Pastor says God telling church not to burn Quran

Pastor Terry Jones said Saturday that neither he nor his church would follow through on plans to burn copies of the Quran. In an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show, Jones said repeatedly that the event, scheduled to coincide with Saturday’s ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, was canceled and would not take place at any time. “Not today, not ever,” he said.

“We feel that God is telling us to stop,” he said.

Jones arrived in New York late Friday, after slipping out of his Dove World Outreach Center church in Gainesville. He said he was in New York in hopes of speaking with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, leader of the proposed Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero. But Jones acknowledged no meeting was scheduled.

He said in his TV interview that whether or not a meeting occurred, the Quran burning would not take place. Jones added that the response to his now-canceled plans to burn copies of the Quran β€” including riots in Afghanistan that left at least one person dead β€” helped him achieve his goal of raising awareness about Islam.

U.S. President Barack Obama said the Quran-burning plan would endanger American troops overseas, tens of thousands of them in Muslim countries. Mr. Obama appealed for religious tolerance, and said the United States is “not at war against Islam,” but “against terrorist organizations that have distorted Islam.” NYT

  • ole

    Since u speaking with god tell it this has been done with all the others in kinda a orgie.

    Thanks for ur mediation.

  • ole

    Since u speaking with god tell it this has been done with all the others in kinda a orgie.

    Thanks for ur mediation.

  • ole

    Since u speaking with god tell it this has been done with all the others in kinda a orgie.

    Thanks for ur mediation.

  • WOW God speaks to him. Can you ask God the winning number of the megabucks lottery ticket of next week? and please tell him to whisper it ONLY in my ear. I thank you very much Terry.

    • Prophet

      No Walid, God will give The prophet the winning numbers. I’LL Share with you.lol

      • You are a kind and a generous man. At least you are willing to share πŸ˜€

      • You are a kind and a generous man. At least you are willing to share πŸ˜€

      • You are a kind and a generous man. At least you are willing to share πŸ˜€

      • Prophet

        Walid,

        Say that again, I got three fingers for that,lol

      • Prophet

        Walid,

        Say that again, I got three fingers for that,lol

    • Prophet

      No Walid, God will give The prophet the winning numbers. I’LL Share with you.lol

    • Prophet

      No Walid, God will give The prophet the winning numbers. I’LL Share with you.lol

    • SAMI

      If God spoke to him or any/all of those ‘religious’ figures….he would have sent them all to hell for using his name in vain & for the sole purpose to fulfill personal gains. That goes for all religions!

    • SAMI

      If God spoke to him or any/all of those ‘religious’ figures….he would have sent them all to hell for using his name in vain & for the sole purpose to fulfill personal gains. That goes for all religions!

    • SAMI

      If God spoke to him or any/all of those ‘religious’ figures….he would have sent them all to hell for using his name in vain & for the sole purpose to fulfill personal gains. That goes for all religions!

  • WOW God speaks to him. Can you ask God the winning number of the megabucks lottery ticket of next week? and please tell him to whisper it ONLY in my ear. I thank you very much Terry.

  • WOW God speaks to him. Can you ask God the winning number of the megabucks lottery ticket of next week? and please tell him to whisper it ONLY in my ear. I thank you very much Terry.

  • leborigine

    Is that all you after Terry, some media attention. Well. you got it. Now go and crawl back under the rock that you came from until God assigns your next mission should you choose to accept it!

  • leborigine

    Is that all you after Terry, some media attention. Well. you got it. Now go and crawl back under the rock that you came from until God assigns your next mission should you choose to accept it!

  • leborigine

    Is that all you after Terry, some media attention. Well. you got it. Now go and crawl back under the rock that you came from until God assigns your next mission should you choose to accept it!

  • Constantin

    It is best this way. Nothing good would have come from burning a book that is holy for hundreds of millions in the world. In the contrary it could have increased violence and extremism. Besides this whole idea is completely non-christian.

  • Constantin

    It is best this way. Nothing good would have come from burning a book that is holy for hundreds of millions in the world. In the contrary it could have increased violence and extremism. Besides this whole idea is completely non-christian.

  • Constantin

    It is best this way. Nothing good would have come from burning a book that is holy for hundreds of millions in the world. In the contrary it could have increased violence and extremism. Besides this whole idea is completely non-christian.

  • fauzia

    great!So understand and respect all religions and preach tolerance !!!

  • fauzia

    great!So understand and respect all religions and preach tolerance !!!

  • fauzia

    great!So understand and respect all religions and preach tolerance !!!

  • john

    pastor now you need to tell the american people about the danger of alqueda the terrorist group

  • john

    pastor now you need to tell the american people about the danger of alqueda the terrorist group

  • john

    pastor now you need to tell the american people about the danger of alqueda the terrorist group