Speaking today outside a high school in Dearborn, Quran-burning pastor Terry Jones said he was there in a show of solidarity with non-Muslim students that he alleges are being bullied by Muslim students. It was Jones' fourth rally against Islam in Dearborn over the past year.
School officials have dismissed Jones’ claims about Edsel Ford High School in Dearborn. But Jones — joined by about a dozen supporters with anti-Islam signs – said the bullying reflects the way Muslims act when they grow in numbers. Jones said he was contacted by several parents of students at the high school, which has a growing Muslim population.
"As long as the community is small, they don’t cause any trouble," Jones said about Muslims amid a heavy police presence outside Edsel Ford. "As the Muslim community grows ... their intolerance of other communities grows."
See also "Terry Jones anti-Islam rally in Dearborn draws more media than protesters, school official says", MLive.com, 10 October 2012
And "Michigan students fight Florida pastor's anti-Muslim attacks", Colorlines, 10 October 2012
Also "U.S. Qur'an-burning pastor to speak in Toronto about freedom of speech", The Star, 10 October 2012