Concerned about a potential outbreak of violence, Wayne County prosecutors have filed a complaint in court that seeks to compel Florida pastor Terry Jones -- who oversaw the burning of a Quran last month -- not to rally outside an Islamic center in Dearborn this week. . .
Filed Friday in 19th district court in Dearborn, prosecutors say that if Jones shows up outside the center, "the greatest danger is the likelihood of a riot ensuing complete with the discharge of firearms."Maybe they should have asked local Muslims first what they thought:
Not everyone shares the Wayne County Prosecutor's concern that Dearborn will be unable to constrain its passions in the face of Terry Jones' planned protest Friday.
Dawud Walid, Executive Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations - Michigan says he's doesn't support the legal effort to thwart Jones' event.
He told the [Detroit] Free Press that "their action innocently played into Jones' objectives, which is to paint Dearborn as a pro-sharia city that's oppressing Christians, which is, of course, not true."
Walid also said the court filing inaccurately tries to "equate the actions of zealots in Afghanistan with Muslim Americans in Dearborn." He described the Dearborn community as a peaceful one that would not harm Jones.
Jones is due in 19th District Court in Dearborn on Thursday to answer prosecutors' claims that his demonstration could cause a riot and demands he post a "peace bond" to cover police costs.