Everyone who went out and purchaced Islamic Holy Books for the big burning on September 11th needs to just take it down a notch, put the Qurans on the book shelf next to the Bhagavad Gita and that copy of Catcher in the Rye you’ve always planed to read and switch to plan B for celebrating the defeat of Western Culture by the Mossleman bin Laden. (No relation.) Because the nutjob in Florida who caused all this fuss has backed down.

According to “Reverend” Terry Jones, the Islamic Center Rec/Mosque to have been built at Ground Zero will not be built on that site, and according to Jones, these to cancellations are part of a deal struck between the leader of the Islamic Center’s community and the reverend himself. None of this has been confirmed, but it is being reported by National Public Radio.


Oh, and Rev. Jones has now decided that no one else will be burning Qurans:

“We are, of course, now against any other group burning Qurans,” Jones said during a news conference. We would right now ask no one to burn Qurans. We are absolutely strong on that. It is not the time to do it.”

Jones said Imam Muhammad Musri of the Islamic Society of Central Florida told him that officials would guarantee that the mosque would be moved.

“I asked him three times, and I have witnesses,” Jones said. “If it’s not moved, then I think Islam is a very poor example of religion. I think that would be very pitiful. I do not expect that.”

Very biblical, with the “asking three times” and all.

Clearly, Jones has succumbed to pressure from the stealth-Islamic president and his secret jack booted black helicopter riding security forces. Don’t you think?

What a colossal waste of energy.

NPR story is here

Comments

  1. #1 Equisetum
    September 10, 2010

    But now Rauf says he made no such deal, and so Jones says he has to rethink his decision not to be a dick.

    I think Jones got punk’d. Has anyone seen Ashton Kutscher lately?

  2. #2 MadScientist
    September 10, 2010

    I already burned “Catcher in the Rye”. I never understood what people saw in JD Salinger.

  3. #3 sailor
    September 10, 2010

    Mad Scientist, burning books is a bad idea, it releases all that carbon into the air too fast. Better to bury them, where they can decompose slowly.

  4. #4 Emily
    September 10, 2010

    Hey, wait a minute– if the Imam said to Jones “We won’t be building a mosque at Ground Zero”, he wouldn’t technically have been lying. Because no mosque was ever planned at Ground Zero, just an Islamic center somewhere near it.

  5. #5 BruceH
    September 10, 2010

    I am dismayed to learn that this is not satire.

  6. #6 mark
    September 11, 2010

    It seems as though not-a-real-theologian Jones gets confused by all those voices he hears. Which voice is Rauf’s? Which one God’s? Which one Daffy Duck’s?

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