Politics & Government

September 9, 2010 5:39 PM

Pastor cancels plan to burn Qurans on 9/11 anniversary

Under heavy pressure from Obama administration officials, the pastor of a Florida church announced Thursday that he is calling off his plans to burn copies of the Quran on Saturday -- the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Pastor Terry Jones canceled his plans after Obama said burning the Quran would be a recruiting bonanza for al Qaida, but his announcement came after Defense Secretary Robert Gates phoned him.

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