“I Can Beat Barack Obama” – Quran Burning Pastor Terry Jones throws his hat into the 2012 Presidential race

Posted: October 30, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Pastor Terry Jones

The infamous right-wing Christian pastor Terry Jones (known for his radical views on Muslims and Islam) is entering the 2012 Presidential race. The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur explains.

The nutty pastor of a fringe religious group who sparked deadly riots in Afghanistan this year by burning the Koran announced Wednesday that he’s running for president.

(ALIYAH SHAHID/NY Daily New)Terry Jones’ campaign, Stand Up for AmericaNow, issued a press release laying out his platform, which includes deporting “all illegals,” bringing home all of the country’s military personnel until America gets its economic house in order and reducing corporate taxes and bureaucracy.

“Please financially support us as we continue our stand against radical Islam,” the press release states.

The hate-spewing Florida preacher became infamous when he planned to burn a Koran near Ground Zero on last year’s 9/11 anniversary. He later cancelled the event, after many, including President Obama, urged him to call off the “stunt.”

Jones, however, went back on his word and oversaw a Koran burning in front of a crowd of approximately 50 people on March 20 in Gainesville, Fla.

It sparked violent protests in Afghanistan, where an angry mob overran a U.N. mission in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, killing at least 30 people, including seven U.N. workers and injuring at least 150 people.

Jones insisted he wasn’t to blame.

Although he insists he’s running for a seat in the Oval Office, Jones has not filed official paperwork with the Federal Election Commission.

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  1. Why is it that all the baseball players and freaks come here to Florida to turn pro???