The extremist US pastor Terry Jones announced plans to burn more copies of Islam’s holy book of Quran, a move which is likely to spark worldwide outrage.
Jones’ organization announced that members of the group will hold an event, which they call “International Burning of 2,998 Qur’ans,” to mark the 12th anniversary of September 11, 2001 attacks against the US.
The “2,998” reportedly represents the number of people who were killed in the attacks that destroyed the twin World Trade Center towers in New York.
The radical Florida-based pastor burned copies of the Holy Quran on the anniversary of 9/11 attacks in 2010, which caused angry protests in several Muslim and non-Muslim countries.
In November, 2012, an Egyptian court sentenced Jones, in absentia to death for his role in the production of a blasphemous anti-Islam movie and accusing him of desecrating Islam.
The $5 m. US-made movie Innocence of Muslims was financed by more than 100 Zionist Jews, and sparked massive demonstrations across the world.