Sunday, April 3, 2011

And What Does the Guy Who Burned the Quran Think?

You can read his thoughts here.


For protection, his followers — the 20 to 30 who are left — openly carry guns (they have licenses, he said) and have become more rigorous about checking their cars and visitors’ bags. Police protection is sometimes required when members travel, he said.

Mr. Jones’s rustic church sits on 20 acres of land, up a long driveway that is dotted with Australian pines. There is a small aboveground pool, and three police cars idled nearby on Saturday.

“I don’t right now feel personally afraid,” he said. “But we are armed.”

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