Burning of Quran evident aggression against Muslims
The Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, has advocated on its website the intention of burning copies of the ‘Quran’ the Muslim’s holy book in commemoration of the September 11 attacks.
The “Everybody Burn Quran Day” promoted by the Florida Church which has been known for its anti Islam views and its stands against what they wrongfully believe is the evil of Islam”.
Activists launched several groups on the social networking website Facebook to counter the campaign such as “In Protest of International Burn a Quran Day” and “Against Everybody Burn Quran Day.” The Council on American relations CAIR, called on Muslims to invite friends and distribute copies of the Quran
Dr. Diaa Rashwan, Islamic movements’ expert at Egypt ’s Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies, described the intended burnings of the Quran unreasonable and exceedingly dangerous going beyond all reason and sensibility. He maintained that a serious crisis will arise and extremism will be initiated in the Muslim world stressing that it is imperative that the US administration and UN interfere before a vicious circle of violence and extremism is initiated. He added that the burning of the Quran was not freedom of expression but a clear violation of the rights of nearly one and a half billion Muslims worldwide.