Terry Jones Backs Down From “Burn A Koran Day”
This is the kind of thing that just makes you sick. This guy is totally within his legal right to go on with his little book burning event, but has decided not to go through with it.
I’m thinking of calling him a “media whore” or maybe a “wimp” or some other word that calls his testicular fortitude into question, but I won’t. I think this guy really just choked under the pressure of intense media scrutiny.
Just like it’s within his rights to carry on with the event, he’s also within his rights to cancel, or suspend, or whatever it.
Terry, canceling this event may have been the right thing to do. However, I feel that you just proved that we have a yellow belly.
Once you kill the pig you gotta eat the bacon.
The US pastor who threatened to burn copies of the Koran on the anniversary of 9/11 says his plans are on hold.
Terry Jones’s plan caused international outrage, with President Barack Obama saying it would be a “recruitment bonanza” for al-Qaeda.
Mr Jones, who leads a small church with 50 followers, initially said the burning had been cancelled.
He then said it was only suspended because he was “lied to” over a deal to move an Islamic centre in New York.
Thousands of protesters held anti-American rallies across Afghanistan on Friday.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said the Florida church’s plan, if it went ahead, would be an “affront” and insult to all Muslims.
Mr Jones, pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, had named Saturday “International Burn a Koran Day”.
On Thursday, Mr Jones told reporters he had spent days waiting for a sign from God to cancel the protest, and that the sign had come in the form of a deal with a local imam to relocate a controversial Islamic cultural centre due to be built near Ground Zero in New York.
As a result, he said, he was dropping the planned protest and urged his supporters to do the same.
However, those behind the cultural centre denied that they ever spoken to the local imam or Mr Jones.