01 Apr '11, 10pm

US pastor knew 'violent reaction' likely to Koran burning: LONDON - US pastor Terry Jones said he knew there cou...

LONDON - US pastor Terry Jones said he knew there could be a "violent reaction" to a Koran-burning at his church, after seven UN workers were killed in Afghanistan on Friday in a protest about the event. Jones, whose threats to burn copies of the Islamic holy book have incensed many in the Muslim world, presided over a Koran-burning in his church in Florida on March 20. Seven foreign United Nations workers were killed Friday in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif by protesters angered by the event, in the deadliest attack on the UN there since the 2001 invasion. Speaking to Britain's Sky News television from his Florida home, Jones called for the killers to be brought to justice. "There was somewhat of an awareness that there could be a violent reaction," he said. "I think that we need to really take this to heart and I think the people who did this, they should be ...

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