US Pastor Refuses to Burn Koran


A Florida pastor said today his church will never burn a Koran, even if a mosque is built near Ground Zero.

Pastor Terry Jones had threatened to burn the Muslim holy book on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks over plans to build an Islamic centre near where militants brought down the World Trade Centre nine years ago.

He flew to New York and appeared on NBC’s ‘Today’ show. He said that his church’s goal was “to expose that there is an element of Islam that is very dangerous and very radical”.

He said: “We have definitely accomplished that mission”.

He said no meeting is planned with the imam leading the centre but he hopes one will take place.

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