says:

    ahkmed,

    “WE WILL KILL YOU ALL”
    kinda contradicts your previous statement
    “ISLAM IS A PEACEFUL RELIGION!”

    THe evil spirit that is in Islam comes out again, yet people refuse to see the truth cause it is more “comfortable”

    1. Michael H. says:

      Ahkmed is a troll. Look up “Poe’s law” and you’ll see why.

  2. a non religous guy says:

    Ahkmed ;
    now you get mad ..? lol but when the attacks to WTC occurred a lot of your people were celebrating around the world, i still remember those images on tv

  3. AHKMED says:

    IT IS NICE TO SEE SOME NICE AMERICANS.

    YOU ARE ALWAYS SO EVIL.
    LEAVE US ALONE.
    WE DIDN’T KILL ANYBODY.
    ISLAM IS A PEACEFUL RELIGION!
    YOU INFIDELS ARE THE ONES THAT IS SINNING
    YOU SATANIC AMERICAN DOGS!
    WE WILL _KILL_ YOU!
    ISLAM WILL TRIUMPH!
    ALLAH IS MERCIFUL!

  4. Rob says:

    Hey Jeff Bissell you goof. He’s standing up for peoples rights. Erecting a Mosque near this site is totally in bad taste!!! He’s not trying to get fame you idiot !!!

  5. Jeff Bissell says:

    It’s is plain to see this mans interest in getting his 15 minutes of fame is far more important than the people he pretends to speak for….. he is a disgrace, using tragic events to further his own agenda…………..

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