Terry Jones Plans To Appeal Ruling That Stopped Protest

Latest In A Serious Of Legal Moves By Controversial Florida Pastor

DEARBORN, Mich. - Florida Pastor Terry Jones is expected to file an appeal Tuesday in Wayne County Circuit Court which prevented him from protesting outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn.

Wayne County prosecutors filed a complaint against him which said he would breach the peace if the protest happened. A jury decided Friday that Jones must pay a so-called "peace" bond ahead of his planned demonstration.


After not posting $1 bonds, Jones and his associate pastor, Wayne Sapp, were escorted to jail. They were released after spending just an hour behind bars.

The Islamic center is one of the nation's largest mosques. Dearborn is also home to one of the nation's largest populations of Arabs and Muslims.

Jones had drawn international criticism by burning a copy of the Quran on March 20. Jones said he was not going to burn a copy of the Quran during Friday's protest.

The Gainesville, Fla., pastor has said he has nothing against peaceful Muslims, but worries about Islamic law coming to the United States.

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