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Pastor Terry Jones, right, of the Dove World Outreach Center of Gainesville, Fla., speaks to reporters across the street from the proposed Islamic cultural center near the World Trade Center site, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Florida Pastor Leads Anti-Mosque Protest In NYC

Pastor Terry Jones — who backed down from a threat to burn the Koran on Sept. 11 — has led a few dozen protesters to the site of a proposed mosque near ground zero.


Displaying peace symbols on the roof and hood, a 2011 Hyundai Accent sits under a tent Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, in South Brunswick, N.J., before car dealer Brad Benson gives the car to Florida pastor Terry Jones for canceling plans to burn a Koran. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Anti-Koran Pastor Picks Up New Car In New Jersey

A Florida pastor who drew international criticism by threatening to burn a copy of the Koran picked up a free car on Friday, his reward from a New Jersey car dealer for calling it off.


Pastor Terry Jones stands outside his church - Gainesville, FL - Sep 8, 2010 - Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

NJ Dealer Rewards Anti-Koran Pastor With Car

A New Jersey car dealer plans to keep his word after offering Florida pastor Terry Jones a new car if he promised to not burn a Koran.


09/11/10, New York, NY-Family members of the 9/11 victims at the reflecting pool during the  ceremony of ninth anniversary of 9/11. Photo Credit: POOL: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Controversy Wanes In Emotional 9/11 Ceremony

Despite religious tensions growing amid calls to extinguish plans for a proposed mosque to be built near Ground Zero, the overwhelming togetherness that the annual ceremony brought to New York City cast the controversy aside, at least for a few hours.


The remains of the World Trade Center stands amid the debris following the terrorist attack on the building in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Alex Fuchs)

9/11 Politicized By Mosque, Koran Controversy

For almost a decade, the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was marked by somber reflection and a call to unity, devoid of politics. Not this time.