He (Pastor Terry Jones) said he decided to cancel his protest because the leader of a planned Islamic Center near ground zero has agreed to move its controversial location. READ MOREIf this is truly the case, then Terry Jones is a genius. If Imam Rauf is pulling a fast one on the Pastor from Florida, well, we'll just have to wait and see.
Reports are coming in that the developers of the Ground Zero Mosque are denying that the mosque will be moved. According to ABC News:
But as soon as Jones and al-Masri finished speaking, denials were issued that the Islamic community center and mosque would be moved away from its current controversial location.
"The Muslim Community Center called Park51 in Lower Manhattan is not being moved," read a statement from SoHo Properties, the developer of the community center that is being called the Ground Zero Mosque. READ MORE
As far as the American public goes, there's no telling what will happen. Let's pray while we're still waiting to see how all this will unfold.
Well, it looks like they got Pastor Jones. According to Yahoo News: "Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said he was surprised by the announcement and that he would not barter." (Emphasis mine) It just remains to be seen whether Pastor Jones un-cancels "Burn the Qur'an Day". Then we can blame the Qur'an burning entirely on Abdul Rauf. That would make him single-handedly responsible for offending the entire world, Muslims and non-Muslims alike! (Disclaimer for the undiscerning: that was humorous sarcasm).
After realizing that he'd been conned, Pastor Jones is reconsidering the cancellation.
(CNN)--A Florida pastor who called off a Quran burning said late Thursday he was "rethinking our position" after a Muslim leader said the minister incorrectly announced that the proposed Islamic center near New York's ground zero would be moved as part of a deal. Read more.