Terry Jones’ lawyer slams Islam ahead of Dearborn mosque protest

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The attorney for the Quran-burning pastor who plans to protest this afternoon outside the biggest mosque in metro Detroit said that Islam and Dearborn are threats to Christians.

Speaking Friday on a Christian radio station, Richard Thompson, President of the Ann Arbor-based Thomas More Law Center, said that unless Islam is confronted “they will destroy Christianity and hold Christians to second-class citizenship.”

Thompson is representing Terry Jones, a Florida pastor known for burning the holy book for Muslims, the Quran. Jones plans to protest today from 1 to 3 p.m. outside the Islamic Center of America, a Dearborn mosque. He tried to rally there last year, but was prevented by a Dearborn judge who banned him for three years. A Detroit judge later overturned that decision.

Speaking on the Bob Dutko show on WMUZ-FM (103.5), Thompson said that “Islam is more than a religion.” He said it’s a political ideology that could destroy Christianity.

On Thursday, a federal judge ruled in favor of Jones’ right to rally. Thompson had filed a lawsuit earlier this week on his behalf after the City of Dearborn asked him to sign a legal agreement before protesting, which Thompson said was unconstitutional.

The host of the radio show, Dutko, agreed with the judge’s decision, saying it will “stave off sharia law” in Dearborn. “I’m glad to see this victory. The City of Dearborn is acting as though sharia law is in place,” Dutko said.

Detroit Free Press, 7 April 2012

Thompson recently told WorldNetDaily: “Islam is more than a religion. It is a political ideology that regulates every aspect of human existence and calls for the Islamic domination of the world. Since radical Muslims know they can never defeat our military on the battlefield, they devised the strategy of internal subversion.”

He added: “Like the ancient Trojan Horse welcomed within the city’s gates, Islam has entered America disguised as a religion. But its ultimate objective is political: Destroy America and establish an Islamic nation under Shariah law. So while America sleeps, they are awake and subverting our government, as well as our public schools and universities. And we will not be deterred from our efforts to stop them.”