Jones calls off Qur’an burning

Terry Jones cartoon

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.”

CNN, 9 September 2010

Update:  See “Quran burning on again? Florida pastor says maybe”, MSNBC, 9 September 2010

And “Fla. pastor, imam at odds over Quran-burning deal”, Washington Post, 10 September 2010

Also “No deal made to halt Quran burning, Muslim leader says”, CNN, 10 September 2010