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    Florida pastor calls off burning of Qurans

    (CNN) -- A Florida pastor Thursday called off his controversial plan to burn copies of the Quran on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack.

    The Rev. Terry Jones of the Gainesville, Florida-based Dove World Outreach Center, standing with a Florida Muslim leader, also said the imam who planned a mosque and Islamic center near ground zero in New York has agreed to move it to another location. But the imam who appeared with him said that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf in New York agreed to speak with Jones about possibly moving the center.

    A spokesman from Soho Properties told CNN producer Vivienne Foley that "the Muslim community center called Park51 in lower Manhattan is not being moved."

    Jones, meanwhile, said he will travel to New York on Saturday to meet with Rauf.

    The pastor appeared at an afternoon press conference with Imam Muhammad Musri of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, who said he will make the trip with Jones.
    Florida pastor calls off burning of Qurans - CNN.com

    I think this guy had every right to do what he was gonna do.

    He didn't have to call it off, and before you start saying well... now the Imam should call off the Islamic Cultural Centre in New York. He shouldn't.

    Both have the choice to say what they will, or will not do.
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    Re: Florida pastor calls off burning of Qurans

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Phew! Now I can sleep at night knowing that a few copies of the Koran will live to see another day.

    I can't quite tell if this pastor is playing the media, or vice versa.

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    Re: Florida pastor calls off burning of Qurans

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Florida pastor calls off burning of Qurans - CNN.com

    I think this guy had every right to do what he was gonna do.

    He didn't have to call it off, and before you start saying well... now the Imam should call off the Islamic Cultural Centre in New York. He shouldn't.

    Both have the choice to say what they will, or will not do.






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    First I thought Pastor Terry just caved in, but then I read on. I was so annoyed at how much air time Jones was getting. Why didn't they just ignore him? Total media blackout! Stop putting him on TV!

    But, unless the Jerkie Boys are goofing on the Pastor, and that wasn't really the Imam on the phone... then this story is getting interesting.

    If the Imam does show up, have a near-beer summit with Pastor Mustache and come to some sort of gentleman of God agreement... That would be pretty amazing. Especially, since the Imam would have to go back to his people and show them a picture of the guy who made them move the Cultural Center.

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    Re: Florida pastor calls off burning of Qurans

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    But, unless the Jerkie Boys are goofing on the Pastor, and that wasn't really the Imam on the phone... then this story is getting interesting.
    Are you saying that wouldn't be interesting? I respectfully but vehemently disagree!

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    Re: Florida pastor calls off burning of Qurans

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Florida pastor calls off burning of Qurans - CNN.com

    I think this guy had every right to do what he was gonna do.

    He didn't have to call it off, and before you start saying well... now the Imam should call off the Islamic Cultural Centre in New York. He shouldn't.

    Both have the choice to say what they will, or will not do.
    Agreed. One thing at a time. Its good he cancelled the burning. I don't see any quid pro quo necessary.
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    Re: Florida pastor calls off burning of Qurans

    It's nice that the good pastor changed his mind.


    In this age of recycling and ecological awareness, he was at risk of wasting a perfectly good doorstop, draught (draft) excluder or scrap paper used for various waste disposal purposes.

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    Re: Florida pastor calls off burning of Qurans

    Looks like the Amam of New York never agreed to move the mosque and never even talked to Jones. Apparently the Amam of Florida jumped to conclusions or this was a very, very, clever ploy to embarrass Jones. Additionally the Amam of Florida did not talk to the Amam of New York either. He only talked to the wife.

    The moslem center has issued a statement they have no intention of moving the location of the purposed Mosque.

    Doesn't look like there is going to be a meeting on Saturday and someone is gong to look even more stupid.

    And now Mr. Showboat Donald Trump is in the picture!

    You can't make this stuff up!

    So what's Jone's going to do when he finds he looks like a horse's ass? "God told me the burning is back on."
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    Re: Florida pastor calls off burning of Qurans

    Maybe the imam lied or led the pastor into thinking something different.

    It's what's taught in Islam:


    Qur'an (3:54) - “And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them): and Allah is the best of schemers.”

    The Arabic word used here for scheme (or plot) is makara, which literally means deceit. If Allah is deceitful toward unbelievers, then there is little basis for denying that Muslims are allowed to do the same.

    Islam Permits Lying to Deceive Unbelievers and Bring World Domination! (MuslimFact)

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    Re: Florida pastor calls off burning of Qurans

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Phew! Now I can sleep at night knowing that a few copies of the Koran will live to see another day.
    Not going to lie when I first read this I thought you said Korean. I was utterly confused.

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    Re: Florida pastor calls off burning of Qurans

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic_Of_Public View Post
    Maybe the imam lied or led the pastor into thinking something different.

    It's what's taught in Islam:


    Qur'an (3:54) - “And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them): and Allah is the best of schemers.”

    The Arabic word used here for scheme (or plot) is makara, which literally means deceit. If Allah is deceitful toward unbelievers, then there is little basis for denying that Muslims are allowed to do the same.

    Islam Permits Lying to Deceive Unbelievers and Bring World Domination! (MuslimFact)
    I doubt any lies were told to him to call this off. It would be pointless. The guy could just reschedule his bonfire. It is OBVIOUS in the extreme that Terry Jones is a media hog who has enjoyed all his extra time in the spotlight, and all the chance he got to get a few more book sales. I agree 100 percent on cutting this guy off from all media. Ignore him. He is not worthy of our time.
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