Mudcat Café message #2981985 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #131989   Message #2981985
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
07-Sep-10 - 09:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: Burning Korans
Subject: RE: BS: Burning Korans
Terry Jones crosses swords with nearly everybody in Gainesville (pop. about 260,000).
The mayor, Craig Lowe, is openly gay.
Some two dozen churches in Gainesville are planning events, including readings from the Qu'ran at their weekend services.
The Fire Department has refused to give Terry Jones a burn permit.

Jones says he has received death threats and has strapped a .40 caliber pistol to his hip.
Reports from the Gainesville Times and Gainesville Sun.

Gainesville has at least one Islamic Center.
The University of Florida, Gainesville, some 50,000 students on campus, has a football game the same day as the proposed book burning.