Fla. pastor’s son says church has no plans to burn Qurans on 9/11By AP
Friday, September 10, 2010
Fla. pastor’s son: no Quran burning on 9/11
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The son of a pastor who suspended plans to burn copies of the Quran to mark the 9/11 anniversary says Islam’s holiest text will not be torched at their Florida church Saturday.
Luke Jones, the son of the Rev. Terry Jones, told reporters Friday that the event will not take place Saturday. But he says he can’t speak about whether there will be a future event.
The pastor called off the Quran-burning event after claiming he had commitments from Muslim leaders that a mosque would not be built near ground zero in New York. When that was met with denials, the minister said the burning event was suspended.
The pastor says he will to fly to New York to meet with the imam overseeing the mosque project there.
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