Before or after OUR news reported on it. Considdering how they JUST found out after our news agencies broke the story, AFTER the company has already agreed to remove the verses for the military version. How long would it have been if the owners had just said, "It's just a coincidence."
But you're right, AlJazeera will give them all the hate material they need. Not like they need any more. They have plenty. Even if they couldn't use the scope verses, they could find some oddball other reason to fuel more hate on the US.