Koran-burning pastor hell-bent on blazing trail to White House

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The controversy-igniting Florida preacher, who first lit a spark on Facebook when he called for people around the world to set fire to the Islamic holy text, is once again burning for media attention.

Terry Jones, a hotel manager turned missionary, caused international outrage last year by adopting a zealous anti-Muslim stance and calling for an international ‘burn-a-Koran’ day on the 9th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. After an official warning, he withdrew his plans, only to set light to the Muslim holy book later, in March. This led to riots across the globe, some resulting in violence and deaths – and propelled the shepherd of a flock of less than 100 parishioners to dubious fame.

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