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Terry Jones burns Qur’an again, gets citation for violating fire ordinances

Terry Jones burns Qur’an again, gets citation for violating fire ordinances

Dove World Outreach Center pastor Terry Jones on Saturday burned copies of the Quran and an image depicting Muhammad in front of his church to protest the imprisonment in Iran of a Christian clergyman.

Moments later, Gainesville Fire Rescue issued the church a citation for violating the city’s fire ordinances.

Saturday’s act of protest took place in spite of published reports that the Pentagon had urged Jones to reconsider, expressing concern that American soldiers in Afghanistan and elsewhere could be put at greater risk because of the act.

About 20 people gathered Saturday on church property at 5805 NW 37th Street about 5 p.m. for the planned burning. Several Gainesville police officers were stationed across the street from the church or were patrolling the area. A few people watched the scene, but there were no protesters.

Jones and another pastor demanded the release of the Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani from an Iranian prison. Jones said Nadarkhani faces execution.

Jones spoke at a podium that was far enough away that he could not be heard by people along 37th Street. The event was streamed live over the Internet.

After the speeches, copies of the Islamic holy book and an image depicting Muhammad were burned at about 5:50 p.m. in a portable fire pit. Shortly afterward, officers in two Gainesville Police Department cars drove onto the property. With them was a GFR official, who issued the citation.

Fire Chief Gene Prince, contacted by The Sun afterward, said Jones had approval for a burn but did not have the required authorization to burn books. Prince said Gainesville has restrictive fire ordinances, adding that books cannot be burned without authorization because of environmental concerns over the burning of glue and bindings in books.

The fine is $271, which includes court costs, Prince said.

Gainesville Sun, 29 April 2012



  1. and what did he achieve ? nothing. this man is a lunatic.

  2. and what did he achieve ? nothing. this man is a lunatic.

  3. moron.

  4. Terry Jones does not know TRUTH. We on the Christian Left would never endorse his behavior. I pray a seed of love will transform his heart.

  5. [shaking head, unamazed at the ignorance]

  6. Nothing more than an insecure, panty waisted little punk

  7. I suggest he actually READ the Qur’an – I have – there’s nothing wrong with it

  8. Hate filled loser

  9. Anyone else see the irony of an institution with the word ‘Dove’ in it behaving in such incendiary behavior?

  10. Stop giving him the publicity he craves — stop feeding this fool.

  11. How Christian of him! Very dove-like response and smart “world outreach” move.

  12. This guy is off his rocker. Like doing that is gonna get anythimg accomplished. It’s just gonna make some hate Ameeica more. Seriously, maybe we could trade him for the other guy being held in prison. I bet je wouldn’t agree to it cause he’s all mouth and np decency.

  13. I wish the media would stop giving this desperate sideshow the attention he feeds off of. As Shakespeare said, he is a disgusting botch of human nature.

  14. I pray for Pastor Youcef every night and want to see him released but resorting to burning a Qur’an out of angry is not going to help Pastor Youcef. Hate resolves NOTHING.

  15. America I mean..

  16. @ Stefan- I agree. The media needs to stop giving this lunatic air time.

  17. I’m going to do my friends a favor and not forward this. Why should he get the attention he craves?

  18. I hope some one burns him soon , this troll is waste of oxygen which now is copy right by Oprah so I guess its up to Oprah to kill him lol

  19. True christians would never do this. Hate is horrible. This guy is a nutjob. Religion is against hate, not for it!

  20. Pray for him… For Quran is to be read and understood. If burning quran satisfy his needs …n he don’t even read it … It’s just like burning a paper. May Allah shower him with taufeek n hidayah! The most important fact .. Allah is all knowing…subhanAllah!

  21. He is a mental retarded freak who goes burning Qur’ans. May Allah (swt) punish him in the darkest depths of Hell. When he asks for help, Allah (swt) will burn his ugly satan face.

  22. What would happen if we burned a bunch of bibles in protest of burning Quran. Just getting tired of fake christains. I can’t wait for Dec 21 if you believe in that sort of stuff.

  23. Where’s Jacob Isom when we need him?

  24. Where’s Jacob Isom when we need him?

  25. Like Rush Limbaugh, he is from Cape Girardeau, MO. What’s up with that?

  26. I’m sure this will make them treat the Christian clergyman better, did this idiot not cause enough trouble the last time?

  27. The imprisonment of people of any religion should be outrageous to any religious group, if they are imprisoned for practicing their religion. If Iran is imprisoning a Pastor, because he is a Christian, every Muslim on this page should be as outraged over that act as every American should be outraged over the insult to the Muslim people this ignoramus publicly perpetrates when he burns a copy of the Quran. A human being, of course, deserves more defense than a book. I am against religious discrimination from every corner of the world, from any sect and against any group or individual.

  28. I think this guy is just an attention seeking firebug. Clearly he does not really care about the Christian clergyman, or he is utterly stupid.

  29. *yawn*

  30. He’s nuts! He’ll get what he deserves some day!

  31. ok good mr jones lool>> All he wants to get attention Just ignore him and he will go away !!

