Refused to burn the Koran pastor gave a car

Pastor from Florida, Terry Jones, who planned to burn the Koran on the anniversary of September 11, 2001, received a gift car. On Friday reported The Associated Press.
In the midst of a scandal over the burning of the holy book of Muslims car dealer from New Jersey Brad Benson placed on local radio commercials, which promised to give Jones Hyundai Accent 2011 model year, if he abandons his plans.

Benson was surprised when the representatives of the pastor contacted him and asked whether you can already pick up the car. The entrepreneur decided it was a rally, and asked to send him a copy of the permit Jones. He did.

Jones himself in an interview with the agency emphasized that its decision not to burn the Koran was made not because of the promise of Benson. The pastor explained that he learned of the gift a few weeks after the scandal.

Meanwhile, Benson said that initially only going to donate a car to Jones for a year. Now he’s ready to give the pastor, “Hyundai”, because, he says, does not want to be involved in politics.

Autodealer consulted with radio listeners, whether he be given a car to Jones. Most of the nearly 2600 people who have called on the radio or sent emails, Benson advised to keep his word. When exactly will the transfer of gift retail value of 14,200 dollars, not reported.

In 2003, like agency, Benson suggested that the car Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, if he leaves the country. However, the infomercial was unpopular, and two days later the businessman replaced it with a roller with an apology.

Advertising policy Dealer quite effective, adds AP. In 2007 Benson sold a month on average for 60 cars. Now the volume of monthly sales ranged from 500 to 600 cars, and Brad Benson Auto Group is one of the most successful car dealership staff.

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