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Real death threats?

September 13, 2010

US pastor backs off Koran-burning plan for now

USA-MUSLIMS/PASTORJones’ adult son Luke, who wore a handgun on his hip because of death threats against church members, told   reporters his father would fly to New York later on Friday.     

Shouldn’t that be ‘alleged death threats,’ or ‘reported death threats?’

They taught us in school not to state it as a flat-out fact unless we had verified it. Have you? It’s a fairly important, not to say inflammatory tidbit to let pass w/o either qualification or verification, n’est-ce pas?

Harry J.

Law enforcement officials have confirmed to us that there were death threats, which they are investigating.

We should occasionally remind readers of our sourcing on this information: GBU Editor

An armed member of Dove World Outreach Center pushes the media back from the center’s front entrance following a news conference by pastor Terry Jones in Gainesville, Florida, September 10, 2010. REUTERS/Scott Audette

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