Pastor who attempted to burn Qurans takes plea
A Florida pastor who was arrested this past Sept. 11 while attempting to burn 2,998 Qurans at a Polk County park has accepted a plea agreement that will prohibit him from returning to the county for six months.
As part of Tuesday's plea deal, prosecutors have agreed to drop a felony charge of unlawful conveyance of fuel against Terry Jones.
On Sept. 11, Jones and members of his congregation in the Dove World Outreach Ministries in Manatee County came to the Mulberry area to burn Qurans in memory of those who died in the 2001 terrorist attacks.
The Lakeland Ledger reports that Jones was in a truck pulling a cooker laden with kerosene-soaked Qurans when he was arrested.