TORONTO — Controversial Qur’an-burning Pastor Terry Jones has been denied entry into Canada.
Sun News reports the Gainsville, FL, pastor was held for four hours at the Detroit-Windsor, ON, crossing Thursday and turned away by Canada Border Services.
He was scheduled to take part in a debate at Queen’s Park Thursday evening with local imam Steve Rockwell about the film, Innocence of Muslims. The event is set for 6:30 p.m. and expected to continue.
Jones’ car was reportedly searched and he was questioned about whether he had a copy of the controversial film, which has caused deadly protests around the world.
Jones told QMI Agency on Wednesday that he was optimistic he would be allowed to enter Canada.