Banned in Britain: Pastor Terry Jones
January 20th, 2011
10:45 AM ET

Banned in Britain: Pastor Terry Jones

Britain has denied entry to the Florida pastor who said last year that he was "praying about" whether to burn Qurans to protest the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

"The government opposes extremism in all its forms which is why we have excluded Pastor Terry Jones from the UK," a Home Office spokesperson said in a statement. "Numerous comments made by Pastor Jones are evidence of his unacceptable behaviour."

Jones vowed to take legal action to change the decision. "Just as a human being, I believe it is restrictive, against my right to travel, against my right to my opinion, to express my opinion, against basic principles of freedom of religion and freedom of speech," he said in a telephone interview.

Read the full story here about the UK banning Pastor Terry Jones.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Christianity • Church and state • Europe • Florida • Quran • United Kingdom • United States

soundoff (84 Responses)
  1. Burma

    Buddhist people around the world did not accept the behavior of extremeist Islam Teleban who demolished Buddha Acient Cave Statue in Afgannistan. They decerved what Pater Jones's reaction on their attacked on 9/11/01.

    April 4, 2011 at 12:25 am |
  2. Pat

    Pastor Terry Jones sure loves beiing the center of attention. He discovered that during his publicized "let's burn the Quran on 9/11" stunt last year.

    February 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
  3. tim gallien

    Enlil/Zeus (god of the sky) is the brother of Ea/Poseidon (god of the sea), they are the sons of the original "god" among many names. I wont go into the other brother or wives and children (demigods) or why they came here, but when they arrived, they created genetic hybrids called WARDUM and REDUM or DOMO to work for the visiting family. EA taught his domo about metals, agraculture, math and other "knowledges of the gods" and freed his new children. Enlil kept his domo enslaved by not freeing their minds. Enlil said that "they (domo) would become like gods", and moved against his brother and his domo. Enlil fought Ea with his domo who he taught about war, weapons, selfishness, and blind faith in his orders. Enlil won this fight and put down his brother and killed most of the freed domo, or freedmen. Enlil imposed himself as GOD upon the earth and enshrined himself as the savior, naming his brother as the evil god from whom he saved the domo from. And to this day has maintained his hateful grip over the descendants (US) using the old divide and conquer techniques. Religions, Governments, Monetary systems, and wars, hell death and destruction. He has truly made us in his image. The god who would have freed mankind is as written by the victor, the evil force that will lead mankind away from Enlil and his control.

    February 3, 2011 at 8:23 pm |
  4. Muneef

    Who is your Qareen?

    January 24, 2011 at 12:10 pm |
    • Muneef

      What is Qareen?


      January 24, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
  5. Muneef

    Be careful not to lose your brains


    January 24, 2011 at 6:12 am |
  6. Apostle Eric vonAnderseck

    "The government opposes extremism in all its forms which is why we have excluded Pastor Terry Jones from the UK," a Home Office spokesperson said in a statement. "Numerous comments made by Pastor Jones are evidence of his unacceptable behaviour."
    Apostle Eric says; Satan is the enemy of society not people, for we pray for those in darkness to come to God’s light, Jesus Christ. http://apostlestoday.net/

    January 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
  7. Muneef

    Al-Tawba sura 09:
    In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
    O ye who believe! Choose not your fathers nor your brethren for friends if they take pleasure in disbelief rather than faith. Whoso of you taketh them for friends, such are wrong-doers. (23) Say: If your fathers, and your sons, and your brethren, and your wives, and your tribe, and the wealth ye have acquired, and merchandise for which ye fear that there will be no sale, and dwellings ye desire are dearer to you than Allah and His messenger and striving in His way: then wait till Allah bringeth His command to pass. Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk. (24)

    January 23, 2011 at 9:29 am |
    • Reality

      The merciful Allah in action:

      1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured

      1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh

      2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured

      3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US Troops killed in action, 3,481 and 924 died in non-combat98,691 – 107,707 Iraqi civilians killed as of 11/9/2010, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and

      4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2]

      5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured.

      6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks.

      7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050.

      8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700.

      9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban.

      10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,116 killed in action, 902 killed in non-combat situations as of 08/10/2010. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror

      11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran.

      12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers.

      13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead,

      14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations.

      15) Followed by the daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings every day in the terror world of Islam.

      16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated.

      17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq.

      January 23, 2011 at 11:21 am |
  8. Muneef

    Doc Vestibule.

    More for you;

    January 22, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
    • Muneef

      Another one;


      January 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
    • Muneef

      And this one;


      January 22, 2011 at 8:49 pm |
  9. Muneef

    What ever you need of information's as a Muslim prospective kindly find it here in this valuable address;

    January 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
    • Muneef

      The Prophet  said:
      The best (Muslim) believer according to his practice of Islaam is one from whose tongue and hand (Muslims) Believers are safe
      [Collected by At-Tabaraanee in Al-Kabeer (S.J.S. 1129). Also collected by Al-Bukharee, Vol 1 No 9, Muslim Vol 1 No 64 & Abu Dawud No 2475. Also see Mishkat Al Masaabih Vol 1]

      January 22, 2011 at 8:42 pm |
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