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US pastor: Qurans won't burn if he meets NYC imam

 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...
 Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center listens to questions from the media, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phi...
 Imam Muhammad Musri of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, right, speaks to the media as Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center loo...
 Imam Muhammad Musri of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, right, speaks to the media during a joint news conference with Pastor Terry Jones of t...
 Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center speaks to the media, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

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...

Quran Burning

Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center listens to questions from the media, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phi...

Quran Burning

Imam Muhammad Musri of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, right, speaks to the media as Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center loo...

Quran Burning

Imam Muhammad Musri of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, right, speaks to the media during a joint news conference with Pastor Terry Jones of t...

Quran Burning

Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center speaks to the media, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

The leader of a tiny Florida church says he won't follow through on a plan to burn copies of Islam's holy text if he's able to meet Saturday with the organizers behind a mosque planned near ground zero in New York.
Speaking to NBC's "Today" show, the Rev. Terry Jones said if he meets with the imam in New York, he won't burn the Quran. It wasn't clear if he meant the burning would be halted indefinitely or just for Saturday.
Imam Muhammad Musri, the president of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, told CBS' "The Early Show" he had a commitment for Jones and himself to meet in New York with the imam there.
U.S. political leaders and Muslims around the world have been outraged by news of Jones' plans to burn Qurans on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.


Updated : 2021-04-13 10:53 GMT+08:00