Florida Christian Center Plans to Burn Koran on 9/11, Muslims Protest Across the World
The Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, FL has announced that it will burn the Quran on September 11th. This has caused great outrage by Muslims across the world.
Today in Afghanistan, student protesters gathered outside Kabul's Milad ul-Nabi mosque, chanting, "Death to America." One student said,
"We call on America to stop desecrating our Holy Koran." Street protests condemning the church would continue "every day."
Saturday in Indonesia, thousands of protesters gathered outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta.
Protesters in Jakarta carried signs saying, "Jihad to protect Koran" and "You burn qu'ran you burn in hell." The protesters included members of the hard-line Muslim group Hizb ut-Tahrir Indonesia and the pluralism care movement, a multi-faith group.
In a blog post, the Dove World Outreach Center explains why it is burning the Koran.
On 9/11/10 we are burning Korans to raise awareness and warn. In a sense it is neither an act of love nor of hate. We see, as we state in the Ten Reasons below, that Islam is a danger. We are using this act to warn about the teaching and ideology of Islam, which we do hate as it is hateful. We do not hate any people, however. We love, as God loves, all the people in the world and we want them to come to a knowledge of the truth. To warn of danger and harm is a loving act. God is love and truth. If you know the truth it can set you free. The world is in bondage to the massive grip of the lies of Islam.