Oregon Faith Report News Note:
The Florida pastor, Terry Jones, has called off plans to burn the Koran on Saturday September 11th. The reason for his canceling the Koran book burning was that he had received news that the New York Iman behind the Ground Zero area mosque was considering changing the location. Jones stated “The American people do not want the mosque there, and, of course, Muslims do not want us to burn the Koran. The imam has agreed to move the mosque. We have agreed to cancel our event on Saturday”
Pastor Terry Jones gave his press announcement next to Imam Muhammad Musri of the Islamic Society of Central Florida. Musri plans to travel with Jones to New York. He told the Associated press, “I told the pastor that I personally believe the mosque should not be there, and I will do everything in my power to make sure it is moved,” Musri said. “But there is not any offer from there (New York) that it will be moved. All we have agreed to is a meeting, and I think we would all like to see a peaceful resolution.” The Imam behind the Ground Zero mosque plan is Feisal Abdul Rauf said he was caught off guard and said “We are not going to toy with our religion or any other. Nor are we going to barter. We are here to extend our hands to build peace and harmony.”
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