Pastor with Missouri connection wanted in Egypt | News
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS/AP)- Egypt's General Prosecutor has issued arrest warrants for seven Egyptian Coptic Christians and an American pastor with ties to the Heartland, linking them to an anti-Islam film that's been blamed for riots across the Muslim world.
The man with Heartland ties is Pastor Terry Jones of Florida.
Jones, who attended high school in Cape Girardeau, got national attention for urging people to burn the Muslim holy book, the Koran.
Now, Egyptian prosecutors want to charge him with a crime for promoting the film, "Innocence of Muslims," the film blamed with provoking attacks on American Embassys in Cairo, Egypt and Benghazi, Libya.
The charges, however, are largely symbolic because all of the accused live outside of Egypt.
Jones said he won't respond to Egypt and hoped the U.S. government would take a stand for his First Amendment rights.
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