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Controversial Florida Pastor Denied Protest at Michigan Mosque, Apr 22, 2011

A U.S. jury  has banned Pastor Terry Jones from staging a protest in front of the largest mosque in North America in the U. S. state of Michigan.  The jury in Dearborn, home  to one of the country's largest Muslim communities, said such a protest would disturb the peace. Jones, pastor of a small evangelical church in the southern state of Florida, made international headlines last year when he threatened to burn the Quran, the Islamic holy book. Jones eventually did burn the Quran March 20 and posted video on his church’s website.  The move caused widespread violence in Afghanistan, and scores of people were killed including U.N. personnel.  The controversy that surrounds Terry Jones followed him into a courtroom Friday, when concerns about public safety intersected with Jones’s desire to stage the protest.  The jury's decision puts an end, for now, to Jones's plans. VOA. (More)

       Hatred never ends through hatred.        
       By non-hate alone does it end.
       This is an ancient truth.

      - The Dhammapada: 
      A New Translation of the Buddhist Classic with Annotations
      Gil Fronsdal, 2005, Shambhala