Pastor Who Threatened Quran Burn Plans UK Trip

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LONDON (AP) — Activists are calling on the British government to ban from entering the U.K. a Florida pastor who threatened to burn a Quran on the anniversary of 9/11.

Terry Jones says on his website that he has been invited to a rally in February organized by the far-right English Defense League.

A previously obscure preacher, Jones gained infamy through his effort to burn the Quran. He canceled the event after international pressure.

The group Hope Not Hate says Jones should be barred because "only extremists will benefit from his visit."

The Home Office said Sunday it would not comment on individual cases, The government has the power to bar people considered a threat to public safety or national security.

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