An Idiot With Innocent Blood On His Hands

By Jack Simony

By Jack Simony

“We’re not big debaters. We’re not very well-educated,” Luke Jones said. “We’re just simple people trying to do the right thing.”

You may be wondering just who this simple, uneducated Luke Jones might be, and whether his self-characterization is correct or just false modesty.  Well, it sure isn’t false modesty. He’s the son of Terry Jones, an idiot with blood on his hands — the simple, uneducated pastor whose idea of doing the right thing is dousing a copy of the Koran with kerosene and setting it on fire.  Jones (the father) had threatened to bring his simple, uneducated (and very small) flock to New York City to do just that in September, in response to plans to build an Islamic center near Ground Zero.  And the threat got him just as much attention as he was hoping for.

After a media feeding frenzy that must have had Pastor Jones thinking he’d died and gone to Heaven, and after an intervention by the United States Secretary of Defense, Mr. Jones backed off.  But apparently once you’ve had a taste of international attention, it’s hard to do without it. (“It’s like people forgot about us.”). So week before last, he remedied that situation by holding the Koran burning at his Gainesville, Florida church – and live-streaming it on the Internet, with Arabic subtitles. (He must have gotten help with the Arabic from someone a little less simple and uneducated.)

A $2 million bounty on Jones’s head in Pakistan.   Oh, and riots in Afghanistan that have killed 16 people and injured 90.

– By Jack Simony


About Jack Simony

Jack Simony is a hedge fund portfolio manager from New York City. More information and a full biography can be found by visiting
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