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US commander warns of consequences of burning Quran
US commander warns of consequences of burning Quran
General David Petraeus has warned that the scheduled plans by an American church to burn copies of the holy Quran would endanger the lives of US troops.
Wednesday, September 8,2010 03:49
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 General David Petraeus has warned that the scheduled plans by an American church to burn copies of the holy Quran would endanger the lives of US troops.


"Images of the burning of a Quran would undoubtedly be used by extremists in Afghanistan — and around the world — to inflame public opinion and incite violence".


The Florida based Dove World Outreach centre had planned to burn copies of the Quran the Muslims holy book which is expected to be treated with the utmost respect, on the church's grounds to mark the alleged September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks which provoked the United States war on Afghanistan.


Petraeus ascertained that if images of burning the Quran are circulated it would definitely be used to incite anti-American sentiment just as it had a few years ago with the publishing of pictures of prisoners in Abu Ghraeib.
 
"I am very concerned by the potential repercussions of the possible (Quran) burning. Even the rumor that it might take place has sparked demonstrations such as the one that took place in Kabul yesterday," Petraeus said in his message. "Were the actual burning to take place, the safety of our soldiers and civilians would be put in jeopardy and accomplishment of the mission would be made more difficult".
 
Hundreds of Afghans rallied outside a Kabul mosque, where American flags were burnt amid chanted slogans calling death to America with an image of the Dove World's pastor hung. Crowds hurled stones at a passing US convoy but were ordered to stop by rally organizers.


Indonesia also witnessed angry crowds also protesting in front of the US embassy in Jakarta because of the plans where the US condemned the plans in a statement stressing it was "deeply concerned about deliberate attempts to offend members of religious or ethnic groups".
 
Dove World Outreach Center has been denied permits to set up a bonfire however it has vowed to go on as planned. A Facebook page has been devoted especially for the upcoming event by its supporters. This is not the first account of anti-Islam attacks where last year the church distributed t-shirts with Islam is of the devil printed on it.


Related, Iran expressed concerns regarding the plans stressing it could lead to an uncontrolled Muslim response. Where Foreign Minister quoted:

"We advise Western countries to prevent the exploitation of freedom of expression to insult religious sanctities, otherwise the emotions of Muslim nations cannot be controlled".

 

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Wahabi Imam to burn the Bible in Cairo!

tags: Islamophobia / Anti-Islam / American Muslims / Mosque / Racism / Quran / 9/11 / Burning Quran / Dove World Outreach / September 11
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Dont do that... Ibex
I will request u guys not to do that... if you have done thatwithin hours u will face out the problems which will end up all of ur life...
Wednesday, September 8,2010 04:06
burn the qur an jibreen
he guys i advice you, don't do that what you have think right now... beware the curse of almigthy allah,,, and muslim world will react about what you have to plan. could you know guys the first muslim holy battles a small army of three hundred and thirteen people ,including young boys muslims against army of a thousand, and second holy battles army of seven hundred muslims soldiers against an army three thousand strong... you know this the favorite specialist of muslim... Beware!!! if you want to pursue your plan guys,,
Wednesday, September 8,2010 06:32
Regarding the \"Koran burning\" David Parham
[BY SITE] Regarding the \"Koran burning\" Greetings - While some of us in the US are angry that there are very few Muslim Clerics/Imams who publically denounce Muslim Extremist Ideology in the media - regardless, to burn a Koran in protest is ugly, provacative, and at best violating the motives of love God demands Christians everywhere to show others. To fight terrorism is one thing - to burn a religious book that some people may abuse and misinterpret for violence is stupid and ignorant! Please accept our apology - we cannot control them, and hope you find it in your heart to forgive such acts of misplaced rage. May God reveal to them their error!
Wednesday, September 8,2010 07:10
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