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Wednesday, 15 December 2010


15th December 2010, by Paul Robins, from the Daily Star

AN AMERICAN hate preacher who threatened to burn the Koran has been banned from joining a far-right demo in Britain.

Leaders of the English Defence League (EDL) claimed last night that they had never invited the inflamatory cleric Terry Jones to attend their rally in Luton, Beds, in February.

The ranting pastor had vowed to attend it to preach “against the evils and destructiveness of Islam”.

But the EDL said his offer was “inappropriate”.

Muslim leaders have warned that British soldiers will die if Jones is allowed into the UK.
Home Secretary Theresa May, 54, said she is “actively” considering barring him from coming here.

Mr Jones, 58, caused outrage after threatening to burn the Muslim holy books on the anniversary of the US 9/11 attacks.

The preacher, who runs a tiny church in Florida, cancelled his sick stunt after a global outcry.

In a statement on its Facebook page, the EDL said: “We believe firmly in upholding the principles of free speech, but at the same time we do not believe the Koran should be burned, but rather read so that people come to understand its inherent violence, supremacism, and hatred and contempt for non-Muslims.”

The far-right group said it was proud of its “diverse support base”, which includes a Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender division and a Pakistani Christian division.

It added: “In light of our strong commitment to these groups and some of the Pastor’s statements, we feel it inappropriate to offer him an invitation to attend an EDL demonstration.”

1 comment:

  1. Burning a book full of paedophiliac pornography and violence is "sick", but beheading, female genital mutilation and stoning of adulterers doesn't get a mention?

    The Daily Star is SICK!!