MAKKAH/KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) The announcement on Friday by a Florida pastor that he has scrapped the mass burning of the Holy Quran on Saturday (today) has failed to stem a global tide of Muslims outrage. The Imam of Makkah said the pastors threat to burn copies of the Holy Koran was an incitement to terrorism. The call to burn copies of our holy book is a form of terrorism and an incitement to terrorism, Saleh bin Humaid said in a sermon marking the feast of Eidul Fitr. With Saudi Arabias King Abdullah and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri among the sea of namazis thronging Islams holiest city, Humaid said that burning the Holy Quran would be aggression against Islam. It is shameful to attribute this act to the freedom of expression, he said. This is an act of aggression against Islam and its followers, added Humaid, who also heads the Supreme Judiciary Council. We call for more solid relations, bonds of understanding, mutual respect and cooperation among people, he said in the televised sermon, emphasising that Islam is a religion of tolerance. Extremist Pastor Jones met Thursday with Orlando-based Imam Muhammad Musri, who helped set up a meeting on Saturday with Feisal Abdul Rauf, the Imam behind the controversial New York project. He gave us the proposal that they would move the mosque from the Ground Zero location, Jones told ABC, despite Musris denials of having made such a promise. The Muslims do not want us to burn the Koran. Americans do not want the mosque near the Ground Zero place. And we made the proposal on the radio, which he heard, that if they were willing to move the mosque from the Ground Zero location, we would be willing to cancel our event. He came back to me with that proposal, Jones told ABC. Musri, leader of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, said he made no such promises to Jones. I do not have any control over the mosque in New York, Musri told ABC. Jones stretched and exaggerated my statements, Musri said. I told him, Im willing to make contact, as an Imam, to the Imam in New York ... and ask on his behalf to schedule a meeting. And I told him, I will invite you with me. Musri believes its the right thing to move the proposed New York Islamic centre from its present location. The meeting will happen, Musri told ABC. Im not in my position of authority to make them move it. But I will try my level best to persuade them to do so. Afghan President Hamid Karzai, in a message to mark the start of the Eidul Fitr, said Jones should not even think of burning the Holy Quran. By burning the Quran they cannot harm it. The Quran is in the hearts and minds of one-and-a-half billion people. (But) insulting the Quran is an insult to nations, Karzai said. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono lashed out anew against Jones a day after calling on US President Barack Obama to intervene. This threatens peace and international security. This is something that endangers harmony among religious people, he said. Iraqs top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani warned of terrible consequences if a Florida church followed through on plans to burn the copies of the Holy Quran, but called on Muslims to exercise restraint in their reaction to the shameful plans. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad branded the episode a Zionist plot that would end up in the speedy annihilation of Israel, while Ismail Haniya, a top leader of the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement, called Jones an insane lunatic. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak warned that the threatened burning of the Holy Quran would enrage Muslims around the world and have very costly consequences. I hope the pastor will have a change of heart because by that single act of abhorrence that he is going to do, it will ignite the feelings of Muslims throughout the world, the consequences of which I fear would be very, very costly, Najib told reporters in Kuala Lumpur. (The ceremony) is only going to make the relationship between the Muslim and non-Muslim world descend into a very dangerous chapter in a relationship which should be getting better as we go forward, he said.