Koran-burning pastor lands in jail for planned protest outside mosque

Koran-burning pastor lands in jail for planned protest outside mosque. 44134.jpegTerry Jones, the Florida pastor infamous for instigating burning of the Islam holy book Koran leading to a backlash across the globe, has reportedly landed in jail for planning a protest outside a mosque.

The pastor of Gainesville, Florida recently sparked off an outrage after his anti-Islam crusade led to violent riots in Afghanistan in which as many as 20 people including United Nations personnel were killed.

Court ordered detention of Jones and his associate, Wayne Sapp, on finding that their planned protest outside the Islamic Centre of America in Dearborn, Michigan, could lead to violence, according to International Business Times.

Judge Mark Somers then restricted both men from being near the mosque for three years, and ordered them to pay a "peace bond" of one dollar each.

Jones and Sapp later paid the one-dollar "peace bond," and were released.  They did not talk to the media, or the crowd of onlookers who gathered outside the Dearborn police station.

Earlier, Jones told the media he would continue his plans regardless of the outcome of the court case, though it is unclear when, Voice of America reports.

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