Thursday, January 20, 2011

Britain's Home Office Bans Visit By Controversial Florida Pastor

Britain's Home Office has barred controversial Florida pastor Terry Jones from entering the United Kingdom.  BBC News reports that the pastor, who provoked international protests last year when his Dove World Outreach Center scheduled a "Burn a Koran Day" (see prior posting), had been invited to Britain by the group England Is Ours. He was scheduled to speak at a series of demonstrations against the expansion of Islam in the UK. A Home Office representative said: "Coming to the UK is a privilege not a right and we are not willing to allow entry to those whose presence is not conducive to the public good." [Thanks to Scott Mange for the lead.]