Pastor Who Burned Koran Demands Retribution - The New York Times
In a statement, Mr. Jones demanded that the United States and United Nations take "immediate action" against Muslim nations in retaliation for the deaths. "The time has come to hold Islam accountable," he said.
He also called on the United Nations to act against "Muslim-dominated countries," which he said "must alter the laws that govern their countries to allow for individual freedoms and rights, such as the right to worship, free speech and to move freely without fear of being attacked or killed."
Some members of the Dove World Outreach Center said they feared they would be attacked.
"We have a huge stack of death threats," Ms. Ingram said. "We take precautions. I have a handgun. A lot of us have concealed weapons permits. We're a small church, and we don't have money to hire security."
Despite clear evidence that his actions have led to multiple murders and widespread violence in the Middle East, controversial Florida pastor Terry Jones has vowed to step up his provocative campaign against Islam.
The radical pastor said that he was considering putting Islamic prophet Mohammed 'on trial' for his next 'day of judgement' publicity stunt.
His last, in which he oversaw the burning of a copy of the Koran after a six-hour mock trial, has been directly responsible for a wave of violence that began last night and has left 30 people dead and more than 150 injured.
The defiance has led Afghan President Hamid Karzai to call on the U.S. Congress to condemn the burning of a Koran by the radical fundamentalist U.S. pastor.
Karzai made the request at a meeting with U.S. ambassador Karl Eikenberry and General David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, the statement said.
Eikenberry read to Karzai from U.S. President Barack Obama's earlier condemnation of the Koran burning, the statement said, but did not include any response from the Afghan leader.
The call comes after a second day of violence in Afghanistan saw at least ten deaths, 78 injured and at least 17 arrests as protesters clash with security forces in Kandahar.