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...for Terry Jones, pastor of a congregation of 50 people in Gainesville, Florida, whose thoughtless threat to burn copies of the Koran to mark 9/11 and protest against Islamic violence accelerated into an international incident with potentially dangerous consequences and required the intervention of President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton, General David Petraeus and of leaders of representative religious organisation in the United States before Jones was persuaded at the last moment of the foolishness of his ways.