I say go for it. Jones hasn’t committed a crime, protesting the mosque is his First Ammendment right and yet this judge is still ordering him to stay away for three years, this is an absolute travesty of justice.
(The Hill) — Controversial Florida Pastor Terry Jones said he will follow through on his plan to protest outside an Islamic center in Michigan next week despite a judge’s order to stay away from the mosque for three years, according to a report from the Detroit Free Press.
Jones had planned to protest against jihad and sharia outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn on Friday, the largest mosque in a metro-Detroit region that is home to one of the largest populations of Arab-Americans.
However, Judge Mark Somers ordered Jones and Pastor Wayne Sapp to jail after a jury determined they would likely breach the peace. Somers set a $1 cash bond for Jones and Sapp and ordered them not go to the mosque or adjacent property for three years.
“The arrests, the whole proceedings, were a definite violation of our Constitutional rights,” Jones said. “As a matter of fact, we were arrested and had not even committed a crime. It is a complete violation of our First Amendment right of freedom of speech. It was clearly influenced by the mosque.”