Rev. Terry Jones Orders Quran Burning on 9/11 Anniversary
Terry Jones, the pastor of an evangelical church called the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, FL, says he wants to burn 200 copies of the Quran as a counterattack to the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks. Jones has selected the ninth anniversary of the attacks—as well as the conclusion of Eid al-Fitr, the celebration at the end of Ramadan—and although fire authorities denied his request to hold it in the public square, there is nothing they can do until the first match is lit. Despite warnings from everyone from the Obama administration, the Koran-burning day will go on.