  32. If he is so God fearing, isn’t he afraid he will burn in hell for his hatred?

  33. This guy is just an attention seeker. As they always say, don’t feed the troll.

  34. This asshole will not stop until some1 confronts him and beats the living shit outta him. I went to gainsville to kick his ass but his church was surrounded by 200 deputies and cops

  35. Like Muhamad Rafi Abu Bakar said, if he did not read the Quran and understand it’s message, then he was only burning paper. In the immortal words of Jacob Isom “Dude, you have no Quran”.

  36. Like Muhamad Rafi Abu Bakar said, if he did not read the Quran and understand it’s message, then he was only burning paper. In the immortal words of Jacob Isom “Dude, you have no Quran”.

  37. Like Muhamad Rafi Abu Bakar said, if he did not read the Quran and understand it’s message, then he was only burning paper. In the immortal words of Jacob Isom “Dude, you have no Quran”.

  38. Ignore him. Don’t allow yourselves one bit of anxiety over this nutcase. His intentions impress no one but himself.

  39. sounds like he’s out of money and is resurrecting this stunt to pay some bills. What a moron.

  40. What a self-obsessed idiot.

  41. sad and pathetic… sad that someone could be so misguided…

  42. Here is a better solutions: instead of burning the koran, open it up and find the part where it says that Islam does not condone such kidnapping activities, or, better yet, the part where Isa says it (cuz he’s christian).

  43. this guy is totally an asshole!if he believes that Bible is the word of God of Abraham,how come he can be such a lunatic person who burned Quran that came God?

  44. Yep. Burning books and defacing Muhammed is the best way to speak out against injustice. It’s all so clear now….

  45. watch those religious nutz, they can go insane in a sec.

  46. what a dumbass. he should have taken the books to a print shop with one of those huge paper cutters, and cut the bindings and the glue out of them. could have saved $271.

    so is destroying the religious symbols of another religion make you a lunatic?

  47. He is protesting Irans jailing if a Christian pastor. The same country that is murdering it’s own children for looking emo and acting or being gay. He is focused on religious bigotry and acting exactly like the country he is protesting. Fool!

  48. This guy is CRAZY, and has issues!

  49. Isn’t he part of the same church whose members show up at funerals of gay people, who tell the family that the deceased is going to hell?

  50. Whats wrong with him!! He is evil!!’

  51. what a joke! First of all, the burning of a holly book is for god to judge. We American Muslims dont care about you and your nut job group. There was a time when people like you hung men because they were the wrong collor. There was a time when a women could not vote or own land in this country. However, I see your kind as a time capsule, a reminder to us that Democracy requires vigilance…as great evil exist today as it did in 1939’s Germany.

  52. The one thing I notice here about the post, only 4 of them mentioned about the pastor who is held in jail. I read alot of hate toward this Jones guy. It seems to me that most of the post are no better then Jones. When we read about the pastor in jail in Iran, this just gives fuel to people like Spencer and Geller.

  53. Street Runner if you have read the Koran and see nothing wrong with it (which I do not believe you read it) you are twisted.
    There are 164 jihadi acts of the 164 Jihad verses. You can find them listed and if you have read it you can see how clearly and directly it the Koran spoke about Jihad, at least when considered in its immediate context. Most passages mention a military expedition, fighting, or distributing war spoils.
    “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned [Pickthall and Yusuf Ali have “exiled” rather than “imprisoned”]”
    Excerpt K 5:033
    Set 21, Count 54

  54. Dove World? I’ll never touch their chocolate or ice cream again!!!

  55. Why don’t he just set himself on fire as a protest?

  56. Heather I think you are on the wrong page. The page you’re looking for is called “Stupid Skanks Who Act Smart”….this is not that page.

    Oh, and you’re probably late for your Klan meeting.

  57. This guy just needs attention.

  58. Even when I was at my most suspicious of Muslims and Islam in general, I thought this guy was just plain nutters and an attention whore in general. I mean, what did he hope to accomplish, burning the holy text of someone else’s religion? Was that going to bring back the dead of 9/11? Was that going to make every Muslim say to themselves, “Oh shit! We must conform to Christianity otherwise we’ll burn in Hell just like the books he’s burning”? All he did was make us Christians look like a bunch of retards and caused even more trouble than we already have with people looking at Muslims sideways. As a former Islamophobe, I would like to get in his face and say, “You dumb motherfucker! This shit ain’t helping! And lose the goddamn mustache!”.
    (sorry to be profane, ladies. I’m just a foul mouth yob but my heart is good.)

  59. I never have liked this preacher. However, it is one of the few protests I have seen in regards to this Christian Preacher being held under threat of death. I personally think that killing someone for their beliefs is far worse than burning a Koran or any other book. I have a feeling that God thinks the same way. As you express outrage for the burning of these books what about expressing outrage over the actions of Muslims in Iran in regards to this Christian who is to be killed for expressing his beliefs.

  60. he should cited for being a nut.

