Pastor Terry Jones told NBC’s TODAY show on Saturday that his church in Gainesville, Fla., would not burn Qurans in protest to the building of an Islamic center near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001.
“We will definitely not burn the Quran, no.”
“Not today, not ever.”
Article and Video with Terry Jones: ‘We will not burn the Koran’.
Bad news: lives lost,
At least two people were killed and four injured in Afghanistan Sunday in protests against the pastor who had planned to burn the Quran in Florida, a local official said.
And Iranian students plan to protest against the canceled Quran-burning on Monday, Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported.
Article from CNN, 2 killed in Afghan protest over Quran-burning plan.
For background information see, Hopefully, Koran burning abandoned.
I had a great time presenting the seminar, ‘Understanding our Muslim Neighbours’ in Burnie on Saturday – ninth anniversary of 9/11. We started the seminar in reflection and prayer for all those affected by the tragedy and for peace, in the Name of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ. My earlier, 9/11 anniversary: a time to grow not destroy.