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Anti-Islam advocate and faith leader Terry Jones is upping the ante on his attacks on the Muslim faith. Rather than burning a Koran to mark the 12th anniversary of 9/11, Jones has another plan: He’s going to torch 2,998 copies of the book.

Yes, you read that correctly.

According to a press release put out by the pastor’s organization, Stand Up America!, on Sept. 11, 2013, Jones and his followers will “send Islam a very clear warning,” as he plans to hold an “International Burning of 2,998 Korans.” And in a conversation with TheBlaze, he said he’s planning on gathering the books from around the world.

This number wasn’t chosen without reason, as it is the figure Jones gives for the Americans who were killed during the nation’s most horrific terror attack.

“The radical hand of Islam shows itself with violence against anyone who dares to stand up and speak the truth. We at Stand Up America will not back down. We will not be silent,” the release reads.

It continues, explaining the purpose of the “International Burning” day.

“On September 11th, 2013, to remember those who were murdered by radical Islam, and to send Islam a very clear warning, that they will not get their foothold in the American Constitution as they have done in Europe, we will be holding an International Burning of 2,998 Korans, representing one for each individual who was murdered in the September 11th, 2001 attacks.”


With few details about how the event will work, TheBlaze reached out to Jones. On Monday morning, he gave a few additional details. Of particular note, we asked him why Stand Up America is releasing details about the event five months before it’s set to unfold — and he explained.

“For one thing, it’s going to take a lot of preparation to get together 2,998 Korans,” he said. “We’re hoping to gather them from around the states, around the world.”

Jones is planning to collect the books and then collectively burn them somewhere in America. In his brief interview with TheBlaze, he mentioned Tampa, Florida as a potential location. Details aside from that were sparse.

Pastor Terry Jones, The Blaze 60 Comments [4/16/2013 3:11:28 AM]
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Broton of Loch Ness

I hope you have a barbecue then... you might as well justify all that carbon combustion with something useful.

4/16/2013 3:25:33 AM

Warren McIntosh

So because radical muslims attack you, you feel justified in striking back at non-radical muslims.

This would be the exact same basis for the 9/11 attacks in the first place.

4/16/2013 3:31:33 AM


If you're going to burn the Koran, burn it because it's full of oppressive barbarism, not because of terrorism. And make sure to throw in a Bible and a Torah while you're at it.

4/16/2013 3:42:23 AM

Mike Litoris

Cool! I've got a couple of bibles that I'll burn at the same time. Just to show Jones my support.

4/16/2013 4:04:30 AM

TB Tabby

Screw Godwin's Law. I'm calling the man a Nazi, because book-burning is such a quintessentially fascist tactic.

4/16/2013 4:09:16 AM

Muslims died in 9/11 too, you bell-end.

4/16/2013 4:26:26 AM


while I don't care about offending muslims any more than offending anyone else - broadly speaking this is gonna be a terrible idea.

4/16/2013 5:00:39 AM

Mister Spak

" we will be holding an International Burning of 2,998 Korans, representing one for each individual who was murdered in the September 11th, 2001 attacks"

How about you burn 4488 bibles, representing one for each American who was killed in Dumbyas phony war against Iraq?

4/16/2013 5:14:55 AM

Arctic Knight

As a supporter of the 1st Amendment, I have nothing against what this guy is doing. However, the 1st amendment does not exempt one from other laws governing one's actions. He needs to make sure there are no restrictions on the bonfire in his location and he has all appropriate burn permits.

While I'm not a fan of book burning, nor do agree with his motivation to do this, I would be happy to bring the makings for s'mores. I do like cooking over fire.

4/16/2013 5:30:58 AM


It would be funny if burning that much stuff in one place would cause some kind of a wacky accident. Pointless raging against terrorism usually seems to cause some unintentional damage to innocent third parties, after all.

4/16/2013 6:05:25 AM

Doubting Thomas

to send Islam a very clear warning, that they will not get their foothold in the American Constitution

If you idiots haven't been tearing down the wall of separation of church and state for decades, you wouldn't have to worry about that.

4/16/2013 6:19:14 AM

I don’t like Islam but this is fucking stupid.

4/16/2013 6:19:54 AM


How many books did Jesus burn Terry?

Oh wait, I forgot, Jesus drew people to his side with positive words and actions. Apparently that approach isn't good enough for you.

4/16/2013 6:31:06 AM


If only Islam would care about the Quran being burnt. It's the only proper way to dispose of the book, according to their rules.

If you'd, say, spoil it with dirt or wipe your ass with it and then let it rot on a pile, that would send the goddamn Muslims quite a message.

"Any time a bunch of holy people wanna kill each other, I'm a happy guy!" is what George Carlin said. I say he same, and I mean it. Death to religion.

4/16/2013 6:36:44 AM


That is going to be one really huge pile of books. Me and hubby have almost that many books in total (not just Bibles), and it took over 70 boxes to pack them, last time we moved to a new home.

Most Muslims around the world were probably just as horrified by the sight of those planes crashing into the towers, as the rest of us were. If you REALLY want to retaliate against fundamentalist Muslims; build a bridge between moderate Christians and moderate Muslims. Nothing scares fundies as much as unity and agreements, people who respect each other across boundaries.

4/16/2013 6:39:31 AM


Yeah. You know who else burned books too, Terry?:

But at least one book Hitler didn't burn was the Quran.

So thanks for proving yourself even more of an inferior subhuman than Hitler was, pal.

You don't want to know what I do with a load of Bibles I 'liberated' from a rubbish skip outside of a Baptist church that had closed several years ag due to lack of interest (these days it's a pub; a far more practical purpose >:D ). Said Bibles now reside in my bathroom, in a cupboard under the sink, next to the toilet.

You do the maths, Terry.

Hey, it's not my fault if those who printed said Bibles (in the US, FYI), used a grade of paper that is sooooooo absorbent! Like I say: a more practical purpose; recycling is better than mere burning, too.

But there's one good thing to come out of this cuntbrain's action: at least the publishers of said Qurans have Terry's money...!

4/16/2013 6:59:11 AM

The funny part is, that a Muslim tv station interviewed Terry on his book where he claims to be an expert on Islam and the Quran. He was asked whether he had actually read the Quran and he said he had not because it was of the devil... heheheheheheheheheheheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

4/16/2013 7:05:27 AM


Hey, guess what this will accomplish! Absolutely nothing!

I'm pretty sure if a bunch of Bibles got put together and burned, you'd bitch to the government trying to stop those people.

4/16/2013 7:14:33 AM


He does realize that INNOCENT, non-radical Muslims also died in the attacks, right?

4/16/2013 7:29:49 AM

Baked Goods

we asked him why Stand Up America is releasing details about the event five months before it’s set to unfold

Because he is a petty little attention whore, and he would want ample time to milk as much controversy out of the scandal as possible, and then chicken out at the last moment for some bullshit reason, and then few months later when people have forgotten him again, he'll come up with some new douchebag gimmick.

4/16/2013 7:38:33 AM


I'm not a fan of book burning, but in the US, it's his right as a form of protest. But.. anyone else want to put together 2,998 bibles and have the same show?

4/16/2013 8:04:43 AM


Not all of those people were American, or Christian. Still, well done for tainting their memory with your bigotry you hateful bastard.

4/16/2013 8:16:43 AM


It's an act of freedom of speech. He's entitled to make a jackass of himself.

The Torah is simply the first five books of the bible as they contain the 613 laws.

4/16/2013 8:48:47 AM


This will not go over well.

4/16/2013 9:23:30 AM


I don't agree with book burning,but just like burning flags it is protected speech.

4/16/2013 9:56:15 AM

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