September 11th, 2010
12:06 AM ET

Pastor who planned 9/11 Quran burning arrives in NYC

The Rev. Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who has garnered worldwide attention for his plan earlier this week to burn Qurans on September 11, arrived in New York City late Friday night, according to footage provided by CNN affiliate WABC.

"I don't have anything to say right now," he told a group of reporters who followed him out of LaGuardia Airport and to a taxi cab.

K.A. Paul, an evangelist in contact with Jones, has said that there will be no burning of the book Saturday evening, as had been originally planned.

Jones has said he was scheduled to travel to New York City on Friday night for a still-unscheduled meeting with the imam in charge of the New York Islamic center planned near ground zero.

The planned meeting, Jones had said, helped persuade him to halt the planned burning.

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  1. Curious

    A few Muslims (aside from the terrorists) died in 9/11–not many. The attack was carried out in the name of Islam by Muslim terrorists screaming "Praise to Allah" and was directed at Christian and Jewish Americans. I do believe the vast majority of American Muslims disapprove of the attack; but many, like the good Imam, make excuses for the terrorists or try to heap some of the blame on America. There simply is no possible excuse for that kind of terrorism.

    September 11, 2010 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. then what

    I just want add one information to those who hate.....
    burning quran is ok for muslims, It is out of respect to burn it if you are not using it and want to throw it in the trash.
    also if you find a piece of paper that has Quran words in it, either clean it and keep it or burn it. but you dont throw in the trash. so the one who is burnig it is showing respect. and burning it shouldn't bother anyone at all.

    September 11, 2010 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
    • spaz33g

      Terry jones is not burning the quran out of respect, that's why its not ok

      September 11, 2010 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  3. Abby

    If I were him I would be driving home. I could imagine a few Muslim crazies getting on his same flight home and blowing up the plane to smithereens. If any of you are flying, and are on his flight home, I would let the airliner know you're willing to take a voucher for a later flight!!! 🙂

    September 11, 2010 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Clarity

      Are you just lacking a humor bone or just not that intelligent?

      September 11, 2010 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. Charles Jamieson

    Jesus said forgive 70 times 7 times. he also said he will have his revenge. his will, will be permanent.

    September 11, 2010 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. J

    Some people will do anything to avoid simply being nice to others.

    September 11, 2010 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  6. naf

    wow RAJU the point is that this is AMERICA. who gives a damn what they do in other countries. WE DONT DO IN OURS. your just making your argument worse

    September 11, 2010 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mike

    Really!!!! This guy is a waste of space, they should not give him any attention.

    September 11, 2010 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  8. Faisa Fatah

    Listen I am a muslim teen living in Canada...and this story has been blasting off for quite a while. You know, for me i think his direct action is the least of the problems....those who truly believe in islam have probable come to realize through countless examples that retaliation is not the answer. Now, looking at this situation I can see how this can be offensive. But you know if they feel its right I dont think we should waste our time muttering about because nothing is really going to be accomplished. We should consider the outcome in a mature manner, I preety sure that if they decide to burn 20,000 copies of the Quran there will always be one you can find. We are the 2nd largest religion in this world with 1.5 billion followers, and i think there still might be qurans available:) . A man with common knowledge would know that people would not follow the religion if it stands for violence....there wouldnt really be that much followers...and most people would be dead.....

    Anways the quran says". "Tolerance is the ability to disagree in peace"

    Peace be with you 🙂

    Althouegh this event is being promoted and operated of a Church, it is NOT my right to judge an entire religion, motion, expression, or belief merely because a few Christians decided to do something that some might considerd inappropriate. The Quran praises VIRGIN MARY, JESUS, MOSES, AND ABRAHAM, more than it praises Muhammed peace be upon them all......so Im concluding that a true christrian wouldnt burn the book of which praises the very prophets that they truly believe in.

    September 11, 2010 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Curious

      Most Christians and most Muslims would not desecrate each other's holy books. It's just not polite. But, Christians get less excited when it happens than Muslims. And, in America, anyone has the absolute right to make a statement by destroying a book that they own. Freedom of speech trumps religious sensibilities.

      September 11, 2010 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  9. naf

    and again YOUR LABELING ALL MUSLIMS FOR A MINORITY.

    September 11, 2010 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  10. Clarity

    The whole story is a non-story, read about it on HuffPo

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/10/this-is-how-the-media-wor_n_712229.html

    September 11, 2010 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  11. Mike

    This man is a threat to all Americans. He is a Threat that is inviting terrorist activities on American Soldiers who are abroad fighting for his freedom! I am ticked off at this idiot. Has he been shot in NYC yet???? :))))

    September 11, 2010 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
    • naf

      and he said that it "wouldnt be his fault" if any violence abrupted. i bet he doesnt even share any sympathy for the 9/11 victims and family

      September 11, 2010 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  12. raju

    You want to build a Mosque where thousands of american citizens died. Please name the Mosque as Saint Bin Laden Mosque

    September 11, 2010 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
    • naf

      how clever! saint bin laden. youre so funny that im roflmao.

      BY THE WAY RAJU, its 2 BLOCKS AWAY. everthing you spit is worthless.

      September 11, 2010 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Curious

      "Cordoba" is a pretty good second–named after the grand mosque built on the spot of a destroyed church to mark the Muslim conquest of Spain.

      September 11, 2010 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  13. American

    coward.

    September 11, 2010 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  14. Greg

    spaz33g, how dare you feed us your B.S.? Go jump in the lake! Allah goes to Walla Walla.

    September 11, 2010 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
    • spaz33g

      Its not bs we there are groups of radical islams and americans who are guilty of blind hate and it is sad that we judge other cultures by the lunatic ramblings zealots who shout louder than the reasonable people

      September 11, 2010 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  15. elie

    Has anyone, specially those who is sort of pro-rev. Terror Jones, realised that by burning Koran, that evil man will actually put all Christians on this planet to more threat of the Al-Qaeda's terrorists? Moslem in general and real life are ok people, they are just like us. Tell me honestly that you have never seen one Christian who kills or do harm to innocent, but would you hate all people who are Christian? You must be some kind of an narrow-minded person if you do.

    September 11, 2010 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
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