Prosecutor Seeks to Stop Terry Jones' Next Koran Burning

| by The Volokh Conspiracy

Reuters reports:

A Detroit prosecutor has filed a petition in district court to stop a Florida fundamentalist Christian preacher, who recently caused riots in Afghanistan after he burned a Koran, from holding a rally outside a large Michigan mosque.


Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said the threat of violence was too great to allow Terry Jones to hold the planned gathering on Friday near the Islamic Center of America — the largest U.S. mosque — in the heavily Muslim Detroit suburb of Dearborn.

A hearing on Worthy’s bid to block Jones and his supporters from holding the rally at the mosque will be held on Thursday in a Dearborn court....

Jones is also apparently being asked to file a bond “to cover costs of police security for the demonstration,” something that is likely unconstitutional under Forsyth County v. Nationalist Movement (at least unless the bond is unrelated to the actual costs, but is just a modest flat fee, which doesn’t seem to be the case from the story). Thanks to Ed Grinberg for the pointer.