Koran burning may be on again

ABC News

The pastor of a tiny Florida church has threatened to rethink his decision to abandon plans for a weekend Koran-burning event.

Update: Florida pastor says imam lied to him about Ground Zero mosque deal

It’s just difficult to imagine a “misunderstanding” arising over such a major point. Jones called off the Qur’an burning for the moment; now the onus ought to be on Imam Muhammad Musri to come clean about what he told Jones. Hopefully, there were witnesses. For something this important, there should have been, and must be in the future to avoid precisely this sort of thing.

More on this story. “Pastor cancels Quran-burning, then reconsiders,” by Antonio Gonzales for the Associated Press, September 9 (thanks to JW)

‘If this is true, he lied to us”: Pastor Terry Jones with Imam Mohammed Musri (right) speaking to the press this morning ….

And why would he not lie?  In Islam, lying to infidels is perfectly legitimate:  Qur’an 66:2, “Allah has already sanctioned for you the dissolution of your vows.

Hours after calling off the much-criticised ceremony to mark the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Pastor Terry Jones backtracked and said it had merely been suspended.

“Right now we are just putting a temporary hold upon our planned event,” he said.

The Dove World Outreach Centre pastor had earlier said his change of heart over the event was in exchange for a deal to relocate a controversial mosque project near Ground Zero in New York.

But the alleged deal was thrown into confusion when the imam leading the project for the Islamic cultural centre in New York, Feisal Abdul Rauf, quickly denied any such agreement.

Pastor Jones claimed to have won assurances from an Orlando imam acting as a go-between, Mohammed Musri, that Iman Rauf was willing to do a deal and would meet him in New York on Saturday to discuss it.

“We put a suspension on it because right now we are actually really disappointed and very shocked because if this turns out to be true, he [Imam Musri] very clearly lied to us,” Pastor Jones said later after Imam Rauf’s denial.

“We would be forced to rethink our decision, because we cancelled it based upon his word.

“I understand he [Imam Musri] is now going around saying that he did not say that.”

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5 thoughts on “Koran burning may be on again”

  1. It’s about time the Pastor lays it on the line.

    9/11 is a Symbolic day, if he waits for the meeting with Rauf on Sunday he’ll be dissappointed with the outcome then he’ll have to wait for his next chance in 2011 when the Mosque is due to open.

    Time to send the message now. The Pastor is being played like a fiddle. Nice steaming cup of Taqiyya anyone????????

  2. There appears to be a new development – whereby the Pastor claims an arrangement was made with consequence that the muslims would relocate their mosque, however this is denied by Rauf. It is likely that the muslims lied to the Pastor, after threats of violence failed, but will still continue along their original course of action. INHO the matter is not closed, and if the mosque it not removed to another location I would call for the arrest and impeachment of the monkey in the white house for having supported this disgusting concept in the first case. In no way is this an expression of inter-faith harmony – it is an attempt by thugs (Saudi) to have their way against the will of the American people.

  3. The true infidels in this world are the muslims, towel heads or whatever you want to call those devil worshipers and yet they have the audacity of calling non muslims infidels. Lying is part and parcel of their life, for, is it not written that satan was a liar from the beginning? It is small wonder that his demons on earth are also liars.

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