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Zimmerman telephoned Quran-burning pastor from jail

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Pastor Terry Jones in 2010. His plans to burn a Quran incensed Muslims worldwide.

George Zimmerman contacted controversial Florida pastor Terry Jones from jail in April and tried to dissuade him from holding a rally in Sanford, Fla., to support him in the Trayvon Martin case, theGrio.com reports.

That tidbit was in the nearly 150 jailhouse calls to or from Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the February killing, that prosecutors released this week.


Zimmerman placed the call to Jones just on April 19, one day before Zimmerman’s initial bond hearing. 

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Jones is known for his anti-Islam rhetoric and for burning a Quran, which prompted violent reactions around the world.

Read the full report from theGrio.com here.

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