GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The leader of a small Florida church that espouses anti-Islam philosophy said Wednesday he was determined to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11, despite pressure from the White House, religious leaders and others to call it off.
Pastor Terry Jones said at a press conference that he has received a lot of encouragement, with supporters mailing copies of the Islamic holy text to his Gainesville church of about 50 followers. He proclaimed in July that he would stage "International Burn-a-Quran Day" to mark the ninth anniversary of 9/11.
"As of right now, we are not convinced that backing down is the right thing," said Jones, who took no questions.
After much review by the UMN Ulama Borad on what is required to be done with regards to the perpetrator of Burn a Quran Day. Based on the Shariah it becomes Fard upon every Muslim to assassinate Terry Jones should you come in close proximity to him as well as for those who support him in this cause of sin against Islam. The offence is to our our Rubb, our
Deen, and our Nabi. May death overtake him.
Fatwa passed by Shekh Anwar and approved by the UMN Intl Ulama Board