Jury Considers Pastor's Planned Mosque Protest 4-22-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Jury Considers Pastor's Planned Mosque Protest 4-22-2011

DEARBORN, Mich.A trial is under way to decide whether a Florida pastor must post a so-called "peace" bond ahead of his planned demonstration outside a Michigan mosque.
Terry Jones told the jury in his opening statement on Friday morning in Dearborn that the First Amendment protects his right to hold a peaceful protest outside the Islamic Center of America.
LIVE: Pastor Terry Jones In Dearborn Court
A prosecutor says Jones' past actions are evidence that the protest planned for later in the day threatens the peace.
Dearborn denied Jones a permit to protest outside the mosque and offered alternative sites. Jones has said he won't post bond and says he won't change the protest location.
A burning of the Quran in March at Jones' Gainesville, Fla., church inflamed anti-Western sentiment in Afghanistan.
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