TORONTO – A controversial anti-Islamic pastor from Florida is waiting to see if he’ll be allowed into Canada to take part in a Toronto rally later in the day.
Event organizers say Terry Jones arrived at the U.S.-Canada border this morning, but has not yet been given permission to cross.
Jones was invited to take part in a debate on free speech in front of the Ontario legislature this evening.
Organizers say Jones will square off against a Toronto imam, a Sikh community leader and Muslim author to discuss the film “Innocence of Muslims,” which has incited mass riots around the world.
Jones made international headlines two years ago when he commemorated the ninth anniversary of 9/11 by burning copies of the Qur’an.
Organizers say the debate is still scheduled to get underway at 6 p.m.