The nutty pastor of a fringe religious group who sparked deadly riots in Afghanistan this year by burning the Koran announced Wednesday that he’s running for president.
Terry Jones’ campaign, Stand Up for America Now, issued a press release laying out his platform, which includes deporting “all illegals,” bringing home all of the country’s military personnel until America gets its economic house in order and reducing corporate taxes and bureaucracy.
“Please financially support us as we continue our stand against radical Islam,” the press release states.
The hate-spewing Florida preacher became infamous when he planned to burn a Koran near Ground Zero on last year’s 9/11 anniversary. He later cancelled the event, after many, including President Obama, urged him to call off the “stunt.”
Jones, however, went back on his word and oversaw a Koran burning in front of a crowd of approximately 50 people on March 20 in Gainesville, Fla.
It sparked violent protests in Afghanistan, where an angry mob overran a U.N. mission in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, killing at least 30 people, including seven U.N. workers and injuring at least 150 people.
Jones insisted he wasn’t to blame.
Although he insists he’s running for a seat in the Oval Office, Jones has not filed official paperwork with the Federal Election Commission.