Pastor Terry Jones, from Gainesville, Florida, has backed off his plan to burn the Islamic holy book on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US.
'We have decided to cancel the burning,' Jones told NBC's '
Protestors clashed with Afghan security forces on Saturday, as thousands of Afghans demonstrated for a second day, despite a US pastor suspending plans to burn copies of the Quran, officials said.
The renewed protests in the war-torn count
Religious tensions are overshadowing the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the US where President Barack Obama urged a Christian preacher to abandon a plan to burn copies of the Quran.
A day ahead of Saturday's ninth anniversary,
A Christian pastor has canceled a plan to burn copies of the Quran at his obscure Florida church, which had drawn international condemnation and a warning from President Barack Obama that it could provoke Al Qaeda suicide bombings.