Light Attendance For Pastor Who Burned Quran

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — The Rev. Terry Jones’ return to his Missouri hometown has barely caused a stir.

Jones is a pastor who drew international attention earlier this year by burning a copy of the Quran at his church in Gainesville, Fla. He grew up in Cape Girardeau and returned Sunday night for a “Stand Up America Now” rally at a VFW post.

But the Southeast Missourian reports that just 15 people showed up. The meeting room was set up for 500.

Outside the rally, five Southeast Missouri State University students protested the appearance with signs such as “Freedom of religion means all religion.”

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press


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