Non nobis Domine. Sed nomini tuo da gloriam.I’d been skeptical about Neocrusading pastor Terry Jones’s announcement that he’d called off his plan to burn Qur’ans this September 11. And it turns out I was right to be. Jones is wavering, angry about having been misled. The AP reports via the Torrington Register-Citizen (WebCite cached version):

An anti-Islamic preacher backed off and then threatened to reconsider burning the Quran on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, angrily accusing a Muslim leader of lying to him Thursday with a promise to move an Islamic center and mosque away from New York’s ground zero. The imam planning the center denied there was ever such a deal. …

Standing outside his 50-member Pentecostal church, the Dove Outreach Center, alongside Imam Muhammad Musri, the president of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, Jones said he relented when Musri assured him that the New York mosque will be moved.

Musri, however, said after the news conference that the agreement was only for him and Jones to travel to New York and meet Saturday with the imam overseeing plans to build a mosque near ground zero.

Hours later, Jones said Musri “clearly, clearly lied to us.”

Previously, Jones had claimed that the (supposed) move of the Cordoba Center was exactly the “sign from God” he’d been waiting for to get him to call off his Qur’an-burning. I had also blogged earlier tonight:

What’s going to happen, I wonder, once the insane Pastor Jones discovers that that so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” (which isn’t actually at “ground zero” in the first place) isn’t being moved? Will he claim his “sign from God” has been taken away from him by the vile forces of Islam, and burn some Qur’ans after all?

I guess this petulance is the result of just that eventuality.

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2 Responses to “The Qur’an Burning Is Back On Again!”
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