Terry Jones Asked by Pentagon to Stop Support of Anti-Islam Film
- Terry Jones, a controversial Florida pastor who is known for his anti-Islam demonstrations, was contacted by the Pentagon on Wednesday and was asked to stop supporting "Innocence of Muslims," an anti-Islam film that may have played a role in triggering recent attacks on American embassies in both Egypt and Libya."The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, spoke by phone this morning with Pastor Terry Jones," Marine Col. David Lapan, director of the press office at the U.S. Department of Defense, told USA Today in a statement on Wednesday. "In the brief call, Gen. Dempsey expressed his concerns over the nature of the film, the tensions it will inflame and the violence it will cause. He asked Mr. Jones to consider withdrawing his support for the film."