The controversial US pastor Terry Jones finally oversaw the burning of a copy of the Muslim holy book the Koran in a Florida church. The evangelical preacher is said to have found the Koran seriously “guilty” of crimes and that was the reason the preacher decided to set it ablaze.
The burning of the Muslim holy book was carried out in a small Florida church. Pastor Terry Jones supervised the act while Pastor Wayne Sapp set fire to the Koran and burned it.
According to reports, before the Koran was burnt, a trial was conducted by a jury. The event was open to the public. The jury then deliberated for several minutes while the Koran lay soaked in kerosene, and at the end of the trial the Koran was found “guilty” and as such was sentenced to an execution – which meant burning. Can you believe this? I keep saying we live in a crazy world but some people don’t understand it.
The Muslim holy book, which had by now been soaked in kerosene for about an hour was now removed and put on a metal tray in the middle of the church. Pastor Wayne Sapp then proceeded to light a fire with a lighter and gingerly torched the Koran to the extreme fury of the entire Muslim world. The process was supervised by Pastor Terry Jones, who during last year’s anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks received worldwide condemnation over his plans to burn the Muslim holy book.
He could not carry out his plans then as a result of serious condemnation from the public and several high profile figures such as the US President Barack Obama, US Secretary of Defense Robert Gate and US Secretary of State Hillary Rodman Clinton.
This time around Terry Jones defied all oppositions and finally carried out his plans of burning the Muslim holy book – the Koran. According to witnesses gathered there, the holy book reportedly burned for a period of about 10 minutes with onlookers intently watching and others taking pictures.
After the highly criticized and condemned act, Pastor Terry Jones said of his action as something he has been longing to do for a lifetime. “The entire event was a success,” he said in an interview
The event was opened to the general public, but it was largely ignored with only about a few dozen people attending.