Anti-Muslim Hate Preacher Draws Small Crowd
Not many came, but it is Cape Girardeau & home town of both Terry Jones and Rush Limbaugh, so you can be guaranteed that some bigots and zealots would attend.
The Rev. Terry Jones brought his anti-Islamic message to his hometown of Cape Girardeau on Sunday night, but only a few showed up to hear it while others opted to stand outside with placards of protest.
The three-hour “Stand Up America Now” rally drew about 15 people to VFW Post 3838, though the rented meeting room was set up for 500. Outside, about five Southeast Missouri State University students stood along North Kingshighway with signs that had messages like “Freedom of religion means all religion.”
Muslims stayed away, though beforehand they condemned Jones, who made headlines earlier this year when he burned the Quran.
During the rally, some attendees nodded in agreement when the night’s first speaker, Usama Dakdok, called the Quran a “dumb counterfeit of the Bible” that is full of inconsistencies and contradictions.
Jones, who graduated from Central High School in 1969, was scheduled to speak later in the night about the moral, spiritual and economic condition of America. Jones is pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center, a fundamentalist Christian church in Gainesville, Fla.