Terry Jones, the Florida pastor infamous for instigating burning of the Islam holy book Koran leading to a backlash across the globe, has reportedly landed in jail for planning a protest outside a mosque.
The pastor of of Gainesville, Florida recently sparked off an outrage after his anti-Islam crusade led to violent riots in Afghanistan in which as many as 20 people including United Nations personnel were killed.
Court ordered detention of Jones and his associate, Wayne Sapp, on finding that their planned protest outside the Islamic Centre of America in Dearborn, Michigan, could lead to violence.
The ruling came after Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad testified that his department had received information about serious threats made against Jones from residents, arguing that his protest could lead to violence if allowed.
Sticking to his anti-Islam rhetoric even in court, Jones argued the Koran promotes terrorist activities around the world.
He furthermore argued that he had right to protest against Islam as granted the First Amendment to the US Constitution.
The Pastor shot to popularity last September for proposing to burn Qurans in the memory of the 9/11 attacks. His proposed burning of the Quran prompted protests in countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Weeks ago, Jones yet again emerged in the negative light after a mob in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan went on a rampage against foreign workers twelve days after Jones burned a copy of the Islam holy book. The Koran was set on fire at the Dove World Outreach Center, a small church in Florida, after a mock trial on March 20.