Florida Pastor Rethinking Decision To Cancel Quran Burning
This story has more flip-flops than a beach shoe store. The pastor who wants to burn the Quran, and who then called off the event, now says he may conduct the the burning of the holy book after all.
Pastor Terry Jones earlier Thursday had backed off his threat to burn the Quran after he said he was promised that a planned Islamic center and mosque would be moved away from New York’s ground zero. Muslim leaders denied there was such a deal.
Later outside his church he said that the imam he thought he made the deal with “clearly, clearly lied to us” about moving the mosque.
Jones and Imam Muhammad Musri stood side by side in a news conference where the pastor said he would cancel Saturday’s event.
Musri later told The Associated Press there was only an agreement for him and Jones to travel to New York and meet Saturday with the imam overseeing plans to build a mosque near ground zero.
It wouldn’t make sense that Musri could speak on behalf of the New York project, so it’s unclear why Jones thought this was a deal. Now Jones is calling Musri a liar.Click here for reuse options!
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