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Florida church plans Qur'an burning on 9/11 anniversary

 

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 by Joseph Ernest August 2, 2010

 

Newscast Media Gainesville, Fla -- A Florida church plans to commemorate the September 11 attacks by burning Qurans, which has caused such a stir and even condemnation from some Christian groups.

 

The National Association of Evangelicals said, "The proposed burning of Qurans would be profoundly offensive to Muslims worldwide, just as Christians would be insulted by the burning of Bibles. Such an act would escalate tensions between members of the two faiths in the United States and around the world."

On a Facebook page, The Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., announced its plans"in remembrance of the fallen victims of 9/11 and to stand against the evil of Islam," reads the announcement." "Islam is of the devil!"

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The NAE president Leith Anderson has asked the church to cancel the plans. "The most powerful statement by the organizers of the planned Sept.
11th bonfire would be to call it off in the name and love of Jesus Christ," said Anderson.                     
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The NAE was joined by The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights organization, joined the NAE in condemning the plans.

"The burning of the book holy to the world's Muslims is morally repugnant," said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the center's associate dean, and Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, the center's interfaith director, in a statement. "We urge leaders of this church to cancel this despicable act, which will certainly spawn a wave of new recruits for Islamist extremism and terrorism."   Add Comments>>    

               


 

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