When it was ultimately discovered Dove World Outreach Center Pastor Terry Jones went through with his threat to burn the Islamic holy book, the Quran, there was a considerable response in the Muslim communities around the globe, including riots that led to the deaths of two American soldiers.
But as despicable as it is to think someone like Jones could have been responsible for that act, comedian and talk show host Dennis Miller vented his frustration over the response. On Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” on Wednesday night, Miller declared the reaction “crazy.”
“Listen, Terry Jones is a moron,” Miller said. “I’m surprised he can get a fire started. But how that leads to guys getting their heads cut off overseas is crap. I’m getting sick of treating Islam like Fabergé eggs, where some moron in the Everglades lights up a book and you decapitate people overseas and people say Terry Jones started it they can start lighting Bibles up tomorrow. They could go ‘Fahrenheit 451’ with ‘Atlas Shrugged,’ my favorite book, and I would shake my head and go people are crazy. But this whole thing about I have got to get out and sever somebody’s head from their body. That’s crazy.”
The Westwood One host said Jones acts aren’t worth people being beheaded, which was the case with two United Nations workers in Afghanistan.
“Listen, Jones would be the U Thant of al-Aaida,” Miller said. “Yeah, he is as stupid as they come. Should that lead to innocents getting beheaded? I think not.”