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. Will

    The God of the Bible does not feel threatened by someone burning a Bible, and neither do his true followers. That is why we do not seek vengeance for this act. He will certainly have the last say. We do not feel threatened by the burning of a book. Only a small, impotent god and his followers would have the reaction that we're seeing today.

    September 12, 2010 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. Will

    This Jesus you speak of, the one you say we don't live by, will one day come in flaming fire to take vengeance on all who hate Him, that includes by the way the followers of all false religions. The koran will most certainly burn then, and it will be Him that does it. That is the difference. He has told us to wait on Him and let Him avenge us of our adversaries. Now, there is a God with power, One that is not threatened by puny man to the point He has to tell his followers to threaten to kill others that burn His book. Dufus.

    September 12, 2010 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. Will

    I don't agree with the burning of the koran, but I am trying to think of another way to so rivet the attention of Ameicans in general to the threat that Sharia law represents to individual liberty. Sharia law is not founded on equal, natural God given rights, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and individual liberty and is therefore destructive to our liberties. It is not a religion, but a system of foreign law and as such does not deserve 1st Amendment protections, PERIOD.

    September 12, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Will

    The so called radicals don't run Christianity, the Koresh, the Jim Jones. They exist only on the margins. The radicals DO dominate Islamic countries, and export their hatred to others wishing to live in peace. This is the difference. We do not allow the radicals to get hold of the controls, in fact we're too aware of the truth of Christianity for that to happen. They may sway a few, but they and everyone else knows them to be an aberration, and not to be followed, and the usually end up self-destructing, or bringing destruction on themselves. Nice try.

    September 12, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  5. Will

    Where is the moderate, peaceful Muslim of America standing up against all this hatred we see in the streets, burning the beloved American flag? They need to begin to have counter-demonstrations along side the radicals to counteract their influence. But oh, that's right, they have to see them at the mosque a few days later. I get it now, they are afraid of the harm that will dome their way if they stand up to their brother jihadists. I see.

    September 12, 2010 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  6. noble

    Please GOD guide us ALL.

    September 12, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Hans

    Maybe the prospective Koran burner should be sprinkled with kerosene and set on fire...He is a fake and delusional human who should be exorcised from the face of the earth. Better, let's send him to Afghanistan to reform Bin Laden....

    September 13, 2010 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  8. allchecxs

    what this man only shows unrighteous.. as a pastor, is this the GOD thought him. to be disrespectful, unfair and destroy the oneness of other people??. i think he is not a pastor. he is a psychotic devil.. he must take disciplinary action about this..

    September 14, 2010 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
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