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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