Not wanting to be outdone by his pal Donald Trump, Donny Deutsch offered today to purchase all the Korans that would be burned for the price paid plus 26 percent.
As part of the bid, any new Koran would be kept at least five blocks from the World Trade Center site, Deutsch said.
"I am making this offer as a resident of New York and citizen of the World, not because I think the Korans are good reading (because they are not), but because it will end a very serious, inflammatory, and highly divisive situation," Deutsch wrote in the letter to Rev. Terry Jones, a Pastor who's said he would burn the Korans if the mosque was built near Ground Zero.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, the center's sponsor, didn't respond immediately to an e-mail seeking comment.