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He wont burn it. He got a call from Robert Gates. CNN says they had a "talk" that lasted a few minutes.
 

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That Bastard (Sick Person) didn't canceled the event he is just saying that If Obama will say then he will stop otherwise not.
 

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He is not out the door yet. Now right wing will portay him as more sensitive to Muslims and the Imam needs to do the same. He is not a weirdo. He has been at it for at least 30 years.
 

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That Bastard (Sick Person) didn't canceled the event he is just saying that If Obama will say then he will stop otherwise not.
Florida pastor calls off burning of Qurans

By the CNN Wire Staff
September 9, 2010 6:03 p.m. EDT

(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.


"I think the location of the mosque next to the ground zero location is unnecessary," Musri said.
Jones told reporters that he took a phone call from Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who "was very gracious and encouraged us not to continue." That conversation could not be confirmed.
Real estate mogul Donald Trump has offered to buy the lower Manhattan site where the Muslim group plans to build an Islamic community center for 25 percent more than the current owners paid for it.
Trump made the offer Thursday in a letter to Hisham Elzanaty, an investor in the Islamic center site.
"I am making this offer as a resident of New York and citizen of the United States, not because I think the location is a spectacular one (because it is not), but because it will end a very serious, inflammatory, and highly divisive situation that is destined, in my opinion, to only get worse," he wrote.
Earlier Thursday, President Barack Obama called the plan by Jones to burn the Qurans on Saturday a "recruitment bonanza for al Qaeda."
"You could have serious violence in places like Pakistan or Afghanistan" as a result of the burning, Obama said on ABC's "Good Morning America." "This could increase the recruitment of individuals who'd be willing to blow themselves up in American cities, or European cities."
Jones previously had said he would proceed with the plan Saturday -- the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks -- despite increased pressure to abandon the proposal and warnings that going ahead could endanger U.S. troops and Americans worldwide.
Interpol on Thursday issued a global alert to its 188 member countries, warning of a "strong likelihood" of violent attacks if the Quran burning proceeded.
The FBI visited Jones at the Dove Center on Thursday, according to Jeffrey Westcott, special agent in charge of the Jacksonville, Florida, bureau. The FBI also visited him a few weeks ago, he said, but would not say what was discussed.
Earlier Thurday, discussions were taking place within the Obama administration about the possibility of intervening, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters.
Earlier this week, the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, warned that the plan "could cause significant problems" for American troops overseas.
Jones had rejected the pleas, saying his message targets radical Islamists. "The general needs to point his finger to radical Islam and tell them to shut up, tell them to stop, tell them that we will not bow our knees to them," Jones said on CNN's "AC360." "We are burning the book. We are not killing someone. We are not murdering people."
Meanwhile, two websites associated with Jones and his church were down Thursday.
Rackspace Hosting took down the two sites because the church "violated the hate speech provision of our acceptable use policy," said spokesman Dan Goodgame.
The company investigated a complaint in the past couple days and made the determination after reviewing both sites, said Goodgame, adding that Rackspace was under no pressure to act.
"This is not a constitutional issue. This is a contract issue," he said.
Rackspace gave Jones until midnight Wednesday to migrate content and find another host. Goodgame said he did not know how long Rackspace had hosted the websites, but he said it did not handle design or content.
"We have about 100,000 customers," Goodgame said. "We don't even know what all the sites are."
Jones and Dove World had agreed to terms on the Rackspace Cloud service, Goodgame said. The policy dictates the suspension or termination of service for offensive content, including material that is "excessively violent, incites violence, threatens violence or contains harassing content or hate speech."
"We would have taken the same position if it was hate speech against Christians or other groups," he added.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was one of the few public officials who had defended Jones' right to go ahead with the burning, even as he condemned the idea as "distasteful."
"The First Amendment protects everybody, and you can't say that we are going to apply the First Amendment to only those cases where we are in agreement," Bloomberg said, citing the section of the Constitution that promises freedom of speech.
A Christian congregation in Germany on Thursday distanced itself from Jones, its founder and former pastor. Stephan Baar, one of the leaders of the Christian Community of Cologne, said the congregation split with Jones in 2008 over differences in the way the church was run.
The U.S. State Department issued a global travel alert because of the potential for anti-American demonstrations if the Quran burning was carried out.

Florida pastor calls off burning of Qurans - CNN.com
 

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That is not true. They asked the Imam about that and he said there is no deal. just that they would talk in New York.
 
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He made a deal with Imam of controversial mosque which was to be built near World Trade Center - The Mosque will be relocated now.
Pastor Jones has made no deal. He said that he was told by one of Imam's in Florida (Imam Museri) that a deal has been reached to that effect.

However, the Imam Museri has said he has no such deal and he did not even speak with the Imam Faisel Rauf, but instead spoke with his wife Daisy Khan.

So, either Pastor Jones is misguided or he is just bluffing and lying.
 

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Donald trump says he has made a offer to buy that building and 25% extra all in cash. Says that would solve this problem.
 

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but BBC is reporting it.
Terry Jones said he was calling off the event after the group behind a planned Islamic centre near Ground Zero in New York agreed to relocate it.
BBC News - US pastor Terry Jones cancels Koran burning
Yes that part is true. But then the Imam said this never happened and they did not agree on anything.


(Reuters) - A New York imam involved in a project to build a Islamic cultural center and mosque near the site of the September 11, 2001 attacks in the city is willing to discuss moving the controversial location, a Florida Islamic leader said on Thursday.

"I think he is considering it," imam Muhammad Musri, head of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, told CNN. He said he had spoken to the wife of the New York imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf.

Musri was speaking after Pastor Terry Jones, who heads the tiny, little-known Dove World Outreach Center church based in Gainesville, Florida, called off his plan to burn copies of the Koran this weekend, saying he had obtained a deal that involved moving the planned location of the New York center and mosque.

"We have the commitment of the office of the imam for a three-way meeting where myself, and the pastor, would fly to New York to meet with him to discuss the plan or ... moving that project to an ideal location that's not controversial," Musri said. But he said he had "no written guarantees".

Sources close to imam Rauf said earlier there was no agreement to move the site of the proposed Muslim cultural center in the city.
 

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Sources close to imam Rauf said earlier there was no agreement to move the site of the proposed Muslim cultural center in the city.
I hope that is true. This Pastor has no right to dictate the terms of construction of the Islamic center in NY.

This man has been given too much time and attention by the media, and other parties including WH, state department and even Gen Patraeus. He has basically highjacked the conversation since last week on mainstream media.

I am afraid after watching the attention this Pastor has gotten in the media, some copycat Pastor in some other part of US will come up with another Quran burning gig hoping to make another issue out of nothing.
 

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Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World out Center in Gainesville, who originally made plans to burn Korans on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, has changed his mind. After Attorney General, Eric Holder, called his idea “idiotic”, Pastor Jones realized that he made a mistake. “I’m a moron for coming up with this idiotic idea.”

The rest of the world agrees with Pastor Jones.

Then, somehow, Pastor Jones actually had a good idea. “I’ve decided that there should be a day when we kick all the morons we know, just to let them know that they are morons and that they should stop being morons so the rest of the world can function properly. I think kicking a moron is a good way to let a moron know he (or she) is a moron.”

Pastor Jones said, “let the kicking begin with me.”
KICK A MORON DAY|Weekly World News
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Looks like this guy made it up. Pretty much confirmed no such deal has ever been set up and the Imam had basically today heard about this meeting thing.
 

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