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Koran Set Ablaze At Terry Jones' Church

The Islam-hating preacher with a ridiculous 19th-century mustache, who threatened to host International Burn A Koran Day on the anniversary of 9/11 but then reneged, torched a copy of the Muslim holy book this past weekend.   

During Sunday service at his tiny Gainesville church, Pastor Terry Jones held a mock trial, in which the Koran was found "guilty" and then "executed." The book soaked in kerosene for about an hour, but the "trial" only took eight minutes. A fellow pastor named Wayne Sapp lit the book on fire with a barbecue lighter.


The crowd of fewer than 30 people watched it burn for 10 minutes. Some onlookers posed for pictures.

Jones canceled his initial plans because of condemnation from President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and most decent citizens of the world. However, some in Jones' tiny Islamophobic following salivated for this holy sizzler.

"These people, for me, are like monsters," Islamophobe Jadwiga Schatz told reporters. "I hate these people."


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