The jury at the courthouse in Dearborn, Michigan has finally ruled: by holding his demo in front of the Islamic Center, Terry Jones would be breaching the peace.
People are threatening to kill him because he criticizes Islam. That means his protest would “lead to violence”. Those are the rules of the game now in Modern Multicultural America.
Everyone says the USA is better off than Europe, but I don’t see much difference — we started out way behind them in the Islamization race, but we’re catching up fast.
It’s not clear what will happen next. The demonstration at the mosque was scheduled for 5pm, which has now come and gone. Pastor Jones says he’ll be back, but it sounds like it will be next week.
According to The Detroit Free Press:
Dearborn Jury: Terry Jones Rally Would Breach the Peace
A Dearborn jury just sided with prosecutors, ruling that Terry Jones and Wayne Sapp would breach the peace if they rallied at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn.
Judge Mark Somers will now determine the conditions of Terry Jones’ bond. Pastor Jones is sitting quietly after the jury’s decision, his head tilted down a bit, staring at the table.
The development comes after the jury deliberated for several hours. Watch Freep.com for the verdict.
In closing arguments, Wayne County assistant prosecutor Robert Moran said the pastors would disturb the peace if they were allowed to protest today at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn.
Jones and Sapp argued their right is protected under the First Amendment. “That’s what made America great,” said Sapp. “We’re entitled to our opinion.”
‘We’ll do it today at 5 or we’ll come back next week’ Earlier, after an intense debate in court this morning over free speech and religion, Pastor Terry Jones said that he’s not backing down from his plans to protest at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn.
Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad testified today that there have been at least four serious threats made against Jones from metro Detroiters, arguing that his protest could lead to violence if allowed.
But Jones told the Free Press during his lunch break: “We’ll do it today at 5 or we’ll come back next week.”
Speaking at a McDonald’s restaurant down the street from the courthouse, Jones -- who’s defending himself -- said he thought the proceedings are going well. And he said the government’s case was weak.
As he spoke, someone drove down Michigan Avenue yelling “Get out of Dearborn, you terrorist!”
The opening statements of Wayne County Prosecutor Robert Moran and Pastor Terry Jones offered clashing visions as both wrestled with issues of religion and freedom of speech. The court drew both supporters and opponents, Christians and Muslims. The ACLU of Michigan was also there to monitor the case because the group has concerns that Jones’ free speech rights are being violated by Wayne County and Dearborn Police.
Jones was in court along with Pastor Wayne Sapp, who is known for burning a copy of the Quran on Jones’ orders.
In his opening statement, Jones repeated negative comments about Islam that he made last month when he oversaw the burning of the Quran in Florida. He said in court today that the Quran “promotes terrorist activities around the world.”
He also strongly defended the U.S. Constitution.
“The one thing that makes the Constitution great is the First Amendment,” Jones said to the jury.
Except for the Bible, the Constitution is the greatest document in history, Jones said.
“The 1st Amendment does us no good if it confines us to saying what is popular,” he added.
Moran said in his opening statement this was an issue of security and breaching the peace.