Jones later backtracked, saying Musri "clearly, clearly lied" to him by agreeing to a condition that the Park51 religious center planned for near ground zero in New York would be moved to another location.
Musri said later he clearly told Jones that the best he could do was get him a meeting with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the man behind the so-called "ground zero mosque." Jones later appeared to have smoothed things over with Musri, saying Friday that he was planning a weekend trip to New York after all.
Shadab, man-of-the-match for his 52 not out and 3-47 in the second game on Monday, had Dinesh Chandimal (19) leg-before and Tharanga caught in the deep.
Tharanga, who hit a brilliant 112 not out in the previous match, hit five boundaries during his 80-ball knock.
But Imam Muhammad Musri, a young and by many accounts unconventional Muslim leader, may have found his greatest challenge as he stepped into a global controversy over Florida pastor Terry Jones' plan to burn Qurans on the anniversary of 9/11. Musri, the president of the Islamic Society of Central Florida and overseer of six mosques, appeared with Mr.
Jones to announce the suspension of the Quran-burning gambit.
' But then you miss the idea that this may just be a young religious leader who is sick and tired of being in the midst of a society that is always angry …
[and who understands] that going and talking to Pastor Terry is not something that is popular among Muslims any more than imams are popular among extremist Christians."Musri has come under fire before from conservative bloggers.
Crist's Faith-Based and Community Advisory Council. Last year, Musri also waded into the controversy over runaway Ohio teen Fatimah Bary, who said she fled her family because she feared her father was going to commit an "honor killing" against her for converting to Christianity.Musri, who has said placing a Muslim faith center near ground zero is "unnecessary" and a "clear provocation," is walking a difficult tightrope.