The estranged daughter of Terry Jones
, the U.S. pastor who has threatened to burn copies of the Koran, believes he has gone mad
and needs help, she said
in a German media interview conducted on Friday, Reuters reports.
She described how a Christian community her father spent years building in Cologne, Germany was at first Bible-orientated but later changed
. After leaving the community aged 17, Emma Jones said she returned in 2005 to find it had become sect-like
“I saw that my father preached and did things that I didn’t find biblical at all
. He demanded total allegiance
to himself and his second wife,” she said. His first wife, her mother, died in 1996.
“That was real religious delusion I saw,” she added. “Typical evidence of a sect
Emma Jones said the community kicked out her father in 2008, when he returned to the United States.