Those who have not Googled "Terry Jones" already may be surprised he has been in the news before.
In the spring of 1945 a Terrence S. Jones residing at RFD 1 in Broken Bow, Nebraska threatened to burn an indeterminate number of copies of "Mein Kampf." Enigma intercepts that I have obtained through an FOIA request reveal Martin Borman describing Adolf Hitler, on learning of this threat, as more irate than when he learned a squad of Jewish-American commandos dropped into occupied France were commiting atrocities on German prisoners. This was corroborated by (now redacted) testimony by Hermann Goering at the Nurenburg trials. (Passing mention is also made of it in the diaries of Joseph Goebbels.) Following receipt of a letter by Special Delivery from Cordell Hull and a telegram from George C. Marshall, Jones was spirited aboard a DC-3 one fog-bound night and flown from Offutt Field to Andrews Air Base and hence by motorcade to a half-hour fireside chat with FDR in the Green Room. Three days later Jones received a frantic trans Atlantic phone call from General Eisenhower and agreed to meet in Lisbon with von Ribbentrop or other officials from the German foreign ministry.
Those hoping to divine Jones's future actions from this previous episode will be disconcerted to learn that the Lisbon meeting was cancelled following the allied victory in Europe.
At this time I am tracking an unconfirmed rumor that in the summer of 1945 an individual (not necessarily Jones) threatened to burn one or more copies of volumes variously described as the works of Lao Tzu, the Book of the Dead, the Upanishads (or alternately, the Bhagavad-Gita) or the early writings of Christopher Isherwood. Harry S. Truman was now the president and the individual was prompted arrested and interned for the duration of the war (approximately three and a half weeks) at a detention center in Manzanar, California. A RAND researcher at the Command and Staff College who requested anonymity told me that had the book burning gone forward and the Japanese public been aware of it, the atomic bombings would have been without effect, a land invasion necessary and a million additional American casualties sustained.