(DEARBORN, Mich.) -- Florida pastor Terry Jones, best known for his burning of the Koran, will be in a Michigan courtroom Friday morning, where a jury will decide if he must pay a bond before rallying at a large mosque in Dearborn later.
Local officials say the money will be used to cover extra security for the demonstration, but Jones says he shouldn't have to pay.
"We have had several demonstrations around America, and not one time have we had any act of violence," Jones said.
Several weeks ago, Jones burned a Koran, which was followed by killings in Afghanistan. But he denies that anything he does sparks violence.
"Would we kill someone if someone burned the Bible? Uh, it poses no threat to those people, uh, those people are 7,000 miles away -- it might insult them, it might anger them, but it's definitely no reason for violence, no," he said.
Jones also said he's ready to go to jail if need be.
"There's no better day to go to jail than Good Friday or, or the day of resurrection. This is the day that Jesus died -- this is not a holiday, this is not time to get out the barbecue pit -- this is the time that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, so of course there is no better day," he said.
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