POLK COUNTY, Fla. – Controversial pastor Terry Jones, who made headlines for threatening to burn the Koran last year, is making news again.
Jones says he plans to burn nearly 3,000 Korans Wednesday in a Mulberry public park to demonstrate his feelings about Islam.
He filed for a permit to hold the burning last week, but according to Polk County officials, his application was submitted too late.
Jones says he will hold the event regardless of a permit, and says he will be arrested if necessary to express himself.
He recently bought property in Manatee County where he plans to move.