Controversial Pastor Terry Jones called Mohammed a “liar, pedophile and false prophet” at a rally in front of the Dearborn Islamic Center of America today.
Jones announced his plan to protest at the Dearborn Islamic Center earlier this week.
My FOX Detroit reported:
Detroit News reported:
With the twin spires of the Islamic Center of America in the background, the Rev. Terry Jones praised Christianity and condemned Islam, calling it “of the devil.”
“Mohammad was a liar, a pedophile and a false prophet,” Jones said.
“I believe that as a Christian. But as an American who believes in the constitution I believe they have the right to practice their beliefs under the freedom of religion.”
Jones — who is on his fourth trip to Dearborn to preach about the dangers of Islam and its agenda of imposing Sharia law on America — also called for a worldwide burning of the Koran on April 28 if an imprisoned pastor in Iran isn’t freed from a death sentence after converting from Islam to Christianity.
“I’m asking the imam of the Islamic Center here in Dearborn to work with me to free Minister Youcef,” said Jones, of Youcef Nadarkhani, currently facing death for preaching Christianity in Iran.
“If he isn’t freed, I will ask the world to burn the Koran in protest starting at 5 p.m. on April 28th in Gainesville, Fla.”
At least 30 of Jones’ supporters — some of them openly carrying weapons on their belts as did Jones — shouted an occasional “amen” or “preach it” as Jones spoke.
The controversial pastor denied accusations that he is a racist.
“Not true,” he said. “Islam is a religion, not a race. I am not a racist.”
Jones said that not all Muslims are radicals.
“I believe the majority of the people who attend this mosque behind me believe in the constitution,” Jones said.