Pastor at centre of Koran-burning controversy flies to New York for September 11th
September 11, 2010 Leave a comment
By Toby Harnden in Gainesville, Florida
The pastor who planned to burn Korans on today’s ninth anniversary of the September 11th attacks has flown to New York to challenge the controversial proposed Islamic centre close to the Ground Zero site.
( Photo by John Raoux – Rev. Terry Jones at the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla.)
After confirming he had abandoned his “International Burn a Koran Day” after worldwide outrage and a telephone call from Robert Gates, the US Defence Secretary, the Reverend Terry Jones flew from Gainesville, Florida to New York.
The Rev Jones claims a congregation of 50 and also runs an eBay furniture business from his Dove World Outreach church.
In New York, he hopes to meet Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who is behind the Cordoba House project to build an Islamic Centre, containing a mosque, two blocks from Ground Zero.
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