So what happened to poor old Terry Jones when he landed in New York hoping to meet the Imam? Nothing...No reception, no backslapping, definitely no red carpet...9/11 (and Jones' opportunity for glory) has passed.
I can see the poor bloke in the middle on New York, eating wild locusts and shouting "Hear ye I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, make straight the way of the Lord."
Probably he won't mind too much being cast in the role of John the Baptist. After all, his audience has grown from 30 to 300,000,000 overnight. Not bad huh?
It would have been better if the Highest Court in America had ordered him not to burn the Qumran. At least he would have known where he stood.
What the media and his own president did to him was MUCH worse. Bullied, extorted and mind fucked second to none. That's how it goes...No justice, no freedom of speech, what a pack of lies it all is!
United States President Barack Obama pleaded with Americans at a White House news conference on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary, not to allow themselves to be divided by religion.
This following a backlash sparked by a Florida preacher who had planned a Koran burning ceremony on Saturday, 11 September 2010 to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Obama reminded his people who their “true enemies were, naming Al-Qaeda and terrorists”, in a bid to protect American Muslims.
Pastor Terry Jones from Gainesville in Florida says he wants clarity on whether a planned New York mosque will be moved from near Ground Zero or not, that had been his condition for halting the ceremony but no-one would commit.
His son says Pastor Jones will now not go ahead with the Koran burning event. The pastor flew to New York late on Friday, hoping to discuss the mosque.
"We have to make sure that we don't start turning on each other," Obama said at a White House news conference on the eve of the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
"We are one nation under God and we may call that God different names, but we remain one nation," he said. "Our enemies are Al-Qaeda and their allies who are trying to kill us."
AFP reports that the president again condemned a threat by Jones to burn Korans on Saturday, which is now on hold as "un-American", and warned people should not "play games" with the security of US troops abroad as such actions would place their lives in danger.
Obama also reiterated the constitutional right of American Muslims to build a cultural center that includes a mosque near the "Ground Zero" site in New York.
"If you could build a church on a site, you could build a synagogue on a site, if you could build a Hindu temple on a site, then you should be able to build a mosque on a site."
Obama also pointedly referred to "my Christian faith" as he addressed his people, in an obvious swipe at conservatives who have often claimed he is a closet Muslim.
"We have got millions of Muslim Americans, our fellow citizens, in this country, they're going to school with our kids, they're our neighbors, they're our friends, they're our co-workers."
"When we start acting as if their religion is somehow offensive, what are we saying to them?"
He also hailed the bravery of US Muslim soldiers in Afghanistan.
"We don't differentiate between them and us. It's just us."
The president vowed a "new beginning" with Islam.
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