Home Secretary Theresa May has said she was "actively" considering whether to ban a controversial US pastor from entering Britain to share his views on Islam with far-right activists.Skip related content
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Terry Jones sparked condemnation around the world when he threatened to burn the Koran on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.
He intends to preach "against the evils and destructiveness of Islam" at an English Defence League rally in Luton, Bedfordshire, on February 5.
Mrs May told Sky News' Sunday Live: "Of course the home secretary has the right to exclude people who are not conducive to public good or on national security grounds. Pastor Terry Jones has been on my radar for a few months now."
A statement on the pastor's website said: "During the protest, Dr Terry Jones will speak against the evils and destructiveness of Islam in support of the continued fight against the Islamification of England and Europe."
However, Weyman Bennett, joint national secretary of Unite Against Fascism, accused Mr Jones of coming to Britain to "whip up Islamophobia and racism".