Dearborn — Controversial Florida pastor Terry Jones plans to ignore a judge’s order Friday and says he will hold a protest outside the Islamic Center of America next week.
“The city of Dearborn used the court as an instrument to prevent our protest from taking place… and has now violated our civil liberties by preventing us from exercising our freedom of speech as planned,” said Jones,
I cringe at the thought I have to get behind one faith-based believers’ bullshit to speak against another faith-based believers’ bullshit, but I do think that at least part of what Jones is there to protest is the very fact that people see this as something that can lead to violence.
He has stated that he is against the ideologies that lead to things like institution of Sharia based laws and that support notions like Jihad. If he has not himself encouraged violence and no one can show any evidence of him doing so, then any violence is consequential to his demonstration.
It seems – at least to me – what he is demonstrating against is a belief system that encourages violence toward people that don’t share the belief. I wish I could get off work to join him this week!