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Special Guest- Pastor Terry Jones

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The Dove World Quran-burning controversy arose in July 2010, when Terry Jones, the pastor of the Christian Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, U.S., announced he would burn 200 Qurans on the 2010 anniversary of the September 11 attacks. He gained media coverage, resulting in international outrage over his plans and pleas from world leaders to cancel the event. In early September 2010, Jones cancelled and pledged never to burn a Quran. Jones's threat sparked protests in the Middle East and Asia, in which a total of 20 people were killed.Jones held a "trial of the Quran" on March 20, 2011 in his Gainesville church. Finding the scriptures guilty of "crimes against humanity," he burned it in the church sanctuary.Protesters in the northern Afghanistan city of Mazar-i-Sharif and elsewhere attacked the United Nations Assistance Mission, killing at least 30 people, including at least seven U.N. workers, and injuring at least 150 people.Jones disclaimed any responsibility. Norwegian, Swedish, Nepalese and Romanian nationals were among the UN workers killed.American news analysts criticized and blamed Hamid Karzai, president of Afghanistan, for drawing attention to the Quran burning. On March 31, Karzai publicly denounced the burning and asked for Terry Jones's arrest.
On October 27, 2011, Jones announced that he was running for President of the United States.He remarked that "I am not anywhere as intelligent as a Herman Cain...But as a I listened to the presidential candidates, they are not letting the American people know the condition that we are in.His platform calls for the deportation of all illegal immigrants, withdrawal of American troops abroad, and a reduction in bureaucracy and corporate tax rates. Under party, his FEC filing lists NPA.