Pastor burns the Koran: UN Staff Beheaded

Posted on April 1, 2011


Dove World Outreach Center church pastor Terry Jones from Gainesville, Florida, canceled his plans to burn the Koran last Sept. 11 but apparently followed through in March, spurring a violent riot in Afghanistan on Friday.

Two people were beheaded and a total of seven have been killed after a mob attacked a U.N. compound. Jones said, “The Koran was ‘found guilty and a copy was burned,’ – this apparently incited the attack.

Afghans carry a man who was wounded in an attack on the UN's office in Mazar-i-Sharif, north of Kabul. (Mustafa Najafizada/Associated Press)

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