SANTA ANA, Calif.–The Rev. Terry Jones, the Florida preacher blamed for inciting unrest in Afghanistan by burning a Koran, was in Santa Ana today to appear on Truth TV, an Arabic language Christian network.
Arriving at LAX last night, Jones told Fox11 News he had no plans to burn any more Korans but that he may hold another mock trial for the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
“We’ve had about 400 death threats,” he said, adding that Hezbollah, the Shia Muslim militant group, had put out a “reward out on my head for $2.4 million.”
Santa Ana police told Fox11 they were warned that Jones was on his way to town. It was unclear if he planned to make any public appearances later today.
Jones of Gainesville, Fla., said he planned to go to Dearborn, Mich., for a demonstration outside the nation’s largest mosque. He has been widely criticized for burning a Koran following a mock trial March 20 at his church, saying he did it to draw attention to radical Islam.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the act. About 20 people, including seven United Nations workers, have been killed in rioting in Afghanistan.