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Muslims Around the World Decry Quran Burning

Wednesday, 08 Sep 2010 12:37 PM


The Muslim and Arab world has responded angrily to the threats to burn the Qur'an, with the story featuring prominently on television news channels and in the press, London's Guardian newspaper reports.

Lebanon's Christian president, Michel Suleiman, issued a statement saying the threat was "in clear contradiction to the teachings of the Abrahamic religions and of dialogue among the three faiths."

Abd al-Razzaq Mu'nis, a former Syrian deputy minster of religious affairs, told Alalam TV, an Iranian Arabic-language channel, that this was typical of western arrogance: "We are used to seeing the arrogant administrations in the US and Europe take turns in offending Islam and the figure of the Prophet Muhammad, using different styles to stir repulsive sectarian fanaticism."

In Abu Dhabi, the Khaleej Times condemned a "rabid and insane act by an extremist pastor", while Lebanon's Daily Star warned of "a fire of rage that could consume swaths of the globe."

Ramin Mehmanparast, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman, warned western countries not to "desecrate" Islamic objects of worship to avoid creating "sensitive situations between public opinion and Muslims."

On Sunday thousands of Indonesians gathered outside the US embassy in Jakarta calling for "jihad to protect Qur'an."

Read the entire story at guardian.co.uk






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