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New Jersey dealer gifts the US pastor a car for canceling Qur’an burning

Saturday, October 16, 2010 12:24:43 PM,  Agencies

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South Brunswick (New Jersey): The American pastor who drew international criticism by threatening to burn a copy of the Qur’an has ended up with an unlikely reward — a free car.

At the height of the controversy, New Jersey car dealer Brad Benson offered Florida pastor Terry Jones a 2011 Hyundai Accent worth $14,200, if he would not fulfill his promise to burn copies of the Muslim holy book on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The Pastor, following widespread criticism and personal intervention by top US leaderships cancelled his plan.

The pastor will have to pick up the car at Brad Benson Mitsubishi Hyundai in South Brunswick, New Jersey, so he can fill out paperwork. No date has been set for the handover.
 

Benson, a former center for the New York Giants football team, said he originally offered Jones use of a car for a year if he refused to go ahead with his plan.

“I just didn’t think that was a good thing for our country right now,” Associated Press quoted Benson.

He’s now giving Jones the car outright because he doesn’t want to be connected to whatever the Florida pastor does with it.

“I don’t want to be involved in the politics of that,” Benson said.

Before he made his decision, Benson asked listeners on radio to weigh in on whether he should honor his promise.

More than 2,600 people responded by phone and e-mail, and the vast majority, Benson said, urged him to keep his word.

One caller suggested painting sayings from various religious books — the Qur’an, the Talmud, the King James Bible — on the car.

“What you didn’t say was what the car was going to look like when you gave it to him,” the caller said.

Another caller told Benson to “be a man” and keep his promise. And some encouraged Benson to pick his own charity to get a car.

In 2003, Benson offered another newsmaker — Saddam Hussein — a new car if he fled Iraq. That commercial wasn’t as successful, and Benson pulled the ad after two days, replacing it with one apologizing for any offense that was taken.

 

 

 

 

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