Islam 101: war is deceit.
The lying imam handed the pastor a major steaming pile back in September of last year, to get him to rescind his decision to burn the koran, telling him that the Park51 Ground Zero mosque would be moved to another location. KGS
Tape Reveals Florida Imam
Hoodwinked Lied to the Qur’an-Burning Pastor
A newly surfaced audiotape demonstrates how Imam Muhammad Musri, director of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, deceived the pastor of a charismatic Christian church in Gainesville, Florida, to avert the burning of a Qur’an in September 2010. During the run-up to America’s annual 9/11 commemoration, Dr. Terry Jones, mustachioed head of the Dove World Outreach Center, made an international splash by threatening to ignite the Muslim holy book in protest. After personal appeals by the President of the United States, Secretary of Defense, and a New Jersey automobile dealer who promised Jones a new car if he’d leave the Qur’an unlit, the pastor relented.
At the time, however, Jones insisted that none of those appeals was decisive. Rather, he assured the news media that Imam Musri—who stood beside him on September 9 before the reporters, cameras and microphones gathered in Gainesville—had brokered a deal whereby New York City’s $100 million, 13-story Park51 mosque would be relocated from its proposed site within two blocks of Ground Zero.
“Let me get your message straight,” Jones cautiously seeks to clarify. “Your message is you talked to the imam and—”
“He is willing to relocate,” Musri affirms.
“The mosque,” Jones ventures, still intent on correctly understanding Musri’s offer.
“The mosque from Ground Zero. OK?” says Musri impatiently. “To an alternative location that is not controversial at all, away from Ground Zero. OK?”
“He is willing to do that?” Pastor Jones asks one last time, just to be safe.
“Yes,” says Imam Musri, who adds that the offer is conditional on Jones forgoing his Qur’an burning.
“Of course, obviously,” replies Jones.
A few hours after the tape’s release, The New York Times interviewed Muhammad Musri by telephone. The imam maintains Jones’s recording is a fake. “I don’t think it’s authentic,” Musri told The Times. “Even with whatever is in that transcript, it does not say I am promising him it will be moved. He made it up, as simple as that.”
Yet given the newfound evidence, it’s impossible to consider this another He Said, He Said matter. The tape’s audio quality is good. The transcript is accurate. The record speaks for itself. Imam Muhammad Musri is a liar.
And Pastor Terry Jones, for all his anti-Muslim rhetoric (his book is titled Islam Is of the Devil), fell for it. Hook, line and sinker.
NOTE: So it burned anyways.