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From AP, via The Miami Herald:

MULBERRY, Fla. -- A Florida pastor was arrested Wednesday as he drove a pickup truck towing a large barbecue-style grill filled with kerosene-soaked Qurans to a park, where the pastor had said he was planning to burn 2,998 of the Muslim holy books— one for every victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Sheriff's deputies in Polk County, Fla., arrested Pastor Terry Jones, 61, and his associate pastor, Marvin Sapp Jr., 44, each on a felony charge of unlawful conveyance of fuel. Jones had said he was heading to a nearby park in Mulberry to burn the Qurans on Wednesday, the 12th anniversary of the attacks. Sheriff's officials said that Jones was also charged with unlawful open-carry of a firearm, a misdemeanor, and that Sapp faces a charge of having no valid registration for the trailer.

Both were being booked Wednesday night into the Polk County jail, according to Sheriff Grady Judd.

Pastor Jones is infamous for previous attempts to publicly burn the Muslim Holy Book. He was also involved in the production of the horrible anti-Islamic youtube film trailer that inflamed anti-American sentiment across the Middle East a couple of years ago.

I believe he is a professional agitator, activated in a failed attempt to sabotage the developing Syria negotiations between Russia and the US. This latest loathsome stunt is of a piece with yesterday's 'Truth for Benghazi' rally on Capitol Hill, which drew about fifty 24 people.

So pathetic that the Republicans have nothing left but phony ploys like this. But so satisfying to watch them fail!

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