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The pressure wasn't put on him because people might be killed.
The pressure was put on him because his actions were stupid and counter productive. he made it harder for the US to do the job that it's trying to do.
If all the moderate Muslim leaders had come out and said that he had a right under the First Amendment of his country to build his bonfire, and he should just be ignored, it wouldn't have changed the fact that the guy is the best recruiter that the Taliban et al have had in years.
When you've got someone in your country recruiting terrorists, you shut them down. Regardless of what the rest of the world thinks.
This isn't a story about how Muslims can't handle criticism.
This is a story about a nut job in Florida who thinks 'tragical' is a real word, running a recruitment drive for the very people he claims to hate.
There were Party Hats and High Fives in Taliban HQ when Jones hit the world headlines. I wouldn't be surprised if they are considering putting his face on their bank notes or a postage stamp.