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Reader reaction to Reuters news
US pastor backs off Koran-burning plan for now
Jones’ 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?
Law enforcement officials have confirmed to us that there were death threats, which they are investigating.
There is a widely distributed image credited to Reuters. Honest reporting dictates that you tell us what is burning in the background.
To be more clear, this was a protest against the planned burning of the Koran in Florida, and most of us believe that they are burning Bibles in the background.
Florida pastor not backing down on Koran-burning
“We are not convinced that backing down is the right thing,” Jones, a gray-haired, mustachioed preacher with mutton-chop sideburns and author of a book titled “Islam is of the Devil,” told a crowd of reporters in a brief statement made in the grassy yard in front of his stone-and-metal church.
I read this article on the New York Times site. It describes Terry Jones as “a gray-haired, mustachioed preacher with mutton-chop sideburns.”
Obama says planned Koran burning is boosting Qaeda
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama warned on Thursday that a Florida pastor’s plan to burn copies of the Koran is being used as an al Qaeda recruitment tool and he urged the minister to reconsider the decision.
Please Use the Correct Spellings Of Muslims Holy Book , Use “QURAN” Not Koran.It Would Be Very Appreciative If This Correction has been made in all your digital and print versions.