As of this writing, we have no news on whether Terry Jones, the Potty Pastor of Gainesville, is carrying through on a new, murderous threat:
In a day of confusing claims and counter-claims, Jones Thursday said he was dropping the plans by his Dove World Outreach Center to burn some 200 Koreans after Muslim leaders agreed to move the planned New York mosque.
North Korean President Kim Jong-Il, currently testing karaoke facilities in Pyongyang, has not yet reacted publicly to the Florida cleric's immolatory promise. But the flames of hatred continue to hiss and spark. A commentator in the New Yorker, for example, referring to that self-same building project, writes:
I’m pleased to note that the imam is again calling the project Cordoba House—a much better name than Park51, which sounds like a Korean teenager’s internet handle.
The cause of this current wave of anti-Korean feeling in the US is difficult to ascertain, but may have its roots in the continuing decline of the American auto manufacturing sector.
UPDATE: Breaking...A previously scheduled burning of some holy book or other has been called off. "We feel that God is telling us to stop," says the abashed minister. "We didn't mean nothing by it. Hell, we burn crosses down here all the time."
[H/t Stephen Taylor]