(Yahoo!News) Controversial Florida Pastor Terry Jones—linked to an anti-Islam movie that was tied to violent demonstrations in Egypt and Libya—has postponed a planned Sept. 15 protest at the White House. Jones' Stand Up America group said the event would be put off "due to the current international events."
The decision was announced a day after Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, telephoned Jones to ask that he consider withdrawing his support for the inflammatory film.
"This was a brief call in which Gen. Dempsey expressed his concerns over the nature of the film, the tensions it could inflame and the violence it could cause," a senior administration official told reporters on a conference call Wednesday. "Mr. Jones did hear the chairman's concerns, but he was noncommittal."
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