Pope: To burn or not to burn, that is the question.
How rich, the al-Azhar official is crying about the Floridian pastor “ruining US-Islamic world relation, though the Koran and hadiths preach that Jews and Christians corrupted their own holy books, homosexuals be thrown off mountain cliffs, Jews are the sons of ape and pigs and infidels should be butchered etc. etc. etc. etc. Frankly, I couldn’t care less what these Islamic religious leaders say, let the pastor burn truckloads of Korans for all I care. KGS
A TOP official at Cairo’s Al-Azhar university is warning that a Florida church’s plan to burn copies of the Koran risks destroying ties.
“If the government fails to stop this, this will be the latest manifestation of religious terrorism, and it would ruin America’s relations with the Muslim world,” said Sheikh Abdel Muti al-Bayyumi.
“This will give an opportunity to terrorism. Are they trying to fight terrorism or encourage it?” he sked.
The Dove World Outreach Centre, a small church in Gainesville, Florida, has vowed to mark Saturday’s ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks by burning Korans to remember the almost 3000 people killed by al-Qaeda hijackers.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has denounced the plans of the church’s pastor, Terry Jones, as “disgraceful.”