Another pastor plans to burn Quran

Tennessee reverend says he supports Jones, will post video of burning holy book on the Web

Having demonstrated the global notoriety to be gained through Muslim-baiting, Rev. Terry Jones has at least one copycat on his side—an evangelical minister from Springfield, Tenn. who plans to burn a copy of the Quran on Saturday and post video of the event on the Internet. Rev. Bob Old appears undaunted—attracted perhaps—by the international revulsion ones provoked with his own plan to incinerate copies of the Quran on the 9th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Jones’s idea drew outrage from everyone from U.S. military leaders to the White House, in large measure because he could be putting U.S. troops stationed in Iraq and Aghanistan in danger. Ironically enough, Old’s announcement comes just as Jones is showing signs he will buckle: in an interview with a Toronto radio station, the Gainesville, Fla. pastor admitted he’d been affected by the angry reaction. “We are very much in prayer about it,” he told AM640. “There is the possibility, of course, that we will not do it.”

The Tennessean

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