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U.S. Quran Burning Sparks Indonesia Protests Outside American Embassy

5 September 2010 Huffington Post One Comment Email This Post Email This Post

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of Indonesian Muslims rallied outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta on Saturday to denounce an American church’s plan to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by burning copies of the Quran.

The Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, said it will burn the Islamic holy book Wednesday, the ninth anniversary of the terror attacks. Local officials have denied a permit for the bonfire on the church’s grounds, but the center – which made headlines last year by distributing T-shirts that said “Islam is of the Devil” – insists it will go ahead with the plan.

About 3,000 members of a hard-line Islamic group marched to the U.S. Embassy in downtown Jakarta waving banners and posters condemning the plan. The group organized similar rallies in five other cities across Indonesia, the world’ largest Muslim nation.

Religious leaders in Indonesia have condemned the plan and called on the U.S. government to use its influence to get the fire canceled.

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  1. its so weird,.. the big nation like US will let them burn Al Quran, this is a big problem, if they do that, we will face the new war with the moslem, why they dont want take a soft aproaching with learning each other? 9/11 its a poor tragedy, not only the christian but the moslem got the victim there… come on be a cold head… finished all the fight.

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