New York imam says no meeting planned with US pastor

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September 11, 2010 00:45

 
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NEW YORK — The imam leading an effort to build an Islamic center near the World Trade Center site said Friday he has no plans to meet with a Florida pastor who had threatened to burn copies of the Koran.

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said, however, that he is open to seeing anyone "seriously committed to pursuing peace."

The Rev. Terry Jones has created outrage in the US and around the world by threatening to have his small congregation burn the Muslim holy book.

He later said he wouldn't follow through if he was able to meet Saturday with Rauf.

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