Controversial Florida Pastor Barred from Britain

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- A U.S. pastor who threatened to burn a Quran on an
anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has been
barred from visiting Britain.

The Home Office said Wednesday that Florida pastor Terry Jones
has been "excluded from the U.K." because the British government
opposes extremism in all its forms.

The British media say Jones planned to give a speech to a
right-wing group, England is Ours.

The preacher, the leader of a small Christian congregation in
Florida, sparked worldwide headlines last year when he threatened
to burn a copy of the Quran on Sept. 11.

His plan drew widespread condemnation, and he eventually called
off the move.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by sally on Jan 22, 2011 at 12:57 PM
    That's CENTRAL Florida trash. Apparently, Gators aren't the only nasty things in Gainesville.
  • by airborne on Jan 21, 2011 at 08:20 AM
    Just more North Florida trash.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 20, 2011 at 05:18 AM
    Christians likes this guy worry me more than Islamic extremists...and he is already penetrated our national borders. Perhaps we should follow Britain's example of non-tolerence for radicals and deport him.
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