The Florida church pastor whose Koran-burning last month inspired a mob of protesters in Afghanistan to launch a deadly attack on the country's U.N. headquarters on Friday issued a statement saying the attack was "a very tragic and criminal incident" and that the U.S. and U.N should "call these people to justice." Though Terry Jones had announced on the Today show in September that there would never be a Koran burning at his church, the pastor went through with it in late March in an event described by an attendant as a mock criminal trial where 50 people gathered and the Koran was found "guilty" for "inciting murder, rape, and terrorist activities." In his statement, Jones did not explain what caused him to change his mind since September. Meanwhile, at least 10 foreigners, seven Afghan national staff, and five protesters have been declared dead in the attack, though sources say the death toll will rise.
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