By SUNIL Sonkar
September 10 — The U.S. pastor Terry Jones says he is reconsidering Quran Burning plans of Saturday giving a thought that it amy spark violence by Islamic extremists across the world.
He had planned to burn about two hundred Qurans in front of his Christian church on September 11 to mark the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
Terry Jones’ Quran Burning plan had been condemned by religious leaders worldwide. He was accessed by Robert Gates, the Defence Secretary, Imam Muhammad Musri of the Islamic Society of Central Florida and other religious leaders asking him to stop the event.
A closed-door meeting with Imama Musri came down to an agreement that he will not burn Qurans on Saturday and the New York-based imam to move the location of an Islamic cultural center which was earlier planned to built near the site of the New York attacks.
Terry Jones said, “The American people do not want the mosque there, and of course Muslims do not want us to burn the Quran. The imam has agreed to move the mosque, we have agreed to cancel the event on Saturday. And on Saturday I will be flying up there [New York] to meet with him.”
He also mentioned that yet no deal was final.