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Crazy Florida pastor, Rev Terry Jones spent yesterday flip-flopping on his threat to burn Korans.

First, he promised to ditch the protest. Then he claimed he’d been conned into thinking the Ground Zero mosque would move, and said the book burning would go on. Maybe.

The bizarre game-playing began at 4 p.m., when Defense Secretary Robert Gates personally called Jones — who leads a tiny, 50-member Pentecostal church in Gainesville to persuade the fiery preacher to cancel the stunt.

Gates warned him that setting the books ablaze would endanger US troops around the world, particularly in Afghanistan and Iraq.


‘Given what we are now hearing, we are forced to rethink our decision,’ Jones said. ‘So, as of right now, we are not canceling the event, but we are suspending it.’

In the end, Jones said only that he planned to travel to New York and hoped to meet with the leaders of the planned Islamic center.

He claimed to have cut a deal over the mosque with a Florida Islamic leader and expected ‘the imam in New York to back up one of his own men.’