The stage is set for a showdown in Toronto this week between Qur'an-burning Florida pastor Terry Jones and Toronto imam Steve Rockwell, if Jones is allowed to cross the Canadian border.
In what an organizer calls "a fantastic night for free speech," Jones and Rockwell will meet at a rally on the lawn at Queen's Park in front of the Ontario legislature on Thursday evening, according to QMI Agency.
Jones is slated to talk about his promotion of the The Innocence of Muslims, a controversial film almost no one, including Jones, has seen except for a lengthy trailer posted on YouTube. The crudely-made movie, spearheaded by a convicted California fraudster, sparked a deadly backlash in the Muslim world.
Event organizer Allan Einstoss told QMI that Jones will talk about whether the movie is "appropriate enough to be shown.
"We also have people champing at the bit from the Muslim community who would like to debate or speak in rebuttal to Pastor Jones. It's a fantastic night for free speech."
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