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September 11th, 2010
06:25 PM ET

Florida pastor calls off Quran burning

(CNN) - The pastor of a Florida church says his congregation has decided to call off the burning of the Quran that was to be held Saturday - the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States by the al Qaeda terror network.

"We will definitely not burn the Quran," the Rev. Terry Jones told NBC's "Today" on Saturday "Not today, not ever." The burning had been planned for 6 p.m.

Jones arrived in New York late Friday night and was working to set up a meeting with the imam in charge of the Islamic center planned near ground zero. The planned meeting, Jones had said, helped persuade him to halt the burning.

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: 'Ground zero mosque' • 9/11 • Christianity • Church • Houses of worship • Interfaith issues • Islam • Mosque • Quran

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