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Terry Jones’ Comedy Koran Burning Is Hot News From Florida To Accrington

by | 11th, September 2010

D-LIST celebrity vicar Terry Jones, star of the reality TV show I Will Burn The Koran Unless… keeps getting funnier. The entire non-event organised by Jones of the get this Dove World Outreach Center is now beyond parody

It’s 9/11. And the memorial day to the thousands of lives lost and ruined by 9/11 is couched in the Sky News headline:

9/11 Remembered Amid Koran Burning Row

No, not 9/11 Remembered Amid War In Afghanista n.

The possible burning of a book in a televised spectacular is bigger than war. International Burn a Koran Day is huge.

Jones says he won’t burn the Koran if Feisal Abdul Rauf calls off plans to build an Islamic cultural centre near Ground Zero.

Mr Rauf issues a statement:

“I am prepared to consider meeting with anyone who is seriously committed to pursuing peace… We have no such meeting planned at this time.”

A Mr Ka Paul then appears, a man billed as a cleric experienced in conflict resolution ”. To resolve a conflict he, er, issues a threat to Imam Rauf:

“Call in two hours or Pastor Jones would be forced to consider his options.”

The deadline passed. Rauf never called. Jones continued to do nothing.

Then Barack Obama, a man who you might suppose was busy, what with a big war going on, tells everyone that he

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