DEARBORN (WWJ) – Efforts to keep the pastor who has made world headlines by burning the Koran from rallying outside of Dearborn’s Islamic Center this week are making coast-to-coast news.
The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office is hoping to convince Pastor Terry Jones to stay away from Dearborn in order to keep the peace. They’re taking a rare legal action to stem what they see as the potential for violence, as a result of the protest. They’re trying to convince Jones that his life and those of others would be in danger.
The protest by Jones would take place Good Friday outside of the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, which is in the same immediate area as several Christian churches. Officials are worried this would pose an enormous problem for church-goers arriving for — or leaving from — Good Friday services.
An anti-sharia group out of Marlette, whose original plan to protest drew Jones’ attention, has since opted out.
Jones has a date to appear before a Dearborn District Court judge Thursday on the eve of his protest.
WWJ will continue to follow this story and will have more details as they become available.