Although Rev. Terry Jones promised not to burn Koran last year, last week Jones went ahead with his plan to burn Koran.
Rev. Terry Jones received world’s condemnation after announcing his plan to burn Koran. Unfortunately, it’s one those promises broken that a religious leader made. It has also been reported that Gen. David Petreaus warned that there would be consequences in places like Afghanistan where fellow religious lunatics look for any such provocation for bloodshed.
With Terry Jones action, the Afghans took 12 lives after proceeding to UN compound in Mazar-i-Sharif have paid for Jones stunt.
Three mullahs in the northern Afghanistan town told their followers this week to avenge Jones’ Koran-burning stunt, the New York Times reports.
Meanwhile, Terry Jones issued statement pertaining to the said incident.
“We must hold these countries and people accountable for what they have done as well as for any excuses they may use to promote their terrorist activities,” he said in a statement. “Islam is not a religion of peace. It is time that we call these people to accountability.”
Mullah Kashaf, member of the The Ulema Council, said in a telephone interview:
“We expressed our deep concerns about this act, and we were expecting the violence that we are witnessing now,” he said. “Unless they try him and give him the highest possible punishment, we will witness violence and protests not only in Afghanistan but in the entire world.”
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