INTERPOL Issues Terror Alert for ‘Tragic Consequences’ to Follow Koran Burning
September 9, 2010
(ChattahBox)—It’s truly amazing how one rag-tag radical fundamentalist, lunatic in Southern Florida, sporting a ridiculous trucker mustache can generate international media attention. Pastor Terry Jones, the head of a tiny fringe evangelical congregation in Gainesville, Fla. has done just that, with his hatemongering of Islam and plan to burn copies of the Koran on the anniversary of 9/11, to make his point that “Islam is of the Devil.” With fears that the image of an American pastor burning the Holy Book of Muslims could trigger violence against our troops and civilians abroad, the Pentagon, State Department and President Obama have condemned Pastor Jones’ incendiary actions. And INTERPOL has now issued a global terror alert to its 188 member countries, at the request of Pakistan’s Minister of the Interior.
The terror alert was posted today on INTERPOL’s website:
“INTERPOL has today issued a global alert to its 188 member countries following the request of Pakistan’s Minister of the Interior, and its own determination, that if the proposed Koran burning by a pastor in the US goes ahead as planned, there is a strong likelihood that violent attacks on innocent people would follow.”
“Minister Rehman Malik personally contacted INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble to engage the world police body’s assistance in warning law enforcement of the increased terrorist threat if plans reported by the media to burn the holy book were carried out on Saturday’s anniversary of the September 11 attacks.”
The language of the alert goes on to say “there are currently no specific details” on terror attacks, but adds “what is clear is if the Koran burning goes ahead as planned, there will be tragic consequences, ones which may well claim the lives of many innocent people.”
Secretary General Noble, also condemned the proposed actions of Pastor Jones to set fire to Korans on a day that should be reserved for remembering the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11.
“September 11 is a day when the world should come together to redouble our efforts to prevent and fight terrorism, not a day when any individual, especially an American, should engage in provocative acts that will give terrorists propaganda intended to convert September 11 from a day of remembrance, to one of recruitment for terrorists and others inspired to attack the US and other western targets,” stressed Secretary General Noble.
“Pakistan’s actions in contacting INTERPOL to ensure that potentially vital information in helping police identify and prevent any form of terror attack is circulated worldwide are to be commended, and the reaction of INTERPOL and others around the world in response to this planned hateful act should be seen by the Muslim community as strong evidence that this man and his small congregation stand alone,” concluded Secretary General Noble.”
Although the terror alert was issued in response to Pakistan’s concerns, INTERPOL says it made “its own determination” in issuing the alert.