I read this with my bowl of oatmeal this morning and nearly choked. Terry Jones, the Koran burning pastor of yesterdays news, must pay the police $180k for police protection the Dove World Outreach Center incurred in the lead up to his aborted event.
"We have 286 sworn officers and almost everyone was working either at the Dove Center or at other soft targets," she said. "Unless you were sick or injured you were working" the day the burning was to take place.
The Gainesville Police Department said it spent more than $100,000 while the Alachua County Sheriff's Office spent an estimated $80,000 during the weekend of the planned demonstration.
Coincidentally, Terry Jones sent me an email asking for donations to his cause.
My name is Dr. Terry Jones.
We need your financial assistance in order to continue the fight that we have started against Islam. As we know, Islam is a very dangerous and violent religion. We must take this message to Washington D.C. We must take this message around to the major cities in America. We have plans to contact Senators and Representatives and knock on doors to talk to them in Washington D.C. To bring to their awareness, that we must wake up, we must look at this radical element of Islam, and we must stop them. We must, around America call for rallies in order to wake up our churches, in order to wake up our local governments, that they might be able to see that it is time for us to stand up. It is time for the Church, it is time for people to speak out. In order to do this, we need your financial help. If you would like for us to come to your area, then please contact us by e-mail at, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 352-371-2487.
Hi, my name is Terry Jones and I am a nutball.