Gainesville Rev. Plans Burning Of Qurans

TerryJones_Reverend_2013MULBERRY — The Rev. Terry Jones’ plan to set fire Wednesday to nearly 3,000 Qurans in a Mulberry public park may be thwarted not by a bomb-toting jihadist but by good ol’ American red tape.

Jones, whose 15-member church in Gainesville sparked Muslim ire around the globe in 2010 when he burned a copy of the Islamic holy book on the lawn of his Gainesville church, plans to burn 2,998 Qurans — one for each victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania — in a Polk County public park.

To do that, he needs a facilities-use permit, which he doesn’t have or plan on getting.

Source: TBO