Dr. Terry Jones, Founder and President of Stand Up America Now, will burn 2,998 Korans on September 13, 2013 at 4090 Laurel Crest Court, Mulberry, Florida (which is in the Tampa Bay area) to raise public awareness regarding the threat of Radical Islam and to honor the victims of 9-11.
In a statement issued in conjunction with the announcement, Dr. Terry Jones wrote:
The radical hand of Islam shows itself with violence against anyone who dares to stand up and speak the truth. We at Stand Up America Now will not back down. We will not be silent.
On September 11, 2013, to remember those who were murdered by radical Islam, and to send Islam a very clear warning that they will not get their foothold in America as they have done in Europe, we will be holding an International Burning of 2,998 Korans, representing one for each individual who was murdered in the September 11, 2001 attacks.
President Obama is aggressively working to convince the American public that civil rights laws are violated by those who make "inflammatory" statements about Islam. However, peaceful speech and expression is fully within our civil rights. Criticism of Islam cannot be avoided in light of its violent and oppressive nature. It is unjust that this scrutiny is to be considered "inflammatory" while the murderously inflammatory words of the Koran and the teachings of Islam's leaders are protected by corrupt politicians and political correctness. We are on an extremely dangerous path as a nation.
In an associated YouTube video, Dr. Terry Jones went a bit further in revealing his motivations for sponsoring this event. In it, he said:
Our liberties are being taken away from us. Our Freedom of Speech is being watered down to such a degree that it is becoming devoid of power. The 2nd Amendment is being altered - the result - the disarming of our nation. In order to stand up for the Constitution and honor the victims of 9-11, we will be having a Worldwide Burning of 2,998 Korans - one Koran for every victim of 9-11.
Islam is a religion devoid of human rights, women's rights. It is a religion of murder, rape, persecution. They continue to kill Christians and anyone else that dares to criticize Islam, Mohammad or the Koran.
Let us during 9-11, send them a very clear message that we shall not bow down to their intimidation and we shall stand and we shall protect our Liberty and the Constitution of the United States.
Stand with Liberty. Stand Up America Now!
Stand Up American Now with Dr. Terry Jones is a political organization using the United States Constitution's First Amendment to stand against radical Islam. It leads a growing network of activists in America and around the world who are determined, as people of free societies, to speak truth to power and to a generation deceived by liberalism and political correctness. Dr. Terry Jones is the Pastor at Dove Outreach Center in Florida and has announced he will be an Independent Presidential Candidate in 2016.