Jones On The Fence About Big Burn

September 10th, 2010 by Daniel Prendergast

By Daniel Prendergast

Florida pastor Terry Jones said Thursday that he he would cancel plans to burn the Quran on the ninth aniversery of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The Jerusalem Post reported that Jones had agreed to cancel his event after speaking with central Florida Imam Muhammad Musri. Jones claimed that Mursi had assured him that the Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero would be moved if Jones promised not to burn copies of the Muslim holy book. Mursi and others say no such agreement was reached. CBS News reported late Thursday that Jones might reconsider canceling the burning because, as he sees it, Mursi and Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the center’s main proponent, have reneged on their agreement. The Wall Street Journal chose to illustrate the vulnerability and overall frustration of Muslims in New York concerning Jones and his event that may or may not happen, while The Guardian took an interesting look at the Pastors past, reporting that Jones mistreated those in his employ during a stint as a preacher in Germany.

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