Even more outrageous is the fact that he said this on Good Friday, the day Jesus himself was crucified.
Dearborn (DetNews) — Hundreds of people gathering in drizzling rain at a peace rally this afternoon in a show of peace and togetherness before Quran-burning Pastor Terry Jones’ planned demonstration at the Islamic Center of America.
Many wore overcoats and carried umbrellas as they gathered at the Henry Ford Centennial Library for the 4 p.m. rally. Imad Hamad, regional director American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, said the event was organized to draw people away from the Islamic Center on Ford Road to head off possible confrontations between Jones and supporters.
U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, told crowds outside the library that Dearborn welcomes all who come into the city with fellowship. But those like Jones who preach hate should “go away,” Dingell said.
“Take your ill will back to where you come from,” Dingell said. “There is no place for you here.” . . .
Jones has asked for permission for a protest outside the center targeting jihad and Sharia law. Today, Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi of the Islamic House of Wisdom likened Jones’ message to “psychological terrorism.”
Other non-Muslim officials provided a similar message.
“Over 2,000 years ago, a crucifixion occurred — Jesus’,” said the Rev. Kenneth James Flowers of the Michigan Progressive Baptist Convention. “Now some 2,000 years later, our Muslim brothers and sisters are being crucified by one Pastor Terry Jones.”