According to reports, Imam Muhammad Musri, the president of the Islamic Society of Central Florida talk with Jones and assured him that the New York mosque will be moved father from Ground Zero of 9/11.
However, just after the press conference, Imam Musri denied that he had an agreement like this with Jones. Musri said that what they have agreed upon is limited to an agreement for him and and Jones to travel to New York and meet Saturday with the imam overseeing plans to build a mosque near ground zero.
Jones announced the suspension of the Quran-burning activities just outside his 50-member Pentecostal church, the Dove Outreach Center, alongside Imam Muhammad Musri.
The press clarified regarding Jones' statement that he is only "suspending" the plan and not canceling it. To this Jones said that he hopes that Musri will be true to his promise regarding the New York Mosque and if not they might continue the plan to burn the Qurans.
"We are, of course, now against any other group burning Qurans," Jones said. "We would right now ask no one to burn Qurans. We are absolutely strong on that. It is not the time to do it."
Musri clarified that what he told Jones was his personal belief that, "the mosque should not be there, and I will do everything in my power to make sure it is moved," however the Pastor stretched his words beyond those he intended.
The final decision regarding the mosque remains with another Imam, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Imam Rauf in his statement said that Muslims do not toy with their religion, "We are not going to toy with our religion or any other. Nor are we going to barter. We are here to extend our hands to build peace and harmony."
Imam Musri said that the main reason Jones decided to suspend the plan is because, "it would endanger the troops overseas, Americans traveling abroad and others around the world."
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