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Pastor says Quran-burning suspended, not canceled

 Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center speaks at a news conference in Gainesville, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. Jones said that he i...
 Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center speaks at a new conference in Gainesville, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. Jones said that he is...
 Pastor Terry Jones, center, of the Dove World Outreach Center speaks at a new conference in Gainesville, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. Jones stated...
 Pastor Terry Jones, right,  of the Dove World Outreach Center arrives at a news conference with an armed escort in Gainesville, Fla., Wednesday, Sept...
 Wayne Sapp, right, an Associate Pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center, armed with a pistol on his hip, escorts Imam Muhammed Musri, left, Presiden...
 A Pakistani protester shouts slogans during a rally in reaction to a small American church's plan to burn copies of the Quran in Multan, Pakistan on ...
 Pakistani lawyers burn a U.S. flag while rallying in reaction to a small American church's plan to burn copies of the Quran in Multan, Pakistan on Th...

Quran Burning

Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center speaks at a news conference in Gainesville, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. Jones said that he i...

Quran Burning

Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center speaks at a new conference in Gainesville, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. Jones said that he is...

APTOPIX Quran Burning

Pastor Terry Jones, center, of the Dove World Outreach Center speaks at a new conference in Gainesville, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. Jones stated...

APTOPIX Quran Burning

Pastor Terry Jones, right, of the Dove World Outreach Center arrives at a news conference with an armed escort in Gainesville, Fla., Wednesday, Sept...

Quran Burning

Wayne Sapp, right, an Associate Pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center, armed with a pistol on his hip, escorts Imam Muhammed Musri, left, Presiden...

Pakistan Quran Burning Reaction

A Pakistani protester shouts slogans during a rally in reaction to a small American church's plan to burn copies of the Quran in Multan, Pakistan on ...

Pakistan Quran Burning Reaction

Pakistani lawyers burn a U.S. flag while rallying in reaction to a small American church's plan to burn copies of the Quran in Multan, Pakistan on Th...

The anti-Muslim leader of a tiny Florida church says he was lied to and is rethinking his decision to cancel burning Qurans to mark 9/11.
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 "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.


Updated : 2021-08-06 10:21 GMT+08:00