Sep 9, 2010

And a shameless huckster shall lead them*

Terry Jones, the extremist pastor in Florida who threatened to burn Qurans on September 11, says he will not burn the books after all. Instead will fly to New York City on Saturday to talk with Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf about a proposal to move Rauf's planned Islamic center, known as Park51, farther away from Ground Zero.

Imam Muhammad Musri of Central Florida brokered the deal.

I guess this means that Pastor Jones, who thinks "Islam is the Devil," now represents all those politicos (Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, et al) who called for the community center to be moved. 

Also, news organizations will no longer have to deal with the discomfort of figuring out how to cover the Quran burnings.

*Update: The "deal" here seems less certain as the hours pass. Wouldn't be surprised if the Quran-burning stunt was rescheduled.

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