  61. He’s changed the name of his tax shelter?

  62. He’s changed the name of his tax shelter?

  63. I’m sure he does. These guys thrive off of conflict. The more they can stir up trouble, the more followers they get. I wish the press would ignore him.

  64. He’s just as bad as that idiot Rev. Fred Phelps and his Westboro Gang of Gay Bashing Buttwads

  65. Are they part of the same church?

  66. I don’t think they are but I would bet that those two morons send each other nice little congratulatory emails on their latest publicity stunts.

  67. now could you imagine what a poop storn it would cause if a bunch of muslims and jews burned bibles???? this guy is a waste of human skin…..

  68. heather bowens mom is a tranny


    Volume 9, Book 84, Number 59:

    Narrated Abu Huraira:

    When the Prophet died and Abu Bakr became his successor and some of the Arabs reverted to disbelief, ‘Umar said, “O Abu Bakr! How can you fight these people although Allah’s Apostle said, ‘I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, ‘and whoever said, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’, Allah will save his property and his life from me, unless (he does something for which he receives legal punishment) justly, and his account will be with Allah?’ “Abu Bakr said, “By Allah! I will fight whoever differentiates between prayers and Zakat as Zakat is the right to be taken from property (according to Allah’s Orders). By Allah! If they refused to pay me even a kid they used to pay to Allah’s Apostle, I would fight with them for withholding it.” ‘Umar said, “By Allah: It was nothing, but I noticed that Allah opened Abu Bakr’s chest towards the decision to fight, therefore I realized that his decision was right.”

  70. “I suggest he actually READ the Qur’an – I have – there’s nothing wrong with it

    //Street Runner via Facebook
    30 April 2012 at 4:50 pm ”

    really? you find nothing wrong with torture???????????????????????


    إنما جزاء الذين يحاربون الله ورسوله ويسعون في الأرض فسادا أن يقتلوا أو يصلبوا أو تقطع أيديهم وأرجلهم من خلاف أو ينفوا من الأرض ذلك لهم خزي في الدنيا ولهم في الآخرة عذاب عظيم

    Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment,


    سورة أنزلناها وفرضناها وأنزلنا فيها آيات بينات لعلكم تذكرون

    [This is] a surah which We have sent down and made [that within it] obligatory and revealed therein verses of clear evidence that you might remember.


    الزانية والزاني فاجلدوا كل واحد منهما مائة جلدة ولا تأخذكم بهما رأفة في دين الله إن كنتم تؤمنون بالله واليوم الآخر وليشهد عذابهما طائفة من المؤمنين

    The [unmarried] woman or [unmarried] man found guilty of sexual intercourse – lash each one of them with a hundred lashes, and do not be taken by pity for them in the religion of Allah , if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a group of the believers witness their punishment.


    الزاني لا ينكح إلا زانية أو مشركة والزانية لا ينكحها إلا زان أو مشرك وحرم ذلك على المؤمنين

    The fornicator does not marry except a [female] fornicator or polytheist, and none marries her except a fornicator or a polytheist, and that has been made unlawful to the believers.


    والذين يرمون المحصنات ثم لم يأتوا بأربعة شهداء فاجلدوهم ثمانين جلدة ولا تقبلوا لهم شهادة أبدا وأولئك هم الفاسقون

    And those who accuse chaste women and then do not produce four witnesses – lash them with eighty lashes and do not accept from them testimony ever after. And those are the defiantly disobedient,

  71. This asshole will not stop until some1 confronts him and beats the living shit outta him. I went to gainsville to kick his ass but his church was surrounded by 200 deputies and cops

    //James Elwood via Facebook
    30 April 2012 at 5:41 pm

    ok, i went to uf. i live at 2211 3rd ave. n. st. petersburg, FL 33713. no cops around my house. come kick my ass. muslims are truely funny. i greatly doubt there are 200 cops in gainsville? may allah give u . strength please beat the living shit out of me. to prove islam is the religion of peace. i doubt you can. oh shit maybe allah will send an angel to fight on your side? FUCK YOU. I’M SICK OF YOU MOTHER FUCKERS. PLEASE BE A MAN?????????? WHERE DO YOU LIVE. OR SHOW UP ON MY DOOR ANYTIME!!!!!!

    Why don’t he just set himself on fire as a protest?

    //Zainab Jabhawiyeh via Facebook
    1 May 2012 at 1:44 am


    NOw THIS IS RANT MR BENNENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    siyajkak marcelo elle mr bennet this is what your people think.
    thess are who you ally yourselves with.

    “heather bowens mom is a tranny

    //James Elwood via Facebook
    1 May 2012 at 2:53 pm ”

    “he should cited for being a nut.

    //Pamela” R U FUCKING INSANE?

    “Heather I think you are on the wrong page. The page you’re looking for is called “Stupid Skanks Who Act Smart”….this is not that page.

    Oh, and you’re probably late for your Klan meeting.

    //Zainab Jabhawiyeh via Facebook
    1 May 2012 at 1:46 am


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