Terry Jones, Koran-Burning Florida Pastor, Sentenced to Death in Egypt

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Terry Jones is going to have to put off that tour of the pyramids. The firebrand, Koran-burning, riot-inciting minister of hate in Gainesville has been sentenced to death in Egypt over his role in promoting a film tied to deadly protests around the Islamic world this summer.

Jones, predictably, used the sentence to issue a new diatribe against all Muslims, saying it "shows the true face of Islam."

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The Egyptian court tried Jones in absentia on Wednesday on charges tied to the "Innocence of Muslims," the hamhanded anti-Islam movie that helped spark waves of deadly clashes from Tunisia to Libya.

The video first came to notice across the Middle East because it was included in an email promoting the latest anti-Islam stunt by Jones, who was already well known for threatening to burn a Koran on 9/11's anniversary and then going through with the bonfire this past March.

The Egyptian court found Jones guilty of harming national unity, insulting and publicly attacking Islam, and spreading false information.

Though the death sentence sounds severe, it's common in absentia cases, the AP reports, and is largely seen as a symbolic condemnation.

Jones lashed out about the trial, calling it another sign of Islam's intolerance.

"We can speak out here in America," Jones tells the AP. "That freedom means that we criticize government leadership, religion even at times. Islam is not a religion that tolerates any type of criticism."

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cms3642
cms3642

F*ck Egypt and the camel they rode in on.

Alex Cue
Alex Cue

I liked him a lot better on American Chopper.

Ray Princiotta
Ray Princiotta

Mercy, you got it right. religious ignorance, meet religious ignorance... the height of irony.

Tony Castaneira
Tony Castaneira

Instead of condemning the outrageous act by the Egyptian Court against an American exercising his right to freedom of expression you instead ridicule him. I don't agree with Terry Jones at all but I defend his right to day it. Of course if it was a person embracing a Liberal cause who was sentenced to death in absentia you would your outrage would have been obnoxious. Hypocrites!

Gustavo Anaya
Gustavo Anaya

He technically went over there to expose the religion, so that's the crime they are charging him for.. Not really the burning over here.

Elliot C Boose
Elliot C Boose

Chile....the first line in the report is funny as fuck.

Tim Detore
Tim Detore

Does the U.S. have an extradition treaty with Egypt? Screw it...buy him a one-way ticket to Cairo.

Fred Cole
Fred Cole

His shades and 'stache are relevant...

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