By Ria Novosti
U.S. Quran-burning pastor Terry Jones accidently discharged his gun at a parking lot of a TV station shortly after appearing in a talk show with a Muslim cleric.
The radical pastor was leaving the Fox 2 office after taking part in the Let it Rip show, along with Hassan Al-Qazwini, the spiritual leader of Deaborn’s Islamic Center of America.
“Pastor Terry Jones just discharged his firearm in our parking lot,” myFOXdetroit.com announced on its Facebook page. “He claims it was fired by accident. The shot went into the floorboard of his car. No one was hurt. Police are on the scene.”
Jones wanted to burn a copy of the Islamic holy book during the last year’s anniversary of the September 11 attacks. But he backed down under intense pressure, including interventions from President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, who warned that such a stunt would endanger American lives.
However, he supervised the burning of the Islamic holy book at a church in Florida on March 20. The move sparked major unrest in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, in which over 100 people were killed, including 10 members of a UN mission.