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10 Sep, 2010 05:30

Pastor postpones Koran burning ahead of 9/11 anniversary

The US pastor who threatened to burn copies of the Koran on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Saturday says his plans have not been cancelled, but have been postponed.

Instead of a protest tomorrow, Reverend Terry Jones will come to New York to meet with the organizers of the controversial mosque project planned to be built near Ground Zero in New York City.

Pastor Jones' plan has been met with worldwide outrage, raising fears that it could spark more violence by Islamic extremists around the world.

President Barack Obama described the burning ceremony as a recruitment bonanza for Al Qaeda and said the postponement was a relief for the American people.